All About LG HDTV Sets

LG HDTV sets include the entry-level LD / LK Series, which use outdated CCFL backlighting and some sets still only support a 720p resolution. The mainstream LV Series includes full Internet connectivity, utilized by the LG Smart TV streaming software. At the top of the line is the LG LW / LX Series, which offer 3D playback, high refresh rates, and a full-array LED backlight. LG also offers Plasma displays with 3D technology and streaming content.

 

How to Decode a LG Model Number

How to Decode a LG Model Number
 

2011 Series at a Glance

LED-LCD/LCD Models
 
Series Name LK Series LV Series LW Series
Screen Type LCD LED-LCD LED-LCD
Resolution 720p/1080p 720p/1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 60/120 Hz 60/120 Hz 120/240 Hz
Screen Sizes 32-55 22-55 47-65
3D Ready ----- ----- Active/Passive
Connectivity ----- LV3700 > Wi-Fi Adapter Included Wi-Fi Adapter Included
Backlight Tech CCFL Edge-Lit LED Edge-Lit LED w/LD
Additional Features ----- LV3700 > are Smart TV
LV5500 has Magic Motion Remote
LED Plus w/ Local Dimming
Magic Motion Remote
Plasma Models
 
Series Name PT Series PV Series PW Series PZ Series
Screen Type Plasma Plasma Plasma Plasma
Resolution 720p 1080p 720p 1080p
Refresh Rate 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz
Screen Sizes 42, 50 50, 60 42, 50 50, 60
3D Ready ----- ----- Yes Yes
Connectivity No No No PZ950 has Wi-Fi Adapter Included
Additional Features ----- ----- ----- Netcast/Smart TV

LG's Special Features

For an explanation of LG's own "branded" features like TruMotion click here. (jump to below...)

The LG 2011 HDTV Series in Depth

LED-LCD/LCD Models

LG LD / LK Series

The LG LK Series of HDTVs are entry-level models with LCD screens and CCFL backlighting. Most of the sets have 1080p resolution, but there are some 720p sets scattered throughout the bunch.

LG LV Series

The LV Series from LG are mainstream models with LED-LCD screens and LED backlighting. These sets are mostly equipped with 1080p resolution and some have access to streaming content, in the form of LG Smart TV.

LG LW Series

LG's high-end LW Series are 1080p LED-LCD sets with LED Plus Local Dimming. Some sets are capable of passive 3D-playback while the top end features active 3D viewing. All models have access to streaming content, a magic motion remote is provided to improve navigation of LG's Smart TV service.

Plasma Models

LG PT Series

The LG PT Series of Plasma HDTVs are standard models aimed at the mainstream consumer. They come with a 720p resolution and with a 42 or 50-inch display.

LG PW Series

The PV Series from LG is a line of 720p Plasma HDTVs perfect for the average buyer. LG's 3D technology is used on these sets and are available in 42 or 50-inch sizes.

LG PV Series

The LG PV Series of Plasma HDTVs are higher-end models aimed at the premium market. It comes with a 1080p resolution and a 50 or 60-inch screen.

LG PZ Series

The PZ Series from LG is a line of 1080p Plasma HDTVs with the ability to playback 3D content. It also comes with LG's Netcast Entertainment Access, a program that allows one to stream content to the set.


LG's Own Special Features

LED-LCD/LCD Models

LG Smart TV

LG's take on Internet TV brings Internet apps to your TV, along with the ability to stream content, check the weather, and play games on your TV set alone.

LED Plus Technology

A method used on full-array local dimming sets in which individual blocks of pixels are dimmed or brightened in order to increase contrast and clarity of the picture.

TruMotion

LG's method of motion interpolation; simulating screens to make an appearance of an increased refresh rate.

LG Cinema 3D

LG's method of using passive 3D technology in their 3D sets. This is named so because of the passive 3D method used in movie theatres.

Plasma Models

THX 3D Display

A 3D set that has passed THX's testing procedure to ensure the display meets their standard for image and audio quality.

TruBlack Filter

A feature that uses new display technology to increase contrast in plasma displays.

Branded Features

For an explanation of "branded" features and cross-TV comparison click here »