@oxxfatelostxxo: This is true, but what happens when you look at something that is not ment to be curved, at a curved TV? When they plan to make curved monitor software (Games, Movies), then we will see....
i can see the issue with curved. it is pretty much impossible to mount, and since moving from crt's, lcd have saved a LOT of living room space. this pretty much makes the whole thin/space saving argument complete moot.
BUT i can see it being awesome for rich folk with lots of unused space. so sure, why not? i would wait for the 4k version though
There is no problem with "distortion"on the opposite, curved display FIGHTS it.
Knowing where users sit, you can present correct image using screen of any form (sinusoidal, if you wish), but the point is, if you leave original picture intact, curved display will have less of distortion. (curve will apparently work best only if distance to TV and curve radius match)
Knowing where user sits. That's the key. And in a living room you don't always sit on your couch so your pov may be different. Besides, recording on a planar sensor with no lens distortion means those images are meant for a planar surface. Any curve would just introduce distortion.
Curved screens work great in massive scale like an IMAX theater. They are not feasible in relative small form factor in a house. You'd need to sit in the very center to get the best viewing position on something like this. Imagine sitting 30 degrees off to the left or right of this thing. Uhm, no.
It's not meant to be a seller. It's created to generate excitement, a marketing tool. Sure, some will buy it, but that's not what its really for. I'd rather take someone to the movies 360x than buy it, myself.