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  1. You posted 2 topics that are the same, which I merged for you.
  2. Just like on iOS and Android it's not Apple and Google that make their HBO apps, its HBO that makes it and submits their app to the operating system's app catalog. LG webOS and other TV platforms shouldn't be expected to build an app for a network and their content, you don't expect Apple to build every app in their catalog...it's usually up to each individual developer to provide their app.
  3. I haven't used mine in a while.
  4. Did you buy a Firesale HP Touchpad? Share the details... Thankfully, I was able to get one myself, but it took a few tries and ordering it on the HP Business site. By the time I checked all the retailer, they were gone! Snagged a 16GB for $99! I hope you grabbed one also...
  5. https://www.slashgear.com/palm-devices-coming-in-2018-without-webos-30497716/ A new Palm smartphone has been tipped to be coming in the year 2018, made by the folks at TCL. The Palm brand has been in limbo for the past half-decade, moving in and out of HP-connected devices then on into relative obscurity. The Palm operating system was acquired by LG and continues to be used (in some form or another) in LG smart TVs to this day – as such, it won’t be coming with the Palm phone set for next year. On the day when gesture controls for the next iPhone just started to look like the last phone version of Palm OS, word appears of Palm’s resurgence. Sadly, this resurgence almost certainly wont include Palm OS. Word comes from Android Planet that TCL Marketing Manager Stefan Streit confirmed that they’ve finally gotten to a place where they can make a Palm phone. TCL acquired the Palm brand all the way back in 2011. Streit apparently suggested that new Palm devices would be announced in early 2018. While Streit did not specify which devices would be coming, AP suggested that a smartphone and a new PalmPilot would be obvious releases. TCL suggested with AP that they’ve created a collection of aims with each of the brands they currently command. With Alcatel, they target so-called “millenials”. With BlackBerry, they target the business market. Palm would be made for adult users, both those that remember Palm as a brand they trusted in their past, and for those that will seek out Palm as a brand new high-quality smartphone brand. Hopefully TCL can bring as much quality to the hardware with Palm as they have with both Alcatel and BlackBerry. If they do, if they can, Samsung might want to watch its back – at least for the Galaxy Note business. Prepare yourselves for the Palm with Android collection!
  6. Please do not post duplicate topics. Your other (same) topic has been removed. Thank you.
  7. There hasn't been much news on this recently except for this week when reports starting coming in that Palm phones would be coming out in 2018... running android and not webOS. https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/254835-tcl-will-revive-palm-brand-devices-slated-2018 https://www.slashgear.com/palm-devices-coming-in-2018-without-webos-30497716/
  8. Palm makes a comeback! TCL to 're-create' the brand - The Chinese consumer-electronics company wants to resurrect a once-beloved smartphone brand. LAS VEGAS -- The Palm name, once a leader in the smartphone world, gets another chance at life thanks to Chinese consumer-electronics company TCL. TCL said on Tuesday that it had acquired the rights to the Palm name and would "re-create" a new company based in Silicon Valley. The company added that it would use input from Palm's fan base, touting that it would be the largest crowd-sourced project in the industry. TCL has been attempting to build up its brand and awareness in the US. The company is largely known for selling low-cost televisions, but it also has a mobile-device division, which uses the Alcatel OneTouch name. By utilizing the Palm name, which has a long history in the mobile world with the original Treo and Pilot handhelds, and later the WebOS-powered Pre, TCL is attempting to make a splash. TCL's deal follows Lenovo's much splashier acquisition of another storied mobile company, Motorola, as a way to break into more-developed markets like the US. Palm, however, has been an inactive brand while Motorola was still selling phones before the deal. Still, there may be some nostalgia factor left that could help with TCL's profile. "Palm has always carried a lot of affect and emotions," the company said in a statement. The company said it would provide more details and a timeline of the project at a later date. TCL acquired the name from Hewlett-Packard, which acquired Palm in 2010 with the grand vision of utilizing its WebOS mobile operating system across many products. HP ultimately mothballed its consumer mobile ambitions. TCL isn't likely to use WebOS. In 2013, LG purchased the WebOS platform, which now powers its smart televisions. TCL intends to use the Palm name for smartphones, but it's unclear how the company will juggle the Palm name with Alcatel OneTouch, which is making its own push to increase its visibility in the US. Source: http://www.cnet.com/news/palm-makes-a-comeback-tcl-to-recreate-the-brand/ So here is the question....what Palm gadgets will we see and what OS will they use? Will it be Open webOS, LuneOS, some form of open source webOS, Android? We'll have to wait and see, but for all you palm webOS fans and die hard webOS original adopters, this may bring back some nostalgia. I myself owned 2 pixis, a pre and pre2, and also still have my Touchpad!
