Arguments about what to watch on television could soon become a thing of the past – provided you’ve got a big enough living room, two couches, and you don’t mind having to take turns with the remote control.
LG has shown off prototypes of what are believed to be the world’s first double-sided OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany. Two separate models – one measuring 281 centimetres (111 inches) diagonally, and the other 139 cm (55 inches) – allow viewers to watch entirely different content on the alternate sides of the panel, potentially introducing a dramatically new way that people could use their televisions in the near future.
Of course, this kind of thing would have been possible before by simply sticking any two flat panel TVs back-to-back, but what’s so impressive about LG’s prototypes is just how thin the double-sided displays are. The 139 cm model seen in the picture above is only 5.3 mm thick – more than 25 percent thinner than an iPhone 6 (which, if you weren’t aware, is already pretty thin). Source: Watch: LG unveils double-sided display