• New Patreon Tier and Early Access Content available. If you would like to support AVForums, we now have a new Patreon Tier which gives you access to selected news, reviews and articles before they are available to the public. Read more.

65" OLED Curved or flat

petrolhead

Prominent Member
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?
 

Rob20

Prominent Member
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.
 

steelman1991

Prominent Member
+1 Flat
 

petrolhead

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

Also is 3d dead?
 

steelman1991

Prominent Member
If you buy a 2017 set - yes, prior to that (if you can get a hold of one), then no.
 

FlubWubJub

Established Member
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.
 

scarty16

Prominent Member
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.
 

Bungral

Established Member
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.
 
Last edited:

mark800

Distinguished Member
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.
 

perfecto

Established Member
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.

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.
 

mark800

Distinguished Member
In my opinion doesn't matter how big the tv is, it is not a substitute for the look and feel of a pj.

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...
 

perfecto

Established Member
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...

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]
 

petrolhead

Prominent Member
Having just watched Rogue One on the PJ I wonder if I may regret that swap?
 

mark800

Distinguished Member
Having just watched Rogue One on the PJ I wonder if I may regret that swap?
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!
 

steelman1991

Prominent Member
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!

Sell the Sony and your camera and you're almost there. Go on you know it makes sense [emoji13]
 

Mr Fujisawa

Established Member
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!
 

Ironbunny

Novice Member
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.
 

petrolhead

Prominent Member
Thanks for the input.
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!
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
 

Pug72

Prominent Member
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.
 

SLS72

Established Member
If you want 3D but can't afford the E6 then curved is your only option. Otherwise I'd also go flat.
 

petrolhead

Prominent Member
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
 

SLS72

Established Member
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

I'd wait until the B/C7 become more affordable anyway. Significant improvements have been made to 2017 OLEDs.
 

The latest video from AVForums

Spielberg, Shyamalan, Aronofsky, Chazelle, Eddie Murphy and Mel Gibson - all the latest movies
Subscribe to our YouTube channel
Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom