TVs are one of the most popular categories of consumer electronics, but unlike smartphones, they do not have simple model names, as there are too many variations to describe them using a commercial name.

That’s why TV makers use model numbers to distinguish some TVs from others. In addition, each TV maker has its own series of TVs, which generally differ in the type of display used. For example, LG offers LED, OLED, QNED, and NanoCell TVs.

So, if you want to know more about a particular LG TV before you buy it, you should analyze its model number to understand what it means.

LG TV model number explained: All you need to know about LG LED, OLED and NanoCell TVs model numbers

Every TV set has a model number. This is a specific model number of the TV that contains a lot of information about the TV’s features, such as screen size, tuner type, and so on. Moreover, there is a separate model number type for each of LG TVs series, it makes it easier to understand which series this TV belongs to.

Also, there is an LG TV serial number, it is separate for each TV and tells how and when this particular TV was made.

LG LED TV model number explained

LG LED TVs model number lookup

As you can see, the LG LED TV model number gives you all the information you need to know about a particular TV model, so you can use this table to understand almost all of the key tech specs of your LG LED TV.

LG LED TV model number lookup

Now, let’s look at the LG LED TV model number in more detail, for this, lets take the LG LED TV model number 70UN7380PVC:

  • 70 – is the size of your LG TV screen in inches
  • U – is the type of your LG TV:
    • S is Super UHD TV
    • U – UHD TV
    • E – OLED TVs till 2016, as from that time LG has different model number scheme for OLED TVs
    • L – LED
    • P – LG Plasma TV (they were made till 2012)
  • N – The year of the particular TV model:
    • P – 2021
    • N – 2020
    • M – 2019
    • K – 2018
    • J – 2017
    • H – 2016
    • F/G – 2015
    • B/C – 2014
    • N/A – 2013
    • W/M/S – 2012
    • V – 2011
  • 7 – TV series
  • 3 – TV model
  • 80 – TV modification
  • P – TV region:
    • P – Europe, the US (it’s usually the basic TV model)
    • W – South Korea
    • S – the UK and Singapore
    • A – the US only model
  • V – tuner type:
    • U – ATSC / Clear QAM (the US, Canada, and Mexico)
    • L – DVB T / T2 / T2HD / C / S / S2 (Europe, Russia, and Turkey)
    • N – ATSC 3.0 / ATSC 1.0. (South Korea)
    • S – SBTVD (Brazil, Argentina and Chile)
    • J – BS 110 (Japan)
    • V – DVB-T2 / C / S2 (Saudi Arabia, OAE, Kuwait, and South Africa)
    • T – MPEG-2/4 DVB-T2 (Australia, Singapore, and India)
    • No – DVB-T2 / C / S2 (New Zealand)
    • C – DTMB (China and Hong Kong)
  • A – design features (for example different stand type or color)

As you can see, LG LED TVs model numbers are quite complicated to understand at a glance, so I advise you not to rush if you want to understand, but spend some time to do it.

First, find the number of your TV and then break it down letter by letter (or number by number) using the scheme shown above.

LG OLED TV model number explained

LG OLED TV model number lookup

OLED TVs are an area that LG sees as promising. That is why after 2018 such TVs received a separate scheme of model numbers, as the company plans to further develop this direction, positioning OLED TVs as a high-end solution for those who want to buy a high-quality TV.

LG OLED TV model number lookup

Now, let’s break down the LG OLED TV model number using the OLED77G1PVA as an example:

  • OLED – means that this TV is OLED, so you won’t mix it up with any other TV series
  • 77 – TV screen size in inches
  • G – identifies that this TV is 4K:
    • B/C/G/E/W – 4K TVs
    • Z – 8K TVs
    • R – Rollable TVs
  • 1 – the year when the particular model went on sale:
    • 6 – 2016
    • 7 — 2017
    • 8 — 2018
    • 9 — 2019
    • Х — 2020
    • 1 — 2021
  • P – till 2018 it was used to identify the tuner type, but since 2018 it’s used to identify the TV region:
    • Till 2018:
      • V/J – DVB T2 / C / S2
      • D – DVB T / DVB T2HD / C / S / S2
      • P – ATSC / ISDB
      • T – DVB T2
    • Since 2018:
      • P – Basic model
      • W – South Korea
      • S – the UK and Singapore
      • A – the US
  • V – digital tuner type:
    • U – ATSC / Clear QAM (the US, Canada, and Mexico)
    • L – DVB T / T2 / T2HD / C / S / S2 (Europe, Turkey, and Russia)
    • N – ATSC 3.0-ATSC 1.0. (South Korea)
    • S – SBTVD (Brazil, Argentina, Chile)
    • J – BS 110 (Japan)
    • V – DVB-T2 / C / S2 (Saudi Arabia, OAE, Kuwait, and South Africa)
    • T – MPEG-2/4 DVB-T2 (Australia, Singapore, Australia, and India)
    • No – DVB-T2 / C / S2 (New Zealand)
    • C – DTMB (China, Hong Kong)
  • A – design features (for example, another stand type)

LG NanoCell/QNED TV model number explained

LG NanoCell/QNED model number explained

At the moment, LG has the same model number scheme for QNED and NanoCell TVs, but it is possible that if QNED TVs will have good sales, LG will introduce separate model number scheme for QNED TVs.

LG NanoCell/QNED TV model number lookup

Let’s take a look at the LG NanoCell TV model number on an example of the 75NANO80VPA number:

  • 75 – screen size
  • NANO – means that this TV is from the NANO series
  • 9 – TV series
  • 9 – TV model
  • V – TV sales region:
    • P – basic TV model
    • A – the US, Mexico, Canada
    • L – Europe, Turkey, and Russia
    • W – South Korea
    • S – the UK, Singapore
    • T – Australia, India
    • V – Saudi Arabia, OAE, South Africa, and Kuwait
  • P – year, when the particular model went on sale
    • N — 2020
    • P — 2021
  • A – design features

How to understand LG TV model number?

It’s easier than you might think. First, you need to find the LG model number, then figure out what type of LG TV model number it refers to (LED, OLED or NanoCell/QNED), and then just use the scheme above to understand it.

1 COMMENT

  1. thx so much, was looking for the great site that would explain me how to read the lg model number properly and u’ve made a great work! thx

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