LG gives some premium 2021 TVs more of a gaming edge with an update to Dolby Vision HDR
LG touted some of its latest high-end TVs, the C1 and G1 OLED variants included, as ideal for big-screen gaming prior to their release in 2021. It proceeded to deliver on these promises to some extent with recent updates to AMD Freesync Premium/NVIDIA G-SYNC, variable refresh rates (VRR) and auto-low latency (ALL). Now, the same devices' latest firmware update contains another potentially vital upgrade: Dolby Vision HDR.
This new setting might run at up to 4K/120Hz, depending on the platform used to game on the TVs in question. LG has also announced that this update also adds a new Game Dashboard to their UI. It is slated as a shorter and more convenient path to the Game Optimiser Menu, which is required to access controls for features like ALL, VRR and G-Sync.
This new firmware (version 03.15.27) is being rolled out to TVs such as the award-winning 48C1 at present. However, the OEM also projects it will hit additional lines such as the OLED Z1, mini-LED QNED99 and NanoCell NANO99 series from July 2021 as well. Finally, LG is also currently looking at its use on yet more LG TVs from 2021, not to mention 2020, at this stage.