AVS Forum Addicted Member
Join Date: Nov 2000
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5700 Post(s)
I forgot this thread was about curved TVs.
IMO curved TVs bring nothing, nada, zilch, zero to the picture quality table. What they do bring to the table is linear distortion. You remember, linear distortion was something that was often present when we watched our ancient CRTs. Yes, we thought the days of linearity issues were gone with the advent of flat panels, but thanks to curved TVs, it's back.
In fact, an assessment of linearity issues used to be part of almost all thorough reviews on CRTs and many FP TVs. I guess we need that section back again in curved TV reviews.
I sincerely hope this is a passing fad. In the interim, the problem is that the curved TVs also happen to be the top-of-the-line TVs for the two manufacturers currently using them. Whether you're looking at Samsung's 9000 series or the LG OLEDs, you're pretty much stuck with curves with the exception of the flat screen 55" OLED. With the upcoming 77" LG OLED, they are again 'blessing' us with curves.
I know it's bad when even my wife, far from being a videophile, immediately noticed the distortion on the 78" curved Samsung.