The TVs in the living room are increasingly divided between use for watching movies and series, as well as playing video games. And it was with this dual use in mind that LG decided to investigate a hybrid solution in its latest prototype that it will show during CES, which starts next week.
It is a television with a 48-inch OLED screen that has the particularity of being transformed into two formats: flat for when watching TV content and curved for greater immersion during gaming sessions. It thus becomes a tradition to reveal new concepts of television during the technological event, which this year will be exclusively online due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
Last year, the manufacturer unveiled the roll-up screen television from the ceiling as part of a concept that has been at work in recent years. And one of those models with a scrollable screen has already reached the South Korean market, the LG Signature OLED R, with a price of $ 87,000. Also for this edition, LG has in its luggage a new line of LCD TVs supported by the new technology of screens with Mini-LEDs, called QNED.
The new hybrid model features Cinematic Sound OLED (CSO) sound technology that makes the screen vibrate to produce audio. The idea of changing the screen is to keep its flat appearance when watching series and films, since the image becomes more uncomfortable when projected on a curved display. But for games, interactive at 360 degrees, having an image curvature helps to have a more immersive experience.
In fact, LG is promoting the prototype as a gaming television, with several technical features. The screen can bend up to 1 millimeter and stands out for its 120 Hz refresh rate, mandatory for anyone looking to play 120 FPS compatible titles, such as the latest Call of Duty, both on PS5 and Xbox Series X. However, this refresh rate will vary with use, starting at 40 Hz to 120 Hz and a response time of 0.1 milliseconds.