What Formats Does an LG LED TV Support?

By Tyson Cliffton

LG LED TVs support a wide range of audio, video and digital image formats. Whether or not a specific file format is supported shouldn't be an issue unless you are trying to load files directly to the TV using its USB port. The supported USB formats make it possible for you to connect a USB device with various media on it to the TVs USB input, and view or listen to the supported media.

Aspect Ratios and Zoom

LG LED TVs offer a variety of picture formats, also known as aspect ratios. The 16:9 format displays the picture in a widescreen format while the 4:3 format displays the picture in a standard resolution; the Just Scan reduces the overall size of the native image by 1 percent to 2 percent so you can see the full image; the Zoom format zooms in on the center of the picture, cropping the outer edges; the Set By Program format displays the picture in its native resolution; and Cinema Zoom increases the size of the picture proportional to the screen.

Video File Formats

LG LED TV USB inputs support all ranges of video formats provided by your satellite, antenna or cable provider as well as Blu-ray or DVD players connected to the TV. To play videos directly from a USB flash drive connected to a USB port on a LED TV, the video should be in DivX HD format. Depending on the model, the TV may support DivX 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Audio File Formats

Using the USB port, you can play songs and other digital audio files directly on an LG LED TV. The TVs support several audio file types, through a USB connection, including the AAC and MP3 formats, which are commonly associated with song files. It also supports AC3 Dolby Digital files, EAC3, HE-AAC, MPEG, PCM and DTS.


To accompany the supported video formats, LG LED TVs support an array of subtitle formats supported by the video formats. Supported subtitle formats include the SMI, SRT, SUB formats that can be generated by the MicroDVD and SubViewer 1 and 2 programs, the ASS, SSA and TXT formats that can be generated by TMPlayer and the PSB file format that can be generated by PowerDivX.