The presentation of Samsung's curved screen TV at CES in Las Vegas
Why should I buy a curved TV? Because it is a beautiful object and because it is the must have of the moment. Point. For now I do not see other reasons and the doubts regarding the first concave displays far outweigh the curiosity, which in any case is as it is always in front of new things.
The basic question is: why a curved TV after it took them so long to get ultra-flat? On a technological level, the response of those who have tried it is in the most enveloping vision made possible by the curved panels, a sort of pseudo 3D if you like, but little else. The real curved display driver is probably another.
The fact is that the curved TV we start talking and after LG's Curved OLED model (first) and Samsung's Curved UHD TV (second) other brands are coming. Even if the enthusiasm is not general. At the IFA 2014 fair in Turkey, an important event for consumer electronics, there are those who said that curved screens will not go far, but it could be envy.
So, waiting for the vendor who will try to conquer the market by focusing on ecological materials, futuristic bioplastics and environmentally friendly innovations in TV devices, let's take a look at the wave of curved televisions beautiful to look at, primarily as objects. Despite some disadvantages, these devices have it and it is not known how much recoverable.
Starting with the price. The main flaw of the curved TV is the high cost, it also depends on the OLED technology, which will probably remain so for a long time. With the first LG and Samsung models we are above 6 thousand euros for a resolution that is no different from that of the flat UHD proposals, even if we are talking about 55-inch screens. Saving money by settling for a smaller TV? It's not convenient.
The enveloping vision which is the main plus of the curved TV it needs large displays, at least 50-55 inches. On a small screen you risk the opposite effect, penalizing the viewer's experience. Another disadvantage is the limited viewing angle. The viewer positioned in the center of the screen enjoys the best view, proceeding outwards will find themselves penalized more than flat screens.
The curved TV it could be the new domestic 3D, after the unfortunate adventure of the first 3D, but it would be too much effort for a device that only comes close to a true three-dimensional viewing experience. Easier in my opinion that, at least for the moment, it remains a 'beautiful' technology for TV fans.