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article imageLG is creating giant rollable transparent TVs

By James Walker     Jul 11, 2014 in Technology
Korean manufacturer LG has stated that it is aiming to produce a 60-inch Ultra HD rollable TV before 2017 after announcing the release of two new paper-thin displays.
One is able to fold into a tube with a diameter of just 3cm across and has a resolution of 1200x810. The picture does not distort even when folded up. The flexibility was achieved by using a new film-based substance instead of the usual plastic as the display's back panel.
LG s new transparent TV display panel
LG's new transparent TV display panel
Another panel demonstrated is almost completely transparent so that you can quite literally see through the screen. With the two technologies combined together, we could soon end up with some very interesting TV designs. LG are "confident" that they can ship the technology to consumers on a 60-inch panel by 2017 and the announcement has been hailed as an exciting prospect for the future with many practical — as well as novel — uses. Jeremy White, of Wired magazine, pointed out that "Being able to curve screens around complex retail display units or using the transparency to have the screen envelop the product itself on a stand would certainly be eye-catching."
For many though, such a TV may not be all that enticing initially because as with all new technologies LG are certain to place high prices on these new "TVs of the future" but it is exciting to see what could lie head... a foldable, transparent, 60-inch Ultra HD TV. Perhaps it is time to start saving.
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