LG Signature OLED TV 65R9
Over the last few years, television manufacturers have made significant efforts to make their solutions as non-intrusive as possible. The transition from CRT models, with cathode ray tubes, to televisions with plasma, LCD and OLED technology led to a significant reduction in volume and weight. Even so, the proposals that we can buy today, especially the models with important diagonals, still occupy a lot of space and demand our attention, even if they are off.
This panorama, with which we are all so familiar, could begin to change shortly. And is that LG has just presented in the CES that is currently being held in Las Vegas (United States) a new TV with roll-up OLED panel: the model Signature OLED TV 65R9. We had long known that the South Korean brand was flirting with flexible OLED panels, but the presentation of this television, the first in this category, corroborates that the flexible panels have already left the laboratory and are ready to land in our homes.
LG Signature OLED TV 65R9: roll-up, OLED and with the second generation Alpha 9 chip
The cover photo of this article illustrates quite clearly what LG is proposing to us with this television. The three devices that you can see both in the first and in the background show us the three states in which it is possible to use this model. In the foreground we can see it in the position that LG calls Zero View, in which the 65-inch OLED panel is completely rolled up inside the television’s chassis, which does not occupy much more than a sound bar (of the big ones, though) .
In this position it is possible to use the TV to play music content through speakers with topology 4.2 integrated in the chassis. To excite them, an amplifier that works in class D of 100 watts is ordered, and the Dolby Atmos processing with which this model is responsible for recreating a three-dimensional sound image. The second way in which this television can be used has been baptized by LG as Line View, and consists of displaying only a section of the OLED panel (approximately one third of the screen) to show those contents that do not require the complete panel. Sounds a bit weird, but, apparently, LG proposes that in this mode we use this TV to see the clock, the weather, our family photos or to create a relaxing environment (probably by enabling this function will display fractal images in the section of the panel that is exposed), among other options. The last mode of use is called Full View and it is the normal one, in which the OLED panel is completely unfolded and outside the chassis. When activated, this TV behaves like a conventional OLED model. In fact, LG ensures that its performance in terms of contrast, depth and realism are the same as we can find in conventional OLED TVs. An interesting note: to move from one mode of use to another we just have to press a button on the remote control.