"About 50% of the consumers prefer a curved TV over a flat model, according to consumer research from Sony."
How do 50% of consumers know this, I doubtÂ anywhere near 50% of consumers have ever seen a curved TV.Â I asked aÂ salesman at a Best Buy and at a CostcoÂ in Colorado Springs, CO,Â ifÂ they were selling a lot of the new curved screen TVs.Â They bothÂ said there was interest when they firstÂ became available, but it has died down quite a bit already. In my opinion, curved screens take away too much of the viewing angle, and the images near the sides of them look a bit darker and distorted if not viewed fairly straight on. I remember back in the 70s or 80s, someÂ theater chainsÂ installed curved screens in a few of theirÂ theaters, and called them cinemas. There was one in my home town of Fargo, ND. But it's been a long time since I've seen a curved screen at a movie theater.