LG LCD/LED, 4K, and OLED TV Models
By Jack Burden, Robert Wiley, and Phil Conner
LG has moved much of it's LCD production over to LED backlighting but they are still making lines of traditionally CCFL backlit LCD televisions. Some of the features found on higher tier, more expensive LED televisions can be found at quite a discount with flourescent backlighting.
2014 LG LCD and LED Televisions
LG UB9800 Series
These UB9800 series top tier 4K LED TVs offer the incredible combination of the best picture quality features, smart TV features, and built-in sound quality. 4K upscaling for 1080p content, HDMI 2.0, and the HEVC video codec ensure you get the most out of this 4K screen.
LG 84UB9800, LG 79UB9800, LG 65UB9800
LG UB9500 Series
These UB9500 series is LG's middle of the road 4K LED aiming to be an affordable option while keeping many of the top tier features. The 4K IPS LED panel mixed HDMI 2.0 and 4K ready digital codecs make for an impressive picture that is ready and waiting for 4K content.
LG 65UB9500, LG 55UB9500
LG EC9300 Curved OLED
The EC9300 is a curved 1080p OLED TV. It is only 1080p but the picture technology brings out better black levels and more briliant color compared to lower end 4K TVs for that reason.
LG EA8800 Gallery OLED
The EA8800 is a flat 1080p OLED TV. The gallery frame housing 100 watts of speaker power make it unique and eye pleasing. It certainly isn't the cheapest 55 inch TV on the market today, but prices for the best picture technology continue to drop.
LG UB8500 Series
These UB8500 series top tier 4K LED TVs offer the incredible combination of the best picture quality and smart TV features. Smaller screen sizes and a downgraded speaker system bring prices down to make this a value 4K option.
LG 55UB8500, LG 49UB8500
LG LB7200 Series
These 7200 series mid-tier LED TVs offer the right combination of picture quality features and smart TV connectivity. Local Dimming is one of the best picture quality features, while the Magic Remote is the star of the Smart TV platform.
LG 65LB7200, LG 55LB7200
LG LB7100 Series
These LB7100 series mid-tier LED TVs is very similar to the LB7200 series above it, but large screen formats are offered. These have the IPS panel (Not on the 70-inch), passive 3D, WebOS platform, and Magic Remote included.
LG 70LB7100, LG 65LB7100, LG 60LB7100
LG LB6500 Bundle
The LB6500 is the same TV as the LB6300, but it comes with a few extras. A flat wall mount, 2 HDMI cables, and a screen cleaning kit are in the box. Also, the excellent IPS panel and the WebOS powered smart TV remain for a great value.
LG LB6300 Series
These LB6300 series are very similar to the LB7200 series with a few minor cutbacks. Local Dimming and the super slick cinema screen design are gone. The excellent IPS panel (not on the 50-inch) and the WebOS powered smart TV remain for a great value.
LG 65LB6300, LG 60LB6300, LG 55LB6300, LG 50LB6300, LG 47LB6300, LG 42LB6300,
LG LB6100 Series
These LB6100 series are a step down from the LB6300. What you get is a standard backlit LED TV with a slimmed down version of LG's Smart TV of the past. The IPS LED panel and WebOS smart TV features have been left out to bring the price down a good bit.
LG 60LB6100, LG 55LB6100, LG 50LB6100, LG 47LB6100
LG LB5800 Series
These LB5800 series is a step down offering from the LB6100. The refresh rate is dropped down to 60Hz due to the smaller screen sizes. These are attractive value TVs with limited Smart TV features built-in.
LG 47LB5800, LG 42LB5800, LG 39LB5800, LG 32LB5800
2013/2014 LG LCD and LED Televisions
LG 55EA9800 Curved OLED TV
The EA9800 uses the WRGB system, where white OLEDs are used with red, green, and blue sub-pixels to produce the image. Samsung's RGB display format uses three independently colored OLEDs to reproduce the image.
LG LA9700 Series
The LA9700 series is LG's primere 4K LED TV series for 2013/14. The most interesting feature here is the slide out sound bar that is only visible when the TV is powered on. That is included out of the box and the price reflects that. Nano Full LED technology provides micro dimming for an even better picture.
