Monday, 23 April, 2018

LG launches 65-inch 'rollable' TV at CES 2018

Sony unveils 4K OLED TVs with HDR LG launches 65-inch 'rollable' TV at CES 2018
Sherri Watson | 10 January, 2018, 14:53

CES 2018 is going to be opening doors the following week and on the other edge, LG has already announced its brand new 88-inch 8K TV just before this significant technology exhibit.

OLED, or organic light-emitting diodes, works by putting electricity through certain materials that glow red, green and blue.

Meanwhile, plasmas use UV light by triggering pockets of gas that create red, green and blue phosphors.

It can be rolled up and hidden when not in use, and the small size of the rolled-up screen means that it can be more easily moved and stored, allowing for better space utilization, something existing displays can't deliver.

This makes for easier storage, while still achieving high resolution.

LG released a new Wallpaper OLED TV generation at the CES 2018. LG is also showing off an 88-inch OLED 8K television set, because even though you might be fine with your 1080p set, television manufacturers want you to cram as many pixels into your eyeballs as possible. It rolled up to a radius of 3cm without affecting the function of the display.

This isn't the first rollable OLED display we've seen, with Sony's 2010 effort and an 18-inch rollable OLED prototype from LG appearing at CES a year ago just two examples, but it is definitely the biggest and closest to reaching the market we've seen yet. From the outside, the new LG W8 OLED TV series appears very similar to its predecessor. These also boast 4K Cinema HDR support, ThinQ AI, webOS, Google Assistant and Alexa, but will be powered by LG's α (Alpha) 7 processor that is also used in the entry-level B8 OLED TV.

And, users will have access to 'more intelligent content information, ' to search soundtracks or casts, and even let the TV turn itself off when a program ends, without setting a specific time. LG ThinQ AI televisions become the hub for all of your connected smart devices.

Back in 2014, LG arrived at CES with the world's first flexible OLED TV.