Life's Good - On Your Own
Pros: It works - The bright blue LED lets me know where things are back there and makes things easier when I need to plug something in.
Cons: The cons are LG support. My "smart" TV is 60LN5710 and since I've bought it, it has been unavailable on the lg.com site. I went through 3 support e-mails. The first two harped on about rebates and the 3rd spoke of the issue and claims the site is being updated. Still nothing a month later. I don't know why they felt it important to tell me about some rebate rules and such when I didn't apply for a rebate. The only real issue I've experienced from this dongle is it shows all identical SSID so I had to disable the broadcasting of my network extender so I knew where I was connecting. I setup the router to assign this it's static IP so I'd have less connection issues and my router supports the MAC ID making this process super easy, however I had to take my $700 24MP camera to take a picture of the label on this so I could zoom in and READ the MAC ID. (Also thought the scanner would have done nicely) My router shows a nice list of what's connected, but this isn't named. It shows up as unknown so I needed to see the MAC ID.
Other Thoughts: I'm certain the DLNA issues and all my other problems are to blame on the TV. It is an embarrassment to call this thing a SMART TV when it doesn't do anything right. The Xbox and Ceton Echo nail what needs done. This smart TV? Not even close. Media files can't be played over network unless you install a server program that feeds it to your TV and it is so messy it's not even funny! I gave up on it and will continue to use current media extenders.
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