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LG says these are the TVs of the future

LG says these are the TVs of the future

In an effort to make large TVs less conspicuous, LG said that manufacturers are trying to create slimmer and unobtrusive screens.

LG Display hasn't released any images of it 88-inch Crystal Sound OLED display at this time, but has shared some details. However, the remaining new technology introduced by the company may most likely appear in products in the current year itself.

A demonstration showed that the 65-inch (165 centimetre) screen could disappear completely into the base, extend just part way to display photos, act as a control screen for smart devices, or rise completely for full viewing. "The panel is of 65" dimensions - we now don't have any more information about the technical specifcations of the panel, other than it is seemingly powered by LG's newly announced second generation Alpha9 SoC.

At the base of the TV is a 100 watt front-firing Dolby Atmos sound bar which also serves as a housing unit for the TV when you're not watching it.

With the growing popularity of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology in the premium TV market, LG Display is confident of maintaining a competitive edge over Quantum Dot OLED (QD OLED) panels to be produced by domestic rival Samsung Display. This TV "reimagines space" and "addresses the human need for an aesthetically pleasing environment", LG's U.S. senior director of product marketing Tim Alessi told the audience this morning.

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LG Electronics is a global leader in television and audio video systems.

The set's picture processing and smart TV features are handled by LG's second generation Alpha 9 processor.

When in Zero View, all 65 inches of the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R is hidden from view, tucked away in the base. Vizio is including the ability to control its TVs with Google Assistant or Alexa.

Around the back, you'll find HDMI 2.1 ports which will support 4K120 playback once it's available via an update later this year. On Monday, Vizio and LG announced they were also adding support for AirPlay and HomeKit. Apple has traditionally been closed off when it comes to giving outside hardware companies access to its ecosystem, but it may recognize it as the key to growing its increasingly important services business, which includes apps, movies, TV shows and music.