  9. ProBeam UST and MiniBeam Deliver the Ideal Home Cinema Experience With Wide-Range of Extremely Convenient Features SEOUL, Aug. 21, 2017 — Ranked number one in the LED projector category for six consecutive years, LG Electronics (LG) is set to extend its lead in the category with the unveiling of two new projectors at IFA, Europe’s largest consumer electronics and home appliance show. In Berlin, LG will be introducing its ProBeam UST (Ultra Short-Throw) laser projector (model HF85JA) and LG MiniBeam (model PH30JG) as part of its strategy to extend its leadership in the LED/Laser projector market which is projected to grow to USD 5.7 billion in three years.1 The LG ProBeam UST offers a Full HD (1080p) image in a ultra-short throw design for an immersive home cinema experience without the hassles associated with most home projectors. Ultra Short-Throw projectors are convenient as they do not require professional installation, a jumble of unsightly cables or expansive space between the projector and the screen, the ProBeam UST only requiring 12cm to display a 100-inch image. And the ProBeam UST is intuitive to use because it does not require its own stand – simply place it on any existing furniture and it becomes movie night. And never again cast a shadow on the screen when getting up for more popcorn. Consumers who have doubts about the effectiveness of projectors in brightly lit rooms can put them to rest because the LG ProBeam UST generates up to 1,500 ANSI lumen of brightness, 1.5 times brighter than LG’s previous UST projector. And the ProBeam UST’s 150,000:1 contrast ratio ensures that every TV show or movie will look crisp and accurate. What’s more, the light source in the ProBeam UST is incredibly durable, estimated to last up to 20,000 hours. Its innovative I-shaped laser engine gives it a slim and sleek profile that looks great in any room. The LG ProBeam UST offers a host of options to connect it to a number of wireless speakers or headphones. Its four corner keystone feature corrects both horizontal and vertical distortion of the picture providing maximum flexibility to position the ProBeam UST in ways that other projectors could only dream of. And this premium device comes with LG’s award-winning webOS Smart TV platform, giving viewers access to the ever-growing number of streaming services. The LG MiniBeam is an incredibly easy to use portable projector also set to debut at IFA 2017. An HD projector with a built-in battery that lasts up to four hours, the MiniBeam packs plenty of cord-free power to play back two full-length movies while camping, sitting on the patio or relaxing in a hotel room. One of its most impressive features, Multi-Angle Projection, allows the device to be tilted up to 70 degrees to display an image high on a wall or even on the ceiling without the use of a tripod. The LG MiniBeam projector offers users unprecedented freedom in a portable package. USB Type-C compatibility gives the MiniBeam the ability to connect and mirror other devices such as laptops and smartphone and charge its internal 9000mAh battery with a single cable. The MiniBeam can send an audio signal to any other Bluetooth-enabled device – wireless speaker, smartphone even a car audio system. “We are immensely proud of our long-standing position as the global leader in portable LED projectors,” said Jang Ik-hwan, head of the IT business division at LG Electronics. “The projectors that we’ll be debuting at IFA will provide consumers with an immersive, high-quality home cinema experience that’s extremely convenient, reliable and fun.” Visitors to the LG’s booth in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin from September 1-6 will have a chance to experience LG’s newest lineup of projectors first-hand.
