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  1. According to the developer site, the Web Engine powering the Apps and I assume the Web Browser on WebOS is built on version 53 of Chromium (for 2018-2019 models) or Chromium 68 (for 2020 models). Version 53 is from 2016, and 68 is from 2018. The current version is 85. The latest version of JavaScript used by modern websites (ES7) is only supported in version 68 and above, and there has been some evidence that although WebOS is using version 53 of Chromium the browser is not fully compatible with the previous JavaScript version (ES6). The result is that by keeping the WebOS browsers
    6 points
  2. Hi Sbzz, That is fine, and based on this, LG shall expect less sales as people will move to Android. Another Nokia story! Fair enough. I will do my best to advise anyone NOT to buy a TV with Webos, to avoid spelling his money down the drain.
    3 points
  3. LG needs to fix the broken Dolby Vision when connecting via an AVR. Seems that Pioneer issued an update. Connection Denon/Marantz is broken. @LG test your updates before pushing them to aTV. We do not need crapy updates. We can wait until the tests are done
    2 points
  4. I spotted this useful article for those who feel they need to tweak (optimise) the picture settings, but are not sure what do do: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/optimize-your-tv-picture-sharpness-brightness-contrast-settings-you-need-to-change-now/ Obviously any experts on here should chime in with their findings or advice, especially if geared up to LG TV models.
    2 points
  5. Hi, My previous posts - mainly from July/August last year show that after all the aggro I had I returned my set to Curry's. The things that really made me fed up were that: LG Customer Services denied any knowledge of the issue - and stated that they would forward my complaint to their Technical Services Team - but that they never reply to any Customers on any issues that are raised! GREAT Customer Service!!! Freeserve Customer Services denied any knowledge of the issue! Racing TV Customer Services (the Channel I pay a Monthly Subscription to and could not receive on m
    2 points
  6. LG Opens Popular Platform and Integrated Content Services to Manufacturers to Deliver Better TV Experience to Even More Consumers SEOUL, Feb. 24, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) announces the availability of its popular webOS TV platform ecosystem to other TV brand partners, disrupting the status quo in an industry known for its proprietary operating systems across different manufacturers. LG is now expanding its expertise beyond TV manufacturing to encompass webOS TV software platform development and adoption by other TV brands. This has the potential to reshape the TV business for both techno
    2 points
  7. Hi, just bought a new LG OLED and pretty fast noticed that I`ve now chance to change the wallpapers ?!? Really pretty strange - even the smallest smartphone offers such a feature. The TV has enough USB interfaces - why is it not able to customize this by an own set of pictures ? Can`t be that big rocket science to implement this , especially for such an expensive device this should be a standard feature !!! Or did I miss something in the settings of the TV ?
    2 points
  8. It is unbelievable that there is still no solution and no apps for ITV and Channel5 in the UK. In this day in age you would think buying a smart TV would grand you access to your local stations, seems not. I would avoid buying LG again. Anyone looking for reviews - be aware the TVs are effectively software crippled. And no comment / plan from LG.
    2 points
  9. It is tempting to think that all the manufacturer needs to do is recompile for a new platform and they could update my slightly older TV. However the reality is that any new software update needs to be quality assurance tested on any and all platforms it may be deployed on. So even if the same binary would run on the older platform they (LG) will not take the risk of bricking thousands of TV's if anything goes wrong. So there is a significant cost to supporting older platforms that can't always be justified. No disrespect but hobbyist programmers that can read a spec sheet often overlook thi
    2 points
  10. webOS 6 needs to be made available to all existing LG smart tv's. The lack of updates for older models will damage LG in the long run. A tv is not the kind of item people want to buy every year or so. If LG won't support the 2 smart tv's that I've already bought then my next one will be another brand. Also support for developers is pretty bad. The documentation needs a whole lot more information, it is not kept up to date and the component manager can't pull updates as LG's servers are no longer available.
    2 points
  11. I had a similar problem that my LG store was empty. There were no apps any more. It has been working for years but not any more. Other apps still worked fine, could use Netflix and YouTube. Could use the web browser without problems. The LG TV was using a wired connection and I could see it in the network. After a long search on the internet I decided to change the Network setting. Instead of DHCP (automatic) I gave it a fixed IP address and used 8.8.8.8 as DNS server and.....the store started to work again. Very strange but maybe this story could help you update yo
    2 points
  12. Yes - I tried USB as software update was not happening via networks. The disk was not recognized and after multiple attempts, I gave up. I called LG customer care and they said this is a mother board issue and I've replaced mother board. Now the TV is working fine. Thanks!
    2 points
  13. I figured it out. After some packet monitoring, the LG TV's reach out to 136.166.4.75. After creating a rule to deny traffic to this address from my network, the TV can no longer reach the services required to check and apply updates.
    2 points
  14. The sales person in showroom pushed for LG saying it has better sound and picture richness. But obviously didn't reveal big shortcomings of non-android smart TV in today's ecosystem. This is useless as you are not having freedom to install apps of your choice from playstore. I can't even get Sonyliv. Horrible OS. Now I am trapped for years after buying this TV. Don't buy LG or other non-android TV unless you can affford to throw it in weeks. When will LG grow up?
