Out of nowhere, I turned on my 65″ LG OLED65E6P and had a message waiting for me. As I do not have automatic updates turned on, it let me know there was a software update for the TV waiting. It doesn’t say much else, not even a version. So, with full faith, I told it to update.
After about 10 minutes, the update was complete and now, after a quick restart, the version shows as 05.30.25 (the previous version 05.30.02).
After spending some time searching online, I could not find a single mention of this new version of the firmware or what it does, even on LG’s site. So, either someone hacked my TV and I just unwittngly installed a Russian version of Nielsen ratings firmware that happens to report directly to Vladimir’s US analytics dashboard…Or, more likely, I am one of the first to have done the update and talk about this online so soon.
Over the past 18 months there has been extensive talk about LG not allowing Dolby Vision, 4K at 60 fps (primarily for gamers). I would love to find out this is part of the update for my ultra high-end 2016 model 4K OLED TV.
Additionally, I just saw a YouTube video of someone testing multiple LG OLED displays for different burn-in patterns and this person has been communicating with LG, not that I would expect a firmware update that fast, he just reported results very recently.
Anyway, if there’s anybody within the sound of my blog that knows what this update contains I would love to know!