Can you spare $14K for a curvaceous LCD?

April 29, 2013 - 04:38 PM |
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You thought 72"+ HD panels and 4K TVs were expensive?  Wait until you get a load of the price tag attached to the first curved OLED displays which will hit the market in South Korea for a mere $13,569; each.  At just 4.3mm thick and 17lbs they won't be hard to position in your home, if you can afford the asking price of one, let alone the three you would need to get proper multi-monitor performance.  The Inquirer begged for an official release date and price for the UK and were disappointed as are those in North America who have been waiting for these for several years now.

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"SOUTH KOREAN ELECTRONICS FIRM LG has announced that it will launch the world's first curved OLED TV this summer, pipping rival Samsung to the post to take the lead in OLED technology."

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Source: The Inquirer
April 29, 2013 | 04:55 PM - Posted by Randomoneh

Cylindrical and spherical displays are the future.
Why, you ask? Because for the same amount of material you can get much larger part of FOV filled with the image.

With low curvatures like this though, benefits are minor.

With flexible displays you can set your own FOV by curving the display accordingly.

One important thing to keep in mind: majority (99%) of today's game engines rely on rectilinear projection which is meant to be displayed onto FLAT surfaces. Same goes for movies. It is limited to 179.99° with massive distortions unless your [flat] display FOV is matching the in-game FOV setting.

This is how it will be made for those with cylindrical displays (Unigine Heaven, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyO2jy2I_4s)

April 30, 2013 | 01:21 AM - Posted by Branthog

These are listed as a "television" and I can't find what the resolution is. For a monitor at 56", I'd need it to essentially be a 4k display. I probably wouldn't drop $14k on a 56" 4k curved *monitor*, but I'd drop $7k on it. And for a three monitor setup like that, I'd definitely drop a total of $14k.

April 30, 2013 | 07:02 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

I could find no mention of resolution but if forced to guess I would go with 1080p

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