Curved TVs are designed to give your living room an even more immersive experience and are also reasonably priced. The thing is, only the best seat in the house enjoys this "extra dip," and it's nothing special anyway.
Curved televisions have limited viewing angles
A bent TV can look good when it's on a showroom floor half a meter from your face. But what happens if you take it home and put it on the wall? In the end, you have a TV with extremely limited viewing angles.
Okay, let's not talk around the bush. At the end you have a view – directly opposite the TV. If you are sitting in another part of your living room, looking at your vaulted TV from the kitchen or bowing to Popcor n then you'll have a crappy view.
There are several ways to fix this problem. For one thing, you can stay away from your TV as your viewing angle widens as you get closer. You can also use a rotatable bracket for your curved TV and rotate it to use a different chair or couch.
Or you can just use a flat screen TV. If you disapprove of these issues, crooked televisions have another big problem: they're bad for your friendships.
Where do your friends or family sit?
Okay, enough of you. What about your friends? Curved TVs make group TV sessions almost impossible. You know, because you can not really pin more than two people in a tolerable viewing angle.
Most curved televisions are about 65 inches tall enough to be TV which is in your home or living room (they are also quite expensive). This transforms your living room from a social space into a self-indulgent TV room. It may not be a big problem if you live alone, but if you have no friends left (yes, me neither), you will encounter problems.
Of course, you could push your TV and furniture farther and farther apart. But this kind of overcoming nullifies the purpose of a curved display, does not it? Curved screens do not look really curved when you're six or seven feet away. And here, curved televisions somehow become funny. They are special only under certain circumstances.
Even with a great seat, curved TVs are nothing special.
TV Manufacturers Like It Promote curved TVs as a "super immersive" experience. And it's pretty easy to get that idea – especially because curved TVs in the Best Buy showroom look really cool. They're big, usually arranged on the floor (much closer to you than your TV home) and usually have some fantastic 4K UHD Roman screens (and this year's $ 550 price tags also seem to be pretty nice) , However, if you take one of these televisions home with you, you are not really in this controlled showroom environment, and there may be some problems.
First, there is the problem of distance. The "immersive" factor of curved televisions is based on the fact that the screen wraps around your eyesight when you stand one meter away from you. From the "correct" viewing angle and the normal distance (at least two meters), however, a curved display looks like a flat display. After a while, you can easily forget that you even see a curved TV (unless of course you have a bad seat).
And then there are the weird, strange problems. Curved displays have a slight "pincushion" effect where the material in the corner of the screen looks larger than the material in the center of the screen. (This Pincushion Effect also appears in cinemas, but is less conspicuous because the screen is huge.) These small issues come with a few small advantages (curved screens are less dazzling than flat screen televisions), but overall they are curved televisions not really much better than regular TV.
Many of these problems are due to the fact that televisions are large and are used in all sorts of social situations. If you're looking for an even more immersive viewing experience (but do not want a crooked TV to dominate the living room), you may want to throw a curved 4K screen onto your desk. They're designed for self-indulgence, and you should be close to them anyway. Besides, you do not have to worry about sharing.