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LG unveils 55-inch transparent TV at CES 2017

Electronic giant LG is redefining its series of TVs. LG Display showcased a huge a 55-inch prototype display at the CES gadget gala in Las Vegas.

What makes it different from other TV is its transparency. The new LG TV boasts a transparent screen when switched off due to its OLED display, which has much higher light transmittance than the regular LED panels.

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Simply put, the TV looks like a window when it’s off, but can show HD images when it’s switched on. However, the TV is not entirely transparent due to the slight opaqueness in its screen but that’s the closest we got so far to a transparent TV.

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The South Korean consumer giant didn’t disclose much about it but hinted that the panel was full HD resolution or 1080p. The lack of 4K won’t come as a surprise to anyone given the nature of its transparency.

This is not the first LG has attempted to build a transparent screen. Earlier, LG made the headlines when it unveiled an 18-inch clear display in 2014.

The prototype viewing comes when LG Display is in talks with Samsung Electronics about a supply agreement for television display panels.

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“If we do supply [Samsung] it likely won’t be a one-time thing,” LG Display Chief Executive Han Sang-beom told reporters on Wednesday on the sidelines of the CES trade show in Las Vegas. Specifics of the deal have not been decided, he added.

Neither LG Display nor Samsung commented on specifics, including the potential size of a supply deal.

This article originally appeared on Mashable

Courtesy : Dawn News



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