Are curved TVs good for gaming?
When curved TVs were first announced last year, we said they needed to be bigger. To fulfill the promise of a more immersive image, like that of a curved IMAX screen. On something the size of a living room TV though, we called it “nothing more than a gimmick.” So here are the pros and cons of buying a curved TV.
PROs And CONs:
Arguments in favor of curved TVs:
They improve immersion
This is the greatest contention made for curving TV screens. The idea is that by curving the picture marginally forward, the world you’re watching appears to ‘wrap around’ you. All the more, entering somewhat more into your fringe vision and in this manner drawing you more profound into the world you’re viewing.
The sense of ‘depth’ is enhanced
A standout amongst the most widely recognized reactions from individuals watching a curved screen. Is interestingly is that it would appear that 3D, notwithstanding when the source is just 2D.
This is on account of curving the edges of the picture towards the viewer improves the visual impression of profundity in what you’re viewing. Samsung underlines this by applying depth upgrade preparing to its curved TVs that alters the difference
This is on account of curving the edges of the picture towards the viewer improves the visual impression of profundity in what you’re viewing. Samsung underlines this by applying depth upgrade preparing to its curved TVs that alters the difference of various parts of the picture to help the feeling of field profundity.
3. You get a wider field of view
bending the edges of the picture towards you makes you feel as though you’re seeing a more extensive picture than you get with a flat screen. Draw lines from your head position for the edges of, say, a 65-inch flat TV and afterward draw lines from your head position past the edges of a 65-inch bended TV to a similar plane you’d have been viewing the flat screen in, and the bended screen’s picture seems to extend further over the divider than the level TV picture, in spite of the screen sizes included being apparently the same.
Arguments against curved TVs:
The curve exaggerates reflections
If you’ve ever stood in front of one of those trick mirrors at a fun park, you’ll know that shaped glass can do weird things to reflections. It’s the same deal with a curved TV. Anything bright in your room – especially direct light sources opposite your TV – has its reflection on a curved screen stretched and distorted across a wider area of the screen than would occur with a flat TV. So if you buy a curved TV, you’ll probably find you need to introduce some extra light control elements to your viewing room.
Yes, yes, we know we had viewing angles in the Pros section as well. But hear us out.
The thing is, while the curve prevents flat LCD’s usual reduction in contrast and color performance with off-axis viewing.
Inevitably the curved shape can negatively affect your image’s geometry when viewing from down the TV’s side.
Surprisingly this problem doesn’t really become uncomfortable to watch. That is until you get to around 35 degrees either side of directly opposite the screen. (an angle Samsung itself agrees with us on). But as soon as you get beyond 35 degrees images quickly start to become almost unwatchable.
Thanks to the way the side of the picture nearest your seating position. It starts to look foreshortened versus the opposite side.