Tech News: LG rollable OLED R TV is now available in the US.
Three years after its splashy CES 2019 debut, LG’s rollable OLED R TV is finally available in the US – just don’t expect to find one at your local Best Buy. In a change spotted by HD Guru, LG recently updated its international website to add an “Inquire to Buy” button to its OLED R product page. Based on the Internet Archive, it looks like that option has been there since April 6. Tapping it will give you the contact information of a local seller.
There is no mention of US prices on the website. In South Korea, where LG has been selling the OLED R since last October, it costs KRW 100 million. At the current exchange rate, that works out to about $ 89,000. For that money, you get a 4K TV that can take on different viewing positions, depending on how much of the panel you want to see. In-Line View, for example, only part of the screen is visible for showing the time, weather, and controlling music. In addition to hiding the screen completely, it is also possible to lower it to avoid letterboxing when watching a movie. More prosaic features include support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, as well as a variety of voice-activated assistants.
Fortunately, if you’re looking for a more affordable OLED, LG’s 2021 lineup starts at a much more accessible $ 1,299 for a 48-inch set that goes on sale in June. Even the models in LG’s mid-range C1 family won’t cost you nearly as much as the OLED R, with the 48-inch variant priced at $ 1,499. And if you already have a decent TV, you can get all sorts of nifty accessories for less than $ 100.