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I've been looking for a 4k TV lately and inevitably came across curved TVs too. One pro that was being mentioned constantly is the alleged higher immersion. You're said to feel more like you're actually inside of what you're seeing on the screen which undoubtedly is a huge pursuit when simming. 

Anyone out there who has used a curved screen with a sim and can confirm this?


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1 hour ago, Canuck said:

One pro that was being mentioned constantly is the alleged higher immersion. You're said to feel more like you're actually inside of what you're seeing on the screen which undoubtedly is a huge pursuit when simming.

The trick is to compare the field of view of the curved monitor and the equivalent flat one for the expected viewing distance. A typical 34" curved monitor will have a curve of radius 3.8m and is about 80cm wide. This means it only transcends about 12 degrees of arc. If you draw a scale diagram and compare the FOV of a 12-degree arc and the equivalent flat monitor at a viewing distance of 50cm you will discover that the difference is so small as to be hard to even measure. You would need to sit much closer for there to be any discernible difference.

(P.S. No, I don't have one.)


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Hi,

Without regard to anything else, I find my three 22" curved screen setup for the outside view does provide a more realistic experience.  I've used a digital TrippleHead2Go and also P3D view groups and find the immersion higher than three 22" flat screens.  For me, he outer curve on each side provides a sense of motion lacking with flat screens.  This is a hardware-based flight deck setup, so the MIP, etc, do not come into play.

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I'm moving away from curved ones. Doesn't seem to be the real deal.

Which leaves me with an awful lot of flat 4k TVs out of which every version seems to be the perfect one. As soon as you think you're actually considering buying a certain TV another version pops up and I'm wondering where the difference is...


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On 02/05/2017 at 2:37 AM, Canuck said:

Anyone out there who has used a curved screen with a sim and can confirm this?

I have a 65" curved and there is definitely a greater 3D effect (immersion?) compared to a flat screen.
Viewing distance is a factor. I sit about one meter away.
Move further away and the effect reduces but does not disappear completely.
Also the bigger the screen the bigger the curve and thus the effect of course.

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65" Samsung, sit close, immersion is great. 


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I've had LG Electronics 55EG9600 Curved OLED TV for 1/2 a year now. https://www.bestadvisor.com/curved-tvs
Great picture. I am not seeing any issues with horizontal banding, it seems that LG has fixed that issue, as no one is talking about it anymore.  One issue - the remote. The problem it has is that it will not keep smartly controlling my time warner cable box. Stays for a day and then - poof! I have to reprogram

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