Best Curved TVs

Last update December 30, 2016
The panoramic and participation effect can be achieved with innovative Curved TV screen. If you want to enjoy a big, true-to-life picture from any seat in your room, look through our Curved TV review and make your best pick! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
SCREEN SIZE
SUPPORTED FORMATS
SOUND SYSTEM
CONTROL
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGY
3D SUPPORT
AUDIO OUTPUT
CPU
CONNECTIONS
SMART TV
DISPLAY TYPE
DISPLAY RESOLUTION
WARRANTY
 
PROS
The OLED display enables a greater contrast ratio, absolute black colors, and a wider viewing angle, resulting in a super realistic and accurate image.
CONS
When mounted to a wall, it would be inconvenient to reach the ports.
OUR VERDICT
This next-generation TV is one of the best models available on the market. If you want to experience lifelike images, deep colors, and a high level of contrast this curved TV is just what you need.
detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
55'', 65''
SUPPORTED FORMATS
DivX HD, JPEG, JPS, MPO, AC3 (Dolby Digital), EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PC M, DTS, WMA
SOUND SYSTEM
HARMAN/KARDON speakers, Ultra Surround system disperses sound from the speakers in multiple directions, creating 3D audio
CONTROL
Magic Remote Control
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGY
Tru-4K Engine increases any content quality to 4K, Tru-Color Generator function allows viewing an image in the original gamut, Triple XD Engine processes images and ensures more natural color expression and deeper contrasts
3D SUPPORT
Passive 3D
AUDIO OUTPUT
10W x 2 channel speakers
CPU
Quad-Core
CONNECTIONS
Wi-Fi, 1xRF In (Antenna/Cable), 1xComponent Video In, 1xComposite In (AV), 3xHDMI, 1xUSB 3.0, 2xUSB 2.0, 1xOptical Audio Out, 1xAudio Out (Mini Jack), 1xLAN, 1xRS-232
SMART TV
WebOS 2.0
DISPLAY TYPE
OLED
DISPLAY RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS
2 built-in subwoofers in combination with DTS Premium Sound 5.1 technology provide a detailed, immersive sound with deep bass.
CONS
When viewed at an angle, the contrast ratio and saturation might fade.
OUR VERDICT
The curved SMART TV offers SUHD picture quality with Quantum Dot Color technology providing the richest and maximum saturated color palette on the screen with deeper vibrancy and color space coverage.
detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
49'', 55'', 65''
SUPPORTED FORMATS
DivX HD, JPEG, JPS, MPO, AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PC M, DTS, WMA
SOUND SYSTEM
Down Firing + Bass Reflex speakers, DTS Premium Sound 5.1 ensures a multichannel surround-sound, Dolby Digital Plus
CONTROL
Smart Remote Control
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGY
Upscaling Picture Engine converts non-SUHD content into better quality, UHD Dimming ensures brighter whites, sharper details, and vibrant colors, SUHD Quantum Dot Color offers accurate shades and lifelike colors, HDR 1000 reveals hidden details on a pictu
3D SUPPORT
No
AUDIO OUTPUT
10W x 2 channel speakers, Woofer 10W x 2
CPU
Quad-Core
CONNECTIONS
Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, 4xHDMI, 3xUSB, 1xEthernet, 1xRF IN (Terrestrial/Cable input), 1xDigital Audio Out(Optical), 1xRS232C
SMART TV
Tizen OS
DISPLAY TYPE
Edge-lit LED
DISPLAY RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS
PurColor technology in Samsung TV improves color reproduction and expresses most shades of color as nature intended.
CONS
Doesn't cope with reflections well.
OUR VERDICT
An excellent curved TV with 4K picture quality ensures a great viewing experience while Tizen OS guarantees a fast response time of the installed apps and all for a fair price.
detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
49'', 55'', 65''
SUPPORTED FORMATS
DivX HD, JPEG, JPS, MPO, AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PC M, DTS, WMA
SOUND SYSTEM
Down Firing + Bass Reflex speakers, DTS Premium Sound 5.1 creates immersive surround-sound
CONTROL
Smart Remote Control
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGY
Upscaling Picture Engine converts lower resolution content to sharp images, Auto Depth Enhancer adjusts the contrast for a greater sense of depth, PurColour technology offers life-like colors, UHD Dimming creates more vibrant viewing experience
3D SUPPORT
Passive 3D
AUDIO OUTPUT
10W x 2 channel speakers
CPU
Quad-Core
CONNECTIONS
Wi-Fi Direct, 3xHDMI, 2xUSB, 1xRF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input), 1xEthernet, 1xComponent, 1xComposite IN (AV), 1xLAN, 1xDigital Audio Out (Optical)
SMART TV
Tizen OS
DISPLAY TYPE
Direct LED
DISPLAY RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS
The TruMotion 120Hz setting increases a perceived framerate and lets you see sports with no motion blur on the screen.
CONS
A magic remote should be bought separately.
OUR VERDICT
If you are looking for a TV with great entertaining characteristics, this one will meet your needs. Whatever you'd do, watch films or play online games, the quality will be top-notch.
detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
55'', 60'', 65''
SUPPORTED FORMATS
DivX HD, JPEG, JPS, MPO, AC3 (Dolby Digital), EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PC M, DTS, WMA
SOUND SYSTEM
Ultra Surround technology disperses sound in multiple directions, creating a high-quality and significantly immersive 3D audio
CONTROL
Magic Remote Control
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGY
Color Prime Pro produces a wider range of shades and colors, Ultra Luminance reveals more cinematic details from HDR content, 4K Upscaler enhances any content to 4K, TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports and video games with no motion blur
3D SUPPORT
No
AUDIO OUTPUT
10W x 2 channel speakers
CPU
Quad-Core
CONNECTIONS
Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, 3xHDMI, 2xUSB, 1xRF in (Antenna/Cable), 1xComposite In, 1xComponent In, 1xEthernet, 1xOptical Audio Out, 1xRS232C (Mini Jack)
SMART TV
webOS 3.0
DISPLAY TYPE
IPS LED
DISPLAY RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS
Owing to the Active Crystal Color technology a consumer is provided with a broader color spectrum, accuracy and true fidelity of the displayed images.
CONS
HDR performance is a bit limited if compared to some newer TV models.
OUR VERDICT
This advanced TV offers good picture quality and great dark scene performance due to high native contrast ratio and implementation of the cutting-edge technologies.
detailed parameters
SCREEN SIZE
43'', 49'', 55'', 65''
SUPPORTED FORMATS
DivX HD, JPEG, JPS, MPO, AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MP2, MP3, PC M, DTS, WMA
SOUND SYSTEM
Down Firing + Bass Reflex speakers, DTS Premium Sound 5.1 ensures a multichannel surround-sound
CONTROL
Smart Remote Control
IMAGE ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGY
Active Crystal Color technology offers purer and wider color expression, UHD Upscaling optimizes video to UHD-level, UHD Dimming adjusts and enriches colors, brightness, and sharpness. HDR technology lets you experience closer to reality pics
3D SUPPORT
No
AUDIO OUTPUT
10W x 2 channel speakers
CPU
Quad-Core
CONNECTIONS
Wi-Fi Direct, 3xHDMI, 2xUSB, 1xRF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input), 1xComponent, 1xComposite IN (AV), 1xLAN, 1xDigital Audio Out (Optical)
SMART TV
Tizen OS
DISPLAY TYPE
Edge-lit LED
DISPLAY RESOLUTION
3840 x 2160
WARRANTY
1 year

