Although it’s taken a little longer than initially expected, LG has told me this morning that it expects to start rolling out a Dolby Vision at 120Hz firmware update for its 2020 CX and GX OLED TVs ‘very soon’ in South Korea, with a wider roll out currently scheduled to begin around the middle of next week.
The update will fix the current limitation of the CX and GX sets whereby they can only play games in Dolby Vision from the Xbox Series X at a 60Hz frame rate. A limitation, by the way, which is shared by pretty much every other Dolby Vision TV from every other brand.
Owners of LG CX and GX TVs will start receiving a firmware update unlocking Dolby Vision at 120Hz … [+]
Regular readers of my Forbes articles will recall that LG already rolled out a similar update for its 2021 C1 and G1 OLED TVs back in mid June, making it the first brand in the world to offer TVs that support the full capabilities of the recently Dolby Vision-enhanced Xbox Series X console.
LG tells me that the CX/GX update will be delivered globally next week following the initial imminent South Korean launch, rather than it being rolled out in different territories at different times as has happened with some previous LG firmware updates. That said, LG adds that even though they’re going for a global launch, it could take until the end of October for every CX and GX TV to become Dolby Vision at 120Hz-ready.
As it stands right now the number for the CX/GX Dolby Vision 120Hz update is 04.30.10, but LG wanted me to make it clear that this number may vary between different regions. If anyone finds that it does indeed appear with a different number in their territory once they start seeing it arriving on their TVs, feel free to let me know via the Twitter account link in my contact details at the bottom of this article.
LG does not yet have any more information on its progress in finding a similar Dolby Vision 120Hz solution for its 2019 9-series OLEDs, but I will of course provide an update on this as soon as there’s anything certain to report.
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I’ve spent the past 25 years writing about the world of home entertainment technology–first at Home Cinema Choice magazine, where I became Deputy Editor, and for the
I’ve spent the past 25 years writing about the world of home entertainment technology–first at Home Cinema Choice magazine, where I became Deputy Editor, and for the past 20 years on a freelance basis. In that time I’m fairly confident that I’ve reviewed more TVs and projectors than any other individual on the planet, as well as experiencing first-hand the rise and fall of all manner of great and not so great home entertainment technologies. I am currently a regular contributor to Trustedreviews.com, Techradar.com, Home Cinema Choice magazine, Wired, Pocket-Lint.com and, of course, Forbes.