LG is a TV maker who is totally obsessed with making TV disappear when it is not needed. The electronics giant never stop finding ways to do so. From transparent display to smart TV laser projector to “rollable” OLED TV. Unlike most concepts, LG is realizing these technologies and the latest in the company’s quest for disappearing TV to make it to the market is the rollable OLED TV, first seen at last year’s CES. Rollable TV is not only real, but it will be hitting the market later this year. Folks, the days of awkward black screen in the living is finally coming to an end!
With its planned release, LG has offered more information on the LG Signature OLED TV R (model 65R9). As the model number implies, it is massive 65-inch TV, but despite the decor-killing size, it won’t be an eyesore because, rollable. In fact, it is not just rollable. It offers three different viewing options, namely, Full View, Line View and Zero View. In Full View, you get the full 65-inch viewing experience with “full extend of the contrast, depth and realism, “ bolstered by AI picture and sound quality powered by LG’s second-generation α (Alpha) 9 intelligent processor and deep learning algorithm. If you are thinking voice assistant, well, you have hit the nail on the head.
With the LG Signature 65R9 OLED TV R, you’d be able to leverage on Amazon Alexa to get a variety of things done. In addition, there’s support for Apple AirPlay 2 and, you guessed it, HomeKit. Like, obviously, right? With AirPlay 2, you can play videos from your iTunes library, as well as enjoy videos, music, photos on your Apple devices on the LG Signature 65R9 OLED TV R. As for HomeKit, it lets you control the TV using the Home app, or if you desire, just by asking Siri.
In Line View, LG Signature 65R9 OLED TV R will be partially “unrolled” and serve as a function screen of sort to enable you to manage specific tasks checking time and weather, view photos shared from a smartphone, or simply to create a mood mode. You are not wrong to think Line View as a widget dashboard for access to some features without having entire display killing your beautiful space which is kind of a brilliant idea. My only concern is the motor life of the rolling function.
Finally, there’s the Zero View where the display remains tucked inside the beautiful brushed aluminum base while letting you enjoy music and other audio content pumped out from the TV’s 4.2 channel, 100W front-firing Dolby Atmos audio system – smartly hidden away behind wool speaker cover designed by Kvadrat of Denmark.
As mentioned, LG Signature 65R9 OLED TV R is set to be available later this year. However, there is no word on the price. But reassure, it ain’t going to be cheap. Like, what’s new, right? Clearly, this is targeted at folks with substantial disposal income and harbor a particularly strong hatred for black piece of glass in the living, or anywhere of your choosing.
All image courtesy of LG.