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While curved TVs provide additional immersion, the viewer has to be at the right distance and angle to take full advantage of it. Since the viewing experience is only slightly enriched, many people find it an unworthy trade-off for other shortcomings such as the higher price tag and picture distortion when the TV is looked at from the sides.

Ever since curved TVs were released, people have wondered whether it’s just another gimmick or a new and an improved way of enjoying watching movies, playing console games, and other related activities.

Nowadays, there are more and more curved TVs, so they are definitely not just a fad.

Apart from the evident upsides of curved TVs such as the cool design and a wider field of view, there are additional things you should take into consideration before purchasing such a TV.

Advantages Of Curved TVs

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The curved screen brings the edges of the display closer to your peripheral vision providing you with additional depth and a wider field of view. Not only does this improve the viewing experience by making it more cinematic, it is also good for your eyes as you don’t have to move them as much.

However, in order to take full advantage of this, a TV would have to be huge, we’re talking over 85-inches in diagonal. Since most of the modern curved 4K TVs are 55-inch or 65-inch, the added immersion is very subtle though still noticeable.

Disadvantages Of Curved TVs

Curved TVs have a sweet spot in terms of distance and angle you should be watching the screen from. If you were to align multiple curved TVs to form a circle, the center of that circle would make for the ideal distance. Sitting further away from that makes the screen curvature less apparent while sitting closer makes the TV look bigger.

Furthermore, since you should sit directly in front of a curved TV for the best viewing experience, a problem appears when there are more people in the room watching the same screen from an angle – for them, the extra immersion is gone.

Lastly, while curved TVs generally look better than flat TVs, they look rather strange if mounted on the wall. However, in this case, it comes to down to personal preference.

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