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Aussie Michael
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Aussie Michael posted on Sat, Mar 21 2020 8:07 AM

Hello,

Does anyone know which software version the BV Eclipse has?

Over time has it been upgraded / upgradeable to the latest WebOS? 

Thanks

MH

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Surprisingly, the Eclipse is on 3.6 of the LG software. Up until the most recent LG software update - which if I recall is now at 4.8 - I was not at all concerned, as despite numerous interim updates, there was nothing of any real consequence. 

However, this latest LG update does address a security issue and thats where I draw the line. B&O have a consumer responsibility in these scenarios to prioritise an update or should be sending notifications to their customers to unplug their systems from their networks.

This is the problem with these so called 'Smart' TVs. They are now fully fledged computer systems that are continuously connected to the web with immense software stacks. 

The best advice I can give is that all these Smart TVs are flawed and its best from all fronts; security, privacy and picture performance to use an Apple TV to consume Netflix, Amazon and the rest.

I love me Eclipse. It's the best B&O TV ever in my opinion (and I've had a few over the past 20+ years,) but its been clear for nearly a decade that you have to be a software company for almost everything in this day and age.

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Just out of curiosity... What is the security issue and what is at stake?
(serious question... no intent to be a troll)

Karel.

 

Emil Jensen
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Aussie Michael:

Hello,

Does anyone know which software version the BV Eclipse has?

Over time has it been upgraded / upgradeable to the latest WebOS? 

Thanks

MH

LG have never been updating their WebOS,

And you are not missing anything anyway.

Use Apple TV for smart TV, much better.

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Emil Jensen:

LG have never been updating their WebOS,

And you are not missing anything anyway.

Use Apple TV for smart TV, much better.

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My Eclipse has been updated once in LG web Os!

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kuyttendaele:

Just out of curiosity... What is the security issue and what is at stake?
(serious question... no intent to be a troll)

Karel.

 

Unfortunately - 5.80.35 just says Security Update

mawheele
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kuyttendaele:

Just out of curiosity... What is the security issue and what is at stake?
(serious question... no intent to be a troll)

Karel.

 

Unfortunately - 5.80.35 just says Security Update

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Here is the change log, since the version installed on the Eclipse:

 


[04.70.06]  
For 2017 OLED TVs (W7, G7, E7, C7, B7)  
1. Support TrueHD audio format through HDMI  
2. Technicolor Expert mode  

For 2017 Super UHD 4K TVs (SJ)  
1. Technicolor Expert mode  

For 2017 Ultra HD 4K TVs (UJ)  
1. Add an Apply to all input feature in Color Management Setting  
2. Improving HDD detection speed  
3. Add function for maintaining compatibility of remote controller  

[04.70.10]  
1. To improve Store mode OLED afterimage issue in Europe  

[04.70.30]  
1. To improve Youtube VP9 HDR Contents SDR processing issue  
2. To improve Smart Retune Deleted Reservations issue  
3. To improve OLED Model Screen Saver occurrence issue  
4. To improve issue of canceling favorite setting channel in European Standby Channel Update  

[04.70.65]  
1. Bug Fixes – Playing Dolby Vision contents over HDMI  

[04.70.85]  
1. Apply the GDPR terms.  

[05.80.04]  
1. Improvement regarding Netflix usability have been applied.  
2. Addition of satellite channels and feature updates in certain countries. (Russia/CIS country)  
3. IPv6 connection feature on/off can be selected from Network/Wired Connection settings.  
4. also, minor bugs are fixed.  

[05.80.10]  
1. To improve that the subtitle is not displayed when HbbTV app in on.  

[05.80.15]  
1. To improve Intermittent no audio issue during watching LiveTV.  

[05.80.25]  
1. To Improve color issues at HDMI 2160p 50Hz input  

[05.80.35]  
1. Security Update. 

[05.80.55] 
1. Add HEVC logo to user guide 
2. fix unknown device toast pop-up issue by Galvanic Corrosion

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Thank you all for your replies 

So its 3.x for WebOS; and

05.80.55 for Sound Centre 

 

@ emil, yeah I was thinking that it would be better with an ATV, etc - that's what I would go with

Was interested only cos my Sony A1 had a major update between versions of Android, and not just a .x minor release, so wasn't sure if LG follow the same cadence, appreciating that they are very different OS

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Aussie Michael:

Thank you all for your replies 

So its 3.x for WebOS; and

05.80.55 for Sound Centre 

 

@ emil, yeah I was thinking that it would be better with an ATV, etc - that's what I would go with

Was interested only cos my Sony A1 had a major update between versions of Android, and not just a .x minor release, so wasn't sure if LG follow the same cadence, appreciating that they are very different OS

No, it's 3.60.30 for the screen (where LG has contributed) and 2.7.37196 for the Sound Center. The latter software is most certainly B&O specific.

Concerning the screen part, is it difficult to conclude that the version numbers of the Eclipse WebOS must match those of a stock LG C7 TV as it is a customized version. But clearly, all enhancements concerning image processing and supported codecs should be added. 

About the risk of having the TV accessed from outside the local Wifi network, one must ensure that the IP address of the Eclipse is not visible from outside (firewall ?). If a pirate knows its IP address, it is possible to control the TV remotely and change the settings.

Regards,

Jean

 

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Thank you Jean, appreciate it

Cheers

 

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