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LG's rollable TV is here: meet the amazing OLED TV R

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When you see the new LG TV, you'll be completely off your rocker. While the OLED TV R looks like a conventional soundbar in stand-by mode, it rolls out to the complete size of 65 inches in TV mode. We have collected technical data, first price data and some videos of the new 4K TV.

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Since almost every television set is now somehow smart, and even technologies such as HDR or 4K no longer cost a fortune, TV manufacturers must come up with something new. Last year LG had already shown something in a back room of CES that had the potential to be a hit. This year the rollable TV finally came on the big stage.

The new model is called the LG Signature OLED TV R; the current 65-inch version, which has been photographed many times, corresponds to 65R9. The TV R will be priced above the 88 inch 8K OLED Z9, which is rumored to be in the small five-digit range. In first comments the readers joke, LG's new television "makes room in your driveway", after all, you have to sell the car for your purchase.

The LG OLED TV 65R9 is only three millimeters thick when extended. In standby mode, the fragile display is protected in the inconspicuous aluminum box, which also functions as a soundbar. The display supports common HDR standards and adjusts contrast and color palette to the ambient light. The sound bar offers 100 watts of music power and 4.1 Dolby atmospheres. LG's Alpha-9 processor also intelligently optimizes the sound.

The software is based on webOS 4.5. The LG OLED TV R integrates into the Smart Home via Alexa, AirPlay 2, HomeKit or Google Assistant. For certain functions such as music control, you can set the TV to View. Only a small part of the screen rolls out, representing only the essential controls and information.

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In music mode, the LG OLED TV R displays only important information and protects the rest of the delicate display / © LG

LG has not yet announced when and at what price the LG OLED TV R will be launched on the market.

Source: Tom's Guide, Golem

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Eric Ferrari-Herrmann

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Eric has been with AndroidPIT since 2014. He’s writing articles and reviews for the German website. Topics are mostly privacy and new technology but there's also the occasional piece on environmental sustainability.

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