LG TV Model Number Explained: LED, NanoCell, OLED (2011-2021)

Unlike smartphones or tablets, televisions don’t have special names that indicate their model, so companies use special codes that contain information about a particular model. When choosing a TV, understanding what particular model number means can help with your choice, so in this article, we have collected complete information about the LG TV model numbers with detailed explanations.

This article will help you understand what the numbers and letters in the TV model number mean. This is especially useful when buying a TV since both last year’s and the current year’s models are available at the beginning of the year. Knowing the model number meaning, you can be guided in your choice and choose exactly what you need.

LG OLED TV Model Number Explained 2016-2021
LG OLED TV Model Number Explained 2016-2021

LG TV Model Number Lookup 2011-2021

What do LG TV model numbers mean? There are two different types of LG TV numbers: model and serial. LG TV model number tells us the TV series, screen size, model, year, specification, and design. While serial number contains info about the plant where the TV was made and about the date when the particular TV was made with monthly detail.

In case you’re interested in understanding LG TV serial number, you should read our article about LG TV serial number, SVC code decoder, 2000-2030 explained.

As of 2021, LG has three different types of TV model numbers. Note, that the TV model numbers scheme differs for each line of TVs (OLED, Nano/QNED, LED).

LG TV Model Numbers in 2021

In general, the LG TVs model numbers scheme wouldn’t change significantly in 2021. LG TVs would get the following numbers: B1, C1, G1, and W1. For OLED, QNED, NanoCell and LED, the model numbers lookup would remain the same as in 2020, except for replacing the letter N (for 2020) with P (for 2021). While LG TVs 2020 models were labeled as CX, BX, and GX.
For example, for NanoCell and QLED TVs the model number is as follows: 65NANO75UPA. The letter P indicates the year the TV model was developed (2021).

 LG LED TVs Model Numbers since 2018 (2018-2021)

LG LED TVs Model Numbers since 2018 (2018-2021)
LG LED TVs Model Numbers since 2018 (2018-2021)

As LED TVs are the most popular ones, lets explain their model numbers first.

In 2018, the LG LED TVs model numbers were significantly changed, but there were no significant improvements after that. In 2021, the model numbers scheme would remain the same. In 2018, three ending letters that describe the model, tuner type, and the TV design were added to the model number. In general cases these three letters are PUA:

  • P – means the basic model and is used in all countries, but there are also TV modifications that differ by their tech specs and, accordingly, have other letters in their model numbers.
  • U – Indicates the tuner type:
    • U – ATSC, Clear QAM (US, Canada, Mexico);
    • L – DVB T / T2 / T2HD / C / S / S2 (Europe, Turkey, 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, South Africa);
    • T – MPEG-2/4 DVB-T2 (Australia, Singapore, India);
    • No – DVB-T2 / C / S2 (New Zealand);
    • C – DTMB (China, Hong Kong);
  • A – Indicates the TV design features.

These three letters were added to enrich the model number and make it containing more info about TV model features.

LG LED TV Model Number Lookup

Let’s take model number 65SK9500PUA as an example.

  • 65 – TV screen size;
  • S – TV type:
    • S – Super UHD;
    • U – UHD;
    • L – LED TV with Full HD resolution;
  • K – the year of development:
    • P — 2021
    • N — 2020
    • M — 2019
    • K — 2018
  • 9 – TV series;
  • 5 – TV model in the series;
  • 00 – modification;
  • P – TV technical modification (usually a feature for a particular country or region);
  • U – digital tuner type;
    • U – ATSC, Clear QAM (USA, Canada, Mexico).
    • L – DVB T / T2 / T2HD / C / S / S2 (Europe, Turkey, 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, South Africa)
    • T – MPEG-2/4 DVB-T2 (Australia, Singapore, Australia, India)
    • No – DVB-T2 / C / S2 (New Zealand)
    • C – DTMB (China, Hong Kong)
  • A – design features.

Interesting fact: LG had to omit the letter L, as previously it was used to indicate a LG LED TV.

