I’m under the opinion that curved TVs are a passing fad, much like the 3D TVs that have been on sale for the past five or six years. Samsung’s Global President for TV, Kim Hysuk, has different ideas — he envisions a day when all TVs are curved.
Apparently the newly available bendable screens will give curved TV screens much more longevity than 3D, and Kim boasts that 70 per cent of all ultra-high definition TV is the UK are curved, and across the market the rate of acceptance is 50-80 per cent. He does admit, however, that there should be some sort of correlation between the adoption rate of curved TVs and the price of the sets themselves.
He does seem rather confident about the future of curved TVs, but weren’t they all the same with 3D a few years ago? Whether curved TVs really are the future of the TV experience is something we can’t really predict, but Kim has one thing right — people are going to be slow to adopt if the price is too high for them to afford. [The Telegraph]
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