Curved screens are marketed as providing an “immersive” experience, and allowing a wider field of view.
The claim that curved screens provide a wider field view is disputed, by another claim that a substantial offset from the center provides greater viewing distortion than that of a flat screen.
What does a curved monitor do?
Immersion – By slightly bending the edges of the screen toward you, curved monitors and TVs try to replicate the sense of ‘real world’ vision. Reduced Reflection – A flat monitor or TV inherently catches more surrounding reflections or stray light than a curved screen.
Is a curved screen better?
Curved TVs provide a greater field of view. Whilst this effect is not as pronounced as some might claim, it is very slightly improved on curved TVs. Ideal picture quality can only be seen dead-center. When viewing any 4K tv off-center tends to begin to spoil the quality of the picture.
Is it worth buying a curved TV?
Curved TVs are more sensitive to reflections, and their viewing angles are not as good as those of flat TVs. They’re also more expensive, although this is mainly due to the fact that only TVs from the higher price range offer curved screens. You mainly opt for a curved television because you like the design.
Is a curved TV better for gaming?
Curved monitors are also known to create better 3D effects, which make gaming more enjoyable, but there is one more factor that you need to understand. The difference in gaming experience (compared with flat screen) will increase with the size as well.