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LG TV model numbers explained, Understanding what LG TV model numbers mean

Examples of LG Model numbers are used below to explain the meaning LG Model numbering system. In order to understand how LG Model numbering system works we explain the logic behind LG's Model numbering system. So let us take the following examples of LG Model Numbers:

  • LG Model: 65LA9700 which is a 65" Ultra High Definition 4K TV or UHDTV with resolution of 3840 x 2160
  • LG Model: 55EA9800 which is a 55" Curved OLED Smart TV with 3D
  • LG Model: 42GA6400 which is a 42" 3D 1080p LED TV with Google TV

In the examples above, it is clear that the first two places in the LG model number denotes the diagonal width of the TV screen in inches.

The letter following in the third place is the type of TV screen. For example:

  • 'C' stands for LCD TV which now looks to have been discontinued from the LG Range
  • 'E' stands for OLED TV
  • 'G' stands for Google TV enabled
  • 'L' stands for an LED TV
  • 'P' stands for a plasma TV which again seems to be out of fashion.

The next letter following in the fourth place is something to denote the quality of the screen. Three letters 'A', 'M', and 'N' are used for HD resolution of 1920x1080 and higher. These letters in LG models stand for:

  • 'A' stands for high quality picture like 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) TV of resolution of 3840 x 2160. Their OLED TV is given this designation even though it is not a 4K TV but only regular HD resolution of 1920x1080
  • 'M' stands for 3D HDTV
  • 'N' stands for HD resolution of 1920x1080

Older LG TV Model Numbers

To decipher the older LG TV Model Numbers the following will be of help. Examples of older LG Model Numbers are: 50PZ850, 42LV5500, 42LW6500, 47LE4600, 22LV2130.

The first 2 Numbers of these earlier LG TV model numbers stands for the diagonal size of the TV screen. The first letter after the initial two numbers is normally a 'P' or an 'L'. The 'P' stands for a Plasma TV. The 'L' stands for the screen type LCD (both LED and LCD TV have same type of LCD screens - it is only the backlight that makes it an LED or an LCD TV as explained in our Page on TV Types).

The second letter in earlier LG TV model numbers stands for the following. We have arrived at these results by studying the LG website comparing the different models. It is not an official LG statement, just our conclusion.

  • B - 2004
  • C - 2005
  • D - 2010 LCD TV - CCFL backlight
  • E - 2010 Edge LED
  • F - 2007
  • G - 2008
  • H - 2009
  • V - 2011 Edge LED K - 2011 LCD TV - CCFL backlight
  • W - 2011 3D Edge LED with Passive Polarised Type 3D Glasses
  • X - 2010 3D LED
  • Z - 2011 3D TV with Active Shutter Type 3D Glasses

The first number after the letters stands for the following: 9 - flagship top of the range series, 8 will be the next best and 7 the next best and so on till you come to the lower numbers 4, 3 and 2 to denote budget series of TV.

Unique features of LG TV

Here below we explain about some of the unique LG TV features like Motion Clarity Index or MCI or Dynamic MCI, LG TVs TruMotion technology and about the unique LG Magic Motion Remote Control.

LG Motion Clarity Index explained, LG Dynamic MCI

LG TV Motion Clarity Index or MCI or Dynamic MCI is a comparative index of how clear fast motion is seen on a TV, the higher the MCI the better the TV is with less blurring in fast moving scenes. The equivalent specs of LGs 'Motion Clarity Index' or MCI in Samsung TV is 'Clear Motion Rate' or CMR, similarly the equivalent specs of LGs 'Motion Clarity Index' or MCI in Sony TV is 'Motionflow XR'. LGs 'Motion Clarity Index' or MCI in Philips TV is 'Perfect Motion Rate' or PMR and in Toshiba TV it is 'Active Motion Rate' or AMR. Panasonic equivalent to LGs Motion Clarity Index MCI is '360 Back Light Scanning' or 360 BLS.

Motion Clarity Index MCI is not the same as  Refresh Rate, but Motion Clarity Index is an indicator of the clarity of high speed motion display, incorporating more than just frame rates. Motion Clarity Index MCI is a value based on the combination of Panel Refresh Rate, Backlight scanning rates (backlight repeatedly turned on and off to reduce motion blur) , Local Dimming, processor speed, etc. and the higher the figure the better the TV is in showing blur less fast motion action scenes. In essence therefore Motion Clarity Index, MCI or Dynamic MCI are a measure of  how good a TV can handle fast moving scenes to avoid motion blur. The higher the Motion Clarity Index number the better.

