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Cool concept and commercial OLEDs and LCDs from LG Display

Check out LGD's huge OLED screens thin enough to bend around columns and stick to walls, and screens that act as speakers themselves.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

The private booth of LG Display was home to some of the strangest and coolest TVs at the 2017 CES. Let's take a closer look.

Shown here: A display that actually creates sound I heard as well as felt.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

Here's a video wall composed of three OLED displays in portrait orientation.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

OLEDs can have extremely thin borders around the edges for a more seamless look.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

A display shows all of the "layers" that go into an LCD TV.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

In comparison OLED can be extremely thin. The "wallpaper" design is between 2 and 4mm thick.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

Yep, pretty thin.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

Did I mention it was thin?

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

77 inches of OLED hugeness.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

The ribbon cable that connects the "wallpaper" OLED display to the box that houses inputs, the power supply and other necessaries.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

This demo showed a new use case for OLED LG called "Crystal Sound." I could hear as well as feel the music coming from the screen itself.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

It was strong enough to actually bounce these small plastic beads.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

The sound is delivered by transducers like this behind the screen -- in effect, the whole screen behaves as a speaker. The best part is that Sony is actually bringing the technology to market this year in its A1E OLED TV.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

Here's a 77-inch OLED set back-to-back with another on a rotating stand in portrait mode. The idea? Life-size models, the better to practice your forehand.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

Yep, these are thin, too.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

Transparent OLED lets high-end digital signage get the message across with more clarity.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

Objects like these flowers behind the screen actually show through.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

Here we find a column wrapped in six 77-inch OLEDs in landscape mode curved convex.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

It's pretty amazing in person. This image doesn't really convey it, but the video helps.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

In addition to OLEDs, LGD also makes scads of LCD displays. Surrounding a 4x4 video wall are some unusual ultra-wide aspect ratios for digital signage.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

LGD says its new IPS-based LCDs are better.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

"Nano color" appearing in 2017 Super UHD LCD TVs is the company's answer to Samsung's quantum dots.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

They tout an even wider viewing angle than before. No mention was made of improving black level, IPS' biggest weakness.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

LG also touts improved light output in its LCDs, to better reproduce HDR.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

No tour of concept displays is complete without an 8K display. At 65 inches, individual pixels are basically invisible.

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LG Display's booth at CES 2017

I'll talk to you after I'm done counting all 33,177,600 of them. While you wait, check out my post-show report for more on CES 2017's TV news.

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