LG 65LA9700, LG 55LA9700
LG LA9650 Series
The LA9650 is the second round of 4K LED TVs from LG this year. The feature set has been slightly stripped to bring the price down a few notches. The slide out sound bar and the full array LED backlighting have been taken out. The 4K screen is bright and produces super crips pictures.
LG 65LA9650, LG 55LA9650
LG LA8600 Series
The LA8600 series is LG's top of the line TV if you aren't counting the OLED or 4K UHD TVs for 2013/14. This series features local dimming LEDs and a retractable built-in camera for video conferencing. It looses the Google TV connectivity of the GA7900 but the entire LG Smart TV suite and the enhanced Magic Remote with voice recognition are included.
LG 60LA8600, LG 55LA8600
LG GA7900 Series
New for 2013, this top-tier line of LED telvisions from LG features Google TV, Cinema 3D, and the Cinema Screen design. The Cinema Screen brings the aethetically pleasing design of a borderless picture. Also included is the second generation of the magic remote with a QWERTY keyboard and enhanced Google search features.
LG 55GA7900, LG 47GA7900
LG LA7400 Series
The 7400 series from LG is a slight step up from the 6900 series below it. They share many of the same features except the 240Hz refresh rate. If fast action is on your TV most of the time you may want to look here. It comes equipped with all the standard Smart TV features as well as built-in Wifi and an included Magic Remote.
LG 60LA7400, LG 55LA7400, LG 47LA7400
LG LA6900 Series
The 6900 series is one step down from the 7400 series. That really just means the TVs implement a 120Hz panel instead of an upgraded 240Hz panel. It is a mid-teir model that has all of the Smart TV features as well as an updated Magic Remote in the box.
LG 55LA6900, LG 50LA6900, LG 47LA6900
LG GA6400 Series
New for 2013, this mid-tier line of LED telvisions from LG features Google TV and Cinema 3D. A second generation of the magic remote with a QWERTY keyboard and enhanced search functions thanks to Google are added as well. Screen sizes range from 42 to 60 inches.
LG 60GA6400, LG 55GA6400, LG 50GA6400, LG 47GA6400, LG 42GA6400
LG LA6200 Series
This versatile entry into LG's 2013/2014 lineup is the lowest series you'll find equipped with 3D capabilites. It is probably the most middle of the road you can get, so expect to find these value models with attractive prices. Features like the 2.1 speaker system are missing and the Magic Remote is an optional accessory.
LG 60LA6200, LG 55LA6200, LG 50LA6200, LG 47LA6200, LG 42LA6200
LG LN6100 Series
This is the top model in LG's 2013/2014 lineup without 3D capabilities or the Cinema Screen design. The Magic Remote is also an optional accessory. That means this 60 inch model is going to be a great value model in a very competitive size class.
LG LN5700 Series
The LN5700 series is a step down from the LA6200 series of LED TVs from LG. It drops the 3D capabilities and makes the Magic Remote and voice recognition optional. It can be added if one decided to purchase the remote. It's a nice option to have to expand the usability of the TV. The dual core processor and upgraded GPU were not dropped, so this series turns out to be a pretty good value.
LG 55LN5700, LG 50LN5700, LG 47LN5700, LG 42LN5700, LG 39LN5700, LG 32LN5700
LG LN5400 Series
The LN5400 series is going to be the go-to TV for those not interested in 3D or Smart TV functions. The Magic Remote is not even an accessory here. This one is all about the picture. Its got a 1080p display and a 120Hz refresh rate for fast action and sports. Sizes range from 42 inches all the way up to 60 inches.
LG 60LN5400, LG 55LN5400, LG 50LN5400, LG 47LN5400, LG 42LN5400
LG LN5300 Series
Value is the name of the game where the LN5300 series is concerned. This is the best 1080p 60Hz TV of the LG 2013/2014 lineup. Most of the bells and whistles like Smart TV, the Magic Remote, and 3D have been stripped to keep the cost low. The top quality picture on these models is really the selling point.
LG 42LN5300, LG 39LN5300, LG 32LN5300
LG LN4500 (4510) Series
These budget direct lit LED TVs are the bottom of the line for the 2013/14 lineup. They provide a 720p (1080p on the 22"), only 1 HDMI, and a few options for connecting external media. The sizes are less than 30 inches and are ideal for smaller room situations.
