A very endearing posting style you have going there....
Originally Posted by westa6969
Absolutely no one is dictating a one choice CURVE world CHILDREN.
It has been an enforced choice in regards to OLED. This being an Video-enthusiast site, OLED is a significant
source of excitement and anticipation, and now that it has finally become available it's ONLY been in curved versions. Which truly does suck if you desire the technical benefits of OLED but dislike a curved picture...and curved is all you get.
This forced choice (and the OLED curved TVs were the first high profile curved TVs that most people cared about)
started the hate-on for curved TVs.
Are there more choices for flat panels in the 1080p world? Sure. But most people here see a 4K TV as their next display, and in that case curved is really making quite an incursion into the available 4K sets. There may well be enough non-curved choices to satisfy those who want flat, but to the degree the TV industry sees curved as the trend, and feel they have to compete with one another, finite resources become allotted to choosing which to manufacture, which means choice for flat 4K TVs *could* be somewhat more limited by the rage for curved versions, especially if curved TVs really catch on with the public. As we know from various stories in the past, manufacturers care more about what they can sell in larger numbers to the public, vs to us enthusiasts (rip Kuro, plasma, etc). So any trends that take off with the public do impact on what we as enthusiasts will find available.
Again, we already have one instance so far of the most eagerly awaited technology, OLED, being offered only in curved form (Samsung and LG both concluding this was were to allot their OLED resources).
Originally Posted by westa6969
Just a childish backlash as if ISIS is storming your HT to dictate you convert to the CURVE or we chop your curved head off. ....[snip]
Amazing how dictatorial this forum can be by so many when something different is offered
In the many threads I've read on curved TVs, I haven't seen any posts as hyperbolic and "dictatorial" sounding (not to mention condescending) as the one you just posted.
This is an AV-enthusiasts forum, remember? It's where people have opinions on these things because we care.
All I see anyone doing is voicing his(/her) opinion that he does not like curved TVs. Your allowed such an opinion and it doesn't make anyone a "child."
And to the degree it becomes a trend, it's just as valid to say "and I dislike the trend." Just like it's ok to have the opinion that you can dislike a clothing trend. If new 4K TVs were increasingly being made with super wide frames that lit up with bright fluorescent pink...guess what?...people would rightly be able to voice their negative opinions on that design choice...and why they think it's a poor design choice. No one is being a "dictator" when voicing their opinion, along with quite valid reasons why a curved TV would have undesirable consequences (e.g. image distortion).
Maybe it's time to chill and just accept that you are going to find people actually giving their opinions on TV technology on a technology-enthusiasts site, and that this doesn't constitute dictatorship, air strikes, or justify referring to those whom you disagree with as "children." Just a suggestion.