- Author Joe Cox
- Published May 23, 2013
The future of screen
There’s never been a more exciting time for TV technology. LG is leading the way, with a variety of cutting-edge screen technologies set to revolutionise the way we see screens at home and on the move.
Flexible screens (above)
What if you could roll up your smartphone, tablet or even TV and easily take it from one location to another? That’s the reality thanks to the latest in flexible OLED technology, pioneered by LG. Already realised in a 4in flexible display, the screen boasts the same advantages of OLED technology – incredible colour reproduction and super-fast refresh rate – but can be rolled-up like a newspaper. The 4in active matrix OLED display is just 150 micrometres thin and positions LG Display at the forefront of flexible OLED technology.
Thinner than ever
LG broke its own record by manufacturing a screen measuring just 2.6mm thin – halving the previous record in just six months. Weighing less than 4kg for a 42in TV, the screen uses edge-lit LED technology to keep the design slim, yet still sports a Full HD 1080p resolution panel. This tech opens up all kinds of potential technologies for both consumer and professional use, not least when it comes to wall-mounting your next-generation display, and marks LG out as a leader in ultra-slim LCD technology.
Another first for LG, the 55in 55EM970V showcased in Harrods in March for a cool £10,000. Just 4mm thin, the LG OLED majors on colours and contrast, and provided a better viewing angle so all the family can enjoy brilliant TV pictures. LG also showed off the world’s first curved OLED TV at the CES showcase in Las Vegas, offering a five-degree curved angle for an even more immersive viewing experience. And the Curved OLED screens aren’t a prototype – they are due on sale later this year.
Ultra HD TV
Already a reality, LG launched the world’s first 84-inch Ultra HD TV last year, the breath-taking 84LM960V. Now LG is pioneering new, smaller screen sizes with 55in and 65in Ultra HD TVs, and a 30in Ultra HD monitor, bringing the next-generation 3840 x 2160 resolution experience to more people. More pixels mean greater detail and more realistic pictures than ever, with Ultra HD content already making its way on to the market.
More than just a display, the 47in LG Window Display doubles as regular window glass, allowing the screen to be used as a window as well as a screen. With huge potential for consumer, professional and educational use, the transparent display also has a touch function, meaning no display buttons so the screen can flick from TV to window in the touch of a button on the remote control.
Joe Cox is the online editor for whathifi.com