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LG 2012 TV line-up - full overview
LG's 2012 TV line-up - full overview


By Rasmus Larsen (@flatpanels)
22 Mar 2012

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LG has unveiled their 2012 TV line-up, and FlatpanelsHD gives you the full overview. LG emphasizes the new Borderless design, a new Smart TV platform controlled by the Magic Remote with voice support, Google TV, and Cinema 3D. Expect to see LGs first 55-inch OLED-TV and LGs first 4K TV later in 2012, as well as new LED and plasma ranges. For prices see the bottom.

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LGs 2012 TV line-up

In 2012, LG will introduce three TV technologies; LCD, plasma and OLED. You can expect to see extremely slim and elegant design with almost zero bezel width.

LGs 2012 TV line-up
LGs 2012 TV line-up


LG highlights their new Nano LED technology inside the flagship LM9600 LED model. With Nano technology LG can control the panel in zones to achieve extremely deep black levels and still create an extremely slim TV. The plasma TVs will achieve 40 % deeper blacks and reduced power consumption, and LGs 55-inch OLED-TV that will be available in the second half of 2012, will set new standard for picture quality, LG says. In 2012 LG will also release their first TV with 4K resolution with the 84-inch LM9600 model.

LGs 2012 TV line-up
LGs 2012 TV line-up


Smart TV is still a key feature for LG, and in 2012 dual-core processors will be introduced in the high-end models. Even the TVs without dual-core are considerably faster, LG promises. A new user interface has been introduced with a pop-up bar at the bottom that will make the Smart TV platform seem more integrated. The My Apps bar can pop up at any time just by pressing the apps button on the remote. Later in 2012, LG also plans to introduce their first Google TV based Smart TV dubbed G2.

LGs mew Smart TV
LGs new Smart TV platform


LG has a range of new services planned for 2012, and the Smart TV platform is extended with voice dictation. The voice dictation feature will aid users while searching but has not been extended to the entire platform yet. A new Magic Motion Remote is also coming and is now bundled with all mid-end to high-end TVs.

LG Magic Remote
LGs new Magic Motion remote


The Magic Motion remote lets you control the Smart TV functionality on-screen by waving your hand, just like on a Nintendo Wii. The remote no longer requires you to point directly at the screen either. A small microphone has been integrated in the Voice variant for the two LM8600 and LM9600 TVs. Lastly, LG highlights SmartShare 2.0 that lets users push for example pictures from a smartphones or tablet onto the TV screen as long as the smartphone/tablet comes with WiDi technology.

LGs introduces Smart Share
LG introduces Smart Share


LG still believes that their Cinema 3D technology is the best 3D solution available. The passive 3D system relies on cheap polarized 3D glasses without batteries, which also means that the glasses are 100 % flicker-free. Cinema 3D has been incorporated in all mid to high-end 2012 TVs, expect for the plasma TVs that come with active 3D technology.

LGs passive 3D glasses
LGs passive 3D glasses


When it comes to design, LG has made a real effort in 2012. The bezel has been reduced to almost nothing, and the minimalistic frame is described as floating in free air. Even LGs plasma TVs have become very slim and the OLED-TV will be one of the thinnest TVs ever seen.

LGs 2012 TV line-up
LGs 2012 TV line-up


Lastly, LG mentions some new accessory products, including cheap 3D glasses in a myriad of colors and shapes, a Skype camera for voice call and a slim wall mounting solution.

LGs 2012 TV line-up
LGs 2012 TV line-up


LG EM9600 / EM960V OLED

Later in 2012, LG will introduce their first large-size OLED-TV with the new 55-inch 55EM9600 model. The TV is extremely slim and is expected to set new standards for picture quality. We will update this article with full details later on.

LGs 55 OLED-TV, 55EM960o
LGs 55-inch OLED-TV, the design may change on the final product


  • OLED technology
  • 4 mm panel
  • White OLEDs with RGB filters
  • 100.000.000:1 contrast ratio
  • 7,5 kilograms
  • 1000 times faster than LCD

    USA: LGs 55-inch OLED-TV will be available in the second half of 2012 dubbed 55EM9600.
    Europe: LGs 55-inch OLED-TV will be available in the second half of 2012 dubbed 55EM960V.

    LG LM9600 / LM960V Nano LED

    LGs flagship LED model is called LM9600 and it comes with Nano LED technology. By utilizing a filter with tiny 10^-9 m nano-size holes, LG can enable accurate local dimming capabilities in the very slim TV.

    LG LM9600
    LG LM9600


    LM9600 also boasts the full Smart TV platform with dual-core processor and Cinema 3D.

