Curved OLED HDTV screens are a bad idea


 Both Samsung and LG, two of the biggest players in the burgeoning world of Organic Light Emitting Diode televisions, have announced (or depending on where you live, are selling) curved OLED screens to go along with traditional “flat” OLED screens.


Curved screens have been used in theaters for decades, and more recently in some high-end home theaters too. In a TV though, it’s nothing more than a gimmick.

Let me say up front that I am a huge fan of OLED. So much so that it pains me to write this article. OLED promises better picture quality than plasma, better energy efficiency than LED LCD, while being both thinner and lighter. You can sort of buy an LG modelright now, and Samsung’s version seems perpetually on the horizon. We saw prototypes of 4K OLED TVs from Sony andPanasonic (they’ve teamed up), but nothing…

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