- Jun 22, 2014
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|System Name||Desktop / "Console"|
|Processor||Ryzen 5950X / Ryzen 5800X|
|Motherboard||Asus X570 Hero / Asus X570-i|
|Cooling||Deepcool Castle 280X / Cryorig C1|
|Memory||32GB Gskill Trident DDR4-3600 CL16 / 16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 CL16|
|Video Card(s)||RTX 3090 FE / RTX 2080ti FE|
|Storage||1TB Samsung 980 Pro, 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus NVME / 1TB Sabrent Rocket 4 NVME, 1TB Intel 660P|
|Display(s)||LG 34GK950F / LG 65CX Oled|
|Case||Lian Li O11 Mini / Sliger CL530 Conswole|
|Audio Device(s)||Sony AVR, SVS Ultra Bookshelf , dual 3000 Micro / Marantz AVR, SVS Prime Pinnacle, dual SB3000|
|Power Supply||Silverstone SX1000 / Silverstone SX800|
|VR HMD||Quest 2 + Airlink, Elite Strap w/ VR Cover face & head strap pads|
I think curves get a bad rep because the 'sweet spot' is completely dependent on a proper viewing distance, in order to ensure equal distance from your face across the entirety of the screen. If you sit too far away, the edges are closer than the middle and vice-versa which surely will cause odd distortions. I don't know how many people are actually looking at them correctly before making judgements. I too have a curved ultrawide, and I'll never go back to flat screens.Curved has a place, only a single one, I reckon, and that's 21:9 in a desktop setting at a larger diagonal (>30 inch).
I can genuinely say its an advantage there. I've also sat in front of larger curved TV's but that was utter crap.
With TV's I think the issue of 'sweet spot' is a far bigger problem. TV's must be placed in a general living environment, couches and chairs placed in accordance to the room layout etc. It's very hard to have the perfect viewing distance, centered to the screen, to get the same sweet spot in something other than a purpose built home theater (or a man cave). Monitors on the other hand can be shifted forwards/backwards on the desk to get it correctly distanced for a given panel size/curve radius. I feel like curved TV's were quickly relegated to the gimmick category because they are actually more harmful than good in a majority of general living rooms, but curved monitors on the other hand -when properly set up- are a big advantage just as you said.
Agreed. People forget that flat images suffer projection distortion and a curved image is actually less "wrong"
Very true, my curved screen was instantly comfortable and natural to look at on day one. Now that I have used it daily for quite a while, sometimes sitting in front of larger flat panels actually have a 'convex' illusion to them.