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LG shows off a production model 55-inch curved OLED TV, starts shipping soon
By Richard Lawler posted Jun 8th, 2013 at 11:01 PM


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LG announced in April that it's bringing a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV to market, and it appears that time is almost here. According to the machine translated press release, shipments of the 15 million won ($13,500) display will start in a few days. Plant staff are pictured around one of the first mass produced 55EA9800 TVs, which weigh just 17kg and have a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) frame. We first got our eyes on the screens at CES, with their unusual shape that LG says helps keep all parts of the screen an equal distance from the viewer -- check out a few more pics in the gallery below.











This is the world's first curved OLED HDTV. LG claims that the curved design is to maximize the number of viewers. OLED displays also have superior viewing angles compared to LCD and hence will allow more viewers to watch TV.
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Superior viewing angle and a curved screen. Something doesn't fit.....

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I don't get curved screens, they look cool but no TV show or movie or other media was ever designed to be displayed on a curved screen.
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Superior viewing angle and a curved screen. Something doesn't fit.....

You're misinterpreting what I said.

Superior viewing angles are an advantage of OLED displays in general.

LG made a curved OLED HDTV to appeal for audiences who want a more immersive viewing experience.
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A curved panel means that you won't see the edges with excessive angle, leading to chromatic aberration.

When looking at a flat panel, the only spot you view at a perfect 0 angle is the center of the screen. The sides are viewed at an angle (unless you move physically to the sides). By curving the edges, that angle is reduced smile.gif
   
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A curved panel means that you won't see the edges with excessive angle, leading to chromatic aberration.

When looking at a flat panel, the only spot you view at a perfect 0 angle is the center of the screen. The sides are viewed at an angle (unless you move physically to the sides). By curving the edges, that angle is reduced smile.gif

Excellent explanation.

Just visualized it and it makes sense!
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I don't get curved screens, they look cool but no TV show or movie or other media was ever designed to be displayed on a curved screen.
Several movie theaters in my area didn't seem to get that memo.
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Superior viewing angle and a curved screen. Something doesn't fit.....

A banana should, shouldn't it ? biggrin.gif
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