LG 2014 TV

LG's 2014 TV line-up - full overview

08 Apr 2014 | Rasmus Larsen |

LG’s 2014 TVs will be bigger, smarter, and slimmer than ever. LG has a range of new OLED TVs coming out in 2014 as well as new Ultra HD and Full HD TVs. LG is also introducing a new webOS-based Smart TV platform that looks promising. Could 2014 be the year where LG establishes itself as the leading Korean TV innovator? Here is our full 2014 LG TV line-up overview.

Updated 28.10.2014: With new Fall 2014 models.

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LG's 2014 TV line-up

CES 2014 was quite a show for LG. They had everything people had hoped for; new OLED TVs, new 4K TVs, a much improved Smart TV platform, and aggressive plans to make everything available to consumers. For the first time in a decade, LG looked like the bigger brother of the two South Korean conglomerates. LG stole Samsung’s thunder and is rapidly emerging as the most innovative TV maker – if they can continue to build on their momentum.

LG 2014 TV line-up

LG is rapidly emerging as the most innovative TV maker with OLED, 4K & webOS
Let us start with the most exciting things first. LG is determined to take the lead in OLED technology and will release several new OLED TVs in 2014. First off, LG is planning to release a cheaper version of its existing curved 55” OLED TV, without the speakers in the see-through base.

Later this year, LG will release the first 4K OLED TVs with a new 77” EC980 and two 65 and 55” EC970 models, complete with all of LG’s most advanced features, including webOS. LG tell us to expect the 4K OLED TVs this autumn, which probably means that they will launch at IFA 2014 in September.

Speaking of webOS, LG has big plans. WebOS was originally developed by Palm for smartphones and later bought by HP. LG has acquired it from HP and has modified it to fit on a TV screen. It uses “cards” and is controlled with LG’s motion-enabled Magic Remote. It is a very simple and user-friendly, yet powerful interface, and certainly looks like a big improvement over LG’s old NetCast platform that never really took off.

The bad thing about webOS is that developers need to rewrite their apps, but the good thing is that it is easier than ever – at least according to LG. LG says that webOS has partial multi-tasking, which means that ten apps can be opened at the same time. This makes it easy and quick to switch between them. However, only one app can be active at any given time, meaning that you cannot listen to music while showing family photos. We hope that LG can finally create a functional and desirable Smart TV experience. One thing is certain; no one has managed to crack “Smart TV” yet.




WebOS will be available in all mid-range and high-end 2014 TVs from LG. One of the first apps to launch for the system is Netflix. Netflix and LG have partnered to make the Netflix app on webOS TVs compatible with 4K streaming via HEVC, as all of LG’s Ultra HD TVs and will support HEVC and HDMI 2.0.

An interesting aspect here is that most of LG’s Full HD TVs will also support HEVC decoding in up to 2K at 60fps. Potentially this is very interesting if streaming services such as Netflix decide to encode Full HD content in HEVC, too.

Other notable apps include YouTube, Picasa, twitter, Hulu Plus, Redbox, CinemaNow, Amazon Instant, and Pandora. Besides Netflix, LG has not announced any 4K partnerships, which means that there is still very little native content to watch on one of their new Ultra HD TVs. Hopefully that will change in the near future.

LG 2014 TV line-up


3 new Ultra HD ranges will be available, capable of streaming Netflix in 4K
LG has a range of new 2014 LED models coming out, too – with and without 4K resolution. All of them feature LG’s new webOS platform, HEVC and HDMI 2.0 inputs. They will be available in 49” all the way up to 105” sizes.

The flagship UC9 is an extra wide 21:9-format TV with a large, powerful speaker at the bottom. It will become available in late 2014 and will be expensive, but LG has you covered with three cheaper Ultra HD ranges called UB9800, UB9500 and UB8500.

LG also has a slew of new Full HD models coming out, with wildly varying features and capabilities. The most expensive Full HD TVs offer the new webOS platform, but it has been omitted in the cheaper ranges. We are basically talking about a mix of edge LED and direct LED based IPS panels with slim and elegant designs, and an almost bezel-free designs.

LG has also included several other features, including Miracast screen mirroring, DLNA streaming and MHL that lets you connect a smartphone or tablet. LG continues to go all-in on its motion-controlled Magic remote that has become more accurate in recent generations.

