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Posted: 4/23/2016 11:45:22 AM EDT
A friend has one, and the first thing that occurred to me was that it should be curved the other way.

Think about it - the outer edges are curved IN, so that NARROWS the field of view. If the screen were curved the other way - the outer edges curved back - it would WIDEN the field of view.

I laugh at your high-dollar curved TV's.

That's all.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:47:01 AM EDT
nope, you're wrong
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:49:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2016 11:49:19 AM EDT by Gator]
Uh, nope.  Idea is a more consistent viewing angle across the screen.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:50:56 AM EDT
Curved TVs are a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.  Might make a tiny bit of sense as a computer monitor, but in a living room, not so much.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:52:43 AM EDT
Right. They don't need to be curved. A flat screen is just fine, and OP has a good point. They are just coming up with crazy shyt to sell more stuff.

Think about it -- even these huge screens at movies are not curved as far as I know.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:53:36 AM EDT
This thread has potential.  OP, you do not.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:55:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ad_nauseam:
Right. They don't need to be curved. A flat screen is just fine, and OP has a good point. They are just coming up with crazy shyt to sell more stuff.

Think about it -- even these huge screens at movies are not curved as far as I know.
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Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:57:15 AM EDT
I wouldn't want a curved TV screen.

My 34" curved computer monitor is freaking awesome though.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:57:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
This thread has potential.  OP, you do not.
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LOL
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:17:27 PM EDT
Curved screens are just bc they have the tech to do it. Flat makes way more sense from a viewing experience.

It's a gimmick to sell to the peeps that gotta have the 'new shiny'
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:26:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gator:
Uh, nope.  Idea is a more consistent viewing angle across the screen.
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If you sit dead center it's better, if you sit off center it's worse.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:28:32 PM EDT
lol OP so wrong
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:31:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BlazinSaddles:
Curved TVs are a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.  Might make a tiny bit of sense as a computer monitor, but in a living room, not so much.
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This.

In a large format 100"+ (like a theater), it makes some sense, but for a small direct view display in a non light controlled room, it is exactly as described (solution in search of a problem or the answer to a question nobody was asking).

And the glare.....oh God the glare.

I try to steer clients away from curved tvs. Have grudgingly provided 2-3 of them over the past few years. Currently working on a project where the cabinet is being built to match the arc of the display. Asthetically speaking it will probably look awesome, but meh from a performance point of view.

IMO, curved tvs will quietly go away soon.



Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:34:45 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:36:41 PM EDT
Just got our first curved TV, a Samsung 50" Smart 4K TV in January. I will not be watching any other TV in my house ever again.

No camera on this unit, turned off the voice recognition for added protection. Built in internet browser works fine to surf ARFCOM at night with the blueooth pointer remote. Than means it works from under the covers in the winter LOL. Apps like Pluto, Crackle, Hulu, Netflix and the ever important for gun vids Youtube work excellent. It can do more but thats all I need. When viewing 4k content the picture is like nothing I have ever seen.  If it was curved the other way I don't think I would want it.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:37:08 PM EDT
Nope, you are wrong....
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:40:47 PM EDT
OP Fails.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:43:49 PM EDT
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Yep. I think he's curved thewrong way.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:45:18 PM EDT
distance to the center of a regular TV is shorter than to the edges.

It is curved the correct way.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:45:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ad_nauseam:


Think about it -- even these huge screens at movies are not curved as far as I know.
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Yes they are.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:53:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Atomic_Ferret:


This.

In a large format 100"+ (like a theater), it makes some sense, but for a small direct view display in a non light controlled room, it is exactly as described (solution in search of a problem or the answer to a question nobody was asking).

And the glare.....oh God the glare.

I try to steer clients away from curved tvs. Have grudgingly provided 2-3 of them over the past few years. Currently working on a project where the cabinet is being built to match the arc of the display. Asthetically speaking it will probably look awesome, but meh from a performance point of view.

IMO, curved tvs will quietly go away soon.  
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Originally Posted By Atomic_Ferret:
Originally Posted By BlazinSaddles:
Curved TVs are a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.  Might make a tiny bit of sense as a computer monitor, but in a living room, not so much.


This.