    2 points
  15. I hope Lg bring spectrum to webos , đź’Ś
    2 points
  16. 2 points
  17. Hilarious response. [emoji23]
    2 points
  18. @mohanad Ibrahim From what I can see so far, the cause is that the Vestel manufactured LED backlight strips turn blue after some time, and can then fail completely. These are what produces the white brightness behind the coloured pixel leds. These were supplied to MANY TV manufacturers for a time, so many brands and models may get this. If you are from the UK, you might be able to claim on the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the item must be fit for purpose for 6 years). See: https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/445366/Why+does+everything+have+a+blue+tint for background. See this
    2 points
  19. Sorry to disappoint you but your tv won’t be receiving any updates. As for smart tv updates and blaming LG that it has stopped providing updates, its the same with every manufacturer. Even android tvs stop getting updates in 2-3 years. Its always better to buy an external device for this purpose. They last longer and can be upgraded when needed. Buy a firestick or an apple tv whichever suits you. There are many more options. Firestick is just 2000 INR. Does your android phone receive updates for more than 3 years? No, however expensive it may be. Its the same case here. I
    2 points
  20. Does anyone from LG see these posts? It's just staggering. Selling a bunch of TV models not fit for purpose!
    2 points
  21. Excellent post, something LG might finally listen to due to its technical basis. If you agree please reply to the OP’s post because change in this topic is way overdue. LG WE WANT CHANGE!
    2 points
  22. Looks like Disney finally fixed its app - have not used D+ in months as I purchased an NVIDIA Shield Pro and now stream everything from that (including Movies Anywhere, CBS All Access, HBO Max and Peacock). Just for fun loaded the D+ app on my LG, saw a 9/14 update and applied it, and lo and behold the D+ 4K movies now show 4K available and play in 4K. Still better with the NVIDIA since I can get ATMOS sound in addition to Dolby Vision (the 2016 models do not have eARC and can only output 5.1 max via HDMI).
    2 points
  23. @td47 I got it working! A new 4K Hdmi Premium cable did the trick. Its odd the other cable also states its 4K but it did not work. I am happy its going good now as I just received my SVS Atmos Height speakers today.
    2 points
  24. I would like to have a torrent client app (utorrent or bit torrent) in my LG tv, and download files to an external hard disk connected to the tv.
    2 points
  25. When are we finally getting the option to turn off the ridiculous "fireworks" screensaver? I didn't spend thousands on a new TV to watch this screen every 2 minutes, and especially not when I am playing Spotify songs and can't see what songs are up next or even follow lyrics! It's one thing to build features to prevent build-in, but another if they make using the TV properly a problem. Give us the ability to choose for ourselves if we want this protection or not, and don't force our hands please.
    2 points
  26. Bought 65" LG was very disappointed i had to purchase Roku device to stream My spectrum TV. Will we be seeing a Spectrum APP in the near future?
    2 points
  27. It is now 2020, and the WebOS browser in LG Smart TVs (which I believe is Chromium-based) is still massively out of date and doesn't work properly with a ton of websites! The main problem is actually very simple. The browser doesn't support EMCAScript 2015 or ES6. Basically, translated from nerd speak, it doesn't work properly with modern code using new features created since 2015, so any newer websites will break unless they've been written to be compatible with ancient browsers and OSes. This should not be the case on a TV made in the current year. It should be running an up-t
    2 points
  28. As davexnet said, there is no option or solution for updating or even changing your Web browser. I have looked at this very same thing several times, because in their total disregard and contempt for their paying customers LG have blocked anything that they can not monetarise or anything that might in any way actually enhance your use of their sub par products. Ohhh ......and they have also started to not support certain web sites and pages that up until now have been available through the web browser, like Youtube, you now have to install the app and thats money in the bank for LG.
    2 points
  29. Please add the ability to have eye comfort mode turn off / on at set times. (Similar to night shift on iPhone) Or at least move the setting to an easier location to avoid digging through settings menus. I turn it on every evening to stop the light effecting my circadian rhythm, then off when watching TV during the day and this would be very convenient.
    2 points
  30. Its not available & won’t be most probably. You can use airplay if you have an apple device or miracast(screen mirroring) using an android device.(Click on the screen share option in tv home)
    2 points
  31. I’ll tell you what whenever you get time go and try out the things you want from a smart tv on an android tv and samsung smart tv. None is capable of what you want. Android has chrome so it might be better at browsing but there are chances of memory overflow . You know it took an year more for Sony to get Dolby Vision working properly. I would trade away All the smart functionality for Dolby Vision if it had come to a choice. As far as OLED is concerned its not for everyone and one should consider usage before buying. LG Sony or Panasonic all are similarly susceptible to burn in.