LG 29LN4510, LG 26LN4500, LG 24LN4510, LG 22LN4500
2014 LG LCD and LED Televisions
LG EC9800 UHD OLED
The EC9800 is the top tier TV in LG's 2014 lineup. This UHD OLED brings some of the best picture quality around to the table. Consider the added value of LG's excellent smart TV platform and this is a well rounded package. It certainly isn't going to win any value awards though.
LG EC9700 UHD OLED
The EC9700 is very similar to the top tier 9800 series, but just in a smaller package. The smaller package is in place to keep the price down to almost 'reasonable' levels. Prices may remain high, but for UHD resolutions and a curved OLED screen LG seems to be on the right track.
LG 65EC9700, LG 55EC9700
2012 LG LCD & LED Televisions
LG EM9600 Series
First of all, there is no back light in the EM9600. OLEDs produce their own light. That means black levels are top notch in this TV. The EM9600's picture is not affected by viewing angle or ambient brightness either. Contrast and color deterioration are basically non-existent due to the RGBW display LG uses in this set.
LG LM9600 Series
New for 2012 this high-tier line of LED telvisions from LG feature full array local dimming lighting the 1080p, 480Hz panel. Passive Cinema 3D returns for 2012 as does the Magic Wand remote and Smart TV features. The new look of LG's 2012 LED televisions will impress with the ultra-slim 5mm bezel.
LG 84LM9600, LG 60LM9600, LG 55LM9600, LG 47LM9600
LG LM8600 Series
This 2012 Cinema 3D model also features the new 5mm bezel for a single pane of glass look that remains one of our favorites. The 1080p, 240Hz panel is LED edge lit and the online Smart TV features can be controlled with the cool, motion sensitive Magic Wand remote.
LG 55LM8600, LG 47LM8600
LG LM7600 Series
Another new line of LED televisions for 2012, LG's LM7600 series is impressive looking right from the get go. The bezel measures only 5mm so the entire front of the TV appears to be one beautiful sheet of glass. The 120Hz, 1080p LCD panel is edge lit with LEDs for a slim depth to match the slim bezel.
LG 55LM7600, LG 47LM7600
LG LM6700 Series
The LM6700 is another set of 120Hz, 1080p LED telvisions from LG for 2012. It features LG's online functionality that they refer to as Smart TV and it includes the fun Magic Wand remote control. Gamers will certainly appreciate Dual View which uses the Cinema 3D to let both players use the full screen when gaming together on the same TV.
LG 55LM6700, LG 47LM6700
LG LMG860 Series
The G in the model number of the new for 2012 LMG860 series means that it includes Google TV along with the Smart TV functionality found in other LG LED Televisions. The LMG860 has an LED edge lit 1080p, 240Hz LCD panel and includes a new version of the Magic Remote that has a full QWERTY keyboard.
LG 55LMG860, LG 47LMG860
LG G2 Series
The G2 series also comes equipped with Google TV in addition to the online Smart TV feature. A new Magic Wand remote with a full keyboard eases typing when using the Chrome browser or the extensive search functionality. The G2 is a 1080p, 120Hz LCD panel with LED edge lighting.
LG 55G2, LG 47G2
LG LM6200 Series
LG's LM6200 series is a mid tier line of 3D, LED back lit LCD televisions available in 6 sizes ranging from 32" all the way up to 65". The LM6200 features LG's passive Cinema 3D technology, the motion sensitive Magic Wand remote and access to more than a thousand apps via the Smart TV. The LM6200 does not have the ultra thin bezel that the upper tier models do.
LG 65LM6200, LG 55LM6200, LG 47LM6200, LG 42LM6200, LG 32LM6200
LG LM5800 Series
The LM5800 series is a line of LED back lit LCD TVs for those who want 3D but do not want to pay for Smart TV features. The LM5800 is a 1080p, 120Hz LCD panel with Cinema 3D passive 3D. It is available in 3 sizes, 42" - 55". There are no online features and it does not include the Magic Wand remote but the lack of those features puts the LM5800 at a lower price point.
