LG Smart TV EULA.
« on: November 27, 2013, 01:33:17 AM »
I have a 3D LG smart TV. Recently, someone noticed that LG smart TVs reported back to LG on all sorts of things, like watched channels, viewing habits, services used, etc. Heck, they even send file names from USB drives and HD plugged into the unit. Basically, LG got caught with their pants down spying on their customers.
I wasn't all that happy about reading this. However, things just went from bad to worse. 3 Days ago, LG stated they would fix the issue. Well I got an upload to my TV yesterday. I now know how LG fixed the problem. I tried to change the HDMI settings to get my Wii U set up to play a game I bought today only to find out that I was blocked unless I agreed to a new EULA. After reading all 26 pages of it, I was rather disgusted. If I agree, I basically give up all my privacy to LG and their partners. Way to go to fix this issue. Caught with your hands in the cookie jar...lets force everyone to accept a EULA that tosses and tramples all your privacy rights into the ground.
Well I was so pissed off I called LG Canada and complained to their support folks. I figure if enough LG customers do this...something will change. As it stands, I cannot change my output setting unless I agree. I am majorly pissed right now because I do not want to agree to this draconian EULA...and I so much want to play this new game. Right now, I have an LG Smart TV paper weight that will only allow me to watch channels but not access Netflix, change my HDMI output source, or anything else.
Word to the wise, I cannot recommend an LG Smart TV to anyone right now.