TV’s. Those old, rusty boxes most people forget about because of all the portable technology around them. Wait. Did I say “old”,"rusty” and “box”? Are they even boxes?
TVs were indeed rusty boxes until 5-10 years ago. When LCD, and then LED technology came about in TVs, companies morphed them into thin boxes with large, HD displays. Of course, HD wasn’t enough, so there came 4K. And there came Smart TV technology that would help you do so much more than watch old-school TV. Today’s televisions are more advanced than ever. They are literally computers that can do a multitude of tasks. They are also really really slim. 10mm? 7mm? They are all there. And, TVs are getting pretty outrageous in size - 70” panels don’t bring awe anymore.
TVs, I should say, have shown a consistent change in 3 factors: picture quality, thickness and smartness. And the future TV is going to break barriers of knowledge regarding these three factors.
Welcome, “Wallpaper” TV.
I wasn’t a bit stunned looking at that picture first. The “Wallpaper” TV is LG’s latest OLED offering, and it is insanely thin at just 0.97 mm. But that is just the beginning.
This TV is “stuck” to the wall using magnets, and you can “peel” it off whenever you want. You can probably roll it, take it to your room and stick it on a magnetic surface there, and voila - you moved a 55” TV in seconds.
OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) is the latest in TV display technology. TVs with OLED are known for their deep blacks and sharp colours and wide viewing angles. Moreover, OLED enables TVs to bend because each pixel (of the 4K pixels) is unique.
The TV itself weighs 1.9 kg, making it very easy to carry around. Those days when you can carry TVs around are just round the corner.
Sadly, this TV isn’t going to reach your retailer soon. Even today, 4K OLED TVs are extremely expensive. LG’s 65” 4K OLED costs upwards of $9,000. The prices might drop soon, but for now the Wallpaper TV is a far fetched dream.