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LG's TV future is filled with weird shapes and big screens

Or, how I didn't get to roll up an OLED TV like a newspaper.

Mat Smith , @thatmatsmith
01.05.16 in AV
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I really, really wanted to roll an OLED TV up and carry it under my arm. But while LG Display has teased the idea of a very flexible OLED display for a few years, it's never really let the public get close. This year, I got to see it. But not roll it or bend it, or even touch a working one. Which ruined my CES (a little). (Update: we saw it!) After shrugging at a static "no touching" rolled-up screen, LG Display (note: a separate company from LG Electronics) ushered me into a room filled with brightly colored surfaces and gentle curves. Oh, and forests, dew-splashed flowers, long-haired European women and time-lapse city landscapes. (It's a TV showroom—and that's the scintillating content continually repeated on them.) I did see giant TVs the thickness of a few dimes, double-sided OLED HDTVs and a wraparound 65-inch UHD TV running a gaming demo that would give me post-traumatic stress disorder after prolonged exposure. Let's tour the (maybe) future:

Gallery: LG Display prototypes at CES 2016 | 8 Photos

Mat once failed an audition to be the Milkybar Kid: an advert creation that pushed white chocolate on gluttonous British children. Two decades later, having repressed that early rejection, he completed a three-year teaching stint in Japan with help from world-class internet and a raft of bizarre DS titles. After a few weeks back in the UK, he's recently returned to Japan, heading up our coverage of a country that's obsessed with technology -- often in very unusual ways.
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