In a large format 100"+ (like a theater), it makes some sense, but for a small direct view display in a non light controlled room, it is exactly as described (solution in search of a problem or the answer to a question nobody was asking).

And the glare.....oh God the glare.

I try to steer clients away from curved tvs. Have grudgingly provided 2-3 of them over the past few years. Currently working on a project where the cabinet is being built to match the arc of the display. Asthetically speaking it will probably look awesome, but meh from a performance point of view.

IMO, curved tvs will quietly go away soon.  


Curved TVs are no longer the new hotness.  It's 4K TVs.  If curved had a place you'd see curved 4K TVs being the newest hotness.  But they're not the new hotness and curved TVs going out with non-4K TVs.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:53:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AEROMechanic:
Originally Posted By ad_nauseam:
Right. They don't need to be curved. A flat screen is just fine, and OP has a good point. They are just coming up with crazy shyt to sell more stuff.

Think about it -- even these huge screens at movies are not curved as far as I know.

IMAX
Projection is different, curved screen makes the lenses easier to design / build.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 12:57:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MikefromTX:
A friend has one, and the first thing that occurred to me was that it should be curved the other way.

Think about it - the outer edges are curved IN, so that NARROWS the field of view. If the screen were curved the other way - the outer edges curved back - it would WIDEN the field of view.

I laugh at your high-dollar curved TV's.

That's all.
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The apparent viewing area of the screen - assuming it's curved the same amount in both cases - is smaller when it's curved away from you for reasons of linear perspective.   It's also smaller than a flat screen of the same size.  Additionally, you're going to get even more distortion than a flat screen  

Maybe we should turn this thread into one of those "I ain't ever gonna use math/geometry in everyday life" threads.  
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 1:00:54 PM EDT
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GF gave me a Samsung 9500. While there are many features I'm impressed with, I think the curved screen is a gimmick insofar as there isn't any noticeable difference on center, or high off bore sight in my living room. Seems the same as my last flat screen
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 1:04:12 PM EDT
most people have over 180* field of veiw, but can only focus on 3* of their veiw
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 1:59:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fallen:


If you sit dead center it's better, if you sit off center it's worse.
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Originally Posted By Gator:
Uh, nope.  Idea is a more consistent viewing angle across the screen.


If you sit dead center it's better, if you sit off center it's worse.


Agreed.  In reality, with a family and multiple people watching, it may be better for 1 or 2 and worse for others.

For a lone dude with an ideal setup, a little better.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 2:05:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FlyingGorilla:


Curved TVs are no longer the new hotness.  It's 4K TVs.  If curved had a place you'd see curved 4K TVs being the newest hotness.  But they're not the new hotness and curved TVs going out with non-4K TVs.
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Originally Posted By FlyingGorilla:
Originally Posted By Atomic_Ferret:
Originally Posted By BlazinSaddles:
Curved TVs are a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.  Might make a tiny bit of sense as a computer monitor, but in a living room, not so much.


This.

In a large format 100"+ (like a theater), it makes some sense, but for a small direct view display in a non light controlled room, it is exactly as described (solution in search of a problem or the answer to a question nobody was asking).

And the glare.....oh God the glare.

I try to steer clients away from curved tvs. Have grudgingly provided 2-3 of them over the past few years. Currently working on a project where the cabinet is being built to match the arc of the display. Asthetically speaking it will probably look awesome, but meh from a performance point of view.

IMO, curved tvs will quietly go away soon.  


Curved TVs are no longer the new hotness.  It's 4K TVs.  If curved had a place you'd see curved 4K TVs being the newest hotness.  But they're not the new hotness and curved TVs going out with non-4K TVs.



Wat.

There are a ton of 4k curved TVs
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 2:22:08 PM EDT
Advertising gimmick.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 2:31:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikefromTX:


A friend has one, and the first thing that occurred to me was that it should be curved the other way.



Think about it - the outer edges are curved IN, so that NARROWS the field of view. If the screen were curved the other way - the outer edges curved back - it would WIDEN the field of view.



I laugh at your high-dollar curved TV's.



That's all.
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Wrong

 
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 2:42:05 PM EDT
I think that the curve solves some of the light problems people have with big screen TVs and bright open windows. I had to turn my flat screen a bit away from my sliding glass door. It can get reflection/washed out when it's noon to 3 pm.
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