If you are planning to purchase a new television, you have many decisions to make. Some of these include brand, model, and size. One of the biggest decisions you need to make is whether to go with a curved or flat screen. Each has its own list of pros and cons. It is up to you to decide which is the best for you for your own personal taste and needs.
Wall Hanging and Aesthetics
While aesthetics isn’t the most important thing to consider when buying a new television, it still is a consideration. The curved televisions are very sleek and elegant looking. If all of the television brands don’t follow suit and the curved televisions don’t catch on, you could end up with something that is considered just a strange fad in a few years. If you are planning to hang your television on the wall, you need to consider what type of look you want. A curved television will come out off the wall and look very awkward. The flat screen fits right against the wall and is very unobtrusive. There is no right or wrong on this one. It depends on how picky you are when it comes to the appearance of the television on your wall.
Immersiveness and Size
Curved screen televisions claim to provide a bit of immersion when you are sitting in front of the television. While it won’t give you theater quality immersion, but it will make a slight difference. Between the curve in the television and the high contract and resolution on these televisions, they do create a great effect. It is important to understand that not all curved screen televisions will provide such high-quality resolution. LG OLED and top shelf Samsung televisions will give a great resolution. Other, less expensive brands will provide adequate resolution. When it comes to size, a 60-inch curved television offers a slightly larger amount of screen space. If you were to flatten it out, it would be .8 to 1 inch more than a flat screen, which isn’t a huge difference.
A Better View From Anywhere in the Room?
One of the claims that the makers of the curved televisions make is that you can see the television better from any area in the room. In reality, the viewing angle can make it more difficult to see. If you are not lucky enough to be sitting withing 35 degrees to the front of the screen, in what is considered the sweet spot, you won’t be able to see the screen well. This is especially true if the television isn’t at least 65 inches. The picture can become distorted for the unlucky ones who are sitting further away from the middle of the television.
Reflection and Distortion
When it comes to reflection, it can be a problem with both flat screen televisions and curved screen televisions. If the screen is glossy, there will be more reflection on the television that had you gone with a matte television screen. The difference between the two comes when you are trying to figure out how much of the television screen will be affected by the glare. Because of the distortion from the curve, the reflection on the television would be more stretched out. This means that more of the display screen would be obstructed due to the reflection. The level of refection is based on how much light is coming into the room where the television is located. If you cannot keep all of the light out of the room where the television will be located, you should stick with the flat screen. The glare would cover much less of the screen.
Overall, there are pros and cons of both televisions. The one that you choose would be based on your particular taste and the amount of glare that the light in the room would create.