I've seen lg ones on eBay for round $39
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5/27/11 at 5:21pm
I too have the same question about Netcast. From doing a bit of research, it seems that LG has abandoned the Netcast brand in favor of what they now call "Smart TV". I was hoping there would be a possible update to this for my 60PK950, but I must be dreaming to even think LG would put that much effort into compatibility with "old" (less than a year) TV's. At the time, Netcast seemed like a great idea with future updates and all. Too bad it fizzled...
Looks like I may have to go with an external streaming box (Apple TV, Boxee Box, Roku, etc.) Any other thoughts on this?
Otherwise, loving my set and still very happy with the purchase.
Originally Posted by LG Customer Support
The 50PK950 is a 2010 unit that offers Netcast feature. At this time LG does not have any plans to add any new Netcast Features, but will continue to support the Netcast features with software upgrades. In order to add any new features you would need the ST600 Smart TV upgrader. This can connect to any TV that has an HDMI connection. The spec sheet for the ST600 is file attached. With the ST600 you would have Hulu and Amazon VOD and the ST600 has a web browser.
I do apologize for your inconvenience and hope this information is helpful.