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First look: BigPond Movies VOD service on LG's TVs

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.

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  • 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.

  • 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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