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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.
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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 years heading up Engadget's coverage from Japan, covering high-tech toilets and robot restaurants, he heads up our UK bureau in London.

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