  10. Changed your question title to "webos 1.40-2525 apps keep rebooting" .
  11. Web SDK webOS TV SDK is a tool that provides developers with tools for webOS TV web app development and emulator for testing. For the supported webOS TV platform version, see Supported Platform Version for each SDK System Requirements Operating System Microsoft® Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Mac OS X Lion or later (64-bit) Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04 / Ubuntu Mint 13 (Maya) (32-bit and 64-bit) Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz or faster Memory: 3 GB or more of RAM Display: 1280 x 1024 or higher of screen resolution Graphic Card: 256 MB or more of video memory Additional Software Oracle® VirtualBox 4.2.x or higher (4.2.x is recommended) https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_4_2 Oracle JDK 1.7.0_45 or later http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html For version downloads, visit: http://developer.lge.com/webOSTV/sdk/web-sdk/
  12. LG televisions are getting a new feature – and Sky is to thank Good news, LG TV owners – your televisions are about to get a great upgrade, thanks to the addition of the Sky Store. In what LG is describing as an “exclusive” win, the LG webOS television platform will now give users access to the Sky Store TV app. It’s not strictly an exclusive as Roku set-top boxes already offer access to the Sky Store, but this appears to be the first time a TV’s built-in operating system supports the app. “We’re delighted to again partner with Sky to bring its latest movie content to our Smart TV platform,” said Darren Petersen, Head of Partnerships for LG, in a statement sent to Trusted Reviews. He continued: “The Sky Store service offers our users even more choice when deciding what entertainment to enjoy on our award-winning TVs and an unrivalled selection of the latest movies, giving yet another reason for potential new customers to select an LG TV.” The Sky Store will give users access to new movies added each week, with Sky noting Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island and Logan as recent additions to the service. You can buy or rent the latest movies, and when you buy one, you’ll get the digital HD copy plus the DVD in the post. The Sky Store will be available for users in the UK and Ireland on every LG television running on webOS versions 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. This includes LG’s latest 2017 line-up of OLED televisions too. Speaking about the announcement, James Morton, Sky’s Head of Strategy, said: “Sky Store continues to be a huge hit and as the UK’s regular number one digital retailer for new movie releases, it is fantastic we can offer LG Smart TV customers blockbuster movies straight to their big screen at home.” Source: http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/lg-tv-sky-store-app-3247577
  13. Flash is not supported and Adobe is discontinuing it in 2020. Apps such as the one you mention will should update to HTML5 or other to stay current. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2017/07/29/the-death-of-adobe-flash-is-long-overdue/#795710416f8b http://www.computerworld.com/article/3211437/web-browsers/faq-how-apple-google-microsoft-and-mozilla-will-eliminate-adobe-flash.html
  14. Sling TV Now Available on 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD Models; Channel Plus Reaches 100+ Premium, Digital Channels ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular webOS smart TV platform from LG Electronics continues to raise the bar with major additions to its already robust content offerings. Leading that expansion are the addition of Sling TV to 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD smart TV models and the continued growth of the Channel Plus app which has now surpassed 100 channels of content. The popular webOS smart TV platform from LG Electronics continues to raise the bar with major additions to its already robust content offerings. Included in the expansion is the continued growth of the Channel Plus app which has now surpassed 100 channels of content. Sling TV – now available on 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD webOS 3.5-enabled smart TVs – is the first of its kind to offer live and on-demand OTT television services, including general market, Latino and International live and on-demand programming. The 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs feature webOS 3.5, the latest version of LG's award-winning smart TV platform, which makes switching between content options – including broadcast TV, streaming services and external devices – simple and fast. With the LG Magic Remote and refined launcher bar, viewers have access to a limitless world of premium content – including 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR) streaming content – from the most popular entertainment providers including Netflix, Amazon Video and Vudu, as well as Sling TV and Channel Plus. "The addition of Sling TV and more Channel Plus content provides LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TV owners access to a robust slate of live TV and on-demand content," said Matt Durgin, LG Electronics USA's director of content innovation. "With literally hundreds of channels from top-tier content providers at their fingertips via our webOS smart TV platform, consumers can enjoy the content they love when they want to see it and on some of the top-rated TVs on the market." Channel Plus Powered by XUMO, Channel Plus is a unique, intuitive streaming service integrated into 2016 and 2017 LG smart TVs running webOS 3.0 and 3.5. Channel Plus delivers both live and on-demand streaming content through an innovative interface that presents over-the-air broadcast channels alongside over-the-top (OTT) streaming channels. "The innovation behind seamlessly merging 100 different linearly programmed OTT streams with the traditional channel lineup provides a remarkable value-add for LG customers," said Stefan Van Engen, XUMO's senior vice president of content programming and acquisitions. "The increased distribution and easy discovery of new content and channels on webOS makes Channel Plus a solution that directly aligns with the strategic distribution plans of our digital-first partners." Among Channel Plus offerings are Bloomberg Politics (IP-129), Funny Or Die (IP-201), Just For Laughs (IP-203), Baeble Music (IP-286), PBS Digital Studios (IP-291), Family Feud (IP-310), People/Entertainment Weekly Network (IP-321), Cheddar (IP-361), Tastemade (IP-406), HSN (IP-457), Refinery29 (IP-460) and more. Sling TV Sling TV – now available on 2017 LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD webOS 3.5-enabled smart TVs – is the first of its kind to offer live and on-demand OTT television services, including general market, Latino and International live and on-demand programming. Also available on 2016 LG smart TVs since earlier this year, Sling TV is the number one live OTT service based on the number of OTT households as reported by comScore as of April 2017. Sling TV is available on smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices. Sling TV offers two domestic streaming services and extras that collectively include more than 150 channels and programming content from Disney/ESPN (Sling Orange/single-stream only), Fox (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NBC (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, HBO®, SHOWTIME, STARZ, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, GSN, Hallmark, Viacom, EPIX, AXS and Univision. Additionally, Sling TV offers a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language packages and services tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. Sling TV also provides more than 300 channels in 22 languages across multiple devices to U.S. households. For more information on LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs, please visit http://www.lg.com/us/experience-tvs/oled-tv. "LG" and the LG logo are trademarks of LG Corp. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. About LG Electronics USA LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. SOURCE LG Electronics USA Related Links http://www.lg.com
  15. LG announced today that webOS 2.0 is coming to their smart TV lineup, to be showcased at CES 2015 in Las Vegas next month. As of now, the reported features will be: Faster boot/load time 4K support for streaming videos from sources like Amazon and Netflix Quick user settings New ribbon Better YouTube integration Other than that, we'll have to wait and see. Please post if you have news and features to share.
