Tuesday, July 22, 2014
LG's new flexible see through display
"Not content with making the world’s biggest bendy OLED TV, LG has thrown a different curve entirely with its roll-up OLED display.
The 18-inch flexible panel has a 1280 x 810 resolution and uses a film of high-performance plastic called polyimide to give it its flexibility.
The screen can be rolled up to a curvature radius of around 3cm without loss of function – needless to say, the idea of a digital roll-up newspaper hasn’t been lost on the designers. But whether you’d be carrying the 60-inch version to the bog in 2017 – when the company suggests the kit could be on sale – is another matter.
Yet with the new roll-up, LG Display full color panel, one of its unique benefits is you can see through it when it's not being used. Thanks to its transparent pixel technology, it delivers 30 per cent transmittance, which the company expects to increase to 40 per cent when its larger panels are rolled out.
Besides flexibility, transparency is set to be a major selling point." -The Register
While I think the technology is impressive, why would I want a TV, monitor or tablet I can see through?
Personally I don't see why that's such a big selling point.
Posted by Dennis Gutowski