In another new announcement about CES 2020, we have an update on the new LG OLED screen – and this one makes the rollable ‘R’ model look positively chunky!
LG at CES 2020
We looked yesterday at what we are anticipating from LG at CES this year. With their annual launches being one of the most exciting exhibitors at the expo, there has been a raft of leaks and speculation!
So far we are anticipating a new announcement about the UltraGear 1ms gaming monitors, and the launch of LG’s new soundbars.
Today, we have learned about another new innovation – and this is one I’m really excited to see in action.
LG and OLED TVs
The South Korean electronics house has come up with some of the most highly innovative TVs in recent times. OLED TVs are created with self-illuminating pixels which makes them slimmer and more flexible than LCD displays using LED lights.
LG has taken this to the next level, with rollable screens on their Signature R series. These bendy screens roll away into a sleek aluminium base. Clever stuff!
The UHD OLED concept
This new concept will be unveiled at CES next week and builds on the Signature R series. The difference is that this screen rolls down from the ceiling, and so doesn’t require even a base to be stored in.
We know that this sort of ‘tweak’ is not just a case of changing the storage design.
Following the launch of the R series last January, Tim Alessi, LG’s Director of New Product Development said ‘The first model of rollable OLED was designed to roll up only. Even if a professional were to figure out a way to hang it from the ceiling, there is no mechanism to re-orient the picture, so it would appear upside down. It’s also likely that mounting it from an 8-foot ceiling would result in the panel being too high for comfortable viewing anyway.’
It seems that LG has managed to solve this problem. Exactly it works we’ll need to wait to see!
This sounds like the ultimate home cinema system, with a super-thin flexible screen, no storage base and being able to be rolled back up into the ceiling whenever it isn’t in use.
In other news
As well as the new launches we reported yesterday, there are other new products and upgrades LG are bringing to CES.
These include a series of OLED screen designed specifically for aeroplane use. And, of course, the huge 88″ 8K OLED screen. LG will also present their Wallpaper OLED screen, which is so thin it defies imagination!
LG is also turning their hand to something completely new – indoor gardening! The firm have announced that they will launch their prototype indoor growing system. This uses LED lighting on a timer, air circulation and water control systems to allow even a ‘complete novice’ to grow their own vegetables and herbs at home.
Exciting stuff! We will continue to bring you all the news and releases from CES as we get them.