The world’s first fully wireless OLED TV is completely off the hook

The world’s first fully wireless OLED TV is completely off the hook

Wireless TVs aren’t entirely science fiction — LG is showing off a 97-inch wireless OLED at CES 2023, where it’s one of the most eye-catching items in the company’s crowded booth. But tucked away in a quiet, secluded corner of the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center is something perhaps more intriguing: a 55-inch 4K OLED TV completely wireless.

Completely wireless as in wireless – not even a power cable (which LG’s 97-inch wireless OLED has). Displace TV has created a display that runs on four rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, which gives you a month of viewing of six hours a day before a recharge is required. The TV, wireless base station, batteries and charger cost $3,000 for the bundle, and you can buy four TVs from the company for $9,000.

Why would you want four Displace Wireless TVs? Because you can combine them together to create a 110-inch 8K TV. The sets have top-mounted cameras that track hand movements, and by using a pinch-and-zoom gesture, you can get an image that appears on one of the screens to grow to fill all four. (The Displace TV wireless base station, which streams to screens via Wi-Fi 6E, has multiple video inputs to enable simultaneous viewing of different sources, and also has a smart TV interface.)

Angled view of the Displace TV panel. Note the battery slots (top and bottom) and side handles for mounting and dismounting. Also note the screen brightness. (Image credit: Future)

Witnessing that capture and expand feature was kind of mind blowing, but what was even cooler was watching a TV being mounted on a wall.

Displace TV’s proprietary active circuit vacuum technology, which draws low power from batteries, is used to attach the device to a surface without any mounting hardware – simply grab the latches on the sides of the panel, pull and the vacuum seal is released. Then you can carry the lightweight TV (roughly 16 pounds) into another room, push it securely onto the wall, and resume watching.

As impressed as I was with Displace TV in action, the current version has some downsides. When multiple TVs are grouped together, there is a noticeable gap between the panels. That’s a far cry from the seamless images you get with 100-inch plus MicroLED displays, which are also joined by multiple panels. The TVs also have a highly reflective display surface – something that was easy to see on a trade show floor with bright overhead lights.

But considering the cutting-edge technology here and the relatively low price you’re paying for a 110-inch 8K OLED TV (LG’s 97-inch 4K OLED costs $25,000 and uses wires), Displace TV’s offering is pretty good.

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