    LG LM9600
    LG LM9600


  • Nano Full LED
  • Borderless design
  • Smart TV
  • Cinema 3D
  • Dual-core processor
  • Magic Remote Voice included
  • Built-in WiFi & WiDi support
  • MCI 1000/1200
  • 4K resolution on 84

    US prices
  • 55 LG 55LM9600

    EU prices
  • 47 LG 47LM960V
  • 55 LG 55LM960V

    LG LM8600 / LM860V LED

    The slightly cheaper LM8600 model incorporates LGs LED Plus backlighting system instead of the Nano technology. Besides that, it is largely identical to the flagship model.

    LG LM8600
    LG LM8600


  • LED Plus
  • Borderless design
  • Smart TV
  • Cinema 3D
  • Dual-core processor
  • Magic Remote Voice included
  • Built-in WiFi & WiDi support
  • MCI 800/960

    US prices
  • 47 LG 47LM8600
  • 55 LG 55LM8600

    EU prices
  • 47 LG 47LM960V
  • 55 LG 55LM860V

    LG LM7600 / LM760T LED

    The step down from here is called LM7600. The dual-core processor is gone but LM7600 still comes with Cinema 3D, Smart TV and the Borderless design.

    LG LM7600
    LG LM7600


  • LED Plus
  • Borderless design
  • Smart TV
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote included
  • Built-in WiFi & WiDi support
  • MCI 800/960

    US prices
  • 47 LG 47LM7600
  • 55 LG 55LM7600

    EU prices
  • 42 LG 42LM760T
  • 47 LG 47LM760T<

    LG LM6700 / LM670T LED

    LG also has a new LM6700 model coming with Smart TV and Cinema 3D. This model will also be available in an all-black variant called LM660T in some European countries.

    LG LM6700
    LG LM6700


  • LED Plus
  • Borderless design
  • Smart TV
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote included
  • Built-in WiFi & WiDi support
  • MCI 400/480

    US prices
  • 47 LG 47LM6700
  • 55 LG 55LM6700

    EU prices
  • 42 LG 42LM670T
  • 47 LG 47LM660T
  • 55 LG 55LM670T

    LG LM6200 / LM620T LED

    LGs LM6200 is the last one to include the new 2012 design.

    LG LM6200
    LG LM6200


  • Edge LED
  • New design
  • Smart TV
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote included
  • WiFi Ready
  • MCI 200/240

    US prices
  • 42 LG 42LM6200
  • 47 LG 47LM6200
  • 55 LG 55LM6200
  • 65 LG 65LM6200

    EU prices
  • 42 LG 42LM620T
  • 47 LG 47LM620T>
  • 55 LG 55LM620T

    LG G2 Google TV

    LG G2 is a new TV model with Google TV built-in, slated for a later 2012 release. It is LGs first Google TV-enabled product, and will also come with Cinema 3D. Notice the Android Market icon in the picture below.

    LGs Google TV implementation
    LGs Google TV


  • Edge LED
  • Google TV (LG Smart TV look)
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote QWERTY included
  • Dual-core processor
  • Built-in WiFi
  • MCI 200/240

    USA: LGs G2 Google TV will be available will be available in 47 and 55 inches called 47G2 and 55G2.
    Europe: Not confirmed yet.

    Cheaper LED ranges

    LG is also launching cheaper LED ranges without Cinema 3D, including the LS5700, LS4600, LS3500 and LS3400 models.

    LG PM9700 / PM970T plasma

    LG's flagship plasma TV in 2012 will be called PM9700 and LG promises 40 % deeper black reproduction and a slimmer design.

    LG PM9700
    LG PM9700


  • Slim design
  • Super Black Panel (TruBlack Filter)
  • Active 3D
  • Smart TV
  • Magic Remote included
  • WiFi Ready
  • THX

    US prices
  • 50 LG 50PM9700
  • 60 LG 60PM9700

    EU prices
  • 50 LG 50PM970T
  • 60 LG 60PM970T

    LG PM6700 / PM670T plasma

    PM6700 is the step-down model from PM9700 and comes without the TruBlack Filter but with active 3D and Smart TV.

    LG PM6700
    LG PM6700


  • Slim design
  • Active 3D
  • Smart TV
  • Magic Remote included
  • WiFi Ready
  • THX

    US prices
  • 50 LG 50PM6700
  • 60 LG 60PM6700

    EU prices
  • 50 LG 50PM670T
  • 60 LG 60PM670T

    LG PM4700 / PM470T plasma

    PM4700 is a cheaper plasma TV range with 720p, 3D and Smart TV

    LG PM4700
    LG PM4700


  • 720p
  • Active 3D
  • Smart TV
  • WiFi Ready

    US prices
  • 42 LG 42PM4700
  • 50 LG 50PM4700

    EU prices
  • 42 LG 42PM470T
  • 50 LG 50PM470T

    Cheaper plasma TVs

    LG will also launch cheaper plasma TV ranges without 3D, including the PA6500 (with Smart TV) and the PA4500 with 720p.

    Overview

    LGs 2012 LED specifications


    LGs 2012 plasma specifications


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