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hardimpct

webOS 2015 backwards support to LG 2014 smart tv`s with dual core

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I base my question upon the press release from LG that they will launch a brand new webOS for their 2015 smart tv line of products, see http://www.cnet.com/news/lg-plans-new-webos-for-all-of-its-2015-smart-tvs/.

 

Not much is revealed in that press relase of requirements, like processor  requirements, type of tv model supported and so on.

 

A natural question would be, will it be backward compatible with year model 2014 TV`s and will we see the ability for a free update, eg. for the dual core based smart tv LB670 series.

 

So please, in this thread you can post updated information of further detail of what will be the requirements.

 

/hardimpct

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Glad if we could get a response for this question.

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No, of course it won't be compatible. How will LG sell new TVs then? It was confirmed by LG representative, anyway.

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Hi needz,

 

if you have the source of this confirmation, can you post it in this thread?

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No, sorry. But just wait for CES and you will know for sure. There was also a hint in the press release, that "if you have one of the new ones...", you will have all the new features.

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Consider this information as legit. There is a firmware upgrade expected by Aug-Sep. If your TV runs on WebOS 1.0, you can very well get an upgrade to the latest version. Now let me make it very clear  here...its not going to be the exact upgrade as you see on the 2015 line up. But this upgrade can give you better booting speed as well as interface changes.

 

Yeah you are welcome ;)

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Good news if so - any proof?

 

I'd really like to be able to use the new magic remote (with hard number buttons) instead of the original, do you know if I could do this?

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Thanks to spacemonkey for this positive update.

 

From the press release we can read:

 

"LG also announced that its 2014 webOS-enabled Smart TVs will enjoy a free software update on September 21, allowing current webOS 1.0 users to experience the improved webOS 2.0 platform introduced on 2015 models without having to purchase new hardware.

 

LG's 2014 Smart TV series that will receive the update are: LB6300, LB6500, LB7100, LB7200, UB8500, UB9200, UB9300, UB9500, UB9800, EC9300, EC9700 and EG9700"

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