If you were a little busy celebrating the end of summer this past weekend, then you may have missed the latest – and arguably one of the coolest – developments in new televisions. On the eve of Labor Day, LG unveiled its latest OLED HDTV in Seoul South Korea, and not only does it answer the videophile’s cry for a wall-mounted OLED TV, it also aims to deliver on the futuristic dream of a TV that looks more like art on the wall than it does a TV.
The 55-inch LG Gallery OLED TV is mounted on what looks like a canvas and is surrounded by a picture frame. That “canvas,” however, is used to conceal ultra-thin speakers, while the picture frame hides a pair of subwoofers. When not in use, the TV can display pre-loaded high-resolution images of famous paintings by artists such as Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh.
Pricing on the set has not been announced, but we can probably expect something lofty, if not a bit cheaper than an original Gauguin.
As for availability, LG only states that the TV will be introduced in Germany first, with “other markets to follow.” Visitors to this year’s IFA show in Berlin can view the Gallery at LG’s booth in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin.