Curved TV vs Flat TVCurved televisions have been all the rage since last year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and 2015’s CES wasn’t any different. This year’s big TV question in the home theater industry is: which is better – curved or flat televisions? Let me give you the scoop on this comparison.

The big selling points that get hammered home about curved televisions is that the curve creates greater picture depth, more picture viewing area, and greater immersion in what you are watching. While these are all true to some extent, the drawbacks that come with the curve may outweigh the benefits. The drawbacks that come with curved TVs include a greater expense and geometric distortions that are noticeable unless you are sitting in the exact right spot for viewing the advantages of the curve. Additionally, curved casino online televisions can look awkward when wall mounted, and most people find that they need to purchase a larger size television to actually experience the benefits of the curved screen.  This could have been what led Consumer Reports to conclude that the curve is a cosmetic choice.

There are several real advantages that flat screens offer over curved ones. Though there is some picture distortion at the edge of the screen, it is considerably less than that of curved televisions. A curved screen does function to block out a little more glare than a flat screen, but flat screens are better when being watched in ambient light no matter where you are sitting. Flat screens also offer a wide viewing angle and are generally more practical space savers in your home theater space. Finally, what most will view as the biggest benefit of a flat screen television is the price point. Curved televisions simply cost more, and typically you have to purchase a larger screen to really enjoy the benefits of the curve. Flat screen televisions, while not the newest technology, are still the leaders when it comes to price.

My advice: if you are looking for a greater immersive experience in your home theater, spend your money on a bigger flat screen television with a high end audio output system.