LG 55LM5800, LG 47LM5800, LG 42LM5800
LG LS5700 Series
If you are interested in online connectivity but do not want to pay for 3D then the LS5700 series from LG should interest you. It is the same 1080p, 120Hz panel as the 5800 series but it trades the passive Cinema 3D for the online connectivity features of Smart TV and the motion sensitive Magic Wand remote. It comes in sizes from 42"-55".
LG 55LS5700, LG 47LS5700, LG 42LS5700
LG LS4600 Series
If you are interested in bright LED backlighting at a value-oriented price point but do not give a care about online connectivity Internet options or 3D then the LS4600 series from LG should interest you. It comes in sizes from 47"-55".
LG 55LS4600, LG 47LS4600
LG CS570 Series
The majority of LG's 2012 models have LED back lighting but they are still producing some lines of CCFL (fluorescent) back lit LCD televisions. The CS570 series are 1080p LCD panels with fluorescent back lighting and that puts them in a budget price bracket. The CS570 comes in two sizes, 47" and 42".
LG 47CS570, LG 42CS570
LG CS560 Series
The CS560 is another line of fluorescent back lit LCD televisions. These 1080p models don't have many bells and whistles but the 3 sizes in the CS560 line (42"-32") have good picture quality and very affordable pricing. These budget line models can be either a primary TV or a good bedroom model.
LG 42CS560, LG 37CS560, LG 32CS560
LG CS460 Series
LG's CS460 series is available in only one size, 32 inch. This model is a 720p panel that strips out most features to be priced at a point very friendly to your wallet. 720p resolution is still HD and most cable and satellite programming is still broadcast in 720p so the resolution in a TV this size isn't an issue.
2011 / Early 2012 LG LCD and LED Televisions
LG LW9800 Series
This is the flagship Cinema 3D model from LG. It is a 480Hz LED back lit LCD television with full array local dimming. The true back lighting has 200 dimming ones for the ultimate in smooth picture. At around a half inch in depth it looks almost as good off as it does on.
LG LW6500 Series
The LW6500 features LG's passive Cinema 3D technology and has the full SmartTV suite as well as the cool and fun Magic Wand remote. It is in the middle of the LG 3D LED line up.
LG 65LW6500, LG 55LW6500, LG 47LW6500
LG LV5500 Series
The LV5500 are 1080p LED TVs that include LG's SmartTV Internet TV feature and the motion sensitive Magic Wand remote. They are 120Hz panels and LG's App Store features over 120 online applications.
LG 55LV5500, LG 47LV5500, LG 42LV5500
LG LV3700 Series
LG LK530 Series
LG's new LK530 series continue their line of affordable, quality LCD televisions. There are 4 screen sizes available and these feature LG's improved internet TV service, Smart TV.
LG 55LK530, LG 47LK530, LG 42LK530, LG 32LK530
LG LK520 Series
LG's LK520 series contains all the features of the LK530 but without the internet connectivity. These LCD TVs will come in at a lower price than the LK530 if internet options are not of interest to you.
LG 55LK520, LG 47LK520, LG 42LK520
LG LK450 Series
Everyone is on the the latest and greatest 3D TVs and LED TVs, but dont underestimate some of these excellent little LCD TVs for delivering the best value in the marketplace.
LG 42LK450, LG 37LK450, LG 32LK450
LG LK330 Series
2010 LG LCD & LED Televisions
LG LE8500 Series
The LE8500 series from LG doesn't have the ultra thin 8.5mm bezel of the LE9500 or the 480Hz processing but it does have all the other features such as local dimming TruLED technology and wireless HD capability.
LG 55LE8500, LG 47LE8500
LG LE5500 Series
The new for 2010 LE5500 series from LG brings local dimming LED backlighting to smaller sized TVs. The TruLED technology will enhance the performance of the 1080p LCD panel and LG's Picture Wizard will walk you through setting it up for optimum performance.
LG 55LE5500, LG 47LE5500, LG 42LE5500
LG LE5300 Series
LG brings the slim profile, energy efficiency and better picture performance of LED edge lighting to smaller screen sizes with the LE5300 line of LED TVs. The 37 and 32 inch sizes are full HD 1080p panels that feature LG's TruMotion 120Hz.
LG 37LE5300, LG 32LE5300, LG 26LE5300, LG 22LE5300, LG 19LE5300