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LG's new TV rolls away into a base when you're not using

LG's new TV rolls away into a base when you're not using

LG Electronics (LG) is defining the next generation of television at CES® 2019 with the introduction of the world's first rollable OLED TV.

LG has unveiled their new rollable TV at this years CES, the LG Signature OLED TV R and this is one of the coolest TVs we have seen for some time.

"The "R" in the new Signature OLED TV R is about creating a revolution in home entertainment and redefining space through its ability to rise and roll-up at the touch of a button". It can be rolled in and out of a base unit with the click of a remote control, allowing consumers to place their television anywhere without worrying about it overpowering their living space. This time, we're looking at a full-featured, 65-inch TV that's actually coming to market this year. The massive 88-inch 8K OLED television isn't just large AND with more pixels than anyone now needs. TCL is making a 75-inch version of its Roku TV, and Hisense showed off its 4K laser projector that works with a 100 or 120-inch screen. Other companies including Samsung, Sony, Hisense and TCL are also set to debut 8K TVs this year.

And while it certainly has a magical, sci-fi quality about it - how many TVs have you seen collapse in on themselves without being destroyed? - given its second-half 2019 release date, it'll soon be more fact than fiction.

The industry expects 8K to push consumers towards larger screens because the difference between 8K (7680×4320 pixels) and 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) will effectively be indistinguishable to the human eye on smaller TVs. We the basic features and specs of LG's new OLED and LCD TVs late last week, and we also reported that the TVs will ship with Apple AirPlay support. Several smart features are throw into the mix, including voice support as well as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa support.

"A rollable TV is basically an OLED TV and it doesn't add material costs, but changing the operating mechanism could add to the costs", LG Electronics President Kwon Bong-seok said at a press conference.

There's also a mode LG calls "Line Mode" where the display will drop down so that only about one-fourth of the panel is showing to control on-screen music controls and home gadget apps.

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