LG comes with an update for problems with RTX 3080 in combination with OLED TVs

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LG says it will come up with a solution sometime in the coming weeks for the previously reported problems of using RTX 3080 video cards in combination with its OLED TVs from this and last year.

In a statement to Forbes, LG says it is aware of compatibility issues with some OLED TVs used with the Nvidia RTX 3080. “A firmware update is already under development and there are plans to release it in the coming weeks for LG’s 2020 and 2019 HDMI 2.1 TVs,” said the manufacturer. This should fix the issues. LG says it will release more information as soon as the update is ready. The company apologizes.

Owners of this or last year’s LG OLED TV and an RTX 3080 video card recently complained about two problems. For example, the G-Sync Compatible function on the RTX 3080 video card in combination with the OLED TVs can result in a black image at an output of 120Hz. G-Sync Compatible is Nvidia’s name for the implementation of the HDMI 2.1 feature variable refresh rate; AMD calls this FreeSync.

In addition, users of LG’s OLED TVs from this year reported that it is not possible to get images in 4k at 120Hz with 4: 4: 4 display without compression. The 2020 OLED TVs with HDMI 2.1 and a bandwidth of 40Gbit / s should also be able to display that without compression, but in practice TVs turned out to switch to 4: 2: 2 subsampling. The 2019 models do not have this problem.

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