TV Model Prefix to Technology Type Cross-Reference

Direct-View CRT Models:

JVC:  AV (up to AV36)
Mitsubishi:  AM, CK, CS
Sanyo:  AVM, DS, HT, PC
Sharp:  Start with the screen size (up to 36"), followed by some letters.
Sony:  KD, KV

Projection CRT Models:

JVC:  AV (AV48 and up)
Mitsubishi:  TM, TS, VS, WS, WT
Pioneer:  SD, SDP, or PRO (PRO is also used on some plasma models.)
Sony:  KDP, KP, KPR

DLP Projection Models:

LG/Zenith:  RU, Z, or the screen size followed by "SX," eg. 52SX4D
Mitsubishi:  WD, WL, or L (laserview models)
Sony:  There are no Sony DLP models.
Toshiba:  Screen size followed by HM, HMX, or MX, eg. 62HM15A

LCD Flat-Panel Models:

JVC:  LT (also used for LED models)
LG:  Screen size followed by an "L." (eg. 42LH30)
Mitsubishi:  LT (also used for LED models)
Sanyo:  CLT, DP (DP is also used for some plasma and LED models), FVM
Sharp:  LC, LCC (also used for LED models)
Sony:  KDL, KLV, NSX

LCD Projection Models:

JVC:  HD
LG/Zenith:  M
Mitsubishi:  WD (also used for some DLP models)
Sony:  KDF, KDS, KDSR, KF, KFE, KL, or VPL (front projectors)

LED Flat-Panel Models:

JVC:  LT (also used on LCD models)
LG:  Screen size followed by LE, LV, LW, eg. 42LE5400
Mitsubishi:  LT (also used for LCD models)
Sharp:  LC, LCC (also used for LCD models)
Sanyo:  DP (also used for LCD models), FVD, FVF, FVM, FW
Sony:  KDL, NSX (also used for LCD models)

Plasma Models:

JVC:  PD
LG:  Screen size followed by a "P," eg. 50PK550
Mitsubishi:  PD
Pioneer:  KRP, PDP, PDPV, or PRO (PRO is also used on some CRT projection models.)
Sanyo:  DP, PDP (DP is also used on some LCD models.)