  16. You do understand that we are not LG and this website is only a user to user support forum for lg webos and legacy webos products? I do agree that LG should contact HBO.
  17. Flash is going away, adobe officially announced this week http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/25/adobe-is-killing-flash.html
  18. The official position from LG support is that this is controlled by the app developer and they would have to build the app and submit for webOS. The request would need to be directed at the developer of the app, similar to how app developers submit their apps to iOS and Android. Contacting HBO support and they push back towards LG as having to build the app which is not usually how it goes. The app developer would download the OS SDK and build their app. If LG doesn't pre-install the app, it needs to be submitted to the app store. So in a nutshell, if you want an app, contact the app developer/company to build it. However, I'm sure there are many others who are asking for this and it wouldn't hurt to contact HBO https://help.hbogo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  19. SLING TV INTRODUCES FIRST LIVE OTT SERVICE ON 2016-17 LG SMART TVS Sling TV first live over-the-top (OTT) service coming to LG webOS 3.0 and 3.5 Smart TVs Sling TV populates in LG Smart TV launcher bar on select models for easy sign up LG Smart TVs expand Sling TV-supported platforms, which include smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and streaming devices April 19, 2017 "The addition of Sling TV to our strong line-up of premium content apps on our webOS platform gives consumers an incredibly wide range of content options to enjoy on our critically-acclaimed LG Smart TVs led by LG OLED and LG Super UHD." ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sling TV today became the first live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service available on LG Electronics’ line-up of smart TVs. Sling TV now supports most 2016 webOS 3.0 Smart TV models, and will be available on LG’s 2017 webOS 3.5 enabled-models in the coming months. Sling TV continues to lead the way in device compatibility as LG joins more than 15 platforms currently supported by Sling TV, including existing smart TVs, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and streaming devices. “Even with today’s ‘always on-the-go’ lifestyle, we know watching TV from the living room is still as important to our customers as ever,” said Ben Weinberger, chief product officer of Sling TV. “Offering Sling TV on LG’s award-winning, top-of-the-line smart TVs gives viewers more control over how they watch Sling TV so they can view their favorite programs without the need for additional devices or unnecessary input-switching.” “Joining forces with Sling TV to include their robust slate of live TV and on-demand content further expands the offerings in our webOS 3.5 and 3.0 Smart TVs,” said Matt Durgin, Director of Content Innovation, LG Electronics USA. “The addition of Sling TV to our strong line-up of premium content apps on our webOS platform gives consumers an incredibly wide range of content options to enjoy on our critically-acclaimed LG Smart TVs led by LG OLED and LG Super UHD.” Starting today, current Sling TV subscribers can log in to their accounts on most 2016 LG Smart TV webOS 3.0 models. Internet connection and Sling TV app download required for access to service. Customers new to Sling TV may create their own entertainment experience, starting at $20 per month for Sling Orange or $25 per month for Sling Blue, directly from compatible LG Smart TVs, including some of the most popular sporting events, breaking news, TV series, movies and more, at an industry-leading price. To add Sling TV to an Internet-connected compatible LG Smart TV, users can look for Sling TV in their LG launcher bar or press “Home,” select “Go to LG Content Store” and search for “Sling.” New customers may sign up for Sling TV directly from the app on LG smart TVs. For more information about Sling TV on LG smart TVs, including compatible models, visit help.sling.com. For more information on Sling TV-supported devices, visit sling.com/devices. To learn more about LG’s lineup of webOS-enabled smart TVs, including its critically-acclaimed LG OLED 4K TVs, visit lg.com. About Sling TV Sling TV L.L.C. provides over-the-top television services, including general market, Latino and International live and on-demand programming. It is available on smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices. Sling TV offers two domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 150 channels and programming content from Disney/ESPN (Sling Orange/single-stream only), Fox (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NBC (Sling Blue/multi-stream), NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, HBO®, SHOWTIME, STARZ, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, GSN, Hallmark, Viacom, EPIX, AXS and Univision. Additionally, Sling TV offers a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language packages and services tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. Sling TV also provides more than 300 channels in 22 languages across multiple devices to U.S. households. Sling TV, the first of its kind to offer a live and on-demand over-the-top TV offering, is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com. Follow @Sling on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Sling
