LG first unveiled a prototype rollable TV at CES 2018, and now this year, they introduced a 65″ OLED TV R that will actually go on sale some time this year. It consists of a large base stand that houses a 100-watt Dolby Atmos speaker system and the actual window blind-like 65″ OLED panel that can roll up and down. The display has three modes: a full-screen “Full View” experience, a partially rolled out “Line View” mode, and then “Zero View”, in which the user only makes use of the audio system. Read more for another hands-on video, pictures and additional information.
LG has not yet announced official pricing, but considering this would be one of the first of its kind to hit the market, expect to pay a hefty price. A spokesperson stated that the launch would be in the second half of 2019 and probably closer to the end, but as you may already know, there’s always delays.
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“LG claims the set is good for 50,000 rolls, but it’s unclear how long that actually entails. As with any device with moving parts, its roller could eventually fail, which adds a certain amount of anxiety for potential owners. Quality-wise, the rollable TV is on-par with LG’s other 4K OLED screens this year (including support for 120FPS), and it’s also powered by the second generation Alpha 2 processor,” reports Engadget.