Originally Posted by schnura
The curved screen has been discussed quite a bit. Seems like Samsung, LG and now even Panasonic think it's cool to curve the screen. Most folks like it and say they don't notice the mild curve, others say they don't like it.
Pretty much no one anywhere was saying a year ago, "Boy, what I really wanted was a curved screen in what amounts to a tiny form factor." And pretty much no one is saying it now. It's not only a "solution in search of a problem" it actually creates
as many problems as it solves. See below. VVV
Originally Posted by sytech
Curved screen is pure marketing BS. Unless you are taking huge 100" screens. Just something to make it stand out and try to justify the huge price tag. Plus, the really have not solved the yield problems and this assures super micro sales numbers. Probably less than 1000 units worldwide by the end of the year.
reasons it exists are what Sytech said and the fact they could
do it. But differentiation for the sake of differentiation, especially when it's not actually a feature of the technology but rather an artifact of the manufacturing process, is flat out pointless.
And the degradation of the flat panel era with these non-flat TVs is just frankly bizarre. What makes it worse is that the "thinnest TVs ever" lose the ability to be practically wall mounted (even if you can, why would you, it's just odd and not particularly flush to the wall) and you lose the ability to appreciate the record thinness. Of course, the latter dovetails with something I warned about a year ago: Too thin is a problem. It's hard to keep that rigid and not turn it into something hopelessly fragile. That said, if you could mount the "too thin" thing to the wall, you lose almost all of the problems associated with thinness and retain its many advantages.
The sales number I am interested in now is 2014: Over/under on 100K, globally, across both manufacturers.