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By Nishanth Noble
I own an LG Smart TV and I am trying to create an LG account by using the option 'Accounts" under the settings. When I try to register, I show an error message " Unable to retrieve LG service country information". I am in Oman and the LG service country is selected as Oman.
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So I have a handicapped brother who plays with this tv all day. He is very good with getting into things to the point where I, a fairly tech savvy guy, will scratch my head saying "how the hell did he do that?"
When using this tv, he uses the remote from our cable box (Optimum/Samsung) which only controls the power and volume on the tv. But leave it to him to find something to toy with. He found that when the mute button is repeatedly pressed (something he regularly does), this menu pops up. (Pictured below) I don't even know how to access this menu with the factory remote.
I figured maybe it was a software glitch, and maybe it would get corrected over time with a software update. So I updated it the other day from 04.00.30 to 04.05.25, but no such luck. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about if there's a way to disable it. I'm new here so I'm not sure if there's someone in particular I should direct this to that might be really great with the OS and can help.
Bought myself an LG 60UH770T-HT (in Australia) and love it.
It's the first 'smart' TV I've seen where the OS doesn't make me want to make it un-smart, Android on TVs is just awful in my experience.
Is running LG Software version 3.17.20 at present and Web OS 3.1.2-1217 (dreadlocks-denali).
I'm really keen to find out if I can install 3rd party apps such as a replacement web browser for the very limited one that came installed with the TV etc....
Things I'd like to do / find out if I can do:
Upgrade the inbuilt hard drive to a larger SSD. Install a better web browser (one that's updated, security patched, allows downloads etc...). See if I can enable any more advanced settings. Customise the interface layout. Train the smart remote to the IR codes for my QUAD Vena integrated amp. I contacted LG via twitter and they weren't at all helpful, essentially blew me off to talk over the phone then changed that to logging something with the Australian only website, they didn't even respond when I said that the QUAD was a UK brand and widely used all over the world, they made it pretty clear they didn't care. Twitter convo started here: https://twitter.com/s_mcleod/status/756353546245672961 Moved to a DM convo LG support blowing me off.pdf Contribute back any learning / information I find out to help others. Mirror my iPhone directly to the TV, I'm hoping there's an Airplay receiver app out there somewhere. Add Getflix, or a quick way to switch between DNS servers to the UI.
And probably a lot more.