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LG Unveils the World’s First Rollable OLED TV

LG Unveils the World’s First Rollable OLED TV

8K TVs. LG's CES 2019 booth is screen-lover's dream, with the most eye-popping display being a giant, immersive series of screens LG dubs the "waterfall".

But for people who can afford it, the rollable "TV of tomorrow" is likely to prove very desirable indeed.

LG claims it will be suitably durable and has been tested to 50,000 rolls up and down - meaning it would last well beyond the average lifespan of a living room TV.

LG's Signature OLED TV R is the world's first rollable TV.

What is more, the OLED TV R has a functional mode that makes it act as a menu bar. To be called the Signature OLED TV R, the television has an ultra-thin, rollable display that disappears into a box at the press of a button.

The rollable television will be on display at the CES technology show in Las Vegas
The rollable television will be on display at the CES technology show in Las Vegas

The Signature OLED TV R is a departure from regular flat-panel TVs that already exists. Line View enables the TV to be partially unrolled, where users can operate Clock mode to check the time and weather and Frame mode to view family photos from a smartphone. The TV space is one area where we haven't seen any new innovations in terms of the design.

At the ongoing CES 2019, LG showcased the consumer version of its 65-inch roll-up TV. Both support Dolby Vision and Atmos, use the Alpha 9 generation 2 processor with ThinQ AI and webOS 4.5, and, of course, have 7,680-by-4,320 resolution with four times the pixels of 4K.

Other cool features of the LG Signature OLED TV R include Alexa compatibility and easy syncing with AirPlay 2.

This comes a year after LG added Google Assistant to its flagship TVs, which remains available on 2019 models. With the TV, users can get tasks done with Amazon Alexa, including daily reminders, monitoring other smart home devices, and asking questions. The 2019 OLED and Nanocell LCD TVs also support the WISA speaker standard, letting users build their own wireless surround sound systems with an adapter.

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