At CES 2024, LG unveiled the Signature OLED T, the world’s first wireless, transparent OLED TV. While pricing and release date details remain undisclosed, LG assures that the OLED T will be available for purchase.
LG’s transparent TV revelation follows Samsung’s unveiling of its transparent micro-LED display at CES. However, LG’s OLED T stands out with its wireless design, made possible by the Zero Connect Box, which also manages all external connections and processing, eliminating the need for cables or wires.
TechRadar’s Matt Bolton had the opportunity to experience the OLED T at CES, describing it as a glimpse into the future. The 77-inch transparent 4K OLED screen, powered by the new Alpha 11 AI processor, offers an immersive viewing experience.
The OLED T features an Always-On-Display (AOD) mode, allowing displayed content to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. Additionally, the T-bar function enables users to display news alerts and weather updates while maintaining an unobstructed view behind the TV.
LG emphasizes the OLED T’s versatility, as its transparent screen and wireless design allow for placement anywhere in a room, not just near a wall. Wall-mountable and near-wall options are also available.
One intriguing feature is the contrast screen. Matt Bolton observed that while the OLED T’s contrast was lacking when viewing standard movies and TV shows, activating the contrast screen transformed it into a more conventional OLED TV. This rollable contrast screen, based on technology from LG’s Signature R rollable TV, acts as a “secret weapon” for the set.
LG’s announcement comes shortly after Samsung’s reveal of its transparent Micro LED display, which is expected to carry a hefty price tag. While the LG Signature OLED T is likely to be expensive as well, the inclusion of a contrast screen to mimic a traditional OLED TV suggests LG’s commitment to making this futuristic concept a tangible product.
The OLED T’s inclusion of the Alpha 11 AI processor hints at similar specs to the LG M4, LG’s flagship OLED TV for 2024. This could mean 4K 144Hz, AMD FreeSync Premium for gaming, and wireless, lossless Dolby Atmos when paired with compatible LG soundbars.
While the OLED T offers a novel concept, it may not be the best choice for those seeking the ultimate movie and TV viewing experience. Matt Bolton’s observations during the demo revealed that the OLED T was dimmer than the LG C4 in the same room.
Nevertheless, LG’s Signature OLED T represents a glimpse into the future of TVs, offering a unique blend of technology and aesthetics. As CES 2024 continues, we’ll bring you more updates on the latest innovations in TVs and other cutting-edge technologies.