IFA 2022: LG comes with ‘self-bending’ OLED TV for gamers – News

The South Korean LG surprisingly unveiled a 42-inch OLED display at the IFA tech fair in Berlin, which transforms from a flat to a curved screen at the push of a button. According to the manufacturer, this makes this Flex LX3 the ideal device for the fervent gamers among TV viewers.

With televisions, the hype of curved screens has died down for a while, and many manufacturers have even stopped production. Gamers, on the other hand, are generally a fan of curved screens, and there are many models to be found in the gaming monitor segment. The advantage of a curved screen, according to the enthusiasts, is that you are literally surrounded by the action in a game; you are, as it were, drawn into the picture.

From 42 to 27 inches

You don’t need that as much when watching TV, and a classic flat screen is usually preferred. The Flex LX3 fits the bill, with a device that can be either flat or curved. The bend is driven by a motor mechanism and is adjustable in twenty different levels, up to a wide curvature of 900R. Operation is simply done with the remote control, which also gives you access to some preferred settings regarding the curvature.

Flex LX3. © LG

Important for gamers are the fast response time of 0.1 milliseconds and the compatibility with both G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium. Furthermore, the 4K panel of the Flex LX3 can be tilted up to ten degrees and, via the adjustable stand, can be positioned 140 millimeters higher or later. Another handy feature is that you are not obliged to use the full 42-inch screen; in some games (think shooters) that can be just a bit too much of a good thing. At those moments, you can switch back to a 32- or 27-inch screen size, with the rest of the display forming a black border.

Sound and light show

The LX3 also includes a Game app, which provides access to custom screensavers and services such as Twitch and YouTube. There is also a MultiView mode to view content from two different sources at the same time. Other features include a built-in microphone, extra USB ports for the connected computer, two integrated 40-watt speakers and support for Dolby Atmos.

Also worth mentioning is the adjustable lighting function at the rear, which is reminiscent of the Ambilight technology from Philips/TP Vision. The lighting effects synchronize with the video or audio of the content on the screen, and should provide that little bit of extra atmosphere.

A target price has not yet been announced, but according to an LG spokesperson, this is in line with a (flat) 55-inch OLED television from the brand.

42-inches too big? Then you can effortlessly switch back to a ‘smaller’ screen of 32 or 27 inches. © MvdV

With televisions, the hype of curved screens has died down for a while, and many manufacturers have even stopped production. Gamers, on the other hand, are generally a fan of curved screens, and there are many models to be found in the gaming monitor segment. The advantage of a curved screen, according to the enthusiasts, is that you are literally surrounded by the action in a game; you are, as it were, drawn into the picture. You have less need for this when watching TV, and a classic flat screen is usually preferred. The Flex LX3 fits the bill, with a device that can be either flat or curved. The bend is driven by a motor mechanism and is adjustable in twenty different levels, up to a wide curvature of 900R. Control is simply done with the remote control, which also gives you access to some preferred settings regarding the curvature. Important for gamers are the fast response time of 0.1 milliseconds and the compatibility with both G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium. Furthermore, the 4K panel of the Flex LX3 can be tilted up to ten degrees and, via the adjustable stand, can be positioned 140 millimeters higher or later. Another handy feature is that you are not obliged to use the full 42-inch screen; in some games (think shooters) that can be just a bit too much of a good thing. At those times, you can switch back to a 32- or 27-inch screen size, with the rest of the display forming a black border. The LX3 also includes a Game app, which offers access to customized screensavers and services such as Twitch and YouTube . There is also a MultiView mode to view content from two different sources at the same time. Other features include a built-in microphone, extra USB ports for the connected computer, two integrated 40-watt speakers and support for Dolby Atmos. Also worth mentioning is the adjustable backlight function that is reminiscent of the Ambilight technology from Philips/TP Vision . The light effects synchronize with the video or audio of the content on the screen, and should thus provide that little bit of extra atmosphere. A target price has not yet been announced, but according to an LG spokesperson this is in the line of a (flat) 55 inch OLED television from the brand.


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