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I have seen so many views and opinions that I just can't make up my mind or form an opinion on them.
Although, wondering if the curved ones will go the same way as 3DTV and slowly die away.
I've got my eye on a new one, and get the feeling that curved are still being pushed hard by the manufacturers, but when I look at them in the flesh, not convinced that for any normal setup, ie. where you have living room chairs at multiple viewing angles it makes any sense. yes, if you are sitting straight on at the right viewing distance then I can see some potential viewing benefit, but on the whole, it just doesn't appear to look right if you are sitting off to the side even slightly.
I have tried in the shops picturing where the various chairs in the living room are relative to where the tv would be located, and flat just feels the right choice. I'm also having to take into account, if I get kicked out of Qatar next year, where is the telly likely to go in any future abode, or back home in the UK house!
Has anyone here bought a curved, and then wish they hadn't after real world use?
Other than that...discuss....
For info, I'm only considering Samsung, as they are my brand of choice at the moment*, and the models I've been exploring are;
88KS9800 78KS9500 78KS9000 all SUHD, HDR, QDot, Curved and 75KS8000 which is the flat equivalent of this range. And from the previous range, 78JU7500 (curved) 85/75JU7000 (Flat) both UHD 4K 3D and the 75JU6400 Flat UHD 4K.
In the uk I have a 63 Flat LED Sammy (can't remember the model number) and over here in Qatar have 2 x 46" Sammy's and happy with the smart hubs play nicely with the vpn link, and the remotes are interchangeable when the kids lose them!
We have a flat TV, and that's bad enough unless you are relatively "straight on" to it. One of the living room chairs is about 30o from "normal", and there is noticeable (and irritating) horizontal distortion, as if you were watching a 16:9 movie at 4:3 (circles aren't round, faces are thin, that kind of thing).
I could only imagine that this would be even worse with a curved screen.
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I don't have one, but some friends got them (probably because they're "hot"), and I don't see the appeal. They look weird, you can get used to that, but then you move to an other chair and you have to get used to it all over again. That happens with flat screens too, but not as much, I think, maybe it's some sort of bias on my part to justify not getting a curved screen.