Curved TV vs. Flat Screen TV

With the growth of the TV market, more and more designs are emerging, including better resolutions ones, such as 4K ultra HDs. In addition, the TV market has seen a new type of model emerging, and that is the curved TV. Now, the skeptics may be wondering whether these ones are actually better than flat screen TVs, and this question is absolutely normal. When it comes to your home CCTV installation, you should be 100% sure you’re making the right choice. Well, this article is here to help you figure that out.


Perhaps the most basic, albeit shallow question most people may have has to do with the appearance factor. Well, if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. TVs are pretty much always going to be seen, whether they are in use or not, and how they look will impact the aesthetics of the room, too. This one is a matter of personal preferences, at the end of the day. However, most people agree that curved TVs can be quite elegant. However, the problem with them lies in hanging them on a wall, where they tend to look a little out of place. So, if you’re planning on hanging it, go with a flat screen one. If not, a curved one can work.


The biggest reason most people argue for curved TVs is that they are supposed to offer a more immersive experience, which is due to their inward curve and improved contrast. The truth is that for the smaller sizes that are seen in most homes, the curve doesn’t actually make that big of a difference. In theatres, where the screens are huge, the difference is there, and notable, but not so much for home versions.

Viewing Angle

One problem with curved TVs is that their very shape can ruin the viewing angle, depending on where one is sitting. As such, as long as you are sitting more or less in front of the center of the TV, you are going to be experiencing the benefits this sort of TV has to offer. However, if you move to the side, those benefits will evaporate, and your viewing experience will be quite ruined. One way to overcome this is to get a bigger TV, if this is at all possible. Indeed, the larger the screen is, the bigger the perfect viewing area will be, which means that more people will be able to enjoy its benefits.


As far as reflections go, the first thing to keep in mind is that the effect is going to be a whole lot more impacted depending on the gloss of the screen, and not so much on its level of curvature. Of course, as you may expect, the glossier the screen, the more reflections you will be noticing. Now, when comparing a flat TV with a curved one, where both of them have the same level of gloss, it appears that the reflections on the curved one are worse, simply because they get distorted by its shape. As such, the best thing to do to keep these to a minimum is to position it so that there are as few rays of light hitting the screen as possible.

This is the comparison between flat screen TVs and curved ones. Just like with any other kind of purchase, at the end of the day, it is your personal preferences and using habits that should determine which type of TV you are going to purchase.



Vickie Saunders
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