South Korean company, LG will at CES 2020 unveil the first rollable television, which rolls downwards, meaning you can hide your TV in the ceiling when you don’t need it.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is one of the biggest tech events of the year, where companies from around the world gather to announce new gadgets and showcase their products.
The 2020 edition of the annual tech trade show that has been around since 1967, and that usually holds in Las Vegas will begin on Tuesday, 7 January and end on Friday, 10 January.
CES 2020 will see LG reveal a downward-rolling television that can potentially be mounted into the ceiling, according to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.
The report cites unnamed sources who state that the implementation could help save living room space; and not much else is known about the product for now until CES kicks off next week.
Recall at CES 2019, LG revealed its first rollable TV, the LG Rollable OLED TV, which rolls out upwards from an aluminium base stand, and can be rolled out as much as is needed.
The LG Rollable OLED TV helps do away with aspect ratio issues such as black bars, and also let you effectively put the TV away when not in use. However, the base stand would need to stay in place.
While it might seem obvious that the downward-rolling mechanism involves simply flipping the TV around, this isn’t the case.
The current technology has no mechanism to reorient the picture, according to a report by CNET from last year.
Mounting the TV into the ceiling would save valuable floor space, but the issue would remain that the television would likely be too high up to view comfortably.
How LG tackles these issues remains to be seen.