Wow that opened a whole kettle of fish. Thanks for all the comments,sounds like LG has really stitched us up. Some of you have given me food for thought but not sure that I am competent enough to follow the suggestions through. Remember I have already ticked the don't mess with the works doc. Just disconnecting the cable to the router is not the answer since set also has WiFi and I did buy the thing to use on the net. I am not really worried about my personal privacy BUT am concerned about what's being picked up in company board rooms and government offices, research centres and the like. This must be in the same ball park as phone tapping. I was just checking on country of manufacture and realised that if we all stop buying LG products an awful lot of people in an awful lot of countries will be upset.It is almost like the script for a Dr Who film. Wonder if the ministry of defence use LG Monitors to plot their tactics using LG servers? I contacted the seller and they were gob smacked but LG customer support could not give a toss so far.