LG's 2020 8K TV line-up revealed, includes 65-inch models

Carla Harmon
January 3, 2020

For the past two years, LG's rollable OLED designs have provoked gasps of wonder from television amateurs, and it looks like the South Korean giant wants more.

Now Engadget reports that for those who do not live in a glass box, LG is set to launch a new version of the 65-inch screen at CES 2020 created to roll down from the roof, presumably very similar to a projector screen, but without the actual projector. In fact, the company is being tipped to showcase a rollable TV with a screen that rolls down from the ceiling, according to sources quoted by the report.

However, the latest announcement isn't a simple reapplication of the technology, from pulling up to dragging down.

Placing the TV on the ceiling, however, does raise some new issues.

According to Tim Alessi, LG's director of new product development, the TV R was created to roll upwards only, and it would have been necessary to invent a brand-new mechanism to be able to hang up the display from the ceiling.

Details about the rollable TV are scarce for now.

Samsung instead uses its 8K Association certificate to legitimize its standards for 8K resolution.

LG will introduce its expanded 8K TV lineup next week at CES® 2020 - eight TVs with new 77- and 65-inch class models joining LG's existing 88- and 75-inch screen sizes. In comparison, LG's TV R only has 4K resolution. And finally, for commercial spaces, there are LG's interactive in-TOUCH displays, including an 86-inch LCD screen that acts as an electronic whiteboard, with the ability to read four pens simultaneously. That all sounds similar to last year's TVs, but now LG is also promising that it will be compatible with Amazon's Alexa Premium Far-Field Voice "in the future".

"LG is deeply committed to providing consumers with an outstanding viewing experience", said Park Hyoung-sei, president of the LG Home Entertainment Company.

The company has not specified when the new products will be commercially available.

It seems LG has now figured out a way to solve the problem, though there's still no word on a potential release date or price.

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