LG TV TruMotion

LG TVs TruMotion technology is a method by which additional TV pictures are added in between each frame of the TVs natural frame rate of 25 or 50 frames per second in PAL systems and 30 or 60 frames per second in NTSC system. This adding of additional TV pictures between each frame of the TVs natural frame is called 'Motion interpolation' or 'motion smoothing' or ME/MC for motion estimation/motion compensation. The idea behind it is to avoid problems like 'Judder' which is a flickering of TV picture.  'Motion interpolation' with the additional frames added avoids Judder and gives a much smoother fluid picture on the TV screen. LG calls this process of 'Motion interpolation' in their TVs as 'TruMotion'. Lg's TruMotion process goes one step further than competitors 'Motion interpolation' techniques, LG adds Scanning Backlight technology in TruMotion. The Scanning Backlight technology in LG's TruMotion enables blurless judderless pictures.

The equivalent of LG's TruMotion in other TVs are in Samsung TV 'Auto Motion Plus', in Sony TV  'MotionFlow', in Sharp TV 'AquoMotion', in Toshiba TV 'ClearFrame' and in Vizio TV 'Smooth Motion'.

LG Magic Motion Remote Control

A remote control that operates like a mouse. A smart TV is never smart if you have to endure an overly complex process for controlling your TV. The Magic Motion Remote Control provides the easiest control over your LG Smart TV. Just Point, Click, and Control. With simple movements and gestures, you can drag, flick, and select your preferences, without the hassle of using multiple buttons and arrow keys.

LG 2D to 3D conversion

LG's CINEMA 3D provides remarkably improved 2D to 3D conversion function which offers more realistic 3D images.

New LG OLED TV Models

These are the latest LG TV OLED models with their list price

LG OLED TV Model 55EC9300
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) 1080P Smart 3D Curved OLED TV with webOS
List Price: $1,799.99
LG OLED TV Model 55EG9100
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) 1080p Smart OLED TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $2,299.99
LG OLED TV Model 55EF9500
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) Smart 3D OLED 4K TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $2,999.99
LG OLED TV Model 55EG9600
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) Smart Curved OLED 4K 3D TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $2,999.99
LG OLED TV Model 65EF9500
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) Smart 3D OLED 4K TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $4,999.99
LG OLED TV Model 65EG9600
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) Smart Curved OLED 4K 3D TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $4,999.99
LG OLED TV Model 65EC9700
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart 3D Curved OLED TV with webOS
List Price: $4,999.99
LG OLED TV Model 77EG9700
77" Class (76.7" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart 3D Curved OLED TV with webOS
List Price: $24,999.99

LG Prime 4K UHD TV Models with prices

The new LG Prime 4K Ultra HD TVs come with LG's ColourPrime technology, Ultra Luminance, IPS 4K panel and the new LG software 'Prime Mastering Engine' which can upscale ordinary HD to 4K UHD pictures and makes the new LG Prime 4K UHD TV a superb 4K Ultra HD TV

The new LG prime 4K UHD TV has an integrated Auditorium Stand which also helps to improve the sound of the special Harman/Kardon sound system by acting as a sound reflector. The WebOS 2.0 has simplified and made the LG smart TV functions user friendly and intuitive. LG says "LG webOS 2.0 has taken the ‘complicated’ out of Smart TV".

These are the best and newest 4K Ultra HD TVs from LG with list prices:

LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 50UF8300
50" Class (49.5" Diagonal) Prime 4K UHD Smart LED TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $---
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 58UF8300
58" Class (57.8" Diagonal) Prime 4K UHD Smart LED TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $---
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 65UF9500
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) Prime 4K UHD Smart 3D LED TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $2799.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 79UF9500
79" Class (78.6" Diagonal) Prime 4K UHD Smart 3D LED TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $7499.99

Latest TV LG Ultra HDTV 4K Models

All 4K UHD TV delivers four times the resolution of a standard HD TV which makes the TV picture much more sharper and clearer TV picture allowing you to sit much closer to the TV for a lifelike Cinema theatre experience