  20. The 4K resolution lets you see every tiny detail and colors pop out vividly LG has surpassed itself with its latest flagship W7 Oled television set. I am not saying this lightly, because its flagship last year, the G6, was such a head-turner. With its Oled (organic light-emitting diode) panel bonded to an oversized glass backing, the G6 gave the impression that its screen was suspended in mid-air. The new Signature W7 Oled TV set takes this further by removing the glass backing. Its ultra-thin Oled panel (2.57mm) is, instead, attached to the wall using magnetic brackets. A flat umbilical cable connects this screen to the included soundbar, where the TV set's electronics reside. Paint this cable the same shade as your wall and you won't be able to see the cable from a distance. This "picture-on-wall" design makes the W7 look like a picture frame, especially if you turn on the Oled Gallery screensaver that cycles through renowned paintings from famous artists on its 65-inch screen. LG could not resist showboating - when you turn on the TV set, two circular speakers rise from both ends of the soundbar, accompanied by an audio flourish and a Knight Rider-like red LED light at its front. This soundbar is clearly not your average TV speaker system, as it produces clear and balanced audio. I was surprised by its competent bass performance, though it was better at the mids and highs. It also holds all the connectors, including four HDMI 2.0a ports that are required for High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. The W7 supports two existing HDR formats - HDR10 and Dolby Vision - that make movies look more realistic and truer to life. It also supports two new formats - Hybrid Log-Gamma for live HDR TV broadcasts and Advanced HDR by Technicolor - though there is no content for these yet. Despite an increase in the amount of HDR content from providers like Amazon, Netflix and even YouTube, these videos are still relatively few and far between. For non-HDR content, the W7 has an HDR Effect option that increases the brightness and contrast to approximate HDR. While it does make your average TV shows look brighter and more vivid, it is not quite the same as the real thing. The difference HDR makes can be seen in the opening musical routine in La La Land. The sunlight glinting off the cars stuck in a traffic jam almost made my eyes squint, helped by the fact that the W7 is 25 per cent brighter than last year's models. But the bright sunlight also appeared to cast shadows that slightly obscured the faces of the singers. As expected of an Oled TV set, the W7 showed its mettle in dark scenes with few light sources, such as the movie's final sequence, where the actors danced in the dark, illuminated only by multiple tiny lights. Thanks to its pixel-dimming feature, the dark parts of the scene remain inky black, with no halo effect from the lights. The W7 also looked spectacular while playing the Planet Earth II documentary series. Colours pop out vividly while the 4K resolution lets you see every tiny detail. LG's TruMotion feature at low setting also reduces motion blurring without looking unnatural. The catchphrase for the updated WebOS 3.5 platform on the W7 is "make TV simple again". For some reason, LG thinks that means having new, niche features, like being able to zoom in on a specific area of a video (Magic Zoom) that I tried once and found it more gimmicky than useful. Nevertheless, WebOS remains one of the best smart-TV platforms I have tested, even if it has far fewer apps than Android TV. And LG did make some useful improvements. For instance, you can bind shortcuts for apps and certain functions to the number keys on the remote control for quick access. Since the W7's Magic Remote control already has Netflix and Amazon buttons, I used the number keys for YouTube and the built-in video player. The Magic Remote control is similar to the version from last year. Its best feature remains the air-mouse function that lets you move an onscreen cursor by waving the remote control. A more compact Slim Remote control is also included. At $12,888, the W7 is in a league of its own in terms of pricing. Its unique design is also possibly its biggest drawback. It has to be wall-mounted, which may not be for everyone. Its soundbar is also unlikely to satisfy audiophiles. As LG uses similar Oled panels for all its Oled TV sets, those looking for a more affordable model may want to look at the entry-level C7, which costs $7,288 for the 65-inch version and $4,688 for the 55-inch model respectively. •Verdict: The W7 is not without its drawbacks, but it can be a spectacular centrepiece in the right living room. I cannot wait to find out what LG will come up with next year to top the W7. Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/lgs-w7-oled-tv-is-picture-perfect
  21. UPDATING YOUR FIRMWARE The firmware that powers your LG Ultra HD 4K Smart TV with webOS should be updated from time to time to enhance your experience and improve its operation. Thankfully, this can be done easily and quickly, right at home. Watch this quick video to learn more. Or follow the easy steps below to get started. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO UPDATE MY FIRMWARE? Firmware updates don't happen frequently, so you should be fine checking for updates every other month. HOW DO I CHECK FOR, AND DOWNLOAD, AVAILABLE FIRMWARE UPDATES? Before you do anything, make sure you have an Ethernet cord connected directly from your router to your television. Wireless Internet connections are not reliable enough for firmware updates. Use this diagram if you need help getting set up: ONCE YOUR TV HAS A WIRED CONNECTION, DO THE FOLLOWING: Press the MENU Click SYSTEM SETTINGS Then ABOUT Then SYSTEM UPDATES You'll be advised that your system is currently up to date or requested to select CHECK NOW for the latest update. If a new version is available, it downloads automatically. FIRMWARE UPDATES WILL ALSO UPDATE LG ULTRA HD 4K SMART TV AND LG APPS AT THE SAME TIME.
