Too bad it's mounted to that horrible picture frame though.
Originally Posted by rogo
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
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.
Well, if you have a very large 21:9 OLED display, and want people to sit closer to the set, curving the panel is a good way to get people to do that. If you set it up right, a curved screen would be equidistant at all points on the display.
With a 55" 16:9 display that is only 1080p though, few people would be sitting close enough to be in the one spot where the screen is equidistant at all points, and it's just going to look strange.
And almost all content released today is intended to be viewed with a flat projection. In fact, I think How the West Was Won
may be the only Blu-ray intended for a curved presentation. (one of the two films shot for Cinerama)
Personally, I don't want a a curved display. Even if it does make some sense with larger screens, it limits your viewing to a single "sweet spot" and distorts anything that is not intended to be displayed on a curved screen.
Originally Posted by JimP
Without running a screen wipe routine, is there any way to tell if a screen is suffering from image retention versus burn-in?
My point is unless someone has access to screen wipe in one of these stores, how can they be sure that what they think is burn in isn't temporary image retention?
There are a few things which can cause a plasma display to hold a charge, which is the cause of temporary image retention. With OLED I think you are only going to see the effects of uneven wear or "burn in" rather than anything temporary.