With Dolby Vision Gaming HDR technology available on Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, some TV owners have noticed that suddenly there is a new attitude to worry about. While some 4K displays equipped with HDMI 2.1 could process 120 Hz and some support Dolby Vision for games, initially there weren’t any that could do both at the same time.
Now LG has Approved It’s the first manufacturer to use Dolby Vision HDR at 4K 120Hz support on some of its TVs, just weeks after owners noticed it was showing up in updates. The firmware from 03/15/27 activates the function C1 and G1 2021 OLED TVs, and today LG says support for other premium TVs in its 2021 lineup is on the way.
Other premium models in LG’s 2021 TV series such as the OLED Z1 series, the QNED Mini LED QNED99 series and the NanoCell NANO99 TVs will also receive the update in July. Other TV models in 2021 and 2020 will also be tested for Dolby Vision gaming in 60 Hz or 120 Hz.
The press release wasn’t about support for previous years, but the company said Forbes this beta software with 4K / 120Hz support is also coming to other 4K TVs including last year’s CX and BX models. There’s still no word on an update for 2019 OLED TVs.
All of this happens before the first Dolby Vision HDR-enabled games are available, which we believe should help gamers automatically adjust their brightness and picture settings to the capabilities of the TV. As the company behind the technology explained, “Dolby Vision games are automatically mapped to your Dolby Vision display as you play, so you always see the full picture.” Microsoft has said that you will see “brighter highlights, sharper contrasts, and more vivid colors” despite this other HDR games is harder to say.
The new firmware also adds Game Dashboard, a floating menu designed to help LG owners configure their TVs and see which settings are enabled. It works on any 2021 LG TV with Game Optimizer and can display the status of the TV’s black stabilizer, low latency, and variable refresh rate (VRR), or switch between settings tailored to specific genres. Samsung was the first with a game bar feature on its 2021 TVs, but with something so useful, we hope more manufacturers take up the idea.