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The debate seems endless. Do you have any real advantage to buy a flat curve?
If you’ve recently visited stores and supermarkets in search of a new TV for your living room, you’ve noticed that a much of they are curved .
No matter that the TV is a panel LCD LED or a OLED, also does not matter if it is a Full HD TV or a Ultra HD, the curved TVs are in mouth all the. It began in late 2013 when South Korean manufacturers showed the world its huge and curved OLED TVs. An OLED panel is much thinner and more flexible than an LCD panel, so I bend it was a fairly simple task to perform and offer something new to consumers. A first contact with the TV to tell you: I am new, I am technology. Without even turning on the TV you implied that not one more. The consumer perceives its value .
In 2014 and 2015, the industry, led by Samsung, began to plague the media, fairs and large surfaces with curved screens gleaming new high size. Today is difficult to find high-end manufacturers do not offer at least one family or curved screen model . Samsung, being the world’s largest manufacturer of televisions, has been able to influence the market and other manufacturers with this new trend . But is there any real benefit or is it a marketing maneuver whose only asset is the aesthetic feeling of having a aspirational product in your living room?
The manufacturers believe that curved screens are not only aesthetic, that enhance the experience when watching movies on it.
This, according to their representatives, is due to the morphological characteristics of the objects when viewed by the human eye, ie, how we see things through a screen. By bending the panel, the distance between our eyes and the TV is constant at every point of the screen if we are at the center . From this point out another advantage given by the manufacturer: larger field of view to make your brain believe that the screen is larger is created. Of course, these supposed benefits only apply if one person watching the TV, as if seen from a point remote from the center’s advantages become disadvantages.
Also, always refer to the curves movie screens is done. Although, I think the argument is unfortunate:
Many movie use curved to correct the distortion created by a projected on a huge area of the super wide format as image displays the 23: 9 Cinemascope. When you project an image on a flat surface from a single fixed point light has to travel farther before reaching the surface on one side than in the center. It is the famous pincushion effect. Thanks to the curved screen the viewer believe see a flat image because of how the phenomenon is counteracted. Again, the advantage is if you acquire a good location to see the screen. In a TV that emits its own light, this advantage is debatable.
Another advantage usually claimed by the manufacturers is most immersive experience to enjoy a movie, especially screens large and sit relatively close. Increase our field of vision and all parts of the screen are equidistant from our eyes, emulating how we perceive objects with our eyes
I have already tried many curves teles, in large and 4K you sit really close without receiving pixels or toil. This is where my skepticism about the advantages of curved panels began to dissipate. I felt within images, covering almost all of my vision and the feeling was very good. I speak subjectively, was my experience, I liked it.
Must see a curved television in the “sweet spot” before thinking “ should be clarify that experience I had watching demos 4K content on screens of 70 “. That is, I was living an experience of the future, hardly replicable in my living room . For me it does the curved screen made sense at the time, gave me a greater sense of enjoyment.
For TVs 55 “seen at 2 meters or more away looks exactly like a flat screen, but more expensive. A curved screen only makes sense if it is large and you can sit near her to see content Full HD or 4K .
Another purported advantage is that the curvature decreases reflections on the panel . From what I’ve seen, never controlled environment, reflect more than a flat screen. That is, the reflected light is not like a flat screen, is reduced in intensity but extends to larger area. Still, you should see a movie with a strong light shining on your TV, I think it’s obvious. This point will depend on the TV but not think it should be an argument for or against .
In small screens like mobile curvature has no real advantage when enjoying multimedia content. Although differentiation add value and aesthetic. A consumer taste, but it is impossible in a 5 “screen can have a cinematic experience.
- When we sit in the sweet spot the feeling of immersion is really good
- You may curvature reflect less ambient light (I can neither confirm nor deny).
- They look fantastic, are an aspirational target value is perceived without turning
- Need a large, high-resolution screen to sit close to appreciate its advantages.
- You have to sit facing the center of the screen, but the effect becomes counterproductive.
- They only make sense if you’re going to see yourself or as much TV, someone more.
- The processing used by manufacturers and curvature of the ends can “betray” the fidelity of the image.
April 8, 2015
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