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An Eyeful of Samsung's 55-inch Stunning Curved OLED TV

CES is filled with wonderful products. Walking the show floor, it's very easy to get desensitized. You're seeing everything from cars, to PCs, to tablets. It's a complete overload at times. Still, there's always something to pull you out of your funk. Those stand out products that you just cannot ignore. Among them was Samsung's curved OLED TV. Aside from the fact that Samsung's booth is completely unmissable thanks to its size (Samsung County feels roughly like the size of Rhode Island), there were a ton of people at the booth. Many of them were there to gawk at Samsung's 55-inch OLED curved TV.

We fought our way through the crowds to get a look at this beautiful TV. The idea behind the curved design is to improve viewing angles as well as the general viewing experience by offering a panoramic effect. The fact that it's an OLED display, with deep blacks and bright, vivid colors, also doesn't hurt. Samsung had the TV safely stowed behind some ropes, refusing to let us look with our hands as well as our eyes. Still, we did get some pictures. Check them out below but try not to get too attached. Samsung didn't mention a release date or a price (heck, the company didn't actually talk about the exact size in any official capacity, either, but 55 inches is the number doing the rounds in the press room). Suffice to say, it will probably cost a boatload as well as your first born.

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  • IndignantSkeptic
    I don't see the need for it to be curved. It's an OLED screen not an LCD screen so it's not going to go all apeshit-looking when you try to look at it from anywhere else besides directly in front from far away. This is hardly curved enough to provide surround vision either.
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  • rebel1280
    $$$$ *Throws money at screen
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  • TheBigTroll
    nice tv. but the price is a eyeful
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  • nukemaster
    They(a good OLED tv) can't get this out soon enough. The LCD thin at any cost(poor blacks/low contrast/no local dimming) thing is getting old.
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  • robthatguyx
    Im throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening, i just yesterday commented on the 21.9 monitor saying they should make it curved with where oled is technology at.While we may not have a resolution for this it is certainly a walk in the right direction, Samsung has earned a thumbs up from me this year.
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  • eklipz330
    i remember seeing a curved display in 2006 by alienware. this is nothing new, but the fact that it's OLED will probably help sell units
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  • rosen380
    "The idea behind the curved design is to improve viewing angles as well as the general viewing experience by offering a panoramic effect."

    Wouldn't that only be true for people somewhat directly in front of it? If you are looking more from the side, the nearest side will be somewhat obscured by the curve, no?

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  • TeraMedia
    So these new curved displays are able to reflect sunlight and other light sources at you no matter what angle you view from. Yay.

    If a video frame is captured from what is essentially a flat, rectangular image collector (typically the CCD?), then shouldn't that image be rendered on a flat, rectangular device to avoid distortion?

    Not a fan of curved displays. No thank you.
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  • Daedalus12
    At first I didn't see the point of the curved screens. Now though all I can imagine is a curved, bezel-less, 5760x1080 monitor. That would be glorious.
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  • alfaalex101
    (Raises arm up in the air) "So, I can see how this would benefit a singular viewer but if there were more people viewing the screen, wouldn't that cram people together more as opposed to a more open and flat screen?"

    Samsung Rep: "I uhh...uhh...err....SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 WAOOH!!!"
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