We run through the ins and outs of the BigPond Movies service on LG's new televisions
The 'Related Movies' function relies on featured actors to suggest related movies. LG's TVs also have access to a range of other Internet services such as YouTube under the 'NetCast' banner — Skype access will be added in June. Some models from LG's 2010 television range are already available for purchase, and further televisions will be released in coming months. Become a fan of [[xref: http://www.facebook.com/GoodGearGuide|GoodGearGuide on Facebook]]Stay up to date with the latest reviews. Sign up to [[xref: http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/user/register| GoodGearGuide’s Gear Daily newsletters| Register for GoodGearGuide’s Gear Daily newsletters]]
The on-screen interface of the BigPond Movies video-on-demand service makes it easy to access other movies during watching; it can be seen from a standard TV viewing distance.
Video is streamed on demand with no data stored within the television itself. A buffer of around four minutes allows short bursts of 'rewinding' if necessary.
Once movies have been purchased — a credit card or voucher can be associated with the television set for one-click buying — they are accessible for a week. Once the movie has been started, viewers have 24, 48 or 72 hours to finish watching (depending on the movie) before access to the title is disabled.
Ratings information is easily accessible, and a parental lock-out can prevent movies from being downloaded without a PIN being entered. Movies rated MA15+ and above will always require a PIN to purchase.
At the launch of [[artnid:346065|LG's 2010 home entertainment range on Monday]], GoodGearGuide had a chance to sit down with LG's newest televisions to try out the integrated [[xref:http://www.bigpondmovies.com/|BigPond Movies]] video-on-demand service. Featured in the company's high-end LED and plasma televisions, the service only requires an Internet connection to function — either Ethernet or Wi-Fi can be used (an optional $99 adapter can be purchased to enable Wi-Fi on LG's new TVs).
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