LG Display unveils an 88-inch 8K OLED screen with built-in sound

Sheila Mcguire
January 10, 2019

With no separate light source, the displays are also extremely lightweight and thin, making them flexible enough to be rolled, as shown in the LG Signature OLED TV R (model 65R9). The screen has a 3.2.2 channel sound system embedded directly into the display panel which, when combined with Dolby Atmos technology, is reported to result in dynamic audio from a viewer's top, bottom, left and right.

"We will set prices based on how much consumers are willing to pay for the rollable TV, rather than seeking profits", he added.

During its CES 2019 press conference, LG announced an OLED TV that rolls up and hides inside a cabinet until it is needed.

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This brand-new form factor is even more useful than a conventional TV, since LG also designed three "display modes" that take advantage of its rollable display. In this Live mode, it has a dashboard consisting of Clock, Frame, Mood, Music and Home.

Although Samsung has exhibited 8K TVs during the IFA last September and quickly brought them to market, they cover 65-inch, 75-inch, 82-inch, and 85-inch.

The tech firm wrote: 'LG has created a TV with a display that seems to magically appear and disappear, a revolutionary innovation that seems to defy logic.

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LG said the Signature TV is powered by its second-generation Alpha 9 processor and deep learning algorithm. Whenever the TV is not in use, the screen can automatically roll down.

With Apple HomeKit support, customers will be able to control their LG TV using the Home app or by asking Siri. The 2019 OLED and Nanocell LCD TVs also support the WISA speaker standard, letting users build their own wireless surround sound systems with an adapter.

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