Originally Posted by JWhip
I would never sit 4.5 feet from any TV at any size. Frankly, 7 feet from a 65" is too close for me as well. Just not my thing.
Originally Posted by Pres2play
Like JWip said, it's a matter of taste, which you prefer. I think the real issue is price. If this Sammy were under two thousand, everyone would be all over it. The curved screen is simply an excuse to say away.
No, it really isn't an excuse.
Regarding size, every time I look at my 50" plasma, I am so happy I got it, the 65" would look ridiculous in my apartment. The 55" OLED will fit perfectly on my stand, and the Connect One box is so terrific. I hate reaching behind the set so much that I never connect anything. Finally, I get to reconnect my Toshiba HD DVDplayer, without having to route it through my AVR.
It's hard to take this entirely seriously without a #firstworldproblems tag. I never connect anything to my set that isn't already connected. But if I need to, my Denon has an HDMI port on the front. The idea that "having to route through your AVR" is a burden is pretty ridiculous. It's a feature
since it gives you sound.
I will comment on one thing, I think the real joke here is 4k. I have sat in the store many times looking at Spiderman on the 4k LCD displays, and nothing about this television appeals to me. The picture looks sharp but absolutely flat (no pun) and lifeless. I never, never considered buying this thing. In contrast, the minute I saw the OLED I knew it was something special. I just hope the set can last a few years. Anyway, I paid for the pretection plan, which helps me sleep.
The real joke is that the OLED doesn't have 4K.
Originally Posted by Chronoptimist
Which is why larger sizes exist.
Alas, not in OLED.
Well different people probably find different viewing angles to be immersive or not. For me it starts about 50 degree FoV.
For me, it requires a big screen. The bigger the better. You can fake your brain by jamming more stuff in your field of view. Anyone who thinks sitting up close to a 50" screen is like going to the movies in a theater is delusional. The brain doesn't say, "Hey, field of view is full, this looks really huge." It says, "Hey, field of view is full, this looks x inches tall, but is filling my field of view because I'm sitting close to it."
That illusion certainly works for many people and creates "immersiveness". It doesn't work for me. That's why I still (a) go to the movies (b) would not consider downgrading from my 65", but rather would like to go larger.
This is why, as much as I want the improvements OLED brings, I think my next upgrade will be a projector. While I would like a bigger image, I don't want a bigger display in my home.
Fair point. I would need a new house, however, as any projector setup would be very complex. Needlessly so given the likelihood I can get a 75" or 80" display that would not be in the way next time.
Originally Posted by Pres2play
What, and face an onslaught of ridicule and rage. The guy who starts the Samsung Curved OLED thread will be the most hated member in AVS history.
The guy who starts that thread will be the guy who owns the TV and wants to talk about it. Personally, I can't imagine why anyone would hate that person; certainly I would not.
Originally Posted by Wizziwig
No doubt. All the haters and trolls who can't afford it will come out of the woodwork and start criticizing it. There's no way to avoid that I'm afraid.
I can afford one. I just replaced multiple computers and smartphones and put in an EV charger that was more a luxury than a necessity. Can I hate on the product now that I've established my ability to buy one? Of course, I kid. Not about being to afford to but about needing to prove anything about being able to buy one to earn the right to express negative things about it. Everyone should be free to express whatever thoughts they have about the product. And by the way, no one is arguing against the basic picture quality of the OLEDs. That it's outstanding is a given. That anyone should just go buy one just because of that is another matter.