23 May 2019
This year at CES, LG has showcased the rollable OLED TV and LG calls it the OLED TV R. This amazing new marvel of technology will be brought to the market this year. The 65-inch TV was first showcased as a concept at the CES last year and now will enter the mass production phase.
The TV is hidden in a big rectangular base which actually works as a large speaker paired with the TV when rolled out and as a standalone Atmos speaker when the OLED panel is rolled in.
The display panel drops very slowly in the base stand at the push of a button and rises again when needed. The entire folding in or rising up takes less than 10 seconds or so. Unfortunately, the actual rolling in can’t be witnessed since it does not come with a transparent base.
In case you’re just planning to listen to the music or want to control your smart devices with the help of the TV, LG has introduced a “Line Mode”. This mode reveals around one-fourth of the panel with on-screen controls showing up. Apart from Google Assistant, LG has also included Alexa support in the rollable TV making this worlds costliest Echo Show.
Talking about connectivity, LG has put in all generic connectivity option and has also included HDMI 2.1 making this super expensive TV, future proof
Even though the TV would be out for retail around spring (around March) this year, this 4K TV may still be extremely costly and going by what the representatives have suggested, it looks like that this TV would cost much more than the 8K OLED TV that the company has just introduced.