Amazon Prime Video: LG’s Smart TVs automatically turn off image processing

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LG’s 4K and 8K televisions from the 2020 and 2021 model series automatically switch off all post-processing techniques when using the Amazon Prime Video streaming service and switch to Filmmaker mode in order to achieve the best image display – any post-processing is deactivated in this mode .

Post-production ensures soap operas

The Filmmaker mode has been built into LG televisions since 2019 and at CES 2020 LG announced that it was working on an API for streaming apps that can be used to automatically activate the mode in order to achieve the best image reproduction. The image processing options activated in other modes such as motion smoothing and the additional sharpening of the image can otherwise lead to an unnatural display, the so-called soap opera effect. In Filmmaker mode, the aspect ratio of the film, the colors and the frame rate are also retained unchanged.

Filmmaker mode is not enforced

As soon as Prime Video is started via the smart TV, an overlay menu informs about the activation of the Filmmaker mode, which also gives the user the option to deactivate the changeover. In addition, as before, the Filmmaker mode can be switched on or off manually at any time via the properties, so Prime Video does not force it. However, if you don’t want to do without post-processing the image for other content such as sports broadcasts, you can save yourself a manual change thanks to the automatic changeover.

The first 2021 TVs will receive an update this week

The function should be available for all 4K and 8K LG televisions with webOS 5.0 and webOS 6.0 from 2020 and 2021 via software updates. The first televisions of model year 2021 should receive the update this week.

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