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LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television

21 September 2015

LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television

LG’s Double-Sided TV comes shortly after the company introduced its doubled-sided displays in Korea.

Because the technology is evolving every day, we get to see the craziest ideas when it comes to new gadgets. Just take LG’s example of crazy looking gadgets.

They went a step further and presented its new lineup of displays at the IFA 2015.

This futuristic design allows users to view both of its sides simultaneously.

At the event, the company showed a wallpaper TV, a waved 4K TV and a double-sided TV. While all three models were great, our attention was headed towards the double-sided TV.

That TV measures a massive 111 inches, although if you look closer, you’d notice that the TV is actually made of three 65-onch Ultra HD OLED displays.

LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television
LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television

The unique display, which is also called Vertically Tiling Display, resembles a room divider that has two folds. As the name implies, both of its sides are viewable and such viewing can be done simultaneously.

Dr. Ching W. Tang, a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and at the University of Rochester in New York, said that OLED TVs are capable of delivering a clearer, crisper and cheaper display.

“Without backlight and other auxiliary layers, the OLED display is fundamentally less complicated compared to LCD, and in time less costly to manufacture,” said Tang, who is also known as The Father of OLED technology.

“I have no doubt, given its advanced features and superior performance – foldable, wearable, flexible and transparent, OLED is the display technology for the next generation.”

LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television
LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television

The OLED technology is already found in most of LG’s curved TVs.

One of their most famous models, the 77EG9900 has the capacity to change from having a curved shape into becoming flat using a remote control.

The same technology is also found in the company’s smartwatch lineup and in the LG G Flex 2 handset.

LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television
LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television

The wallpaper TV has a flexible display that is attached to the wall using a magnetic backing. It measures only 1mm thick.

A smaller double-sided version that measures only 55-inches is also available for purchase.

LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television
LG’s Double-Sided TV Could Be the Future of Television |source: mashable|

KJ Kim, VP of OLED Sales/Marketing Division at LG Display explained how the technology can benefit any type of industry.

“We don’t want to limit the display for each industry. It can be used as a signage product, a video wall, or a show window. There are many, many areas for application.”

We don’t know any more details because LG is yet to announce other details, such as possible price and target launch date.

Would you buy one of these double-sided TVs?