Originally Posted by Jonastaghizadeh
Has this actually happened to people that have used beta firmware or do the betas usually have lower numbers than the final releases?
YES (but no, they are not beta). LOADS of people, read the C8 thread. I strong strongly recommend you do not do this. Many of the users who jumped the gun on the C8 thread who were too impatient to wait for the near-black chroma overshoot fix installed Engineering Firmware versions, and now they are FAQed and can't install the later real releases which have fixes which they want.
Trying to get an idea of the risks before installing the beta.
It is not
a beta. It is Engineering
Firmware. This is lower than "alpha" in the hierarchy of versioning.
Is there a list of beta firmwares anywhere?
Beta-testing would happen internal to LG. LG does not do public beta-testing. This is not a beta firmware.
NB: Do not confuse installing Engineering firmwares which carries this large risk (and I WOULD NOT DO IT), with installing world-wide firmware versions which work in many countries and are bit-identical. For example, the same chassis is used in South Korea, America, Canada and the firmware is built with all the languages in it, so whichever website has it first, you guys can install the firmware from the Korean website if you want. This is not "the Korean firmware", it's the American-Canadian-Korean firmware.
Similarly with our European models. All of Europe + some other countries (Russia IIRC) share the same chassis and therefore firmware. There's only 2 or 3 different firmwares for each model-range across the world.