LG CX - Internal apps or Apple TV

Lloydy92

Active Member
LG CX - Internal apps vs Apple TV

Hi guys, looking for some advice. Is there any advantage to having Netflix, Disney+ etc etc installed on internal apps on the LG CX vs having them on a separate Apple TV box?

I ask because I’ve read certain things about raised blacks on DV content on Apple TV’s and the fact that it’s player led DV rather than TV led. Does anyone have any experience switching between the options and a opinion on which is the better solution.

I used to have streaming apps on the TV on my old C8 but moved them to the Apple TV when I discovered that the C8 didn’t want to pass Dolby Atmos through ARC to my soundbar. I assume the issue is fixed on the CX but haven’t yet tested it.
 

chenks

Well-known Member
the recently released new version of the appletv device has pretty much fixed the raised black issue, it's still there but barely noticeable.

in terms of advantage, there is probably none if you have access to all the apps you'd want natively installed on the TV.
 

Lloydy92

Active Member
Ok cheers. I’ve haven’t got the newest model unfortunately, it’s a 4K box but I think it’s the 2017 model. The only content I can it’s been a problem with is Loki on the Disney+ app where it was noticeable in certain scenes.

I don’t suppose you know if the CX has any issues passing Atmos through EARC from internal apps like the C8?
 

chenks

Well-known Member
I don’t suppose you know if the CX has any issues passing Atmos through EARC from internal apps like the C8?

well it does support it
 

JSWolf

Active Member
the recently released new version of the appletv device has pretty much fixed the raised black issue, it's still there but barely noticeable.

in terms of advantage, there is probably none if you have access to all the apps you'd want natively installed on the TV.
There is one advantage to current Apple TV. With the right iPhone, you can calibrate the picture. Other then that, no other advantage. But given that the Apple TV is not the latest, there is no advantage.
 

chenks

Well-known Member
There is one advantage to current Apple TV. With the right iPhone, you can calibrate the picture. Other then that, no other advantage. But given that the Apple TV is not the latest, there is no advantage.

well, all you're doing is calibrating the appletv output, and some reports suggest it doesn't do a very good job at it. horses for courses.
 

LarryRup

Novice Member
LG CX - Internal apps vs Apple TV

Hi guys, looking for some advice. Is there any advantage to having Netflix, Disney+ etc etc installed on internal apps on the LG CX vs having them on a separate Apple TV box?

I ask because I’ve read certain things about raised blacks on DV content on Apple TV’s and the fact that it’s player led DV rather than TV led. Does anyone have any experience switching between the options and a opinion on which is the better solution.

I used to have streaming apps on the TV on my old C8 but moved them to the Apple TV when I discovered that the C8 didn’t want to pass Dolby Atmos through ARC to my soundbar. I assume the issue is fixed on the CX but haven’t yet tested it.
I went the NVDIA Shield route and have been very happy. I did this primarily to get a better Home network/Internet connection, as the TV only has a "n" Wi-Fi adaptor, and a 100 MG ethernet port. The Shield offers a "AC" Wi-Fi and 1Gig ethernet. The Shield also has a terrific upscaller, and abundant apps. I have not done an app availability one for one with the TV, but there has not been app I could not find on the Shield. The user interface is far better than the TV and very customizable. I am a happy camper now. I would assume the Apple TV would be similar. I was not happy having to go out and buy another device when I just spent 3K+ on a "smart" TV, but have learned to accept the TV as a wonderful display, and leave all the other stuff to specialist hardware/software.

LR
 

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