LG NANO and QNED TV Model Numbers since 2020

NANO TV LG, QNED TV  LG Model Numbers
LG NANO and QNED TV Numbers Explained

The NanoCell and QNED TVs model number schemes have undergone significant changes in 2020 and received more expanded designations. As LG has plans to make more and more QNED and NanoCell TVs each year, a new numbering scheme would help encode more important info about the TV model.

In 2021, the QNED TVs would also have similar numbering scheme, but for them would be used QNED abbreviation instead of the NANO.

LG NanoCell and QNED TVs Model Numbers Lookup

Let’s take the model number of the NANO TV as an example: 75NANO99UNA.

  • 75 – screen size;
  • NANO – TV series (since 2021 the new QNED series is also launched);
  • 9 – TV series;
  • 9 – TV model;
  • U – the digital tuner type and of digital tuner and the TV model sales region;
  • N – the TV model development year:
    • N — 2020
    • P — 2021
  • A – design modifications.

LG OLED TV Model Numbers Lookup 2016-2021

LG OLED TV Model Number Explained 2016-2021
LG OLED TV Model NumberExplained 2016-2021

LG OLED TV model numbers contain the following information:

  • OLED – TV series;
  • 65 – TV screen size;
  • C – TV model. B, C, E, and W are TVs with 4K resolution. In 2019, two TV modifications have been added: R – for rollable TVs and Z – for 8K resolution TVs;
  • 8 – the year the TV model was developed (it corresponds to the last digit of the year):
    • 6 – 2016
    • 7 — 2017
    • 8 — 2018
    • 9 — 2019
    • Х — 2020
    • 1 — 2021
  • P – was used in 2016 to indicate the type of tuner, but starting since 2017 is used to indicate the TV modification and sales regions;
  • U – digital tuner type;
    • U – ATSC, Clear QAM (USA, Canada, Mexico)
    • L – DVB T / T2 / T2HD / C / S / S2 (Europe, Turkey, 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, South Africa)
    • T – MPEG-2/4 DVB-T2 (Australia, Singapore, Australia, India)
    • No – DVB-T2 / C / S2 (New Zealand)
    • C – DTMB (China, Hong Kong)
  • A – design features.

What Year Is My LG TV?

Let’s take model number 65SK9500PUA as an example.

The year when the TV was developed can be easily determined using the model number. In this case, the letter K shows us that the TV model is designed in 2018.

LG LED TVs years of development are as follows:

  • 2021 – P
  • 2020 – N
  • 2019 – M
  • 2018 – K
  • 2017 – J
  • 2016 – H
  • 2015 – F, G
  • 2014 – B, C
  • 2013 – N, A
  • 2012 – W, M, S
  • 2011 – V

Old LG TV Model Numbers 2011-2017 Decode Explained

Let’s look on this old LG TV model number 49LF631V:

  • 49 – screen size;
  • L – Screen type;
  • F – model year of development;
  • 6 – series;
  • 3 – model;
  • 1 – design variations;
  • V – digital tuner type.

Old LG TV Model Numbers 2014 Explained

Let’s take model number as an example: 32LB620V.

  • 32 – screen size in inches 32xxxxxxx;
  • P/C/L:
    • P – Plasma 32Pxxxxx
    • C – LCD display 32Cxxxxx
    • L – LED 32Lxxxxx
  • B – the year of development 32LBxxx
  • 6 – TV series;
  • 2 – the TV model;
  • 0 – TV modification;
  • T/C/S/V – tuner type:
    • T – digital DVB-T tuner;
    • C – DVB-C digital tuner;
    • S – DVB-S2/T/C digital tuner;
    • V – DVB-S2/T2/C digital tuner;
  • If there’s U or B, it means that your TV has a screen with HD resolution, such screens are used only in TVs with screens up to 32 inches.

Note! In the US, there’s no letter labeling for tuner types, as there’s only ATSC tuners and they aren’t specified in model number.

Old LG TV Model Numbers 2012 Explained

Let’s take the model number as an example: 32LM660T.

