LG last week rolled out a firmware update to its C1 and G1 OLED TV series, which will give those TVs support for Dolby Vision 4K at 120Hz, while also supporting every one of Xbox Series X’s capabilities, Forbes reported.
“Once you’ve installed the update (which appears to be rolling out in numerous territories OTA, or can be downloaded for installation from USB drives from the Software & Drivers support section of some territories’ LG websites), heading into the Xbox Series X 4K TV Details screen no longer shows the dreaded red cross appearing against Dolby Vision 4K 120Hz,” the Forbes report said. “In fact, owners of upgraded C1 and G1 TVs are able to bathe in the glory of the first full roster of green ticks we’ve seen since the Xbox Dolby Vision gaming update appeared.”
In a follow-up report, Forbes looked more at the update.
The update will be followed up with a second update later this week, the site reported. There will also be changes to the Game Optimizer screen.
“The new Game Optimizer screen will, as LG puts it, look more like a game, with a more graphical approach and a choice of orange, violet or green colour schemes,” Forbes reported. “The new Game Dashboard is a simple, at a glance panel you can call up at the bottom of the screen to check which gaming graphics features are in play at any given moment.”
The new update will also make it possible for the C1 and G1 TVs to support AMD Freesync and Dolby Vision simultaneously. And the report said that beta software for the Dolby Vision 4K/120 support will soon come to other 2021 AND 2020 LG OLED TVs.
The current RTINGS rankings of the best available TVs list the LG C1 as the 6th-best, while the G1 appears to have not been ranked yet. The C1 is the second-highest-ranked 2021 TV overall.
Back in November of 2020, Microsoft and LG reached an agreement for an “exclusive marketing partnership,” meant to “highlight the phenomenal gaming experience of the widely anticipated Xbox Series X console and LG OLED TV in key markets.”
The deal made LG’s OLED TVs the “official TV partner” of the Xbox Series X in markets across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific.
“We take the needs of gamers very seriously when developing our OLED TVs so to be able to be an official partner to Xbox Series X is a partnership that is very meaningful to us,” S.P. Baik, head of the TV product planning division of LG’s Home Entertainment Company, said in the November announcement. “We’re confident that the heightened visual quality from combining LG OLED TV and Xbox Series X will blow gamers away.”
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