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LG C2 and G2 OLEDs are the first TVs to get Dolby Vision Precision Detail

LG C2 and G2 are the first TVs to get Dolby Vision Precision Detail
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LG's high-end TVs just got better. Its C2 and G2 OLED models are the first to add Dolby Vision Precision Detail to their feature sets, flatpanelshd (opens in new tab) reports. It's claimed to reveal extra detail in the picture, and is especially effective in dark scenes.

This feature was initially planned to launch in June of this year, but has arrived a couple of months late. It lands as part of firmware version 03.20.24, and is only available on the C2 and G2. The feature will come to the LG Z2 8K OLED TV at a later date, as well as TVs from other brands.

The firmware version requires LG's Alpha 9 Gen 5 video processor.

This isn't the first time an LG TV has been first with a Dolby technology. The South Korean brand was the first to use Dolby Vision in its TVs, the first to add 4K@120 support for Dolby Vision and the first with Dolby Vision IQ.

Dolby Vision seeks to show HDR images as accurately as possible. It does so through the use of dynamic metadata – this carries scene-by-scene instructions that a Dolby Vision-capable display can use to make sure it portrays the content as close to the filmmakers' vision as possible. Its rival, HDR10, only has static metadata, making it less accurate.

Dolby Vision IQ uses the TV's light sensors to take the ambient lighting conditions into account, so it will vary the picture based on the lighting conditions in the room. And Dolby Vision Precision Detail takes this on a step, adjusting the light levels of every area of the screen in order to increase contrast, sharpness and detail of Dolby Vision content, picking out more detail, especially in dimly-lit parts.

The firmware update also promises to improve black handling, AirPlay functionality, AV1 playback and voice recognition. It should be rolling out to compatible TVs now.

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Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.

  • Hifiman
    I hope this new feature addresses the limitation of Dolby Vision whereby the image is either too dark to view in any setting other than a pitch black room or looks washed out compared to a non—DV HDR picture. Alas it seems this update will not trickle down to my LG C1.
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