That’s who those are for

January 19, 2015
That’s who those are for

About this comic

I wish I got the appeal of the curved TV’s. Maybe some of you can convince me those are the way to go. Big thx to Eric for inspiring today’s strip. (Not because his head is shaped funny…because he had the original idea. :) )

5 Responses to That’s who those are for

  1. Nightwish says:

    I don’t know how it is now in term of marketing, but for a big while they made them curved because they simply couldn’t make the new screens straight, so they created a marketing lie.

  2. Matt L says:

    Think of the pixels in a tv as a field of tiny flashlights glued to a flat surface. If you get close enough to the tv, you can see the gaps between the individual pixels/flashlights. The measurement of that is the pixel density (DPI = dots per inch). Now take the flat surface and gently curve it. The space between the pixels/flashlights gets smaller, making the pixel density higher and the picture seem sharper. You could spend R&D on making smaller pixels, or use the pixels you already have but bend them closer together. It’s a trick to achieve the same increase in DPI.

  3. Heh heh heh!

    A curved screen would seem like watching 4:3 TV with the “barrel stretch” option turned on: annoying! Perhaps if it was done in 3D correctly, it could work as long as the shape of the screen isn’t obvious.

  4. yue says:

    It’s mostly for one person to watch, right in the middle.
    If anything, curved monitors are great for PC gaming, since it offers a nice large viewing angle.

  5. Jack Fox says:

    While i actually like how they look, when sitting in the direct middle and only in the middle… I don’t like how the are from any other location, and in my TV room, I tend to sit on the left or right side of my couch where there recliners are, not in the center. I would never get one of these.

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