Originally Posted by Hinsoog
So it seems more so than usual that there is this divide of people very eager for reasons to jump vs. people looking for excuses not to jump, but ultimately, it's hard to decide to just stomach the curve for the fact that it's not too steep an offense in practice, but depending on when the flat ones come out, it could be years of "this is the Mecca of screens, BUT, sorry about the evidence of what might be a marketing ploy that may or may not subtract more than it adds."
But, I like this positive angle on it too, because I don't know how long I can hold off on buying this TV. It's sooooo close to being perfect, and clearly it more than makes up for it. I'm even trying to talk myself into the form-factor-vanity angle. When ranting about this recently, before I could explain, I got an interested "oooooooohhhhh!" from the word "curve." But I guess just as potent on that side of things is the judgmental gaze of people like me, who want no compromises on picture quality. So I guess I'll sound redundant here, but, pushing myself towards this curved version again, maybe the key is that it's not really a compromise ultimately, and then you get points for having an exotic shape. Tough... I wish LG would drop some kind of hint or something, and fast...
And by the way, I don't know why people are so afraid of being close to their screens. I've been happily sitting really close to my screen compared to the size of my screen for years, and now 4K screams that there is no reason to sit a world away. Based on some people's preferences for viewing distance, viewing conditions, quality of sound equipment, volume levels, and neglect of the best picture quality, I actually humor the thought that some people are somehow averse to the experience of being more deeply immersed in a viewing/listening experience.
Go for it! I can almost guarantee you that you will not be disappointed. You WILL be disappointed if you buy an LCD and see those grey's that try to replicate black, and then you will be always questioning yourself as to how much better the OLED could have been.....
I'm the same way. I have to have the best picture, as I can't stand thinking that their is a better display then what I have, especially if it's reasonably priced.
I sit around 5 feet away from my 55" and find the curve adds immersion in my totally blacked out basement.
Can't say if tickers would bother me as I don't watch tickers on the TV, but gaming is unmolested by the curve, and many owners are currently gaming on it and don't have issue with it either.
I also have a 110" screen with the best projector (for the money) on the market (IMHO), the JVC RS4910, which has better blacks then any flat panel, and the LG still makes the JVC look grey.... Close to black and actual black is a huge difference that only someone who has an OLED can appreciate. Their is nothing that will beat the 65" LG OLED, curve and all.