LG TV Ultra HDTV 4K Model 55EF9500
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) Smart 3D OLED 4K TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $2999.99
TV LG Ultra HDTV 4K Model 65EF9500
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) Smart 3D OLED 4K TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $4999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 55EG9600
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) Smart Curved OLED 4K 3D TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $2999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 65EG9600
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) Smart Curved OLED 4K 3D TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $4999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 55UF6800
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 65UF6800
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $1799.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 65UF7700
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) IPS 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $1899.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 43UF7600
43" Class (42.5" Diagonal) 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $799.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 49UF7600
49" Class (48.5" Diagonal) 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 55UF7600
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) 4K UHD Smart LED TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $1199.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 79UF9500
79" Class (78.6" Diagonal) Prime 4K UHD Smart 3D LED TV w/ webOS 2.0
List Price: $7499.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 98UB9810
98" Class (97.5" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart 3D LED TV w/ webOS
List Price: $39,999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 65UF9500
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) Prime 4K UHD Smart 3D LED TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $2799.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 65UF8500
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) 4K UHD Smart 3D LED TV with webOS 2.0
List Price: $1999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 105UC9
105" Class (104.6" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart 3D Curved LED TV w/ webOS
List Price: $99,999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 40UB8000
40" Class (39.5" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart LED TV
List Price: $1199.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 65EC9700
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart 3D Curved OLED TV w/ webOS
List Price: $4999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 65UB9200
65" Class (64.5" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart LED TV
List Price: $3799.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 49UB8200
49" Class (48.5" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart LED TV
List Price: $1599.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 55UB8200
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart LED TV
List Price: $2199.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 60UB8200
60" Class (59.5" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart LED TV
List Price: $2899.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 55UB8500
55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) 2160p Smart w/ webOS 3D Ultra HD 4K TV
List Price: $2299.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 84UB9800
84" Class (84" Diagonal) 2160p Smart w/ webOS 3D Ultra HD 4K TV
List Price: $12999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 77EG9700
77" Class (76.7" Diagonal) UHD 4K Smart 3D Curved OLED TV w/ webOS
List Price: $24999.99
LG 4K UHD TV TV Model 49UB8500
49" Class (48.5" Diagonal) 2160p Smart w/ webOS 3D Ultra HD 4K TV
List Price: $1699.99

2014 LG TV Models with Prices

LG TV 2014 model numbers with prices and a brief description are as follows:

LG Model: 84LM9600
List Price: $16999.99
Description: 84" ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION 3D UHD-TV SMART TV
Main Specs:
ULTRA HD 4K RESOLUTION (3840 X 2160P)
LG CINEMA 3D
LG SMART TV
LED PLUS with LOCAL DIMMING
LG Model: 55EA9800
List Price: $9999.99
Description:55" CURVED OLED SMART TV WITH CINEMA 3D
Main Specs:
4 COLOR PIXEL
INFINITE CONTRAST
PENCIL THIN
ENERGY STAR® MOST EFFICIENT 2013 TELEVISION

LG Model: 65LA9700
List Price: $6499.99
Description: 65" ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION 4K TV WITH SMART TV
Main Specs:
4K RESOLUTION
4.1CH SLIDING SPEAKER
TRU-ULTRA HD ENGINE
NANO FULL LED
ENERGY STAR® MOST EFFICIENT 2013 TELEVISION

LG Model: 65LA9650
List Price: $4999.99
Description: 65" CLASS ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION 4K TV WITH SMART TV
Main Specs:
4K RESOLUTION
IPS PANEL
TRU-ULTRA HD ENGINE
LED PLUS
ENERGY STAR® MOST EFFICIENT 2013 TELEVISION

LG Model: 65LA9650
List Price: $4999.99
Description: 65" CLASS ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION 4K TV WITH SMART TV
Main Specs:
4K RESOLUTION
IPS PANEL
TRU-ULTRA HD ENGINE
LED PLUS
ENERGY STAR® MOST EFFICIENT 2013 TELEVISION

LG Model: 55LA9700
List Price: $4499.99
Description:55" CLASS ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION 4K TV WITH SMART TV
Main Specs:
4K RESOLUTION
4.1CH SLIDING SPEAKER
TRU-ULTRA HD ENGINE
NANO FULL LED
ENERGY STAR® MOST EFFICIENT 2013 TELEVISION
LG Model: 42GA6400
Sizes Available: 42" 47" 50" 55" 60"
List Price: from $949.99
Description: 42" 3D 1080P 120 HZ LED TV WITH GOOGLE TV
Main Specs:
LG GOOGLE TV
LG MAGIC REMOTE QWERTY
LG CINEMA 3D
LED BACKLIGHTING
ENERGY STAR® QUALIFIED

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