LG TV Model Numbers Explained & Lookup Methods (2011-2021)

The model numbers of LG TVs are not just a random set of alphanumeric values. They tell about the screen size, resolution, display type, series number, manufacturing year, country of origin, and the tuner type of an LG Smart TV. If you don’t know what model your TV is, this guide will tell you all the possible ways to perform an LG TV model number lookup. Moreover, you’ll also find all LG TV model numbers explained bit by bit so that you can find the date of manufacture and where your TV was made easily.

In case you also own a Samsung Smart TV, you can read our detailed guide on finding and decoding the Samsung TV model number to get key info about your TV.

LG TV Model Number Lookup or Search

Before we proceed with explaining the LG TV model number, let’s see how you can search for and find the model number of your TV.

  • Method 1: The easiest way to find out what model your LG TV is to navigate to the About This TV screen. Press the Settings button with a gear icon on your LG TV remote and select All Settings. Then go to General and select About This TV. You’ll find the model number of your TV mentioned there.lg tv model number
  • Method 2: There is yet another way to find out the model number of your LG TV. You must have seen the product information slip stock at the back panel of your TV. You can find the product code or model number of your LG TV printed there as shown below.LG TV product model sticker

If you take a look at the format of LG TV model numbers from 2011 to 2021, you’ll notice that it has changed significantly. However, the basic info they provide remains the same over all these years. Without much ado, let’s check out how we can decode the model numbers of the LED, OLED, NanoCell, and QNED TVs from LG.

If you visit the TV section of LG’s website, you’ll find the old and newly released models there. The manufacturer doesn’t mention the year when a particular model was launched. By analyzing the model number, you easily find the year of manufacture of a TV to ensure that you purchase the latest available model. You’ll also need the model number to download and manually install the latest firmware for your LG TV.

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LG TV Model Numbers (2011-2018)

Example Model Number: LG55UN7300

We’ll begin this LG TV model number decode guide with older models that were released between 2011 and 2018. Those models have now been discontinued and include TVs with Plasma, LED, UHD LED, Super UHD, and early versions of OLED and NanoCell screen technology.

lg tv models decode 2011 to 2018

The model numbers of old LG TVs consist of 10 characters and can be split into 8 groups as shown above. The first two values, that is LG (Lucky-Goldstar), reflect the branding of the manufacturer. The 2nd and 3rd numerical value tells about the screen size of the TV diagonally in inches. The 5th character is the code for the type the screen technology used in the TV.

  • C: LCD
  • E: OLED
  • L: LED
  • P: Plasma
  • S: Super UHD/NanoCell
  • U: UHD LED

Similarly, the 6th character is the code for the year in which your LG TV was manufactured. By analyzing the year code, you can find out the year as shown below.

  • V: 2011
  • W/M/S: 2012
  • A/N: 2013
  • B/C: 2014
  • F/G: 2015
  • H: 2016
  • J: 2017
  • K: 2018

The 7th and 8th characters in the older LG TV model numbers tell about the Series and the model in a TV series. Many times, TV manufacturers modify an existing TV model to keep it up-to-date. The 9th character of an LG TV shows the modification. For example, if a TV model number has been not modified, the number will be ‘0’, and if it has been modified 2 times, it’ll be ‘2’.

Next, comes the 10th and last character that tells us about the type of digital TV tuner used in a TV. You must be aware that different countries allow a specific type of TV tuner.

  • 0: ATSC (US, Canada)
  • B: HD (1366×768 px)
  • C: DVB-C
  • S: DVB-S2/C/T
  • T: DVB-T/T2
    • U: ATSC (US, Canada), HD (1366×768 px)
  • V: DVB-S2/C/T2

LG LED TV Model Numbers (2011-2021)

Example Model Number: 75SM9400PTA

lg led tv model numbers explained

LG’s LED TVs are very popular. I purchased an LG NanoCell TV in 2019. While checking its model number after purchase, I was surprised to see that it didn’t contain “NANO”. On further research, I found that from 2018 onwards, the company did not use a special model numbering scheme. It used a single character coding for different screen types.

LG didn’t make any significant change in the way it assigned model numbers to its LED TVs. Thus, a range of LG TVs has the same model number format regardless of the screen and digital TV tuner type. The model number can be split into 9 groups for the sake of easy decoding.

Anyway, this format of LG TV model numbers begins with the diagonal size of the TV screen in inches. The first 2 numeric values in the above image show that the screen size of the TV is 75-inch. The 3rd character in the LG LED TV model number is the manufacturer’s code for the screen type used in the TV.

  • E: OLED
  • L: LED
  • P:  Plasma
  • S: NanoCell
  • U: UHD LED

The 4th character of the LED TV model number from LG represents the year when it was released.

  • V: 2011
  • M/S/W: 2012
  • A/N: 2013
  • B/C: 2014
  • F/G: 2015
  • H: 2016
  • J: 2016
  • K: 2018
  • M: 2019
  • N: 2020
  • P: 2021

The 5th and 6th characters in an LG LED TV model number represent the TV series number and the model in a series respectively. In the same way, the 7th and 8th characters are codes for modification. “00” means the first and original model of a TV and “01” shows that LG has updated the hardware of an existing TV model.

