South Korea gets all of the cool toys first, and LG’s new OLED Evo TV is no exception. The tech-maker’s newest 65in OLED television is the latest attempt to make a TV more than just a rectangular picture box.
Instead, the Evo TV is part of something LG calls its Object Collection. That is; a TV that’s supposed to be more like furniture than just a screen. You know, kinda like how Samsung’s Frame TVs are supposed to be all arty.
Evolving the Evo TV
Mostly, the LG OLED Evo TV Object Collection is the same as the standard Evo TV. There’s that 65in OLED display which nobody does quite like LG. There’s also an 80-watt internal speaker system, in case you feel like eschewing soundbars.
But the difference — and the reason why it’s so expensive — is that it cribs several features from the LG Signature OLED R. You remember the company’s rollable TV, right? Only, instead of making a flexible screen that rolls up into the base, LG’s made a motorised cover that slips up and down the TV’s panel. Admittedly, that’s far less effort than figuring out how to roll up a TV screen.
But users can make use of the same partially-open tricks the OLED R is capable of. The Evo TV Object Collection can function as a music streaming device or a clock when the cover is mostly closed. When completely closed, it’s encased in material from Danish company Kvadrat, who are good at this sort of thing. It’ll be available in beige, green, and redwood, but only in South Korea so far. As to the price — how’s R134,000 sound? It seems like a lot to pay for a conversation piece that also displays rugby, but at least it’s tasteful. Right?