  22. KEY FEATURES 4K resolution 65-inch OLED panel HDR formats: HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, Technicolor 4.2 channel, 80W sound system 4 x HDMI Manufacturer: LG Review Price: £6,999.00 WHAT IS THE LG OLED65G7V? LG doesn’t hand out its ‘Signature’ badge very often. That’s because it’s reserved for VIPs: the best tech the company can muster. Last year, only the LG G6 OLED TV achieved Signature status. Now we have its successor, the LG G7 (full name, LG OLED65G7V). And while it’s no longer the only TV to get a Signature badge this year – the wallpaper-thin LG W7 OLED shares the honour – the G7 boasts a much-improved picture performance. Let’s be up-front about this – this is the luxury option. This is LG showing off and making a statement, and so it comes with an proportionately large price tag. If you want this picture quality, but you don’t want the price, consider other 2017 LG OLED TVs, which offer more humble aesthetics. The LG B7 and LG C7, for instance, retail for £4499 at 65 inches. So why might you want to pay an extra £2500 for the LG G7? It boils down to a really fancy design with an integrated and foldable sound base. That won't be enough to justify it for most people, but buyers who want the absolute pinnacle of LG design won't be disappointed. LG OLED65G7V – DESIGN The LG OLED65G7V is easily one of the most beautiful TVs I’ve ever reviewed. That’s quite an achievement for a recycled design – I say that because at a glance the G7 OLED looks identical to the G6, and it appears the only thing that has changed is the panel technology. That’s no bad thing, because the G6’s design was so nice that I welcome the chance to see it again. The most striking thing here is the ‘Picture-on-Glass’ concept, which is exactly what it sounds like: a super-thin OLED panel mounted on a sheet of glass. I took the various cards out of my wallet and found the TV is roughly the thickness of seven cards. That's pretty amazing. There is a thicker protrusion towards the bottom, but here it’s a lot less pronounced than on LG’s other OLED TVs. That’s because most of the electronics are housed in the chunky speaker base stand. There you’ll find all the connections (four HDMI, three USB) along with a 4.2 channel, 80W sound system. If you want to keep the ultra-slim design uninterrupted, and wall-mount it, the whole assembly folds back on a hinge and tucks behind the screen. If you think that’s over the top but you still want the perks of picture-on-glass, the LG E7 sports a similar design, minus the folding sound base, for less. Check out our LG OLED65E7V review for more. LG OLED65G7V – FEATURES LG tells me the design and audio elements are the only things that differentiate its 2017 OLED models. They’re all equipped with same panel, the same chip, processing and filters. That means you get the same picture whether you get the more affordable B7 and C7 models or go the whole hog and buy a W7. So, this is what you get if you buy an 2017 LG OLED TV. First off, there's a 10-bit OLED panel with a 4K/Ultra HD resolution (3840 × 2160 pixels). It’s flat, because LG reckons there is no longer any demand for curved screens. I'm sure Samsung would have something to say about that. LG also feels there’s no need to offer 3D anymore, so that’s gone too. What LG does support is HDR. The 2017 OLED models are compatible with every single format of high dynamic range that we know about: the common HDR10, the metadata-heavy Dolby Vision, the broadcast-friendly Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), and even Technicolor’s version that nobody knows anything about yet. No other manufacturer has gone this far when it comes to HDR futureproofing. Related: Everything you need to know about HDR It’s just as well, because this year’s OLED panel is more equipped to handle the demands of HDR, because it’s brighter. LG claims it’s about 20-30% brighter and close to 1000 nits. In practice, we’re looking at about 750 nits if you don’t use the exaggerated HDR Vivid mode – still a clear step up from last year and comfortably ticks all the boxes required for UHD Premium certification. On the software side, the G7 runs on version 3.5 of LG’s excellent webOS interface. LG was the first to come up with a truly modern smart TV experience, and webOS remains the best on the market. There’s a handy launcher bar, which lets you look at your apps without making you quit what you’re currently watching. There’s a multi-tasking feature, which lets you jump between apps and inputs as easily as you might change TV channels. There’s a mouse-like cursor on the screen, controlled by a motion-sensitive remote. Version 3.5 of webOS doesn’t rock the boat, but it does have some nice additions. You can now map your favourite apps to numbers