This year at CES, LG unveiled the Signatures Series OLED TV R — which is a 65-inch rollable OLED TV device that will become available for purchase. The signature feature is that when you hit a button, the OLED screen rolls into an aluminum case.
Here is a demo of how it works:
There are three options for the the LG TV R, including Full View, Line View, and Zero View. The Full View offers a large-screen viewing option shows the full picture. The “line view” displays a small portion of the screen that provides a display for music controls, a clock, photos, and digital patterns.
The Zero View completely tucks away the TV in the base. But you can still listen to audio through the built-in 4.2-channel, 100W front-firing Dolby Atmos system.
The OLED TV R is expected to support 50,000 rolls so you should not go crazy opening and closing it repeatedly every day.
LG said that the “R” in the LG Signature OLED TV R is about “creating a revolution in home entertainment and redefining space through its ability to rise and roll-up at the touch of a button.”
Powering the OLED TV R is LG’s latest WebOS release. And it has support for both the Amazon Alexa digital assistant and Google Assistant. On the back are some HDMI 2.1 ports to connect consoles and other devices.
Plus it supports Apple’s AirPlay 2 standard and HomeKit as well. Through AirPlay 2, users can play videos from iTunes and music, photos, and videos from other apps from their Apple devices to the LG OLED TV R. The HomeKit support adds the ability to control the LG TV using the Home app or by asking Siri.
The OLED TV R is expected to arrive in the second half of the year. And the price is not yet known.