  • 32 – screen size 32xxxxxxx;
  • P/C/L:
    • P – Plasma 32Pxxxxx;
    • C – LCD display with lamps 32Cxxxxx;
    • L – LCD LED 32Lxxxxx;
  • LM – the year of TV development 32LMxxx
  • 6xx- TV series;
  • 660- the TV model;
  • 660 – a modification of the TV model. Usually, that are differences in design;
  • T/C/S/V:
    • T – DVB-T standard;
    • C – DVB-C standard;
    • S – digital tuner of DVB-S2/T/C standard;
    • V – DVB-S2/T2/C digital tuner;

LN, LE, LV, LS, PA, PT, PW, PV, PK, CS – These TV series don’t support 3D.

LA, LM, LW, PM, PZ – the TVs with 3D images, this labeling was applicable until 2013.

There may be letters U or B at the end. It means that the TV has an HD screen (1366×768).

2020

In 2020, the model numbering scheme hasn’t changed significantly. The only difference is using X instead of the last number of the year to label the OLED TV model development year (OLED65CXPUA for example). Year of development for LED and NanoCellTVs would be labeled with the letter N.

Also, LG introduced new model numbering scheme for NanoCell TVs that looks like: 65NANO99UNA.

2019

In 2019, LG TVs received the following improvements:

  • connection to Alexa and Google Assistant is available not only in the high-end but also in mid-range models;
  • LG began mass expansion with its 8K OLED and rollable screens TVs (rollable TVs are labeled with the letter R);
  • LG’s OLED, as well as the S series, TVs, have got the new second-generation Alpha 9 processors.

By the way, we don’t recommend paying special attention to the processor type, as in any case, TVs’ processors offer much worse performance than processors used in mobile devices. That’s why companies don’t highlight the processors used in TVs.

2018

In 2018, the LG TVs model numbering scheme has been slightly changed. The changes were provoked by the TVs’ unification and bringing OLED and LED TVs to almost the same numbering scheme.

Since 2018, the TV model numbers have been unified for all TVs regardless of region. Cause of these, LG has added three letters to the model number (like PUA/PLA/PLB/WNA) to denote the TV region, tuner type, and design features, such as the TV color.

In the second half of 2018, LG has introduced SLC TVs as well. TVs with S letters are sold in the UK and Singapore. TVs with the AUA labeling are on sale in the U.S. By the way, LG claims that the UK and the US models are the same.

Also, LG introduced the next generation of artificial intelligence TV w/ AI ThinQ® for its TVs. This technology allows you to control various devices in the house via remote control or using an Internet connection.

LG has also added the support of 4K broadcasting standards. For example, for Korean TVs LG has added ATSC 3.0 UHD tuners. Also, in Japan, 4K and 8K satellite broadcasting has been launched, so LG has added BS 110 standard for this purpose.

2017

LG continues to position OLED TVs as a separate product line with its own model numbering scheme. In the OLED TVs model, 6 is changed to 7 (the year of the model development). Also, LG has introduced SUPER UHD TV, that’s the name of TV models with improved Nano CELL screens.

2016

In 2016, LG uses the letter H, which labels the model year of development. Some of the TVs presented in 2016 belong to the TVs Super line. Such models support the HDR support. LG also introduced new model numbering scheme for OLED TVs (for example, OLED65B6V).

  • OLED – display type;
  • 65 – screen size;
  • B – design features;
  • 6 – model development year (2016);
  • V – tuner type:
    • V – DVB T2/C/S2;
    • P – ATSC, ISDB;
    • D – DVB-T/T2 HD/C/S/S2;
    • J – DVB T2/C/S2.

2015

  • EG – Curved OLED 4K screen/4-color screen;
  • EF – Flat-screen OLED 4K;
  • UF – Flat-screen 4K TV;
  • LF – Full HD TV.

 2014

While the 2013 TVs with and without the 3D were labeled differently (LN, LA), in 2014, all TVs have got the same labelling. Also, the letter B is for flat TVs and the letter C is for curved TVs.

  • UB – UHD TVs;
  • LB – Full HD TVs;
  • UC – C-curved TVs;
  • EC – OLED TVs;
  • LY – Commercial TVs (for offices, bars, hotels).

What Year Is My LG TV (2011-2015)?

