LG has started rolling out updates that bring the support for Dolby Vision HDR at 4K 120Hz for gaming on compatible platforms to a few premium TV series. LG claims that it’s the first TV manufacturer to do so. LG has confirmed that the update will be rolled out for C1 and G1 2021 OLED TVs. A report also says that CX and BX models from last year might get the update as well. There’s no word yet on any update for 2019 OLED TVs.
As per a press release by LG, the update with firmware version 03.15.27 has started rolling out already and LG says support is on the way for other premium TVs in its 2021 lineup.
“Additional premium models in LG’s 2021 TV lineup such as OLED Z1 series, QNED Mini LED QNED99 series and NanoCell NANO99 series TVs will also receive the update in July. Additional 2021 and 2020 TV models are also being tested for Dolby Vision gaming in either 60Hz or 120Hz.”
A report by Forbes says that LG will also be rolling out the Freesync/ Dolby Vision support update for last year’s CX and GX series of TVs as well. Additionally, the report mentions that while the final version of the software will be released online and via OTA updates as normal, those C1 and G1 2021 OLED TVs owners who wish to get their hands early can request the beta version directly from the local LG service centers.
Currently, there are no games that support the Dolby Vision HDR. So, all this happening before the release of any capable game, is going to help gamers automatically configure their brightness and image settings to match the TV’s capabilities. As Dolby explains, “Dolby Vision games automatically map to your Dolby Vision display as you play, so you’re always seeing the full picture.”
Apart from the support for Dolby Vision HDR at 4K 120Hz gaming, the update from LG also brings Game Optimizer to the Game Dashboard, a floating menu that should help LG owners configure their TVs and see which settings are enabled. It allows gamers to quickly see the TV’s settings and switch between different genres – Standard, FPS, RPG, or RTS – without pausing the ongoing game. Samsung was first with a game bar feature on its 2021 TVs, but with something this useful we hope more manufacturers pick up the idea.