Lucky owners of the five-star rated LG C2 and LG G2 OLED TVs are set to get even better HDR performance thanks to a new firmware update released today by the South Korean manufacturer.
Already at the top of our list of the best LG TVs you can buy, the new 03.20.24 system software for major TVs brings a number of key improvements, the most significant being the addition of Dolby Vision IQ Precision Detail technology.
The feature is an all-new image enhancement system that aims to reveal extra detail in especially dark scenes.
The new HDR technology works in conjunction with Dolby Vision IQ – a feature that was added to LG’s next-gen TV in March – and uses light sensors built into the TV to automatically adjust picture settings to match the brightness of the room. .
In addition to Dolby Vision quality, the new firmware also brings improved black-level handling, as well as improvements to AirPlay connectivity, AV1 playback and voice recognition.
The update fulfills a promise made by LG earlier this year that all of its TVs with its latest Alpha 9 Gen 5 video processor would receive an update bringing Dolby Vision Precision Detail, with the company’s Z2 8K OLED TV set to receive the resource in the next few weeks.
New Dolby update gives LG the edge in battle to beat blackouts
Anyone who has worked on the sometimes dark scenes in Obi Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus will know how important it is to have a screen that can handle the nuances of dark content.
Much like the infamous Game of Thrones finale, which was also marked by some viewers for being too dark, Star Wars fans who watched the recent Jedi spin-off failed to see what was happening during key moments, despite to watch on modern HDR TVs.
The problem stems from most modern movies and even some TV shows being rated for watching in a pitch-dark cinema space. Once the ambient light of an ordinary living room is added to the mix, dark details can get lost.
The addition of Dolby Vision Precision Detail, which takes into account the brightness of where a screen is situated, will go a long way towards solving the problem for owners of LG G2 and C2 OLEDs and will eliminate the hassle of constantly having to adjust settings.
It’s not the first time a new Dolby feature has arrived on LG TVs first, with Dolby Vision and 4K@120 support for Dolby Vision both arriving on the company’s TVs ahead of other brands, making the South Korean brand reliable ahead of the pack. curve when it comes with the latest HDR technology.