When you heard the word TV, surely you will think of a rectangular thin screen that can produce sound and pictures, right? Surely you would think of those flat-screen televisions that are starting to get even more common nowadays. Surely you would think of how they look unobtrusive and how they look pretty like that.
If you think flat-screen televisions are the most unobtrusive pieces of television, then perhaps you want to reconsider that stance. Why? Simply because LG wants to make their roll-up television commercially available. They announced this news at the CES Trade Show in New Vegas, which is a trade show famous for being a place where companies showcase their latest products and innovations. LG themselves said that the product will be sold before 2019 reaches its end, but they decided not to tell us the month or the price. While the release month can be a bit abstract, you can be sure that the thing would be darned pricey at release. If you are planning to buy the thing, then be ready to spend a whole amount of cash because you sure would need to do just that.
Roll-up televisions? What is that?
Televisions are mostly rectangular in shape and they usually come just like that (no further setup needed). Roll-up televisions come in the form of the base only, and when you want to watch a series that you like, the screen of the television would roll-up slowly from the base of the television, hence why it is named a roll-up television.
A roll-up television is pretty cool compared to an ordinary television because it would not take too much space when you do not need them. Sure you still need to have space when the tv does roll-up, but when it is down, it is not as obtrusive as an ordinary television.
More about the roll-up television and LG
The roll-up television comes in the form of 4K, so no 8K for you folks who enjoy squeezing pixels out of a tv series. Nevertheless, Futuresource representative Jack Wetherill said that it is a ‘compromise, but it (the roll-up TV) is still a high-end design that is going to be very costly’.
Still, LG wants to play it safe because the roll-up TV is not the only thing they have announced. Coming with it is another model from LG that will compete with the roll-up television. This new, ordinary OLED television comes in 88 inches, and you can safely say that this is the biggest OLED TV that LG (or even any electronic company) have ever manufactured.
Moreso, all of LG’s TVs now come equipped with the capability to access Alexa and Google’s Assistant. Because only a few devices are able to work with the two artificial intelligence, this is certainly a good move on LG’s part, adding to the list of the achievements that LG have achieved these last few years.
Not only that, LG’s televisions would be the first of the few that can support Apple’s AirPlay. Apple is a very stingy company when it comes to working with basically everyone, so this adds to LG’s list of achievements once more.
This is surely miles better than last year showing when LG introduced a robot assistant called Cloi. Cloi repeatedly ignored the commands given to it, so it is probably one of the most embarrassing moments a technology company could have. Still, with these latest innovations coming out, it would be an interesting thing to see where could LG go to in the future.