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I've also looked into getting rid of the 'NG(0)' value which is shown after hitting reset but the problem is my TV (C8LLA) doesn't even have a RS232 service port on the back, there is just a headphone/audio out which looks similar but I doubt that will work as a RS232 port.
RS232 port is rare in the USA now. I do not know of any sets with this port any more but I have not been checking lately either
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5.20.00 is a beta firmware. Beta firmware is for testing at a bigger scale. People that are registered beta testers get these releases so they can hopefully prove that they are ready for prime time or prove that they should not be released. This release may never become an official release if they find that it has problems. We may get a subsequent release. I am sure LG is very prudent with this release. The fact that it takes time could simply mean that some problems were found by the beta testers and they are working on it. I'd rather wait for LG to come up with the best firmware possible. I am a software developer and have been for 35 years, thats how it works. We are approaching beta testing for my project. I am sure LG works the same way. Hey, just imagine how this thread would be like without firmware talk!
Perhaps LG, after making enough disasters with .30 (if I remember the numbering well) and .55, introducing more problems than they wanted to fix, decided to be more cautious and respect the principles you indicated above.

Of course an official declaration from LG would be a desirable choice to calm us down and make us have a positive view of the necessary wait.
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Yea, our displays really look awful with the current firmware... Here's a thought....put some high quality content on your display, sit back and stop obsessing over updates.
If you have bothered to read the (lengthy) discussion we had several weeks ago regarding the current firmware, you would have seen that quite a few members, including ME, said that our display looks awesome with "high quality content," but that there are still times when there is "black crush." Granted, the tweaking of the White Balance gamma settings help, but NOT in all circumstances. I still see black crush at times, even in "some" high quality UHD/1080p Blu-rays or while streaming, but mostly in satellite broadcasts.

It is NOT unreasonable for us to want, and in measure to demand, a FIX. We all paid hard-earned money (at least mine was "hard-earned money") for our display and we should be able to expect excellent PQ in ALL "high quality content." When I bought my C877 it was already on the .31 FW which had black crush, but everyone that had the .15 FW boasted that this problem was non-existent with that update. All we are asking LG for is to give us similar PQ with a new update.
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5.20.00 is a beta firmware. Beta firmware is for testing at a bigger scale. People that are registered beta testers get these releases so they can hopefully prove that they are ready for prime time or prove that they should not be released. This release may never become an official release if they find that it has problems. We may get a subsequent release. I am sure LG is very prudent with this release. The fact that it takes time could simply mean that some problems were found by the beta testers and they are working on it. I'd rather wait for LG to come up with the best firmware possible. I am a software developer and have been for 35 years, thats how it works. We are approaching beta testing for my project. I am sure LG works the same way. Hey, just imagine how this thread would be like without firmware talk!
This was a helpful post and I thank you for your knowledge in this area. But it begs the question, "Why doesn't LG inform owners of this and ask us to be patient while they on working on a safe fix?" They could do so on this thread, or at the very least, on their website. We really shouldn't be left "in the dark." Do you agree?

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Perhaps LG, after making enough disasters with .30 (if I remember the numbering well) and .55, introducing more problems than they wanted to fix, decided to be more cautious and respect the principles you indicated above.

Of course an official declaration from LG would be a desirable choice to calm us down and make us have a positive view of the necessary wait.
I was literally composing my last post to the same member while you were posting yours! It just goes to show (once again) that "great minds think alike."

I was even going to address the two FW Updates (.31 and .55) which gave us the problem with "black crush" by saying, "Why did the LG software techs release these to the general public when there was an obvious problem with black crush?"

