Curved OLED HDTV screens are a bad idea (for now)

Both Samsung and LG, two of the biggest players in the burgeoning world of Organic Light Emitting Diode televisions, have announced (or depending on where you live, are selling) curved OLED screens to go along with traditional “flat” OLED screens.

Curved screens have been used in theaters for decades, and more recently in some high-end home theaters too. In a TV though, it’s nothing more than a gimmick.

Here’s why.