Samsung’s line of lifestyle TVs have been essentially uncontested in the TV market for quite some time now, but LG has now announced the Objet TV to compete with the popular The Frame model.
The Samsung Frame TV has customizable frames and doubles as a work of art, blending into your decor when not in use. It’s a really smart idea and it’s quite strange that no manufacturer has done anything similar so far.
LG says the Objet TV (Model 65Art90) looks like a canvas and “blends in perfectly with any room with its minimalist style and subtle use of neutral colors, bringing immediate sophistication and visual harmony to any room.” interior space ”.
However, instead of showing artwork when the TV is off, the Object has a fabric cover that can be adjusted with the remote. LG says you can pull it down to see all of it or partially cover the panel to see an “organized selection of lifestyle features.”
In other words, it has Full View for Gallery mode to display artwork like The Frame, but Line View basically turns the TV into a kind of smart screen that can display different content like useful information or reading from. music in Date & Clock and Music modes.
The fabric cover is, like the Samsung glasses, interchangeable and will be available in three colors: Kvadrat Beige, Kvadrat Redwood, Kvadrat Green. It’s a radical change from traditional LG sets like the C1 and G1.
Although it can be installed flush with a wall like The Frame, LG primarily designed the Objet TV to tilt at a five-degree angle “like a work of art in a modern gallery”. The cable system integrated into the frame makes it easy to connect consoles and set-top boxes without interfering with the style of the TV.
In terms of specs, the TV is a 65-inch OLED with an 80W 4.2-channel sound system as well as an undisclosed processor. The panel is OLED but LG has not commented on how it will prevent screen burn-in with continued use of Full View and Line View modes.
Samsung may well unveil a new version of The Frame for 2022 at CES along with other new lifestyle TVs.
LG also announced another unusual TV ahead of CES 2022, which will be on display at the Las Vegas tech show alongside the Object in January. It’s called LG StanbyME (model 27Art10) and is unlike any other TV we’ve seen before.
The company calls it “private wireless television screen”. With a built-in battery and removable media, it can be moved around the house, depending on where you want to look, before being put back on charge. LG says the battery life will last for three hours of playback.
Its stand has hidden wheels for convenient maneuvering and offers height, swivel, tilt and rotate to achieve the perfect viewing angle. A removable phone holder is designed to be useful for mobile screen mirroring, which is compatible with Android and iOS, including NFC setup for convenience.
The 27-inch screen exceptionally supports touch input and is covered with a Pure Beige textured fabric on the back. The remote control supports gesture control. While StanbyME’s user interface is unlike any other, it is similar to the Object in that it can be used to display artwork, photos or a calendar and clock when it is not. is not used.
There’s no word yet on the price or release date for either TV.