[citation][nom]santeana[/nom]How much distortion do you ever see at the movie theatre? Because those screens have been curved for years now. It's not like its curved into a half-pipe here. It just has a slight curvature to help with viewing angles; and it does help, actually. Personally, I think it's a work of art![/citation]
That would be different as people are sitting far away from the screen. With a TV, you would be much closer which would change the angular relationships.
IMO, this kind of thing makes way more sense for a computer monitor as, usually, only one person is viewing it, and they are viewing it from the center. A 55" is usually a living room TV, and that usually implies multiple viewers, which makes for weird angular views on a curved set like this.