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Curved for more immersion
五月 11, 2017

The best cinemas around the world all have the same thing in common: they have a spherical screen for an exceptional visual experience. And now, with curved television, you can also enjoy this in your living room.

DIn the cinema world, the vital role of a curved canvas is a simple one: fill the viewer's field of vision to bring them closer to reality and increase their sensations to turn them into an actor, or as close as possible to it. The best example to illustrate this concept is in Paris. It is the La Géode cinema which has a 360° screen (or almost), which is far wider than the human field of vision, offering an unrivalled visual spectacle. Of course, while the diagonal of TV screens cannot be compared to the diagonal of cinema screens, the end purpose of a curved model remains the same: the total immersion of the viewer in the image. In fact, in front of a concave television, at the centre of the circle defined by the TV's curve, a viewer's eyes are the same distance away from all the zones in the picture, providing total perception, unlike a flat version where the distance between the eyes and the centre of the image is shorter than between the eyes and the edges of the picture.

Better surrounded

One other asset of curved TVs rests in their lower sensitivity to reflections. This is a real boon inside our homes which are brighter and brighter. Clearly, a curved television appears less subject to light reflections generated by the windows or lighting in a room, especially from the sides. The main consequence is a significant improvement in the contrast ratio of curved TVs, with more marked blacks, for an improved picture quality. Then, and still in relation to better reflection management, a curved screen offers improved ergonomy thanks to greater freedom to position the screen anywhere inside a living room. This is a significant advantage.

Adapted for Ultra HD: TCL's curved televisions in its S88 series and the Xclusive.X1, are also Ultra HD which is extremely important as the immersion proposed in relation to the curve is much more dramatic. The explanation is simple: with four times as many pixels as a Full HD screen (8 million compared to 2), the grid effect which could be seen until now (the vertical and horizontal lines created by the pixel alignment) is almost eliminated and lets viewers stay closer to the screen with no visual hindrance. When closer to a curved picture, the feeling of immersion is then strengthened to create emotions which are amplified further. What's more, the larger the television's diagonal, the more the phenomenon is emphasised. Viewers no longer look at pictures, they live them!