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    https://www.avforums.com/review/lg-w...m-review.11692

    Rating 9 of 10
    Highly recommended

    Pros

    Integrated into the TV itself
    Very intuitive
    Easy to use
    Extremely responsive
    Comprehensive system architecture


    Cons
    Missing a couple of catch-up services
    Menu access laborious


    Conclusion

    There's no denying that WebOS remains a highly effective Smart TV platform and we applaud LG's decision not to try and reinvent the wheel this year. The reality is that WebOS got so much right when it was launched in 2014 that there is little room for real improvement. What changes LG have made are minor and probably unnecessary in our opinion, largely included to differentiate this year from last. It's more responsive, there have been some minor cosmetic changes, the addition of a shortcut menu and a My Programs page but otherwise it's business as usual. Where LG could genuinely add value is in terms of including all the video-on-demand services but we appreciate that this comes down to licensing agreements and contracts.

    We also found that accessing the main menu system was laborious and whilst most people won't need to after they've initially set their TV up it is a pain for calibrators and reviewers. However by resisting the urge to tinker with a winning formula too much, LG have positioned themselves very favourably this year. Samsung's Tizen powered smart platform looks a lot like WebOS but has been plagued with issues, whilst Panasonic, Sony and Philips have been at the mercy of third-party providers, resulting in serious delays. LG meanwhile have a system that both works and hasn't delayed the launch of any of their TVs, making WebOS a real asset to the manufacturer and a system that remains the one to beat.

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    Nice review, thanks. Its a pity LG appear not to give a damn about folks who purchased a 2014 model in early 2015 who now find themselves with out of date tech - even Apple supports their products for more than a few months.

    This is the last time I will buy LG - their support is clearly not even there, and their actual customer service is even more attricious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomson1 View Post
    Nice review, thanks. Its a pity LG appear not to give a damn about folks who purchased a 2014 model in early 2015 who now find themselves with out of date tech - even Apple supports their products for more than a few months.

    This is the last time I will buy LG - their support is clearly not even there, and their actual customer service is even more attricious.
    Hmm... well, if you follow the LG news for the past few months, they have announced that 2014 televisions (Version 1.xx) will get software upgrades to 2.xx. It's also been leaked recently on a couple of sites that one of the unofficial upgrade files was leaked (not going to link to that since that's fairly 'iffy')... but LG has confirmed they will support the original televisions with a 2.xx upgrade.

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