What Is It

At first sight, TV is a very primitive device, however, most modern models slightly differ from top-notch computers. They are also equipped with CPU, advanced software, Internet connection, and other useful functions. Yet, today you wouldn’t strike anyone with such multifunctionality. Manufacturers have gone further and introduced a new innovational Curved TV with a screen that can fully immerse you in a picture. The screen is curved at the optimal angle and allows viewing the equally high-quality picture from any corner of the room, ensuring the participation effect. Curved TVs look bigger and display more quality image in comparison with ordinary TVs.

If for some reason you do not like the curved shape of the screen, we recommend you to pay attention to big screen LED TV and 3D TVs & smart TVs.

What To Look For

Image Quality

When it comes to purchasing a TV, most consumers pay attention to the image quality. To achieve the best image reproduction, it’s important to estimate the area of your room. The optimal distance between the screen and your sofa should be no less than 3 diagonals. That’s what most manufacturers agree on. This way, a curved TV with 65” screen is supposed to be set or hang at a distance about 16 feet. Another aspect worth considering is a display resolution. This feature directly impacts on a picture quality. So, the higher this number is, the more realistic, detailed and crisp the picture will be. Furthermore, an image quality depends on the matrix type. For example, IPS matrix provides wider viewing angles while S-PVA matrix produces deeper black. In our review, you’ll also find the models coupled with OLED and Ultra LED (ULED) matrices. These matrices use the layer of organic LEDs and, thus, produce more vivid, color-accurate and true-to-life picture while consuming less electricity.

Performance

Functionality should be the next on your list. Since we live in a rapidly evolving world, technologies race forward at an unprecedented speed. Most Curved TVs on sale have Smart TV function, allowing for quick access to the Internet and multiple apps. You wouldn’t need to use satellite or cable connections, the choice of channels from the web is truly vast. Without the loss in quality, you’ll be able to enjoy high image detail in Full HD (1920x1080) and even Ultra HD 4K(3840x2160), listen to your favorite tracks, communicate with friends and relatives on social websites. If you’re looking for a Curved TV with fast Internet connection, make sure to consider CPU of the chosen model. There are dual, quad and 8-Core processors available. The 8-Core processor would be the most high-performing, and if you ever compare them three, you’ll see a dramatic difference. Most Curved TVs support 3D function. The models on our shortlist come with passive 3D type that is more convenient for your eyes (no flickering and less dizziness). So, have you ever been dreaming about having a proper home theater? This is now possible with 3D effect, allowing for total immersion into the action on the screen.

Connections and Sound

Smart TVs have a variety of ports for input and output signals (both audio and video). You can easily connect your TV to the Internet or interconnect it to your local area network through a LAN port. However, if you want to get rid of other extra wires in your apartment, we recommend you to use Wi-Fi connection to the Internet. It is also preferable to consider a model with multiple USB-ports if you are going to hook up hard drives, a keyboard, and a mouse. Furthermore, the HDMI ports will stand you in good stead if you want to show some photos to your guests or connect tuner/receiver to a Curved TV. Also, the best Smart TVs have component, composite, and optical inputs for connection of multichannel sound systems or external video recording devices. What is also important, TVs must ensure a good sound quality. That is really a key aspect in modern TVs as the sound should also be immersive and match outstanding visuals. It is worth noting that the vast majority of manufacturers usually equip their TVs with the speakers with 20-40 W of average power. Thus, it is quite enough for at-home film watching. However, if you are the fan of dynamic sound you can always buy additional acoustics. 

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Review of LG Electronics 55EG9600 4K Ultra HD Curved Smart OLED TV

LG Electronics 55EG9600 4K Ultra HD Curved Smart OLED TV

LG Electronics 55EG9600 4K Ultra HD Curved Smart OLED TV

Outstanding Picture Quality

This curved TV from LG company is designed with a top notch and groundbreaking OLED display that looks futuristic even in the age of high technologies. OLED displays differ from LED and LCD TVs dramatically since they deliver lifelike images, a high contrast, a perfect shade of black, an infinite contrast ratio and this is not the full list of all advantages of OLED over other screens. Here, the self-illuminating pixels are comprised of the organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current. What's more, the given type of a display works without a backlight, resulting in deeper black levels and a higher contrast ratio even in dark rooms. It means that you will experience the greatest sense of depth, the supreme fidelity of colors, and a true-to-life picture while watching TV. Another important feature we'd like to single out is the Passive 3D technology implemented in the LG curved TV. On top of that, the TV comes with 2 pairs of passive glasses thus, the aficionados of authenticity and full immersion into the action on a screen will highly appreciate an ability to revel in spectacular, action movies. What can be better that experiencing a true cinema-like entertainment at the comfort of your home? Finally, LG company decided to focus on the sound quality and embed its TV with the Harman/Kardon speakers. Here, the Ultra Surround technology in a combination with 2 10W speakers offer a distortion-free sound and an immersive soundscape. However, if you would like to fit your curved TV with a more sophisticated audio system we recommend you to opt for a Home Theater System. All in all, the LG curved TV offers the best picture quality we've ever seen.