    2 points
  32. you are so correct about I should have researched everybody should due the research, Most of the research I did said the LG's tv's are great, which is true if you only want to watch TV. LGOS web is so restick' tive It is not fun. One buys a smart tv to do more than just watch TV. I would never buy another one
    2 points
  33. @chriswv3 If you wanted a PC with the possibilities to watch television then you should have bought a pc with a tv-card. Regards, Jan
    2 points
  34. IMO You have a wrong understanding of the capabilities of a smart tv. It is not meant to replace your laptop. Yes they do expect that consumers connect their laptop but not use the tv as a laptop. I am talking in general for any smart tv. The capabilities you are expecting ; even an external box would fail to provide. The closest you can get is an apple tv or an nvidia shield, still they can’t replace a laptop’s capabilites. Second to push the sales of the newer model they omit new features from older models and provide only on new ones.
    2 points
  35. Not everybody are Android fans and I find the apps in the LG Store are perfectly adequate for my needs. I am very happy with my LG, best set I have owned.
    2 points
  36. Just bought 70’ and 82’ LG smart TVs and adding Spectrum app would make the smart TV a better product. Hopefully LG adds Spectrum app to WebOS...
    2 points
  37. YES. PLEASE ADD THIS! I can currently do "free" or non-DRM content using Hue Sync from a PC but it would be a HUGE feature to add this natively to WebOS. Application needs to send information about the displayed colors on a given area of the screen to the Hue Bridge over WiFi link. Hue Bridge would then tell the Hue Lights how and when to change color values. As there is no way to output video from the TV, the content providers should not have any DRM concerns. This would be the absolute cleanest solution and at least in the US market and would funnel so many buyers towards LG units
    2 points
  38. We had the same issue. Unplug your tv and press the on/off button on the tv, hold it in for 10 seconds while the tv is unplugged. Then wait 20 seconds more and plug the tv back in and turn it back on. This solved the problem for us.
    2 points
  39. En-US Pt-BR -- Gear button on controller Botão de engrenagem no controle -- All configs. (3 vertically arranged dots) Todas as configs. (3 pontos organizados verticalmente) -- General Geral -- Additional config. Configs. adicionais -- Home config. Configs. da página inicial -- Automatically show home (Turn it off) Início automático da página inicial (Desligue isso)
    1 point
  40. @NikolaZ Is the firmware level a typo? I can only find 05.60.06 for your model: [05.60.06] 1. LG Channel has been upgraded and service territory expansion. (Selected Countries Only) 2. Software update contains minor bug fix If that is NOT what you have, then try downloading it onto a USB stck and update it manually, from here: https://www.lg.com/uk/support/product/lg-55UH770V If it IS already that version, then I would recommend you report this issue DIRECTLY to your country LG support, as this is ONLY a peer-to-peer enthsiasts site, NOT related to LG itself.
    1 point
  41. I understand that it's non-trivial to support old devices but that's part of the process. If companies like Apple can support Macs going back 7 years with their latest OS release then I'm fairly sure that LG can manage it. It's not unreasonable for customers to expect that their purchased products get updates for a number of years and LG certainly have the funds to do so. The problem is a lack motivation on LG's part. LG announced a 14.24 billion USD profit in 3rd quarter 2020, they can certainly spare some budget to ensure customers are treated properly.
    1 point
  42. @CatsPaw I do understand your annoyance with this, and also I think this can open up security concerns. I saw some older posts that stated older firmware DID have an option to turn this functionality off, but it has now dissappeared in the UI (settings) on most models. If you can find the Facebook page or Twitter feed for LG, try commenting/complaining there, AND raise a support ticket with LG in your country. The more owners complain, the better chance you get of getting that ability in a firware update in the future. You could quote these links, or research more to find actual TV
    1 point
  43. @Jayaram zee5 app is available on webos and iam using it. The app is available from webos 3.0. If you cant see the app in the app Store please check your webos version and the set location or you can contact zee5 team for the same if your tv is above 3.0 version and location is set to india
    1 point
  44. Just saw this post and yes my LG B7 manufactured in Nov. 2017 has the Disney+ app.
    1 point
  45. For those who get frequent WiFi connection drop-outs, I picked this bit of useful info from another forum. Note that this may well apply to many other LG models than the C9, as they often use common WiFi internal cards/modules: "Network/Ethernet/Wi-Fi Problem: C9 [or other models] will lose the wireless connection and you have to reconnect daily (but wired is stable); Conditions: TV is connected to a 5GHz router; Cause: (1) the router may be unstable on the 5GHz band [possibly too far from router]; (2) the router has the 5GHz band set on a higher channel - over 100; R
    1 point
  46. I managed to fix the problem. I discovered that the problem was the name of my wifi that contained special characters, I removed those characters and it worked. The wifi name changed from "Kameouse-A-5G" to "KamehouseA5G".
    1 point
  47. Depends on the model of your tv and phone, you can use airplay or miracast. (Screen mirroring) the best thing is to get a device like firetv stick or an android stick which have these apps. They are pretty cheap now a days and last long .
    1 point
  48. I am only using my LG SmartTV as a SmartTV, no traditional cable/antenna-input at all, only internet and other devices. But still it seems to default to expecting old fashioned TV signals, always starting up on a "dead" TV channel with no input, and always ruins the nice screensavers with a big black box saying "not programmed". Any idea how to get rid of this?
    1 point
  49. @George Hofmeister thanks a lot for all the information.
    1 point
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