LG 2014 TV line-up


LG will continue to offer Cinema 3D - or in other words passive 3D. One of the clear advantages of passive 3D is that the glasses are inexpensive and require no batteries. They are flicker-free and easy on the eyes. However, passive 3D also halves the resolution of the panel, but on an Ultra HD TV you can actually enjoy a Full HD 3D experience with the same lightweight, inexpensive 3D glasses that you know from movie theatres.

LG is not really promoting 3D, but continues to offer it as a side feature, possibly because the combination of passive 3D and 4K makes it more or less as good as the much more expensive active 3D technology.

LG will launch the first 4K OLED TVs later this year. Full HD OLED TVs are out now


What is left to say? Ohh yeah, LG has a few new plasma TVs too, but it is clear that LG is not putting many resources into plasma technology at this point. The new plasma TVs are anonymous entry-level and mid-range TVs – not very interesting to say at least.

All of LG’s 2014 LED models will be available this spring together with the new cheaper OLED TVs. LG’s 4K OLED TVs will be available in Q3 or Q4.


LG EC980

LG EC9700 (4K OLED)

Say hello to the first 4K OLED TVs. LG will launch its first 4K OLED later this year. You should be excited.

  • OLED
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Curved
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote
  • Wireless Sound Sync
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 65” LG 65EC9700
  • 77” LG 77EC9800

    EU prices
  • 65” LG 65EC970V
  • 77” LG 77EC980V


  • LG EC9300

    LG EC930V (OLED)

    LG has launched a new EC9300 OLED TV. It has webOS and a new design.

  • OLED
  • Curved
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic remote
  • Wireless Sound Sync
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 55” LG 55EC9300

    EU prices
  • 55” LG 55EC930V


  • LG EA980

    LG EA9800 & EA9700 (OLED)

    Last year’s EA9800 will continue to sell in 2014 along with the slightly cheaper EC9700 without speakers in the transparent base. Both are considered 2013 models, so there is no webOS platform built-in.

  • OLED
  • Curved
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote
  • Smart TV (Netcast)
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 55” LG 55EA9800

    EU prices
  • 55” LG 55EA980W
  • 55” LG 55EA970V


  • LG EA880

    LG EA8800 (OLED)

    EA8800 is also a 2013 model and LG’s only flat model that was exclusively sold in Europe. It will continue to be available in 2014 without webOS, but with extra powerful speakers in the “gallery” frame. It has also arrived in the US.

  • OLED
  • Flat
  • Gallery speakers
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote
  • Smart TV (Netcast)
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 55” LG 55EA8800

    EU prices
  • 55” LG 55EA880V


  • LG UB9800

    LG UB9800 (4K)

    UB9800 is a range of high-end 4K TVs in large formats from 65 to 98” sizes. It comes with powerful speaker systems, developed in collaboration with Harman Kardon.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • 4.2 or 5.2 or 7.2 speakers
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote
  • Wireless Sound Sync
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 65” LG 65UB9800
  • 79” LG 79UB9800
  • 84” LG 84UB9800
  • 98” LG 98UB9800

    EU prices
  • 65” LG 65UB980V
  • 84” LG 84UB980V
  • 98” LG 98UB980V


  • LG UB9500

    LG UB9500 (4K)

    LG’s UB9500 is basically a UB9800 without the extra powerful speaker system. It has all of the 4K features, including HEVC and HDMI 2.0 as well as the new webOS platform.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote
  • Wireless Sound Sync
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 55” LG 55UB8500
  • 65” LG 65UB9500

    EU prices
  • 55” LG 55UB950V
  • 65” LG 65UB950V


  • LG UB8500

    LG UB8500 (4K)

    The UB8500 is LG’s cheapest Ultra HD range. It still offers the most essential 4K features, including HEVC and HDMI 2.0. The design is also different.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic Remote
  • Wireless Sound Sync
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 49” LG 49UB8500
  • 55” LG 55UB9500

    EU prices
  • 49” LG 49UB850V
  • 55” LG 55UB850V


  • LG UB830

    LG UB8300 (4K)

    UB830 is a mid-range Ultra HD TV from LG with HDMI 2.0 and HEVC. Only available in Europe.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Smart TV (NetCast)
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic-fjernbetjening
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • No

    EU prices
  • 49” LG 49UB830V
  • 55” LG 55UB830V


  • LG UB8200

    LG UB8200 (4K)

    UB8200 is an affordable Ultra HD range from LG. It has no 3D, but it still offers HEVC.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Smart TV (NetCast)
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Magic remote
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 40” LG 40UB8200
  • 49” LG 49UB8200
  • 55” LG 55UB8200

    EU prices
  • 49” LG 49UB820V
  • 55” LG 55UB820V


  • LG UB800

    LG UB8000 (4K)

    UB800 is LG’s cheapest Ultra HD TV. It has no 3D and is only available as a 40-inch model.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Smart TV (NetCast)
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    EU prices
  • 40” LG 40UB800V


  • LG LB8700

    LG LB8700

    LB8700 is a high-end Full HD TV. An interesting aspect of LG’s Full HD TV line-up is that they all support HEVC decoding in up to “2K/60fps”, paving the way for better Full HD streaming, too.

