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With this news story here, i was just wondering if anybody has seen a curved tv & what are your thoughts, is it really the future or just a gimmick like 3D tv.

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TVs Simon, not TV's :doh:

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I think it's a gimmik, they say it's "like IMAX" which is tosh unless you are going to sit about a foot from the TV to get the same immersive experience. They say you get a better picture as all points on the tv are the same distance, but what about somone not sat directly in thr middle? they will be geting a more accute angle to one side of the set than the other.

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i like the idea of having 3 tvs round me

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We've had a look at one... Samsung curved OLED TV

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Yep, it is here:

 

http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ke55s9c-oled-full-hd-3d-smart-tv-55-with-freeview-hd-and-2x-3d-glasses/p641811

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I went to john lewis today & saw samsung's 55" OLED tv at £7000, if it had been a nought short of a few grand i would probably have been tempted to buy it, it was stunning i think it was playing 1080p material, i'm sure their was some kind of sweet spot though.  Smile

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D3CYPH3R wrote:

to get the same immersive experience.

"Immersive" is such a nebulous term. I've read books where academics have spent 400 pages trying to define precisely what it means, and they failed to reach definitive conclusions. That's why it's so effective in marketing contexts. It's hard to refute a term's meaning when you can't pin it down.

Several writers observe that the more conscious you become of the technology, the less involved in the content you feel. The idea that you simply enter a dreamlike space, which I think is how the term is often interpreted, is simplistic and outmoded.

Anyone fancy a stab at a definition?

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strapped for cash wrote:

D3CYPH3R wrote:

to get the same immersive experience.

"Immersive" is such a nebulous term. I've read books where academics have spent 400 pages trying to define precisely what it means, and they failed to reach definitive conclusions. That's why it's so effective in marketing contexts. It's hard to refute a term's meaning when you can't pin it down.

Several writers observe that the more conscious you become of the technology, the less involved in the content you feel. The idea that you simply enter a dreamlike space, which I think is how the term is often interpreted, is simplistic and outmoded.

Anyone fancy a stab at a definition?

 

Immersive?  That is tricky.   :?

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I definitely wouldn't define it as tricky. 

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BenLaw wrote:

I definitely wouldn't define it as tricky. 

 

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In case of screens immersive

In case of screens immersive means filling a bit more than entire field of vision thus creating the effect of depth. As the peripheral field is quite large curved screens are smaller in area than flat ones and, I am guessing here, easier to realise optically in case of projection.

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AlmaataKZ wrote:
In case of screens immersive means filling a bit more than entire field of vision thus creating the effect of depth. As the peripheral field is quite large curved screens are smaller in area than flat ones and, I am guessing here, easier to realise optically in case of projection.

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AlmaataKZ wrote:
In case of screens immersive means filling a bit more than entire field of vision thus creating the effect of depth. As the peripheral field is quite large curved screens are smaller in area than flat ones and, I am guessing here, easier to realise optically in case of projection.

You're defining immersion in terms of physical properties, but in marketing contexts I'd  argue that it refers to a psychological effect.

Your definition also renders the term null in reference to anything other than large format cinema such as IMAX. Yet DVD, Blu-ray, HDTV, and 3DTV were each promoted as "more immersive" technologies. (The same is now true of OLED TVs.)

I don't think a definition can be reduced simply to a question of screen size.

 

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