After I noticed the prototype model of LG’s roll-up TV last year at CES 2018, I used to be blown away. The engineers at LG Show had found out an approach for the versatile OLED display materials to roll right into a compact tube, similar to a window shade or a poster, to vanish from view inside an unpleasant white field.
Now LG says it’ll promote an actual model someday within the second half of 2019. Provisionally dubbed the Signature Series OLED TV R and out there solely in a 65-inch dimension, it seems to be quite a bit nicer than the prototype. Pricing hasn’t been set. However, you’ll be able to anticipate it to be costly. I spent some fingers-on time with the ultimate design in LG’s suite at CES 2019 and got here away impressed. It seems like a completed product, one thing a wealthy purchaser with an enormous swath of home windows and one million-greenback view would snap up in a heartbeat.
It is also extra versatile. A button on the distant allows you to put the TV into “line view,” the place it rolls again up and descends into the field till perhaps 1 / 4 of the display is seen. LG has designed a particular house web page for this quick, broad display screen form, and it will probably show a clock with climate, private pictures or transferring ambient designs.
The TV can be prolonged a bit extra, however not all the best way up, to point out 21:9 extremely-widescreen films without letterbox bars. And the display screen can disappear utterly whereas music performs — the set’s sound system can interface along with your telephone by way of Bluetooth.
Apart from its sleeker silver distant and unimaginable design, this 65-inch set is rather like LG’s different 2019 4K OLED TV. In our exams, natural mild-emitting diode-based mostly televisions produce one of the best images high quality obtainable right now, and the corporate guarantees improved processing, HDMI 2.1 and another tweak this year.