LG's been hard at work for 2023's CES event in Las Vegas showing off multiple products in the north hall. Such as their OLED R (the world's first rollable TV), LG OLED Flex, and more. But one in particular, the OLED T, had swarms of crowds.
Transparent OLED screens aren't anything new, at all. In fact, before Johnson Controls discontinued the product, you could buy their beautiful piece of hardware called the GLAS that fell short on software. A transparent thermostat that sits beautifully on your wall. Who knew a thermostat could be a center piece of your home?
That's what LG aims for with their OLED T transparent TV. It's supposed to act as a center piece of your living room and bring us away from the reality that we live in where we just have a massive black screen whenever we're not watching TV. Clearly, this isn't something meant to hang on your wall, but rather in front of a window for example so your view isn't obstructed whenever it's sitting their idle.
LG took a different approach to TVs this year, and we appreciate that. Right now it's either a regular TV you can pick up at Best Buy, or more recently, TVs with matte screens that act as picture frames when it's "off".
What's cool about this TV is that it's not just transparent all the time. It would be pretty hard to see the TV in a bright room, like we experienced with the Johnson Controls GLAS Thermostat, although that was never meant for prolonged use. It actually changes into a more "normal" TV state when you're actually watching content.
LG didn't say when or even if this would go on sale, and only serves as a prototype concept right now. So there's a possibility if it does come to market, this won't be the final look of it.
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