Panasonic Unveils “Invisible TV” OLED Transparent Glass Prototype
John Williamson / 4 years ago
The technology in modern displays is advancing at a blistering pace and manufacturers are already planning the future of home entertainment. Since the initial reveal during CES this year, Panasonic has been working on improving their transparent glass, “invisible TV”. This particular prototype blends into the background and can be activated via a button or hand wave motion. Interestingly, the move towards OLED means the transparent glass is hidden perfectly and objects can be seen through it. Panasonic has also dramatically improved the image quality compared to the original draft and benefits from OLED’s self-lighting pixels.
To proudly show off this new creation, Panasonic integrated the product into the sliding doors of an entertainment centre. This easily fits into the environment and doesn’t take up any space. The device can be used as a virtual jukebox and supports gesture controls to cycle through a large music library. If this isn’t to your tastes, it’s possible to browse menus and research other items directly on the invisible glass panel. This creates an almost endless supply of opportunities and makes the TV a more tactile product. As expected, it’s still a prototype and the final version will come at a hefty price. Saying that, this might be the future of TV and enter people’s homes in years to come.