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Old 01/14/2015, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so...

I have the LGUB8500 (55" 4K 3D Smart TV) and it was released in 2014; of course, at CES they announce the all new WebOS 2.0 TVs and I'm sitting here like "wtf?"

Does anybody have word on if the newer models actually out now will be "upgradeable" to 2.0?

Sorta gonna be ticked if they can't be.....
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Old 01/14/2015, 04:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Okay, so...

I have the LGUB8500 (55" 4K 3D Smart TV) and it was released in 2014; of course, at CES they announce the all new WebOS 2.0 TVs and I'm sitting here like "wtf?"

Does anybody have word on if the newer models actually out now will be "upgradeable" to 2.0?

Sorta gonna be ticked if they can't be.....
It has been confirmed already that they WON'T receive the update to 2.0 (probably due to the hardware not being able to run it properly), however it WILL keep receiving updates to 1.0.
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Old 01/14/2015, 09:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Okay, so...

I have the LGUB8500 (55" 4K 3D Smart TV) and it was released in 2014; of course, at CES they announce the all new WebOS 2.0 TVs and I'm sitting here like "wtf?"

Does anybody have word on if the newer models actually out now will be "upgradeable" to 2.0?

Sorta gonna be ticked if they can't be.....
according to the news info in the lg website... some of the Smart+ not the Smart devices will get the update...

if you look into the specs of the webOS tvs in the LG webOS developer site... you will see that the 4k tvs have twice the RAM and a bit more processor... so that said..

i hope the RAM is the difference between being updated and dont...
if not, i will hurt someone at LG because i have bought another 55ub8500 1 day before that announcement....

heres the specs:
http://developer.lge.com/webOSTV/discover/webostv-spec/

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Old 01/16/2015, 01:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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All, here some nuance Existing webOS TVs might not be webOS 2.0 upgradable - News - Trusted Reviews but still, we should put LG some pressure to get this update, I also own a 2014 4K WebOS TV and I would be really pissed off not getty any major update to such a recent piece of expensive hardware ! I already opened an official ticket at the French support site, but still no answer, if someone at LG read this forum...
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Old 01/25/2015, 07:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi,

I think you are looking at it the wrong way.

I just found out today, that webos 2.0 has a good chance on not coming the all the dual core TV (but still may).

But I ordered a new one today, the 47lb650v (450 form coop, with 30 code). The 47lb650v was 850 at the start and has gone down to 450 to 500, since July (just 6 months). The new one will be the same.

I plan to sell my one I got today, for 250+ in 1 year. Then buy a web os 2.0 TV, this time next year for about the same as my new one(450), maybe a bit earlier on black Friday. So that's +200 + = a total of 650 and I get a new TV today and a new TV next year. All for less then it would cost to get web OS 2.0 within the first couple of months.

PS. don't but a TV in the first 3 months of it coming out.

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Old 01/29/2015, 09:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi,

I think you are looking at it the wrong way.

I just found out today, that webos 2.0 has a good chance on not coming the all the dual core TV (but still may).

But I ordered a new one today, the 47lb650v (450 form coop, with 30 code). The 47lb650v was 850 at the start and has gone down to 450 to 500, since July (just 6 months). The new one will be the same.

I plan to sell my one I got today, for 250+ in 1 year. Then buy a web os 2.0 TV, this time next year for about the same as my new one(450), maybe a bit earlier on black Friday. So that's +200 + = a total of 650 and I get a new TV today and a new TV next year. All for less then it would cost to get web OS 2.0 within the first couple of months.

PS. don't but a TV in the first 3 months of it coming out.

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Just got the 47lb650v 441 with cash back (quidco) form coop.

Was it like a ZX81 loading a app via tape ? I thought it would after some user reviews I have read. But..

Love it, I was expecting it to take 15 sec to start up (it dose after a patch and 1st time), but its about 4 secs now. Volume can be turned down as soon as it comes up. Once everything is loaded in the background, 45 secs. Its nice and fast. input takes about 2 secs, or less. Even the guild is OK at about 5 secs, but instant once loaded, about BT Vision speed.

