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Everything posted by exnor

  1. Ads? No. Stop LG, just no! If i pay to have a device i do not want ADS on it ok.
  2. The biggest problem with LG (imho) is the Software update policy. You are stuck with the OS version that the TV was launched. Never mind if the hardware is more than capable to handle a new version. LG wont update it.
  3. That is actually way worse than planned Obsolescence. You are talking about a decrease / removal of features (this case a problem with Dolby Vision) via a software update... If it is the case then is a very clear case of FRAUD!
  4. I think i've read on another forum that you can do that using an usb flash drive.... but i cant remember for what version and or model.
  5. I agree with you in part: Sure older models i do understand. I am not expecting that LG compiles a WebOS version for SoC that use ARMv7l ISA and only have 1GiB of RAM (or less)(and all the hardware on the board etc, etc, etc, plus older GPU in the SoC, etc, etc...) But one year old models? Like early or mid 2020 ones? No! That is pure BS from LG part. Yes it would cost LG a few pennies to pay devs to reach that QA, but it would keep costumers happy. This is blatant disregard and greed (btw LG is not the only one doing this. In fact i dont think LG is the worst one, but still it pisses me off).
  6. Sorry but that is marketing BS. The SoC in those units is almost identical. The new ones might be a little more powerful (especially the one for 8K models) but there isn't any hardware limitations on the "old" models that would exclude them to receive the update. Lg doesn't update them because they want to sell new units.
  7. It is a DNS sinkhole but its usefull to determine what domains the tv is trying to access. Better alternative would be using software like WireSharck or if you Router/Gateway having IP monitoring tools.
  8. It might be useful to use a Pi-Hole to determine what type of DNS queries the tv is doing.
  9. Good luck with your Android TV ... you have 5 models from Sony this year and 3 from Philips (btw personal experience Philips updates suck hard... i would avoid any "smart" tv line of theirs). IMO WebOS is not bad... BUT it really does not have 3rd party devs support that is true. But for web browsing, Youtube and even Netflix it does the job really well. So far (imho) you are still better of with a compute stick or eve a simple Chromecast .... but it's your money and your decision.
  10. 1ST Android TV's are basically dead (afaik)... 2nd WebOS was bought by LG from HP exactly to be their OS so why on earth would they use another OS? If you don't like WebOS then just get and Android Stick or an Intel Compute stick and use it for you computing needs on your TV.
  11. No doubt about it... but there are a lot of complications IMO... 1st the Hardware, and i mean the custom SoC on the TV's, does not have documentation available to the general public... So any coder would be forced to use LG API/SDK to port Kodi. 2nd is the part that its not clear how many system resources are available... WebOS AFAIK is there to provide a computing experience BUT TV functions come 1st... so how often would Kodi be "killed" during operation is a pertinent question (to free system resources, since Kodi can hog a lot of them depending on what type of media you are playing). And finally, if it can be sideloaded how fast LG would patch that? Rendering the project and all the work useless :/
  12. Oh BTW team Kodi finally published on Play Store
  13. Thks for the info... i'm going to try this.
  14. Well i might have been a little harsh, but your post readed like someone that does not contribute but complains about an Open and Free Software just because it did not does what you want. Kodi core team focus on the project and does little extra ports, and they probably would never submit a version to LG software shop, like they never did with the Android version. (there have official builds for Android but you have to get them outside the Play store). That program you are talking about is probably a port of Kodi/xbmc that does not respect the GPL_v2 of Kodi and that is probably why i only found it on a Turkish forum. Also its side loaded for what i could translate... that means that you can download it to a USB drive and use it on you TV (personally i'm going to try it). If you translate the forum were its posted the binary you will see that is not on LG App store but is sideloaded. But for what i can figure out from the blog where its uploaded the latest builds, this program does not seem to be a rip-off of the Kodi code but an entirely independent project... but then again there is little info about the code (that i could find out). Also you can get the latest build of it here: http://mkvod.blogspot.pt/ So try it and share with us the experience if you please.
  15. Its very shocking??? Do you even know what the Kodi project is about? They are not optimizing the program for any device in particular, this WHY the project is Open Source! Whant a cheap Kodi able computer with HDMI? get a Raspberry Pi 1 or 2. It works perfectly. Now instead of whining why don't you use the source code of Kodi and compile a WebOS version yourself? And then submit it to LG to see if they approve it (now their answer will be shocking...)...
  16. Yes i have similiar setup... and i can use CEC perfectly with Simplink off... in fact i use the kodi android remote to control my receiver volume. I don't use the OpenELEC project version of Linux based HTPC OS so i can't really help you there. I use Xbian with Kodi 14.2. If this is a problem that happened after you switched to the model 2 Pi then you should query on the Openelec forums.
  17. Are u trying to use ARC or Toslink? I have a LG receiver and even with SimpLink off everything works just fine... But i use a Toslink cable to connect to the receiver and never used ARC. The problem with your setup might well be just the Pi.... Remove the CEC services from whatever Linux distro you are using and it should work fine. (By removing i mean delete them from the system... Apt-get remove "package_name" or just remove the service from startup configuration)
  18. LG SimLink on WebOS is broken.... it slows down the OS to a grinding halt

  19. Well SimpLink is the "modified (at least it appears modified)" version of CEC that LG uses for their devices to communicate to each other. I have a home theater from LG plus Blu Ray player and after disabling Simplink, power off/on synchronization stopped working... but controlling volume on the amplifier still work via CEC. In theorie disabling SimpLink should disable CEC functions altogether but as i experienced it does not... simple CEC commands like volume control or input change or even pause/play on LG Blu Ray player still work. So the only thing you are loosing is LG devices interconnectivity that requires SimpLink... For people like me that have all this things LG the only thing i loss was power on/off sync. And the TV is now operating as it was supposed to. Fast, responsive and overall very good
  20. Yep it appears LG did mess up their CEC code or something with their Simplink... After disabling it (curious it does not disables CEC...) no more OS slow response.
  21. Hi, Just registered to share that on my lb670v i was getting the same problem and after disabling CEC or Simplink the tv got back to normal... I also have a raspberry pi and i noticed that the CEC service on it somehow interferes with the tv CEC... So i disable it. Hope this helps.

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