on the remote – Netflix on speed dial, essentially. It’s also now compatible with 360-degree video clips. App support is generous and offers all the essentials: Netflix, Amazon Video, NOW TV, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and Demand 5. LG’s Magic Remote makes a welcome return. This is one of the most user-friendly TV remotes out there. It has a full number keypad and a scroll wheel, on top of the motion-sensors I’ve mentioned already. There’s also a standard directional pad for those who don’t like to wave their arms. I also like the dedicated Netflix and Amazon Video buttons. It’s a great remote, although LG has also followed the trend and supplied a smaller remote with a stripped out button layout. I barely used that one. LG OLED65G7V – VIDEO PERFORMANCE As the LG G7 packs the same video tech as its siblings, I’m not surprised to see the same excellent picture performance I saw on the other sets. What you get here is clarity and dynamism, although not the final word in subtlety. LG has been pushing OLED far longer than anyone else – and it even supplies OLED panels to other manufacturers – so it’s safe to say the company knows what it’s doing. These days, strong contrast and lighting precision is to be expected of OLED. The way the pixels turn themselves on and off individually means there’s zero chance of light bleeding from one area into another – even if you have very bright areas right next to very dark areas. Whatever you throw at this TV, it will display without any hint of light pollution. That’s never been a problem with OLED, but brightness has always been an issue. It’s not just a matter of peak brightness, but rather the range of luminance the TV can operate in. As this is a brighter panel, LG has more room to manoeuvre, and the effect is a noticeable improvement on last year’s OLEDs. Colour handling has improved, too. No longer is there that slight reddish-purple tone you could see on LG’s 2016 models (in brighter settings). What you get is more neutral, not to mention more subtle in shading, while still delivering an SDR or HDR picture that pops.A brighter panel gets you stronger visual impact and greater contrast, which is crucial for delivering the punch of an HDR picture. Previous OLEDs struggled in this department but now I feel confident in saying OLEDs can comfortably do justice to HDR. But more important than outright punch is the increase in more steps or gradations in the extremes, which leads to more detail. You get less clipping in the highlights and the shadows are less hollow, and the result is a more natural, three-dimensional picture. Against the competition? I feel the only significant weakness here is the colour, which isn’t nearly as natural as the Panasonic TX-65EZ952B, particularly where skin tones are concerned. Then there’s the Sony KD-65A1, which offers more stable motion and more subtle fine detail, especially in upscaled HD/SD sources. It’s not a huge difference, though. For brightness fans, premium LCD TVs such as the Samsung QE65Q9F offer a far brighter picture and greater colour volume – meaning greater HDR impact in bright rooms. But that’s balanced out by lighting issues visible in dark areas and in dim conditions. There's good news for gamers, because LG beats everyone when it comes to latency. I recorded an input lag of 21ms on average, which is better than the 25ms on the Panasonic EZ952 and about 40ms on the Sony A1. I’ll finish this section with a few setup tips to make the most of the TV. First, I’d recommend using a tweaked version of the Cinema preset, which looks the most natural. Turn off the energy saving mode, because otherwise that overrides a bunch of your settings. The Cinema preset is a little dark by default, so bump up the brightness up a little. Don’t go up more than a couple of points, or you’ll risk bringing in picture noise. You can turn on noise reduction, but I’d recommend against doing that, because that would leave you with a softened picture. Lastly, activate the User setting on the ‘Trumotion’ motion processing, with de-blur and de-judder set to no more than 2. You can turn motion processing off entirely, but then you’ll notice a little instability. LG OLED65G7V – AUDIO PERFORMANCE On the audio front, I’m pleased to report the OLED65G7V does very well. I’d hope so for a £7000 TV with a massive sound base, and I’m not disappointed. That being said, I’m not so sure about LG’s claims of Dolby Atmos sound. For starters, the sound base isn’t like proper Atmos sound systems, which typically bounce effects off your ceiling to simulate the sensation of sound from above. True Dolby Atmos sound should leave you in bubble of sound with super-precise sound effects placement, and that just isn’t happening here. Then there’s