  • 2015 — LF, UF, EG
  • 2014 — LB, UB, UC, EC
  • 2013 — LN, LA, PN
  • 2012 — LW, LM, PA, PM, LS
  • 2011 — LV

63 COMMENTS

  1. Hi. What might be the difference between 2021 models 65UP80006LA and 65UP80006LR (just one letter, A or R)? Article suggests that it should have something to do with design, but pics on LG UK website are identical (and it seems that both models link to same jpg files). “Compare” feature there is no use also. Price monitoring websites had A model first appear in May, while R pops up only in September.

    • It could be a different color of some design element. For example, LG had different models that differed in the color of the plastic with the LG logo on it. Never mind that. If it is important to you, look at the TV in the store.

  2. Hiya,
    Great source! I was wondering though I see 3 versions of a certain LG OLED I’m looking at in several stores ( in several EU countries) and found one place saying they are aliases, but the price difference makes me suspect otherwise.
    Do you know if or what the difference is between the LG OLED48A13LA OLED48A16LA and the OLED48A19LA?

    Thanks in advance,
    -Tuonra

    • The TVs are made on the same platform but designed for different countries
      OLED48A13LA – Slovakia
      OLED48A16LA – UK
      OLED48A19LA – Germany, Austria
      Can have differences at the software level, for example in the UK popular service Freeview Play it is pre-installed on a TV made for UK.
      There are also differences in warranty, for example OLED48A16LA – 5 year premium OLED panel warranty on LG Z1 and G1 OLED TVs – this extended warranty is applicable to the panel only. The consumer will be charged for labour after the 12 month product warranty has expired. No registration required. Available in the UK only
      Different warranty conditions, different cost

  3. Hi there,
    I’m looking to buy a new 55 inch LG tv to replace my old 40 inch plasma Panasonic.
    There are two options which are within my budget which are very similar and have a slight price difference of only 30 USD.
    55UN7310PSC is cheaper and 55UN7310PDC a little more expensive.
    Can someone please explain the difference between these 2 models?
    Thanks in advance.

    • TVs with digital tuners
      55UN7310PSC – TV made for Brazil with SBTVD digital tuner
      55UN7310PDC – TV for Colombia with DVB-T/T2 digital tuner

      Depending on what country you are from, if you buy a 55UN7310PDC in Brazil you won’t be able to watch terrestrial TV and vice versa.

  4. could you please explain the product code OLED65C1PTZ.CTRQLJL? I dont understand what those characters CTRQLJL mean after ‘.’.

    And also, how could you know if an OLED panel is meant for specific model. I mean CX, C1 everything looks same except for Processor. Do these models share same OLED panel? And are there any explanation for OLED Panel Serial numbers?

    • CTRQLJL is the coding of vendors and accessories, motherboard, OLED panel type, and so on. Don’t pay attention to them they are needed by the service centers. OLED panels can be different, the panel itself has the panel part number and the generation number REV.00. But you have to take the TV apart to see it.

      • First of all, I appreciate your prompt response for every question. The reason why I wanted to know if an OLED panel is meant for specific model is, my OLED panel needs to be replaced and when they do that, how would I know if it’s the one meant for C1 or CX. So trying to find some answers what do I need to watch out for when they are replacing the panel. Your insights will help me get the right one.

        My TV is brand new, which is not even 2 weeks old, and I am facing with dead pixels since day 1 of installation. Yeah, its hurting me a lot and fighting with company to get a replacement. When they do that I need to make sure I am getting the right and genuine one.

  5. My LG TV has a dead main board. I can’t find the necessary part anywhere! My model number is also a mystery. It’s 55UK6500MLA and the replace part number I need is 9CEBT000-0271
    Any suggestions or additional info?

    • UA.BUSYLOR
      UA region for which the TV is manufactured
      B – revision number of TV set
      US – code of the country for which the TV is produced.
      YLOR – technical information about components, needed by service centers for correct spare parts selection.

  6. My TV MODEL SAYS LG32LM577BZUA. IS THIS A REAL LG TV? If so what do the letters BZUA MEAN?

    • Yes, it’s an LG television.
      BZUA
      B – modification
      Z – Determines which country or region the TV is made for. Z -US
      U – Type of ATSC digital tuner (US, Canada)
      A – design

  7. Can you break down this number please 55UU340C ? I haven’t been able to find anything on the UU or what year it was made.