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This was a helpful post and I thank you for your knowledge in this area. But it begs the question, "Why doesn't LG inform owners of this and ask us to be patient while they on working on a safe fix?" They could do so on this thread, or at the very least, on their website. We really shouldn't be left "in the dark." Do you agree?
I am sure LG is aware of this thread and multiple others. But I think they cannot answer to all of them, other than just say "patience grasshopper"!
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But it begs the question, "Why doesn't LG inform owners of this and ask us to be patient while they on working on a safe fix?" They could do so on this thread, or at the very least, on their website. We really shouldn't be left "in the dark." Do you agree?
It's probably because we -- those who are bothered by some issues with the current firmware and/or those who are anxiously awaiting a fix -- comprise a very, very small percentage of those who own LG OLED's. I would guess, and it's just a wild guess, it might be on the order of 2 percent or something. We might be more noisy than a lot of folks, but from a numbers standpoint, the number of people complaining to LG about an new firmware update to fix black crush or whatever is probably pretty small potatoes.
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It's probably because we -- those who are bothered by some issues with the current firmware and/or those who are anxiously awaiting a fix -- comprise a very, very small percentage of those who own LG OLED's. I would guess, and it's just a wild guess, it might be on the order of 2 percent or something. We might be more noisy than a lot of folks, but from a numbers standpoint, the number of people complaining to LG about an new firmware update to fix black crush or whatever is probably pretty small potatoes.
You are probably right, even though I have a hard time believing the "average Joe" goes out and buys an OLED when he can buy a 4K LCD/LED for a fraction of the price and not know the difference when it comes to PQ. It "used to be" (and "may still be") that those who were willing to spend a lot of money on a high-end display would be bothered by anomalies (like "black crush") in the PQ. Of course, you'll always have people (who really don't care all that much about PQ) with so much money they don't know what to do with it that will go out and buy "the latest and the greatest" technology, but they may actually be a "small minority." They will NOT, as a whole, frequent the AVS Forum and complain about issues in PQ.
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You are probably right, even though I have a hard time believing the "average Joe" goes out and buys an OLED when he can buy a 4K LCD/LED for a fraction of the price and not know the difference when it comes to PQ. It "used to be" (and "may still be") that those who were willing to spend a lot of money on a high-end display would be bothered by anomalies (like "black crush") in the PQ. Of course, you'll always have people (who really don't care all that much about PQ) with so much money they don't know what to do with it that will go out and buy "the latest and the greatest" technology, but they may actually be a "small minority." They will NOT, as a whole, frequent the AVS Forum and complain about issues in PQ.


I think you would be surprised how common that is outside the avs community , I have friends that are literally clueless about technology . They may buy an oled because they heard it’s the best , but I would venture to guess 99% of the general public doesn’t even no what terms like gamma and black crush mean .

We kind of live in a bubble here, don’t get me wrong I like it but we are in the minority imo


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Just used Harmony Hub to program my Harmony Elite to get into the Service Menu and update the Firmware to the 5.20.00 file that people have spoke on here.

First thing I notice is that the crushed blacks issue has been fixed for sure. I’ve only had the TV for 3 months and I’d have to say this is the best I’ve seen the picture look since the first few weeks I had it.
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Just used Harmony Hub to program my Harmony Elite to get into the Service Menu and update the Firmware to the 5.20.00 file that people have spoke on here.

First thing I notice is that the crushed blacks issue has been fixed for sure. I’ve only had the TV for 3 months and I’d have to say this is the best I’ve seen the picture look since the first few weeks I had it.
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Where do you go and what do you do after you enter the Service Menu?


Scroll down where you see Update server for firmware and application. Change the first one from Production to Testing. It will reboot the tv and 5.20 update should trigger.


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Scroll down where you see Update server for firmware and application. Change the first one from Production to Testing. It will reboot the tv and 5.20 update should trigger.


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System 2 - Nsu Mode - change from 'User Mode' to 'Engineering'.
Exit and then search for updates manually. Sometimes it takes multiple tries until it finds the new FW.


Also be aware that it is no longer possible to downgrade with FW 05.XX.XX.
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This was a helpful post and I thank you for your knowledge in this area. But it begs the question, "Why doesn't LG inform owners of this and ask us to be patient while they on working on a safe fix?" They could do so on this thread, or at the very least, on their website. We really shouldn't be left "in the dark." Do you agree?
As a user: Hell yeah! I'm with you 100%!

As a developer: if it ever came to this in my industry I would quit my job in a jiffy! Ok, that's not fair since I am getting ready to retire anyway, but you get my point. Developers have enough of a boss or two looking over their shoulder asking when it will be ready while they are trying to tackle complex problems which sometimes can't easily be evaluated when it will be solved. If you throw users to the party, ouch! Honestly, a company will never divulge that kind of information. They would simply get in too much trouble. I don't have enough fingers, toes, etc. to count the number of times when I was pulled off the most important rushed job (as I was told) to be put on the days new priority! These developers may also be already juggling multiple projects.

Conclusion: Yes it would be great if companies were more transparent. But they are not because it got them into too much trouble. We will have to be patient.
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One thing I would add is, although there is probably a good reason for it, I believe firmware should be downgradable whenever possible. You should be able to try before you buy! Since it was possible to go from .50 back to .15 using special means and it worked flawlessly, I would certainly like to know why it is blocked.

It seems to be the norm in the industry, but I fail to see the point as a user and as a developer.
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Just used Harmony Hub to program my Harmony Elite to get into the Service Menu and update the Firmware to the 5.20.00 file that people have spoke on here.

First thing I notice is that the crushed blacks issue has been fixed for sure. I’ve only had the TV for 3 months and I’d have to say this is the best I’ve seen the picture look since the first few weeks I had it.
See, it's posts like these that especially make me impatient!!