the matter of sources. The TV decodes Dolby Atmos, but only from USB or streamed sources – not Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray. That’s a shame, because Dolby Atmos soundtracks are by far more common on disc, and it would make sense for a premium sound system to handle sound from premium formats. Atmos or no Atmos – what you get is a spacious soundstage that sounds much wider and taller than the TV’s physical dimensions. It has no problem with power and volume, and you can crank it without the sound hardening up. Tonal balance is good, with decent bass extension and a crisp treble. There’s enough weight and clarity here that I would happily let the TV handle big movie soundtracks without the assistance of proper speakers. As for effects placement, it’s precise enough to impress, although I feel the Sony A1 OLED does a better job of tracking effects, both on and off screen. All in all, it’s an impressive integrated sound system, but don’t expect something truly cinematic. There’s a very neat sound tuning option. The TV plays some test tones, designed to bounce around the room and end up in your remote control’s built-in microphone. The remote then feeds this information back to your TV, which works out your room’s acoustics and adjusts the sound accordingly. It’s a small difference but it works – in my test room, the TV dialed down the bass a little and the result was more natural than the default setting. image: http://static.trustedreviews.com/94/00003ea1a/7bb4_orh616w616/lg-g7-oled65g7v-1.jpg SHOULD I BUY THE LG OLED65G7V? LG’s product strategy this year means you can enjoy the same quality picture for less if you opt for the models with less fancy designs – such as the LG B7 and LG C7. They’re available for £2500 less at 65 inches. Then there’s the LG E7, £5000 at 65 inches, which is a compromise, keeping the gorgeous picture-on-glass design but swapping the folding sound base for a less powerful sound bar. If you do want to splash the cash, then the LG G7 won't disappoint. As for picture quality, LG’s OLEDs face strong competition from Sony and Panasonic. The Sony KD-65A1 (£5000 at 65 inches) does a better job with fine detail and motion, while the Panasonic TX-65EZ952B (£4799 at 65 inches) boasts class-leading colour accuracy. LG, meanwhile, counters with a more impactful HDR picture, lower input lag for gamers, as well as the best smart operating system of the lot. Related: Best 4K TV VERDICT LG has already proved itself with OLED this year, and with the G7 it’s just showing off. OVERALL SCORE SCORES IN DETAIL Design10 Image Quality9 Smart TV9 Sound Quality9 Value7 Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/lg-g7-oled-review#J42I0F6ZSp8fIbdl.99
  23. World leader in the development of Digital Signage, IPTV and Video Streaming Solutions and members of Football Trade Diretory, Tripleplay has been chosen by Atlético de Madrid to implement its technology at the brand new, 68,000 capacity, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid this July. Wanda Metropolitano, located in East Madrid, will be one of the most impressive stadia in the world when it is opened in September 2017. It has been designed to be at the forefront of stadium technology and also set to meet the highest standards of visibility, comfort and security for fans. In total, there will be over 300 screens of Tripleplay digital signage delivered on LG’s WebOS system-on-chip solution and a further 500 screens of IPTV will be deployed with Tripleplay’s Interactive IPTV Portal. Digital Signage and live TV streams will be delivered throughout the state-of-the-art stadium and will work alongside the venue’s other technology platforms, ensuring that the club has an engaging and modern IP digital media solution. Tripleplay General Manager Europe, Carlos Amoros commented, “Tripleplay has deployed its technology at some of the world’s biggest and best known stadia, working with our clients to deliver a solution worthy of their venue. At Atlético de Madrid we will deliver a modern, engaging and professional solution to match the design of the incredible new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. “To be selected for such a prestigious project is a great validation of our solution and again shows why Tripleplay has become the industry’s preferred choice for a professional Digital Signage and IPTV solution.” Tripleplay’s Digital Signage and IPTV platform has already been deployed across the globe at venues including Wimbledon AELTA, Twickenham Stadium, Croke Park, Daytona International Speedway and The SSE Arena, Belfast and at Chelsea FC, Spartak Moscow, Manchester City, Chicago Cubs and Fenerbahce SK. Source: http://www.digitalsignageconnection.com/atletico-madrid-choose-tripleplay-signage