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LG’s rollable OLED TV leaves many questions unanswered

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Ever wanted to keep your TV away somewhere when it’s not in use? Ever wanted to move your TV somewhere without it being a big hassle? LG Display’s rollable TV is the answer. The 65-inch OLED TV can be rolled into a little box when not in use. It’s almost as if the TV’s made out of paper!

The company wasn’t done when it announced the first-ever 88-inch 8K OLED TV as it made another blockbuster announcement regarding the rollable TV.

This isn’t the first time LG Display has tried to make a rollable TV. The idea has been teased for years and at last year’s CES, the idea came to fruition in the form of an 18-inch rollable TV. However, it was more of a tech demo just showing the concept but not going much more into the practicality of it. This, on the other hand, is a different beast altogether.

Not only has LG scaled up the technology to make it a UHD (4K resolution) TV, but they’ve significantly increased the size to 65 inches as well. In the following photo, the TV can be seen shrinking into what appears to be the box that’ll be provided alongside the TV.

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Image: LG/CNET

When looking at innovative and bizarre concepts like these, there’s always someone who will ask: why? In theory, this is a great idea. It can allow you to simply roll your TV into a box and move it wherever and however you like without any problems.

This will also help give a minimalistic look to your room if that’s what you like. There’s so much that you can do with this TV. According to LG themselves, they hope that screens like these will enable people to enjoy the Ultra-HD display “anytime, anywhere”.

LG Display is one of the best TV manufacturers out there. It constantly raises the bar every time. Don’t expect the 65-inch TV to have any compromise in quality.

Current LG TVs deliver the finest picture quality available so there’s no reason to think that the rollable TV will be any different. If it is, it might be even better as LG is always trying to improve. LG hasn’t given any details regarding the TV apart from the fact it’ll be a rollable TV. How will it work? How will they make sure the TV ticks all the boxes of picture quality and durability when it rolls out? There are so many questions left unanswered.

Like the 88 inch TV, the rollable TV is just a prototype but it won’t be long now before we get to see it as LG will be showing it at CES 2018. We’ll have to see what information LG decides to tell us about both TVs, it might be the beginning of a new generation of TVs. LG might change the landscape of the television market with these TVs.

Although we don’t expect the TV’s to launch commercially anytime soon since it’s just a concept at the moment with a simple prototype. However, the fact that they were able to scale the technology up from 18 inches to a 65-inch Ultra HD display says a lot.

LG has been working on this idea for several years now and it looks like it’s close to cracking the code to the world’s first fully rollable TV. If no one else, LG might be able to pull it off as it has shown to deliver beyond our expectations time and time again (remember the ‘Wallpaper TV’ less than 1mm wide?).

When such a TV screen is actually made available to the public is anyone’s guess. We’ll have to wait for CES 2018 to see what LG has in store for us.

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