LG is showing off a new TV that is getting a ton of press. Why? It can roll up one of LG’s TVs like a newspaper.
The 18-inch display is just one of the new concept designs LG will be unveiling, as it attempts to predict the future of television screens. They also had on display a 55-inch TV that is as thin as a piece of paper and a 65-inch “extreme-curve” set of TVs that bend inwards and outwards.
Although it is exciting, none of these TV will be sold this year. In reality, it’s possible they may never hit stores. But we have to ask: why you’d want to roll up or bend your TV?
Just like automakers’ “concept cars,” LG’s TVs are meant to show off what’s possible, even if it’s not yet marketable, wanted, affordable or able to be mass-produced for customers. But some elements of LG’s creations may come to your next television screen.
As all TV makers continue to up the ante, developing ultra-high definition televisions that produce richer pictures, virtually unnoticeable bezels and thinner profiles. But those TVs are becoming virtually indistinguishable from one another.
It’s concepts like LG’s that may one day push the industry forward into new markets and technologies it hasn’t yet considered.