At CES 2018, LG unveiled their rollable TV, a 4K OLED display that is so thin, it can actually roll up into an elegant box that can go just about anywhere and hide the 65-inch screen when not in use. Rumor has it that it will go on sale this year, albeit at a hefty price initially.
We’ve seen LG demo their ultra thin bendable displays in past years, so this transition is quite a natural one, and was one of the highlights of CES 2018 and 2019. The fact that OLED displays don’t require a backlight allows for the thinness of the display and the very cool braces that hold it upright when rolled out of the box, collapse gracefully inside as the display retracts.
The rollable display, formally called the LG Signature OLED TV R9, has the ability to roll down to what LG calls the line view, where the display is a only extended to one-quarter of the full height, while still allowing certain things like the time, mood, music selections and favorite pictures to be displayed. It can also retract to a 21:9 aspect ratio to hide part of the screen so that those black bars you sometimes see at the top and bottom of your screen in movies won’t be displayed. And, of course, at Zero View, it fully retracts into it’s elegant box thereby completely disappearing from the room.
LG has also made some improvements since it unveiled the display at CES 2018, adding a 100-watt Dolby Atmos speaker for built-in audio and by refining the base station. Look for it in a living room near you very soon!