Did you know that you can know the TV’s
- Screen size
- screen type
- year of manufacturing
- Series number
just from LG’s TV model number? Crazy right?!
Here is how to understand the secret language of an LG TV 😉
Let’s start with 2 things to simplify
- The first two numbers tell you the tv screen size in inches
- The last three letters (PVA, PUA…etc) are practically irrelevant
LG OLED TV
LG OLED TVs have a model number like this: 65C8PUA
- The last three numbers PUA are irrelevant 65C8
So just consider 65C8
- The first two numbers 65C8 indicate screen size in inches (65 inches)
- The letter afterward 65C8 indicates series and it could be B, C, E, G, W (here it is C series)
- The last number 65C8 indicates the year of development
- 9: 2019
- 8: 2018
- 7: 2017
- 6: 2016
NON- OLED TVs
They have a model number like this 49UM 7400 PVA
Again just ignore last three letters 49UM 7400
Look at 49UM 7400
It can be broken to 4 parts
- The first 2 numbers 49 UM 7400 tell you the screen size in inches
2. Screen type
- The first letter 49 UM 7400 is the screen type
- S: Super Ultra HD 4K (high end)
- U: Ultra HD 4K (Mid-range)
- L: LCD or LED
- P: Plasma
Mostly you want to look at U models or S if you want a high-end TV. LCD and Plazma screens are older but can be useful if you want cheap TV.
3. Year of Development
- The second letter 49 UM 7400 is the year of development
- N: 2020
- M: 2019
- K: 2018
- J: 2017
- H: 2016
Of course, you want to aim for the recent versions.
4. Series Number
- Finally, you have the series number 49 UM 7400. The higher this number, the more advanced and recent it is.
Now you know the secret language of LG TVs!
Go ahead & compare across LG TVs to find what you want!