Curve TV: Pros, cons, and is it worth it?

Is it a marketing gimmick or is there more to it?

Curve TV: Pros, cons, and is it worth it?

Curve TVs are rare to come by these days. A curved TV was said to offer a more immersive experience, and a great viewing experience. They are not obsolete though, and Samsung still has a few models of curved TVs in the market. But are they really worth buying? Read on to find out.


What is a curved TV?

Unlike flat TVs, curved TVs added a curve to their screen. The idea for the curved TV came from the IMAX movie screen which is slightly curved. They have big panoramic screens that, in theory, will immerse you even more because they are designed in the shape of an eye. Manufacturers claimed that the curved edges would allow the screen to occupy a wider area in your field of vision.

Why did the Curved TV fail?

Curved TVs aren’t as big as the IMAX screen. A 55-inch TV in your living room will never fill your entire field of vision like an IMAX projection. IMAX curved screens have a panoramic dimension to them since the screen is big enough to wrap around the crowd, placing everyone slightly within the curve. But you can’t get the same experience from a curved TV if you’re sitting slightly off-centre or have bad lighting in your room.

A couple of things occur when you are even somewhat off-centre from a curved TV. It can occasionally produce a terrible glare. The TV’s curvature reflects the light across the screen, making it hard to see because the screen can become washed out. This glare, whether it comes from wall fixtures, lamps, or window light, can make for a poor viewing experience.  Anytime you aren’t directly level with the TV, this happens.

Curved TVs can also have an odd appearance when mounted. The TV does not sit flush against the wall due to the curve. Even the possibility of wall-mount the earlier models of curved TVs was absent. Curved TVs that are mounted resemble stickers that are slowly peeling off the surface. Curved TVs are more difficult to look at than flat TVs, particularly when mounted.

Is the Curve worth it?

A curved TV is only worth it if you’re planning on watching TV alone. You also have to make sure that you’re sitting in the right position to enjoy the viewing experience. If you’re alone, you can immerse yourself in an amazing home theatre experience since it can offer a panoramic view.

It is probably best to opt for a flat-screen TV instead of a curved TV. After looking at the pros and cons, it can be inferred that the cons outweigh the pros. If you are still planning on buying a curved TV then please remember to it to your own research before that. You could also call on an expert who would show you the best viewing angle for the TV. However, if you are planning to buy a TV for the whole family, then opt for a flat-screen TV by all means.

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