Curved televisions are unique, stylish and immersive. Their curved structure allows viewers to be immersed in the viewing experience. However, not every space may be right for a curved television. Below are several key points that we give our clients when choosing between a curved television or a flat one.
Capturing the Sweet Spot
The seating layout and the number of people viewing the screen at once will have a major role in determining if a curved television is the best solution for a given space. The idea behind curved televisions is that by curving the image, the viewing experience ‘wraps around’ the viewer, entering slightly more into the peripheral vision and drawing the viewer deeper into the experience. The best place to view a curved television is by sitting as close to the center of the screen as possible. Although a curved screen keeps it’s contrast better than a flat screen, the immersive experience is lost and a flat screen would be more suitable for a larger number of viewers.
“Depth of Field”
A common reaction from people viewing a curved screen for the first time is that it looks like 3D, even when the source is 2D. The reason being is that by curving the edges of the image towards the viewer, it enhances the visual perception of depth. Samsung enhances this by applying depth processing to its curved TVs that adjusts the contrast of different parts of the image to boost the sense of field depth. If you enjoy the 3D experience, a curved television would be the best option that does not include glasses!
Uniform viewing distance
Some experts say curved televisions track the rounded shape of the human eye better. As a result, it produces a more focused, comfortable image. For many years commercial cinemas have used this same technique, where the curve helps the projected image retain even sharpness right into the corners, no matter the screen size.
Samsung has set its curvature level at a 4200mm-radius circle, appropriate to the current average television viewing distance of 3.2m (based on studies conducted in America and Germany). This benefit is most notably seen on curved televisions that are at least 70 inches or more.
Design and Style
Design ranks high on a typical household’s television priority list, and most people who come across a curved television think they look amazing.
Custom Home Media
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