I'm happy with the speed and may not even upgrading the TV to webos 2.0, just for the speed.

PS. Manually update the TV first time you use it, its on the General menu and I would select auto update too.

Wish it had an option to pre load 2 or 3 apps.

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Old 04/22/2015, 12:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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LG updates 2014 TVs to Web OS 2.0 - CNET

"The company has confirmed to CNET that its 2014 Web OS 1.0-equipped TVs, including sets like the 55EC9300 OLED, will be updated to version 2.0 of the operating system."

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Old 04/22/2015, 02:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That's a nice surprise given that it was previously thought (or said) that they would not.

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Old 04/22/2015, 02:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Didn't see that coming. One worry is the amount of memory in the TV. I've had it lock up on websites that involve a lot of graphics.

And I haven't noticed the interface being slow, has anyone else? I wouldn't call it snappy, but it is a TV!
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LG updates 2014 TVs to Web OS 2.0 - CNET

"The company has confirmed to CNET that its 2014 Web OS 1.0-equipped TVs, including sets like the 55EC9300 OLED, will be updated to version 2.0 of the operating system."

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Sweet news if that's the actual plan!
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Old 04/23/2015, 02:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Kudos to LG for doing the right thing and not leaving its millions of launch customers behind. Had a friend over a few days ago that is thinking it's about time he upgraded to a Smart TV and really liked the webOS TV - now I can recommend it to him without reservations.
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Old 04/23/2015, 04:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's like HP all over again! Looks like LG get's it and is going for an 'Apple style' combined hardware & software experience: Make good hardware and support the software for a reasonable amount of time.
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Old 04/24/2015, 12:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Didn't see that coming. One worry is the amount of memory in the TV. I've had it lock up on websites that involve a lot of graphics.

And I haven't noticed the interface being slow, has anyone else? I wouldn't call it snappy, but it is a TV!
I can neither confirm nor deny anything, but I would suspect that software improvements will lead to a noticeable improvement. Keeping in mind that the lowest end of the 2014 TVs were not dis-similar to the TouchPad, processor/RAM speaking.. and I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that the mad dash in the year or so that it took LG to go from Open webOS to released product, lead to software that had room to improve.

I'm pretty sure this means that there's a 1st gen webOS 55" 4K TV in my very near future now :-)

This has me excited again :-)
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Think this means we'll be able to buy the new remote with number keys too?
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Think this means we'll be able to buy the new remote with number keys too?
I would suspect that if it's possible to purchase the existing magic remotes (such as for replacement, or for areas that do not receive magic remotes in the box), then one would also likely be able to purchase the newer remotes... as to whether the newer remotes will work with the older tv... i'd say that's probably the case, but i wouldn't be able to confirm without actually doing it.
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Old 05/07/2015, 07:40 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Think this means we'll be able to buy the new remote with number keys too?
After you said this I didn't know they had a version with number keys, so I looked.

LG AN-MR600: Magic Remote Control with Voice Mate™ for Select 2015 Smart TVs | LG USA

It says "Magic Remote Control with Voice Mate for Select 2015 Smart TVs"

Perhaps its just a release note that its for 2015 TV's and it may be compatible with older 2014 models (especially if 2.0 releases eventually).

I could really use this remote with the added buttons.
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After you said this I didn't know they had a version with number keys, so I looked.

LG AN-MR600: Magic Remote Control with Voice Mate™ for Select 2015 Smart TVs | LG USA

It says "Magic Remote Control with Voice Mate for Select 2015 Smart TVs"

Perhaps its just a release note that its for 2015 TV's and it may be compatible with older 2014 models (especially if 2.0 releases eventually).

I could really use this remote with the added buttons.
Played around with the new remote at best buy. Much better than the 2014 style. And they had some 2014 sets so I was able to confirm that the ir works to control power (and probably other ir functions). Question now is if we can pair the new remote to a 2014 TV (they wouldn't let me try) and if all functions work. And even if it doesn't work now, will it work if/when we get webos 2.0 for the 2014?

Almost want to start a new thread just for this and see if anyone can try pairing a new remote at a store while the 2014s are still on display.
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