Why Curved OLED TVs are a Bad Idea
TechRadar.com reports that the advent of 4K Ultra HD has sparked plenty of debate of late, but the arrival of curved OLED TVs is likely to prompt even more consternation.
Yep, for the first time since the advent of widescreen, TVs are changing shape.
Marketeers are cockahoop. They finally believe they have a gimmick that can lift sales in the moribund TV market, as well as give nascent OLED tech a reason to commercially exist. Buyers should be rather more circumspect.
Advocates are stepping up the hyperbole, with a mantra of “immersion” and “cinematic.” Samsung’s Head of TV and AV Guy Kinnell even goes so far as to liken the brand’s curved OLED S9C as “an IMAX theatre that you can enjoy every day.”
It’s not, of course. Maybe he’d like to make me an offer on the Vauxhall Veyron I’ve got parked in my drive?