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LG HDTV sets include the entry-level LD / LK Series, which use outdated CCFL backlighting and some sets still only support a 720p resolution.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
2011 Series at a Glance
|Series Name||LK Series||LV Series||LW Series|
|Refresh Rate||60/120 Hz||60/120 Hz||120/240 Hz|
|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
|Series Name||PT Series||PV Series||PW Series||PZ Series|
|Refresh Rate||600 Hz||600 Hz||600 Hz||600 Hz|
|Screen Sizes||42, 50||50, 60||42, 50||50, 60|
|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
LG's Own Special Features
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.
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.
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.
A feature that uses new display technology to increase contrast in plasma displays.
For an explanation of "branded" features and cross-TV comparison click here »