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Curved screens are all the rage these days. In fact, the latest TVs coming from some of the biggest manufacturers are considered works of art. Famed TV maker Curtis Mathes spotted the trend and knew the time was right to re-enter the US TV market. The timing could not be more perfect for the company, which was famous for selling the most expensive TVs in the US.

 

In a statement addressing the newfound art-object status of curved-screen TVs, Curtis Mathes said, "Our curved-screen wood-console TVs belong in the Louvre, next to the Mona Lisa." Another option is MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in NYC. "That place is chock full of curved stuff," said the company.

 

It's the curve that makes it art - "Barrier Bench" (MoMA) by Philippe Million 

 

What good is a curved screen if image fidelity suffers? To address that issue, Curtis Mathes looked at current display technologies and concluded that only one possessed the deep blacks and crystal-clear motion resolution required to deem it "way beyond the reference." That technology is called CRT (cathode ray tube) and it promises to change the way you watch TV. What's the best thing about CRT? Beside the fact that it is the original curved-screen technology, it's easier to build a curved CRT screen than a flat one—a victory for art lovers!

 

A curved screen is not just about fine-art cred; it's also about enhanced image quality. To make sure you can enjoy that quality to the maximum extent possible, Curtis Mathes includes advanced color processing as a standard feature in its latest TVs. For example, the company brags that its Studio Color circuit lets you see exactly what the content creator intended. Far out!

 

"The most expensive television in America" reproduces colors accurately

 

In its last iteration, Curtis Mathes prided itself in offering the priciest TVs you could buy in the US, but evidently those TVs were darned well worth it. If there's one area where the business has evolved since the last time the company competed for consumer dollars, it's pricing. With UHDTVs selling for as much as $150,000, it's quite difficult to have the most expensive TV on the market.

 

Luckily, the company pulled it off by setting an MSRP of $250,000 on its latest flagship model—the Ultimate All-In-One. As a bonus, the new TV includes a built-in record player, which is perfect considering the increasing popularity of vinyl as a music format. 

 

The $250,000 Ultimate All-In-One curved screen TV from Curtis Mathes—what a way to watch Gravity

 

The new Curtis Mathes curved-screen TV lineup is available as of today—April 1, 2014.

 


 

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Nicely done.

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http://www.curtismathes.com/index1.html

Click on products to see the real cabinet, not that retro looking cabinet that was posted in the initial post that no one in their right mind would buy today, unless they just awoke from a long hibernation period of years and weren't aware of today's current technology.
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I remember curved screens from the 1950s through about ... actually I still have a curved screen TV collecting dust that I stopped watching on October 9, 2012.

 

I'm glad I lived long enough to see their revival! :p:D


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Click on products to see the real cabinet, not that retro looking cabinet that was posted in the initial post that no one in their right mind would buy today, unless they just awoke from a long hibernation period of years and weren't aware of today's current technology.

 

That's not a cabinet, that's an Ultimate All-In-One TV.


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That's not a cabinet, that an Ultimate All-In-One TV.

You mean was? Don't you?
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Is the Ultimate All-In-One TV stackable? I think two of these would look great in my smoking den.
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Is the Ultimate All-In-One TV stackable? I think two of these would look great in my smoking den.

 

The primary flaw, which also affected first generation curved OLEDs, is that you can't wall mount it.


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Brilliant, Mark! Really well done!

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Is it Hypernet compatible?

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I think Don Drapers got one of those all in ones in his apartment.

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My parents had a large Curtis Mathes TV stereo color combo similar cabinet style to the one in the picture but without the top part they bought in in 1963 it had 6 speakers (that was the thing then ) a 21" color roundie RCA CTC 12 TV chassis ~25 tubes I think .
The TV required frequent service and was replaced by more dependable a Magnavox 25" combo in 69 or 70 .
There wasn't a lot of Color programming in 62-63 but a lot more by 66. By the 70's and afterward they were NEC chassis stuffed in USA cabinets.
maybe one or two RCA chassis in the 80's after that just BPC K mart or wall mart probably lucky gold star ,Orion or something ?

Here is huge a website with pictures and specs all about the original 1960's (real ) US made C/M sets made in Texas a guy that worked there made it lots of pictures and info .
Glen seems to think they were better than they actually were they were OK but not remarkable some real nice mid century cabinets for the times though .
they were using Matushita made C/M branded vacuume tubes and other Japanese circuit parts by the mid 60's including the infamous PEG circuits.
that a lot of others were also using by then .

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Cool pictures ! . For my money the best (older ) TV's made were the bullet proof mid 90's to early 2K Sony Trinitrons and FD Wega's the two I had lasted over 10 yrs and worked flawlessly when I gave them away they were good in their day . I like my 2012 Toshiba and 2013 Sony and 2013 Sammie Plasma.

The 80's C/M stuff was likely NEC electronics in C/M cabinets but by then the furniture quality was not anything like they made in the 60's .
lots of fake plastic wood trim .

No nostalgia for older stuff well maybe a CT 100 ( I was a toddler then) or CT 7 or 9 or similar (if I had the space and wherewithal to keep them running ) Wouldn't mind a Zenith Baby Strat or EH Scott Allwave either but none for daily drivers .


Anyway cool thread here

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Very funny….rolleyes.gif

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"which is perfect considering the increasing popularity of vinyl as a music format"

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I have placed an order for 3 Ultimate All-In-Ones - Living Room, Den and one bedroom. Besides the exciting new curved screen technology using VIR, I'm looking forward to the recorded audio reproduction devices that claim to have infinite quantizing levels - far better than 24 bit. I also understand the system doubles as a space heater !
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Another brilliant piece, Mark. Reminds me of the time my brother in law visited us from the U.K. He saw a 40 inch Mitsubishi CRT TV and declared it the most ridiculous thing he had ever seen. Who would need a TV that big? That same guy now sports a 120 inch front projector in a dedicated room.
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