  8. 32LG50-UA.AU8OLJM. Serial # 806MXEZ2Y660 is the information on the back of my LG Television. Can you help me decode what this means. It’s an older set, I think, and if I followed your instructions correctly, it was made in June of 2008 but I’m not sure. Please help me.

  9. hi there, ive just looked through ALL this info and im still at a loss, unless i have the model number wrong, the only thing i can find on the back of the TV is MCR65154004 and underneth it is (REV03) ive been trying to work out how to get a content store on it but all i can work out is its to old? if it is i guess im doomed and will be watching things on the computer forever or till we win lotto LoL! can someone please shed some light on this for me? thanks in advance 🙂

    • Unfortunately it is not possible to determine the model of the TV using this data.

  10. Thanks a lot. Do you know whether the OLED 55BX3LB support full HDMI 2.1 at all on one of the HDMI ports? If yes, which of the 4 is the HDMI 2.1 port?

      • Great, many thanks!
        Are you aware of any technical differences between the OLED55BX6/3LB and the OLED55BX9LB? As to my understanding, the BX9LB is build for the German market and has two-triple tuners whereas the OLED55BX6/3LB is build for the English market (?) and has one triple-tuner. Do you know whether this is true and if there are other major differences between those two?

  11. I have a 2011 LG Televion. Can I use headless headphones from my tv and how should I connect it if I can

  12. Hallo, ik heb gister een LG OLED tv gekocht.
    Ik heb echter een ander type nummer gekregen dan besteld.
    Namelijk geleverd: LG OLED65GX3PLA
    Besteld: LG OLED65GX6PLA

    Is dit kwalijk of is het verschil te negeren en betreft het alleen een tv uit een ander land?
    Of zijn er echt daadwerkelijke grote verschillen?

    Alvast bedankt.

    • Waarschijnlijk heb je een model OLED65GX3LA, dit is een tv-toestel voor Polen. De technische parameters zijn hetzelfde.

  13. For which country is then “3” LG OLED48CX3LB?
    Can anybody decrypt the last letter which describes the design (A, B, C)?

    • 3 – TV for Poland and Latvia
      A, B, С – these are minor changes between models, in principle not to be ignored.
      OLED 48CX – is available in the following versions
      OLED48CX3LB
      OLED48CX6LB
      OLED48CX9LB
      OLED48CX5LC
      OLED48CX8LC

      • Hi Im from MÉXICO and I get a OLED55BX5PU.
        Does Somebody know what is the meaning of the “5”? Im afraid of its specs being different from OLED55BXPUA, I want to know why doesn’t exist info online about this model with the 5

        • This is a modification of the TV, for example in Europe, it means a modification for a certain country. In your case, it is most likely a PUA, it is a TV for the North American market, 5UA TV only for Mexico.
          The information is sometimes updated by LG on the official website later.
          The difference only in service, If you buy a TV in Mexico and bring it to the U.S., it has no Samsung warranty.
          5PU – this is most likely an error, there should be 5UA (A or other letter).

          • I don’t think it was an error due to the same model came printed by LG in the box.
            Also I found a LG article about an offer just for Sam’s Club (Mexico) saying that the OLED55BX5PU is going to be cheaper…
            anyway if the specs will be the same I dont care if the model have al the alphabet in it, thank you so much!

  14. Hi, good info, in the UK we have the CX6LA and CX5LB, LG support said they have different internal boards, not sure how much truth there is to that?

    • Yes it is possible, TVs have the same technical specifications. But boards can be made by different manufacturers. For this, different model numbers are used.

  15. The last 3 symbol clarification is not longer complete in 2020 since the new 2020 (X) models have a number AFTER the X where the region is supposed to be. Right now I am looking at 3 variations: CX9LA, CX8LC and CX9LB. Could you please explain those? Because the price is wildly different between those but they are all sold in the same store

    • CX9LA
      C – model TV
      X – 2020
      8 – TV for Germany, 9-TV for Austria
      A,C,B-minor design changes

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