LG aims to spearhead OLED TV innovation with their new Signature OLED T 4K, 120Hz, transparent, wireless TV.
OLED televisions are becoming more affordable and higher in quality, making them an attractive option for consumers.
The LG OLED T features a transparent screen that can merge the backdrop with the images on the screen, creating a seamless viewing experience.
With their exciting new Signature OLED T 4K, 120Hz, transparent, wireless TV, LG aims to spearhead OLED TV innovation.
OLED televisions are quietly staking a claim in the television market, with prices continually dropping and quality steadily improving, which really is that happy place that consumers long for in the life cycle of any technology. LG wants to take centre stage in 2024 with their signature transparent OLED television. LG’s Greg Lee spoke to IGN at CES 2024, where LG unveiled its latest creations. Lee spoke about the new LG OLED T model, which features a transparent screen that might revolutionise TV as we know it.
Now, before we get to talking about the product itself, it’s important to mention that CES, as an event, should always be approached with caution and a healthy measure of soberness. So often, tech reviewers and enthusiasts come away from CES feeling supremely pumped about some new product or invention, only to find that it takes forever to come out or, worse and more often still, is vapourware – doomed to remain in tech’s version of development hell forever. All this to say that while this is truly exciting technology, CES has been known to break a few hearts, especially for those who don’t understand that the show isn’t primarily about promise-keeping but about imagining what exciting things tech can do.
Coming to this transparent TV, however, things feels like they may be firmer and maybe, just maybe, worth holding onto. Lee noted that this is the first time consumers will experience this new product, which will be released in 2024. The defining feature of the television is the transparent screen, which, when switched off, is entirely see-through. When you switch the TV set on, viewers can see both their backdrop and the images on the screen.
So if your backdrop is a stunning city skyline, which disappears each time you switch on your television, there is no need to worry any longer, as the LG OLED T will merge your favourite film, game or series with the city skyline to create a seamless viewing experience. So, thanks to this innovative TV, say goodbye to those obscure views of your favourite shoe or trophy collection. The OLED T can also remove transparency and make the screen opaque without losing the stunning contrast in colour or affecting the clarity of the display.
Often, your television is surrounded by a jungle of wires and cables, which become a significant pain once the excitement of owning a new television wears off. One of the exciting benefits of the OLED T is that it’s wireless and power component-free, as it comes with a ‘zero connect box’ which powers the television. This power box can be placed up to ten metres away from the television, which will help in smaller spaces where an additional box could add to the clutter if it’s too close to the television.
LG’s ‘Zero Connect’ technology was introduced last year with the LG OLED evo M Series of OLED televisions. These models featured the world’s first wireless connectivity solution capable of real-time video and audio transmission at 4K 120Hz between the ‘Zero Connect Box’ and the screen.
With less clutter, the minimalist look of the OLED T will provide a cleaner and more enjoyable experience. A power cable is still required but can be hidden from view.
Whether the OLED T will live up to gaming standards will be interesting to see. Still, Lee noted that the display and latency capabilities of the OLED T were similar to LG’s hardwired television sets. Hopefully, this model comes equipped with a super fast response rate, like the OLED Evo M, which has a 0.1-millisecond response rate, plus NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility and AMD FreeSync technology to minimise image stuttering caused by a misalignment between the screen’s refresh rate and the content’s frame rate.
The OLED T can also run seamless webcam and conferencing apps directly on the TV. So, if you want a revolutionary, new and exciting television experience, this new LG model may be just what you want.
Let’s talk brass tacks now: The OLED T is pricey, and hopefully, the transparency angle that LG uses to sell the television goes deeper than being able to view the skyline at night. Most consumers may find that their backdrop is not as exciting as a New York or Tokyo vista, so placing the television in the proper location within your home or room is vital. Owners need to think long and hard about where they will place the television to maximise the transparency afforded to them. For us, whether or not this product ends up shipping into real homes, we’re still excited that this kind of tech exists and we can look forward to something that adds just that extra little bit more to the quality of our lives.
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