LG Electronics is a South Korean electronics company with its headquarters in Yeoui-dong in Seoul. Considered the electronics arm of LG Corporation, it focuses on four primary industries—mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions, vehicle components, and home entertainment. The company is the second-largest TV manufacturer globally, only behind Samsung Electronics.
The first LG Internet TV was initially released in 2007, named NetCast Entertainment Access TVs. In 2011, they rebranded it to LG Smart TVs when more interactive functions and apps were included. It mainly focused on providing Internet access to users while watching local or cable TV.
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Most Common LG TV Display Types
Like other popular TV brands, LG TV has a line of TV products with various displays. They can vary depending on the material used and how they display colors, contrast, brightness, and other factors. Typically, there are four main display types when buying an LG TV.
LG TVs with NanoCell technology is designed to improve color depth shown through the TV’s display. It’s similar to traditional light-emitting-diode (LED) TVs and liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, but with a layer of nanoparticles on the screen display. TVs of this kind are known to show more vivid and accurate colors.
OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) is a display technology used by LG. Compared to non-OLED TVs, it uses organic compounds in its pixel composition. These compounds are used in individual pixels and can light up independently. OLED is used on various 4K LG TVs and is one of the best smart TVs of the brand, considering their performance and sharp images.
LG LED TVs have two main parts—an LCD panel and a backlight. These kinds of TVs are the most common and cheaper option compared to other TV displays. While LED TVs can display rich and brighter colors, they’re not as consistent as other displays like NanoCell and OLED TVs.
First used in 2014, LG smart TVs used the webOS software platform. It primarily carries all of the TV’s smart features and apps, including MagicRemote features and smart assistant support. It also manages LG’s primary app store called LG Content Store, which is home to 200+ apps.
The LG webOS is responsible for the smart TV’s dashboard, screen casting services for external devices (AirPlay and SmartCast), and internet access. Moreover, it gives users access to free channels and streaming services. Besides LG, it’s also found on other budget TV brands, like RCA, Konka, and Polaroid.