The 9th character in such model numbers tells about the countries or markets for which an LG LED TV is intended to be sold.

  • A: USA, Canada, Latin America
  • P: Asia, Europe, and all other continents
  • S: UK, Singapore, and some European countries
  • W: Korea

The 10th character is code for the type of digital TV tuner used in an LG LED TV. Tuner type also determines in which country or region the TV set will be sold. Using the list given below, you can easily decode what digital tuner type your LG TV has.

  • C: DTMB (China, Hong Kong)
  • J: BS 110 (Japan)
  • L: DVB T/T2/T2 HD/C/S/S2 (Europe, Russia, Turkey)
  • N: ATSC 1.0/ATSC 3.0 (Korea)
  • S: SBTVB (Latin America)
  • T: MPEG-2/4, DVB T2 (Australia, India, New Zealand, Singapore)
  • U: ATSC, Clear QAM (Canada, Mexico, USA)
  • V: DVB T2/C/S2 (Kuwait, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE)

LG OLED TV Model Number Decoder

LG OLED TVs are next in popularity only to the company’s LED TVs. With the help of the decoder below, you can easily decode any OLED TV model number from LG.

Example Model Number: OLED77CXPUA

lg olde tv model number explained

LG OLED TV model number consists of 11 characters which can be divided into 7 groups to conveniently analyze the model number of your TV.

The first 4 characters of the model number of LG OLED TVs start with OLED that is obviously the screen type.

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The 5th and 6th characters of the LG OLED TV model numbers tell about the diagonal screen size in inches of the TV. f this value is 55, it means your TV has a 55-inch screen.

The 7th character in the OLED TV model number from LG tells you about the screen resolution, such as 4K or 8K. In the case of rollable TVs, LG uses ‘R‘ as the code for TV with a rollable screen.

  • B/C/E/G/W: 4K Resolution
  • Z: 8K Resolution
  • R: Rollable screen

The 8th character in the LG TV OLED TV model number is the code that represents the year your TV was released.

  • 6: 2016
  • 7: 2017
  • 8: 2018
  • 9: 2019
  • X: 2020
  • 1: 2021

As for the 9th character of the OLED TV model number, it has undergone some changes in 2018. Before 2018, LG used the 9th character in their OLED model number to represent the digital tuner type used in the TV. However, from 2018 onwards, the same character started telling about the sales region or manufacturing county of an LG OLED TV.

Before 2018 (Tuner Type)

  • D: DVB T/T2HD/C/S/S2
  • J: DVB T/T2/C/S2
  • P: ATSC, ISBD
  • T: DVB T2
  • V: DVB T/T2/C/S2

After 2018 (Sales Region)

  • A: United States of America
  • P: This code is assigned to TVs that can be sold in any country.
  • S: Singapore, United Kingdom
  • W: Korea

The 10th character in the LG OLED TV model number represents the digital TV tuner type used in the TV.

  • C: DTMB
  • J: BS 100 (Japan)
  • L: DVBT/T2/THD/S/S2/C
  • N: ATSC 1.0/ATSC 3.0
  • S: SBTVD
  • T: MPEG-2/4, DVB-T2
  • U: ATSC, Clear QAM
  • V: DVB/C/S2

Finally, the 11th character in the model number of your LG OLED TV tells about the type of panel a TV has. Since most of the TVs are flat these days, almost all LG TV model numbers end with ‘A‘ that stands for flat panel.

LG NanoCell & QNED TV Model Number Explained

If you own an LG NanoCell or QNED TV you can easily decode its model number to get some key info about your TV using the following decoder. LG adopted this format of model numbers 2019 onwards for its new range of NanoCell and QNED TVs.

Example Model Number: 75NANO99TNA

lg nanocell tv model number decoder

LG NanoCell TV model numbers consist of 11 characters in total and can be divided into 7 groups as shown above to understand what they reveal.

The 1st two numerical values in the model numbers of LG NanoCell and QNED TVs tell about the screen size of the TV in inches.

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It is followed by 4 charactersNANO‘ or ‘QNED‘ depending on the screen technology used in your LG TV.

While the 7th character the NanoCell TV model number stands for the TV series, the 8th character represents the model number in a TV series.

The 9th character in the LG NanoCell and QNED TV is the code for the country where your TV was manufactured. By matching the country code with the list given below, you can find out the country of origin of your LG TV.

  • C: China
  • K: Korea
  • L: Europe
  • P: India
  • T: Indonesia
  • U: USA
  • 6: Germany
  • 9: Russia

The 10th character in the model number is the code for the year when your LG NanoCell or QNED TV was manufactured.

  • M: 2019
  • N: 2020
  • P: 2021

The 11th character in the model number of most LG TVs is the code for flat design. The same is true for the NanoCell and QNED TVs as well. ‘A‘ means that the TV has a flat panel.

Now that you know how you can find the model number of your LG TV and decode it to get certain key information about your TV, it’s time to wind up this article.

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