Congrats on getting the firmware that all of us are waiting for, and for encouraging us with a "good report."
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This was a helpful post and I thank you for your knowledge in this area. But it begs the question, "Why doesn't LG inform owners of this and ask us to be patient while they on working on a safe fix?" They could do so on this thread, or at the very least, on their website. We really shouldn't be left "in the dark." Do you agree?
I'd prefer the LG's firmware developers in South Korea to do their job, and not read an American enthusiast's website. The idea that anyone from LG reads this thread - let alone would actually post here - I find hilarious!

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I am sure LG is aware of this thread and multiple others. But I think they cannot answer to all of them, other than just say "patience grasshopper"!
What on Earth gives you that fantastic (the dictionary definition) idea? But I agree, if they were to say anything, it would be along the lines of "we're doing our best and you'll have to wait". Progress is not expedited by frequent requests for progress reports.

I've never seen LG announce ETAs on firmware updates so much as we might like some communication from them, we'll just have to accept that we won't get it. Any and all communication from the customer-facing people in LG is going to be difficult and largely a waste of time.

This is why we were lucky (and IMHO privileged) to get a message back via Vincent Teoh to give us the heads up that it would take a while at the start of the year. And I'm pleased that we did get that message. What we will get, I am sure, is a firmware update at some point based on that beta or a later beta.

EDIT: I've caught up now with the intervening posts. Great points by @jboileau . We don't know why the downgrade option was blocked, but it was, so it is very inadvisable to install this firmware; the only reason to do so would be as a fit of pique. Really shocking to see people being taught how to install it without this being mentioned
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I'd prefer the LG's firmware developers in South Korea to do their job, and not read an American enthusiast's website. The idea that anyone from LG reads this thread - let alone would actually post here - I find hilarious!
I don't find it hilarious (but I'm glad you got a rise out of it), for I've seen other major tv companies/manufacturers like Sony and Samsung responding to consumers with grievances on Amazon and other sites. Granted, it may not be about FW Updates, but they are still hiring people to do PR work with those that are willing to purchase their displays.

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I don't find it hilarious (but I'm glad you got a rise out of it), for I've seen other major tv /companies/manufacturers like Sony and Samsung responding to consumers with grievances on Amazon and other sites. Granted, it may not be about FW Updates, but they are still hiring people to do PR work with those that are willing to purchase their displays.
Some companies are great, I will agree. Particularly if they hire very knowledgeable people to run their twitter accounts for example. I've seen minor miracles via the twitter route as if can be a "wormhole" directly into the heart of a company bypassing tons of customer service departments. But once it scales up it stops being so great, I think we'll just have to wait. We're another week closer to it
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Yea, our displays really look awful with the current firmware... Here's a thought....put some high quality content on your display, sit back and stop obsessing over updates.
The handwaving for a company botching low end gamma (on a tech that boasts the best shadow detail, no less) and then not fixing it for 3 months on $2000+ TVs ITT is just flabbergasting. It's cool that your TV is perfect but not all of us are so lucky.
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Just to "balance the scales" (since I've been quite "negative" in today's posts), I just finished watching the UHD version of Black Hawk Down and it was "Reference Quality" all the way through! The DETAILS were INSANE, especially in facial close-ups...perhaps the BEST I've ever seen. BLACK LEVELS and SHADOW DETAILS were exemplary, with zero black crush!!

If you are a fan of this movie you simply have to buy a copy and treat your eyes to some pure EYE CANDY!!
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I had black crush, got my set calibrated and it's perfect. If you don't want black crush get it calibrated, adjust the IRE yourself or buy a different TV. I bought an E8 for my bedroom and used the IRE settings from my calibrated living room TV on my bed room TV and now my black crush is gone. Zero complaints.

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Unhappy Sudden Screen Problem C8

I was watching TV tonight and noticed that there was a funny brightness to the lower left portion of the screen. It is visible in light colored scenes across content sources. Is this my panel going bad? Is there something I can do about it or do I need to contact LG for a warranty issue?

Software version: 04.10.15
Hours On: 2016
Purchased 11/2018

Thanks for any advice.
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Could there have been direct sunlight shining on the screen? Just a thought.


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I was watching TV tonight and noticed that there was a funny brightness to the lower left portion of the screen. It is visible in light colored scenes across content sources. Is this my panel going bad? Is there something I can do about it or do I need to contact LG for a warranty issue?

Software version: 04.10.15
Hours On: 2016
Purchased 11/2018

Thanks for any advice.
Call LG. It looks that your pannel is gone.

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No bueno. Mine was purchased in October 2018 and I'm still on the .15 version. I don't have as many hours as you but pq is pristine on mine.

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