Had a long discussion in LG support chat a few days ago.
Basic message :
The TV System (WebOS?) doesn't support more than 999 files (pictures, folders, whatever) !! What ??
Can't tell how irritated I was by this statement ! A operation system that doesn´t support more than 999 files on a volume ???
Even if I format the drive to NTFS - same restriction.
Asking for the reason I got as feedback "you have a TV which is for moving pictures (movies, series, TV shows...) and not as for presentation of pictures. Generally customers don`t have 1000 movies on their hard drive" ... !!
Asking in return what about music files ?
Answer "same limitation" ?!!
So Im pretty irritated about the purpose of the music + picture apps in WebOS or the Gallery app ... . Okay - then I asked "...so I've to use an Apple TV or a NAS server ? And there's no such limitation of <999 files ?".
Answer "no, same limitation" !
the LG TV I've bought promissed high connectivity (4 x HDMI, 3 x USB, Ethernet) - but there's no chance to use it central media viewer without additional hardware. And the database to use is limited to 999 files.
I`ve 40000 pictures on my iMac, another 80000 music files (from my big CD collection) - and there's no way to handle this via WebOS ? My iMac 27" is from 2010 still doing a pretty good job - and an expensive Multimedia TV (!?!) from 2018 can't handle this ?
And this despite the WebOS has several Apps that look so promising - really, really disappointing.
Sorry LG, but if there would`t be this really good OLED display I wouldn't have bought your TV. Guess other brands (using your OLEDs) have a better OS. WebOS is a nice toolbox - but none of the tools are programmed to the end. Or can anyone tell me the real purpose of the gallery app (despite its nice for the showroom of the sellers to show some 4K pictures - but only a few, more is not working ) ? Or a pictures app where you can't search and that doesn't support folders ? Same for the music app where you can't really sort.