Lots going on at LG‘s booth (N5941), but I liked the prototypes best. Cool, sort of out-of-the-box LCD displays that may, or may not, have useful applications in the world of digital signage are on display at the booth. Among them:
*LG’s “Stretch Screen” Flatiron display for an ultra-wide-screen look. It has a fancy model number, but company officials insist “Stretch” is name enough. Check it out, and you’ll see what they mean.
*A “Mirror Display.” Essentially, it’s a vertical 47-in. display with a mirror film overlaid on top of it, out of which graphics can emanate when needed for public displays. Sort of the “mirror on the wall” effect you might recall from the Shrek movies come to life.
*A “Triple View” display that I found very cool and disorienting at the same time. It’s just a 47-in. LCD display that offers different images and graphics depending on which of three angles you are viewing it from.
*A 42-in. “Shine Out” display designed for grueling outdoor situations, or other scenarios where there are great light and glare issues to consider. It’s basically an LCD under five layers of specially constructed anti-glare, anti-scratch material.
LG officials don’t have release dates on these products, but I wanted to offer kudos simply for pondering applications that lie far outside the norm.