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Better subtitle handling/options (saving Code Page&transparent background)


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I have LB650V webOS TV and it is very annoying having to reselect the (Latin 2) subtitle encoding (Code Page) every time when playing the movie. Absolutely no excuse not to save the last used choice for the subtitle Code Page so I hope it will be implemented in the future firmware updates.


And one more thing about the subtitles: the options to turn on the transparent background and/or the character outlines has to be done - to improve the readability.

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Hello, chupo_cro. Update your TV firmware and Code Page will be saved, and every next playing it will be like last time.


Best regards,



So the Code Page choice saving has already been solved? Nice to hear :-) I have disabled automatic SW updates because I wanted to first read the changelog and wait to see the user reports but couldn't find any changelogs :-/ So I am still using firmware 03.23.13 shipped with the TV. I can see the latest firmware is 4.30.16 - can you confirm this FW didn't introduce some new bugs? For example, with 03.23.13 web browser often suddenly just restarts.


Do you maybe know if SW update can mess up some settings (e.g. calibration settings)?


Thank you for your reply

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Update your TV firmware and Code Page will be saved, and every next playing it will be like last time.


You were right - after updating the firmware to 04.30.16 the Code Page option remembers the (last used) state. I've also noticed new icon design, sooner disappearing notifications after inserting/removing the USB stick, more info in the About menu (MAC addresses), faster responding menus/options and faster previewing contents of the removable drives.


Unfortunately web browser still sometimes restarts when browsing the pages. However, it now restarts with 'Out of memory' error code (before there wasn't any error reports).


I hope the transparent subtitle background and subtitle outline options will be implemented in the near future.


And there is one more thing about the subtitle handling - I believe it's so important it deserves a separate thread so I am going to open a new topic...

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On 2/19/2019 at 2:09 PM, laki21 said:


I have LED TV LG 70UK6950  and I have the same problem like its described in first post -  I must to reselect the subtitle encoding (Code page 1250) every time when playing the movie.

Is possible to save  these settings for future use?

I have exactly the same problem with LG 55SM9010PLA. I have to set the Windows 1250 code page for every movie i wanna watch with subtitles...
BTW the menu for code page change is hidden really well. Average users have no chance to find it without online help or big chunk of luck...

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Hello, I have LG OLED65B9SLA, newest firmware 5.10.30 and I have same problem. Every time (also for same movie which I watched before) I have to set correct encoding (Windows-1250). Is possible remember last encoding settings until I change it to different settings? Or is possible set it somewhere as default settings?

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