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I have a Toshiba 40UL600U, which is a great TV with Internet capability, but does not support Netflix, even though I was told it would and was the main reason I paid the price for it. The Toshiba 40UL605U replaces it and appears identical except NetFlix support has been added. Is there a way to upgrade mine to a 40UL605U level?

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  • Stan Dilley Jan 03, 2011

    You are correct in that my model # is 40UX600U. However, I had a chance to do a cursory comparison with a 40UL605U and they appear identical. How would I obtain schematics of these TVs? While I haven't done much with TVs in recent decades, I am a retired IBM engineer and wouldn't be opposed to a little hacking.

  • Stan Dilley Jan 04, 2011

    Thanks for your input. I am aware of the various "boxes" that I can add to get internet access including Netflix. However I bought this model to eliminate the need for the extra kludge of boxes I currently have with the accompanying cable and remote clutter. Besides, if I need an extra box for streaming internet, what was the value of this feature on my Toshiba TV? Why did I pay the price for it? Currently I use the Internet feature on the Toshiba for everything except Netflix and I hook up my laptop to it for streaming Netflix. I had hoped there was a "fix" for the Toshiba. I do appreciate your expertise, if you don't know of a work around, obviously there is not ready solution. I would appreciate a pointer to the schematics when they become available.

  • Stan Dilley Jan 09, 2011

    Thank you for your answer. I appreciate knowing there is currently no solution to my dilemma.

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Please check the molel number. It must be 40UX600U. The UL605U is a different series altogether and I am afraid there is no upgrade currently available that will allow you to watch films via netfilx.

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    eagle338 Jan 03, 2011

    These are relatively new models and schematics are not yet out online. There is a better way to stream movies though. Enter the Netgear Roku XD for streaming videos from the internet. It costs about 100$ and would be the best way to resolve your netflix problem and you do not have to "hack" anything.
    http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-Roku-XD-Pl...

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    eagle338 Jan 04, 2011

    Yes. There is no solution currently. The netflix is a widget that comes with the firmware of the tv and it cannot be installed separately and there is no work around. Only the UL series has this as its an upgrade of this tv.

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