  • Full HD
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • Triple XD Engine
  • 2.2 speaker system
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic remote
  • Wireless Sound Sync
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 49” LG 49LB8700
  • 55” LG 55LB8700
  • 60” LG 60LB8700

    EU prices
  • 49” LG 49LB8700
  • 55” LG 55LB870V
  • 60” LG 60LB870V


  • LG LB7300

    LG LB730V

    The LB7 will exist in different variants. It still offers the new promising webOS platform and Cinema 3D.

  • Full HD
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • Triple XD Engine
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic remote
  • Wireless Sound Sync
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 55” LG 55LB7200
  • 60” LG 60LB7100
  • 65” LG 65LB7100
  • 70” LG 70LB7100

    EU prices
  • 42” LG 42LB730V
  • 47” LG 47LB730V
  • 55” LG 55LB730V
  • 60” LG 60LB730V
  • 65” LG 65LB730V


  • LG LB6700

    LG LB6700

    Like other LG TVs the LB6 will come in several variants, including the LB6700.

  • Full HD
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • Triple XD Engine
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic remote
  • Wireless Sound Sync
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • No

    EU prices
  • 42” LG 42LB670V
  • 47” LG 47LB670V
  • 55” LG 55LB670V


  • LG LB6500

    LG LB6500

    The difference between LB6500 and LB6700 is primarily found in design.

  • Full HD
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • Triple XD Engine
  • Cinema 3D
  • Magic remote
  • Wireless Sound Sync
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 47” LG 47LB6500
  • 55” LG 55LB6500
  • 60” LG 60LB6500

    EU prices
  • 32” LG 32LB650V
  • 39” LG 39LB650V
  • 42” LG 42LB650V
  • 47” LG 47LB650V
  • 50” LG 50LB650V
  • 55” LG 55LB650V
  • 60” LG 60LB650V
  • 70” LG 70LB650V


  • LG LB6300

    LG LB6300

    LB6300 is not much different than the other 6 series models, but has no 3D feature. It is the cheapest TV with webOS Smart TV.

  • Full HD
  • webOS Smart TV
  • HEVC
  • Triple XD Engine
  • Magic remote
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 42” LG 42LB6300
  • 47” LG 47LB6300
  • 50” LG 50LB6300
  • 55” LG 55LB6300
  • 60” LG 60LB6300
  • 65” LG 65LB6300

    EU prices
  • 42” LG 42LB630V
  • 47” LG 47LB630V
  • 55” LG 55LB630V


  • LG LB5600

    LG LB5x00

    Several models will be available as part of the entry-level LB5 series. All are Full HD TVs without webOS. From LB5700 and down there are no Smart TV features at all.

  • Full HD
  • Smart TV (NetCast)
  • Triple XD Engine
  • Miracast + MHL
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 39” LG 39LB5800
  • 42” LG 42LB5800
  • 47” LG 47LB5800

    EU prices
  • 32” LG 32LB580V
  • 39” LG 39LB580V
  • 42” LG 42LB580V
  • 47” LG 47LB580V
  • 50” LG 50LB561V
  • 55” LG 55LB561V
  • 60” LG 60LB561V


  • LG PB6900

    LG PB6900 (plasma)

    PB6900 is LG’s top-of-the-line plasma TV in 2014 – but there is not much high-end about it. It lacks advanced picture systems and does not offer the new webOS platform either.

  • Full HD
  • Smart TV (Netcast)
  • Plasma
  • Active 3D
  • WiFi

    US prices
  • 60” LG 60PB6900

    EU prices
  • 50” LG 50PB690V
  • 60” LG 60PB690V


  • LG PB6600 & PB5600

    LG also has two other mid-range and low-end plasma TVs. Not much to get excited about here. The 6600 and 5600 are 1080p models. PB6600 comes without 3D and a PB5600 without 3D and Smart TV.





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