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Old 04-12-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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Does anyone have one of these latest TV updates of a curved screen?

What do they enhance? What is the cost increase? Your impression is?

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Old 04-12-2017, 01:50 PM
 
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Don't have one, but have spent time in homes with one.

They are usually the more expensive models, so when combined with 4k there is *a bit* more definition in terms of depth and make you feel a bit more immersed. Usually movie theater screens have a bit of a curve... the same principle is at work there.

Downside is that light reflections can show up kind of annoyingly because of the curve & the viewing angle is diminshed so it's a bit of a problem with big groups.

Personally I fell it's a gimmick to get people to buy a new TV. LED TVs last for such a long time, the manufacturers have to figure out some way to get you to think you need a new one. Also, the effect doesn't really work at smaller sizes. 60" or 65" are probably your only choices. I think curved TVs start in the 1700-2000 range but are typically 3-4k because they usually come with all the smart features and are the bigger size.

Since you can get a high quality 60-65" LED flat TV for $800, it's probably not quite worth it yet until they can bring the price point down closer to $1000.

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Old 04-12-2017, 02:04 PM
 
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Thanks redguard57, that is a good review.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:38 PM
 
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I don't have one, but I did look on Walmart's site curious about the prices. Some of them were selling for decent prices all things considered. Personally, I wouldn't want one because unless I was sitting right in front of it I can't imagine it would be easy to watch. Sometimes when I'm doing stuff I have the tv on and look up at it once in awhile, the news or whatever.

Plus, I like Walmart's prices too much for some of the LED flat screen televisions to spend more for a curved screen. There was another thread recently that was moved where I discussed some of the prices on their site that also came with free shipping.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:06 PM
 
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We have one , bought it about 2 years ago so couldn't comment on pricings today of curved vs. Flat tvs but we did purchase it because we have a weird room and there is only so many wsys to position our couches. curved tv gives me almost 180 degree viewing. Where is flat only gives me about 80 degrees.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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We have one , bought it about 2 years ago so couldn't comment on pricings today of curved vs. Flat tvs but we did purchase it because we have a weird room and there is only so many wsys to position our couches. curved tv gives me almost 180 degree viewing. Where is flat only gives me about 80 degrees.
Do you notice any type of improvement in the picture it delivers?
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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Comparing it to samsung flat (purchased last year) yes i do see on some programming higher quality, resolution and color wise on curved.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:21 PM
 
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OP here is some good info on the pros and cons of curved TV's.
Curved TV vs. Flat Screen TV - Best Guide & Comparison

We found that curved TV's are neat when sitting squarely centered to the TV, but if you're on one side or the other viewing it there is some distortion and a weird un normal feeling watching it.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:38 PM
 
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Thanks everybody.


I would recommend anyone contemplating the purchase of a curved screen tv read the article that wit-nit provided. It was a big help in our case.

http://4k.com/curved-tv-vs-flat-scre...-curve-debate/

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Old 04-13-2017, 11:22 PM
 
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I dont know maybe articles are right ( 35degrees of optimal viewing ) but for 3 years we had 2 couches on oposite walls of the rooms and tv parallel to them in the middle and everyone is happy with their spots. Which we were not with flat tv bouth samsung.
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