Originally Posted by JWhip
The LG and the Sammy both distort the picture. While I have attended most of the shootouts over the years, I will be overseas for this one and will miss it. Too much of a time differential to watch it live on the web as well. I would have to say that this is probably the one to miss if I have to miss one given the lack of the 4K LG OLEDs. I would not be surprised to see Robert hold a mini shootout later in the year when the 4K OLEDs are out, pitting this years' winner against the 65 and 77 inch OLEDs from LG. I see no issue with the inclusion of the Sammy OLED given that the Sammy plasma is there as well as both are on their way out and not being replaced. Maybe he can do an old timers event with a few of the recent past winners duking it out.
Well Sound and Vision Magazine wasn't bothered by the curve in the LG OLED http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...0-3d-oled-hdtv
"AT A GLANCE
Crisp, clean detail
Exceptionally bright 3D
Poor dark-gray uniformity
Expensive for a 1080p set
It costs a bundle, has a relatively small screen, and isn’t perfect. But buyers will be rewarded with a picture that, in the ways most important to enthusiasts, is unequaled by any other type of consumer display"
While Cnet's preview of the Samsung OLED said:
"For a videophile with money to burn who doesn't mind a relatively small 55-inch size, the curved screen is a major fly in the ointment. It was definitely noticeable from the sweet spot at my seating distance of about 7 feet. The corners seemed wider than the middle, creating a subtle trapezoid effect that I found distracting compared to the flatter shape of the traditional screen. The horizontal edges bowed wider toward the edges too, creating a subtle "U" along the top edge and an inverted one along the bottom.
Another strange effect was that the roundness of the curve changed as I sat higher or lower relative to the screen. From my standard seating position, in an office chair watching the TV set atop a 2.5-foot stand, the bottom of the screen bent more noticeably than the top. From off-angle the distortions became even less equal.
The TV also angles back on its stand by default. Samsung's rep told me part of the reason was to comply with standards designed to prevent it from falling over. The visual effect, however, is of even more distortion; from my seat the vertical edges of the screen narrow toward the top. Combined with any distortions in the film -- "I Am Legend" uses a lot of fish-eye lens shots, for example -- the total started to seem Escheresque."