LG Tv firmware update adds VRR like behaviour as well as massive visual update :

Discussion in 'Displays' started by illusio13, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. illusio13

    illusio13 n00b

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    43UH650V
    Bought...; lead upto xmas 16, and i've been really happy with it. Of course @ ~£400 when bought i was aware ( seen enough side-by-side comparisons LCD/OLED etc ) of the mid-range limitations my Tv would exhibit.

    Fast-forward 2+yrs to firmware update 05:30:45 BAM!!!.......

    Visual acuity.......X5 : 3-d dimesionality of picture; no longer limited to static-images : VRR-like sync with my RX580 8G.............,:) i kid you not, AC Origins was a janky mess, even when OC'ing GPU + Cpu!!! SO, stopped playing.

    Went back andd played opening sequence into Siwa; fighting troops at friends house............; DIFFERENT GAME, DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE, visually massive change.

    The standard Tv performance metrics have really improved with update :

    : Black levels ( within the LCD limitations ) have; for me go up by a fator of 3 !!! Contrast, sharpness; the 3-d dimesionality , by many, many times visually increased.

    The game-changer for me :) VRR-like behaviour; where NONE existed before. I say like because this 2016 Tv was NEVER marketed as having sync-refresh capabilities :

    NIGHT & DAY; AC Origins......, nay; ALL games, all desktop use; even playing back mkv's etc from usb on Tv show the same massive visual update along with the velvety-super-smooth motion tracking ( provided you disable built-in wifi !!! :) ).

    Genuine tears of joy sprang from my ~50yrs old eyes :) DUDES :)

    Obviously; i thought I was going mad; so a couple of friends who regularly visit, and have sat and enjoyed Movies, or watched while i game; also commented immediately upon enetring my room " Whats happened to Tv......., it looks 3-dimensional..., clearer, sharper etc" :)

    Watched a ~ 17GB mkv@Avatar =4K+HDR........., the other 50 times I have seen this movie mean nothing; THIS was the first-time seeing the film...Magical :)

    Have Close Encounters, BirdBox + The Matrix @ 4k+HDR; allready on pen, cuppa n sandwich then to loving up my eyeballs :)))

    Im not the only gamer/movie lover with an LG Tv : cannot speak to other models, but my thinking is; the scaler used in my mid-range Tv 43UH650V-2016, may have been used in a whole-swathe of models, unless you bought Highend.

    Posted a couple of AMD Reddit posts, but nobody on their, even when said have VRR-experience; ... numptys.

    So, posting here for the LG Tv owners; you "MAY" have a serious visual upgrade coming your way; like me.............., or you may not;-) worth checking methinks:)

    Edit : Screen is 12-bit 1080p 4-4-4 chroma 60Hz ; @ 4K = 10-bit 4-4-4 chroma @ 60Hz, think thats 8-bit+frc?
     
  2. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    I can find no reference to this update. Can you provide the version number of the firmware? Latest version for the UK SKU is 5.30.45 dated February 1, 2019 and there is no mention of anything in your post in the update notes.
     
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  4. AngryLobster

    AngryLobster Clueless

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    The use of "3-d dimesionality" invalidates your entire post.
     
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  5. RamboZombie

    RamboZombie n00b

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    I for one, thinks that the TV industry might have a new buzzword here..
     
  6. illusio13

    illusio13 n00b

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    Dude:) and i quote " Fast-forward 2+yrs to firmware update 05:30:45 BAM!!!....... "

    LOL
     
  7. illusio13

    illusio13 n00b

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    No, please stop that : my eye's ( even @ fast approaching 50 yrs old ) do not lie! Perceptually; feels like moving "inside the picture" by a few mm, maybe an inch`. The 3-d dimesionality; im assuming you understand what effect im trying to relay to you, do you not have any 3-d experience to comapare with?

    Please dude got no problem with being doubted; have no reason to speak here or on any other forum; about anything but reality, my reality! Question my claims, for sure thats one of the reasons i post on forums, but unless you have the hardware to test out yourself, SHUTUP!

    just like I have to when read reviews and have to accept the reviewers impressions/conclusions etc; because i dont have the hardware to test... LOL

    Been "around" long time, lurked on forums from back in the early 90's when started building/configuring/Overclocking PC's.

    This update has provided all the performace metrics i spoke of; you get this model if can still find ( without this update applied, since you need the comparison right! ) and "SEE FOR YOURSELF"!

    THEN COME BACK AND COMMENT BOY.

    edit : spelling.
     
  8. illusio13

    illusio13 n00b

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    Try, and if not accept my reality..... is this a problem?
     
  9. Luke M

    Luke M Limp Gawd

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    Isn't that one of those garbage "fake 4K" displays?
     
  10. illusio13

    illusio13 n00b

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    Yes:)