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What do the LG TV product codes mean?

Model names for TVs can be confusing to keep track of. LG is no stranger to rather complicated product names so we’ve gone through just what exactly do the LG TV product codes mean?

Thankfully, you don’t need to be a professional codebreaker to make sense of the combination of numbers and letters LG slaps on its TV listings, as we’ve gone through what it all means.

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What do the LG TV product codes mean?

LG’s OLED product code can be broken down into five parts.

  • Display type
  • Size of the TV (measured diagonally)
  • Series
  • Year
  • Three letter code

An OLED display will, of course, feature the OLED designation. Following that is a reference to screen size. OLED TVs now come in 48-, 55-, 65-, 77- and 88-inch models

The next letter refers to the series. For 2020, LG is selling B, C, G, W and Z OLEDs.

B is the most affordable: C is mid-range, G is design led and has a more powerful audio system. W is the Wallpaper series which use magnets to stick to walls and Z is the 8K range.

The next digit indicates the year of release. 2018 = 8; 2019 = 9, and for 2020, LG has gone with ‘X’ (representing ten).

All LG TVs in the UK end in a three letter code. The first letter refers to TV model type (P is a basic model for all countries, W = Korea, S = United Kingdom/Singapore and A = USA. We asked LG what the 6 refers to in OLEDCX6LB, and it appears these particular models are exclusive to Currys PC World and have a slightly different stand/colour.

The next letter is the type of tuner. In the UK the letter is ‘L’, which means the TV is compatible with the UK’s DVB-T/T2 broadcast signal. The final letter is a nod to the design, usually the type of stand.

Related: LG TV 2020 – every OLED and NanoCell TV explained

What do LG NanoCell product codes mean?

LG uses a different product code for its NanoCell TVs. The NanoCell line is a range of LCD displays that use nanoparticles to enhance certain colours and filter out duller ones for a brighter, more attractive picture.

LG employed a certain structure for its older TVs in the past few years, but that has changed for 2020. We’ll cover both:

2017-2020:

For LG NanoCell/Super UHD TVs released from 2017 onwards, they can be broken down into several sections:

  • Screen size
  • Screen type
  • Year
  • Series
  • Model
  • Modifications
  • Three letter code

The first digits refer to the screen size, followed by the screen type (S = Super UHD, N = NanoCell), and the development year (2018 = K, 2019 = M, L appears to have been skipped).

The next number is the series and then the model within that series. Usually the higher the number, the better the specs.

As with the OLED line, there’s a three letter code referring to the region/type, tuner and design.

Let’s use LG’s first 8K LCD TV, the LG 75SM9900PLA, as an example:

  • Screen size – 75-inch
  • Screen type – Super UHD
  • Year  – 2019
  • Series – 99 (8K)
  • Model  – 5
  • Modifications – 00
  • Three letter code – PLA

2020

LG has reto NanoCell product code for TVs released in 2020 can likewise be broken down into four sections:

  • Size (inches)
  • Display type
  • Model number
  • Three digit code

For example, the recent 65NANO906NA, can be broken down as:

  • Size: 65
  • Display: NanoCell
  • Model number: 90
  • Three digit code: 6NA (region, tuner, design)

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