65" OLED Curved or flat

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  1. petrolhead

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    I am thinking about ditching the projector and getting a 65" OLED TV instead.

    I have a light controlled room in the loft which is not huge and want to get into the 4K sector.

    I seem to have two choices, curved or flat.

    Whats you reccomendation?
     
  2. Rob20

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    Flat. Curved is a gimmick on a 65" screen.

    I would keep the PJ for movies and sports and get a tv for day to day viewing.
     
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    +1 Flat
     
  4. petrolhead

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    Its a dedicated room so movies only. My pj screen is only 70"

    Also is 3d dead?
     
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    If you buy a 2017 set - yes, prior to that (if you can get a hold of one), then no.
     
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    I have a 55" curved, and i won't be going for another one.. back to flat for me - it doesn't really add anything in honesty.
     
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    Flat.

    Like the Earth itself.
     
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    I have a curved one, but I had to get one as the flat wasn't available at the time. I don't find it distracting in anyway but, I would go flat next time given the choice.
     
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    Have a 65C6V and the curve isn't too harsh so it doesn't bother me. Don't even notice it at all in fact.

    Would have preferred flat but didn't want a B6 and E6 was a jump too far in price at the time so curve it was.

    Have no issue with it at all but all things being equal I'd go flat.
     
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    Flat flat flat flat flat
     
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    Just done the same thing, phasing out a JVC projector with a 100 inch screen, to go for a 65" OLED. Flat all the way I say. The smaller screen takes a bit of getting used to, but projectors really cannot do HDR in my opinion so it's the way to go. I've moved my seating and TV closer to compensate for the smaller size. I'm still waiting for 77 inch OLEDs to become a bit cheaper though.
     
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    In my opinion doesn't matter how big the tv is, it is not a substitute for the look and feel of a pj. The cinematic effect isn't there. I did that but missed my pj. Now i have the ideal mix of a 55 oled for normal viewing and my pj for more special moments and things. I hope you will like your choice. But a 65 oled is very nice indeed.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean, but HDR is really compelling. You cannot seem to have both currently. I'll see how I get on! Projector screen is still in place if a nice 4k projector comes along...
     
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    I honestly don't get the whole hdr thing. Why is this feature so in at the moment? I have hdr on my oled but it is not more cinematic is it? It's more light and better detail in light? Am i missing something[emoji85]
     
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    Having just watched Rogue One on the PJ I wonder if I may regret that swap?
     
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    You don't know what Rogue One will look like on an OLED? The main thing is being close enough, otherwise you will definitely miss the screen size. If only the 77 inch OLEDs were less expensive!
     
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    I'd have preferred flat, but got the C6 cause it was so much cheaper than the E6. Honestly, you don't notice the curve at all from the normal viewing distance and on center. It also cut out a lot of reflections. Still, I would have preferred flat, but having curved has not impacting my viewing luckily!
     
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    Interesting that here in Finland 65" E6 is almost 200€ cheaper then the C6 :S I remember reading that a curved TV helps with the 3D. Dunno if right.
     
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    Thanks for the input.
    This is a good point. The 65" curved is the cheapest, The flat one is nearly 2k more.

    I will start a new thread to see if the LG is my best option
     
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    Have the curved 55C6 and chose it over the B6 due to 3D.

    I would have preferred flat but you honestly don't notice the curve.
    I will be going for a 65 at some point and would have no qualms getting a curved set again.

    So I agree with most guys here, flat is preferred as the curved adds nothing bar a pleasing aesthetic when off. But don't let the curve put you off if price or function steers you towards a curved set.
     
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    Flat!
     
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    If you want 3D but can't afford the E6 then curved is your only option. Otherwise I'd also go flat.
     
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    3D not important but to spend quite a bit more just to buy flat does not make sense. I did ring my local Richer Sound but that do not have any B6 in stock.

    What's also interesting the B6 only got an AVForums score of 8 compared to 9 for the C6
     
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    I'd wait until the B/C7 become more affordable anyway. Significant improvements have been made to 2017 OLEDs.
     
  26. petrolhead

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    Like everything in AV one has to jump on the band wagon at some point
     
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    Yes I agree you can't keep delaying purchases otherwise you never buy anything. But OLED has come of age so to speak in 2017. I could have bought a B6 last year but didn’t feel OLED was ready, I bought a Sony XD93 instead. I'd happily buy a 2017 OLED though.
     
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    Well I bought the C6
     
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    Congratulations, i'm sure you won't be disappointed. :smashin:
     
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    You might like to know that last year's LG 77G6, having started at £25K, went down first to £20K, then to about £16K and is now £12K, for example at Richer Sounds LG OLED77G6V 77 inch OLED 4K Ultra HD Premium 3D Smart TV Freeview HD. I don't know how much further its price can be expected to fall before stock runs out, and I wouldn't think that there was ever a huge supply.
     

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