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LG unveils world's first flexible OLED TV
LG's Flexible OLED TV allows users to alter the curvature of the display to suit their preferences
OLED technology has already enabled LG and Samsung to produce TVs with curved displays, but now LG has gone one step further with the unveiling of an OLED TV with a changeable curvature. Revealed at CES, the TV is the latest salvo in the ongoing TV battle between the two Korean electronics giants.
LG's Flexible OLED TV is a 77-inch unit that lets users control the angle of curvature via their remote control, taking into account things like screen size and viewing distance to tailor the amount of curvature to suit user preferences.
With concerns about the longevity of OLED technology, LG says it has subjected the TV to tens of thousands of hours of testing to ensure the reliability and durability of the display.
Samsung also revealed an 85-inch flexible TV at its CES press conference, but that was a proof-of-concept unit that used an LED LCD panel rather than the OLED technology found in LG's production-ready set.
We'll attempt to get some more details regarding pricing, availability and the range of curvature of the Flexible OLED TV from the show floor and update this story when details come to hand.
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Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.
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I'm not convinced that curved is better. At the size described, it would need to be in a very large room, which would require viewability from multiple seating locations, as a room that big would have room for lots and lots of chairs. Does being curved improved this? Does it make 3d better? What does it actually accomplish, other than being curved?
It seems too much like a product without any purpose but publicity and bragging rights. Unless I'm missing something important here in terms of viewability, or experience thats just not being discussed, it seems rather pointless.
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