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Q: I'm on firmware earlier than 4.10.15, should I upgrade my firmware?
A: if it's earlier than 4.10.15, then yes definitely. This firmware fixed a very long-standing bug with HDR luminance fluctuations which was present since at least version 3.00.63. You do not want to be on firmware earlier than this. Do not pass go, do not collect £200, upgrade it baby. See the next question for which version to upgrade to, however.
Q: I'm on firmware 4.10.15 (or 4.10.20 in the UK), should I upgrade my firmware?
A: The visibility of the problem LG is addressing at the time of writing (near-black chrominance overshoot) is heavily depending on your individual panel. This means you should not, and can not, make a good decision just based on the most popular answers. You must decide based on how bad the issue is for your panel at the moment.
Versions between 4.10.31-4.10.55 do address dark detail with improved dithering patterns. However they also have a "higher" gamma value for dark details which means "crushed blacks" for many users which can't be fixed accurately very easily.
On 10th May 2019 an engineering version was first seen which has the original gamma values restored and it is probably best to wait for this version to finish its testing and be made available to all. But if you are feeling adventurous, 4.10.55 is a stable firmware.
Q: I've heard there's an engineering firmware which fixes X, should I install it?
Q: Why not? Totes Emosh!
A: If you need to ask, you won't understand the answer.
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