LG 42LM760 TV with wi fi built in

  john bunyan 28 Feb 13
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I have recently bought one of the above and in most respects am pleased with it. However it is a bit impractical to connect it to my router by ethernet cable so it is "tuned" to my wireless network.My ISP download speed on my desktop,(ethernet wired) , laptop and iPad is about 6.8mbps, but when I tried to watch BBC iPlayer on the TV using the built in app, the programme was constantly buffering. I checked the download speed on the TV and it was only 0.8 or less mbps. I phoned LG and they more or less admitted the wifi built in may be the cause and could only suggest an ethernet connection, which will involve a difficult route.In the meantime I will use a laptop or iPad via a HDMI cable. All a bit annoying on an expensive TV advertised as iPlayer friendly.

  john bunyan 28 Feb 13

PS the iPad and laptop are wi fi at over 6.5mbps

  rickf 01 Mar 13

Can't you have it replaced as you have "bought recently". I have a different model LG but coonects fine to wi-fi. If they admitted it's a manufacturing fault surely it's not fit for purpose.

  john bunyan 01 Mar 13

rickf

Do you notice a significant drop in speed on the TV versus other wi fi devices? I actually spoke to LG direct and they were a bit evasive. As for "fit for purpose" they say if you connect it by ethernet cable it will perform,. The spec does not s state a transfer rate... I will think carefully as I would have thought wireless "N" should be better.

  rickf 02 Mar 13

I connect mine wirelessly via an lg dongle and watching bbc iplayer does not cause any slag. hope that helps. I sometimes do other things like connecting to Youtube and on the whole it's fine. I am considering a lg magic wand though as entering data with the supplied remote is a pain.

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