 

Review of LG Electronics 55EG9600 4K Ultra HD Curved Smart OLED TV

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Review of Samsung UN49KS8500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung UN49KS8500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung UN49KS8500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Advanced Picture

The KS8000 series of Samsung TVs fall a long way short of their forerunners in a picture quality and design. The Samsung curved TV has a sleek and plain design with a shiny chrome finish. The TV stands sturdily on two chrome finished legs that add to its stylish look and stability. Comparing with the picture quality of the predecessors, the Samsung KS8500 offers SUHD picture quality based on Quantum Dot Color technology. We won't burden you with the SUHD display technological characteristics and will just tell you that rendering lifelike pictures with rich natural colors and deep blacks wouldn't be possible if not for the Quantum Dot Color technology. In addition, the curved TV features HDR 1000 that offers high-dynamic range imaging with a greater range of luminance levels and higher details. Therefore, a user will see the richest and maximum saturated color palette on the screen with deeper vibrancy and color space coverage. However, a high-quality picture is not the only benefit of the KS8500 model. The manufacturer has equipped its TV with an outstanding and powerful audio system that includes 2 Down Firing + Bass Reflex speakers (10 Watts each) and 2 woofers (10 Watts each). With the DTS Premium Sound 5.1, a customer will immerse into the realistic stereo and deep bass sounds keeping an eye on a true-to-life image on the screen. We find its built-in audio system excellent in terms of sound reproduction, yet you can always improve the sound of your TV without spending too much money by purchasing a soundbar.

 

Review of Samsung UN49KS8500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

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Review of Samsung UN49KU6500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung UN49KU6500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung UN49KU6500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Something New

The launch of the Series 6 TVs from Samsung company have become the initial step on the road to picture quality improvement and raising it to a new level. Those of you who have ever experienced and fixed affections upon the crispness of the Full HD image would be pleased to know that the UHD TV offers a sharp and blur-free picture. Samsung company has created a really good 4K TV with great brightness, outstanding colors, rich and uniform black levels, and outstanding contrast regardless lack of HDR specs, Quantum Dot technology or Wide Color Gamut. This 49-inch curved model is fitted with a quad-core CPU that offers fast TV's response time. Just like all modern TVs, the KU6500 features a SMART TV function, allowing for quick access to the Internet and a wide variety of apps. Despite the limited number of connectivity options that may seem insufficient if compared to some newer TV models the KU6500 comes with a full Internet browsing capacity owing to Tizen OS. Thus, a user will have an access to the major 4K streaming apps where he or she could find literally any content to watch. 

To connect some other electric appliances to TV through HDMI ports, you'd need to use a high-quality HDMI cable.

 

Review of Samsung UN49KU6500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

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Review of LG Electronics 65UH6550 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

LG Electronics 65UH6550 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

LG Electronics 65UH6550 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Ideal for the Whole Family

In our opinion, the LG 65UH6550 curved TV is one of the best models for comfortable and fascinating home entertainment. First of all, we should single out the LED display with the IPS matrix and the resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The combination of these 2 features will provide a consumer with a high-definition, detailed, and crisp picture. What's more, the IPS panel also ensures outstanding picture quality at different viewing angles without degrading color saturation and contrasts. You can enjoy a high-quality picture from any corner of the room and be sure that all your family has a good view and a clear picture regardless where they are seated. Another feature that will strike a chord with sportscasts and video games fans is the TruMotion 120Hz setting that increases a perceived framerate and lets you see sports with no motion blur on the screen. So, if you adore playing video games, you should definitely purchase a video game console in order to achieve the best gaming experience. Unfortunately, the LG 65UH6550 TV forgoes Harmon/Kardon speakers that add to the sound quality, yet it features Tru 4K Upscaler that is rated as one of the most important technologies in any 4K TV. The reason for this lies in the lack of 4K content available for downloading, so the ability to watch 480p or 720p video optimized to 4K resolution is quite important since why then do you need a 4k TV? Finally, the curved TV operates on webOS 3.0 that is faster and more intuitive if compared to the previous OS version. To sum up, you will never regret purchasing this outstanding curved TV since you will enjoy every minute spent in front of it.

Review of LG Electronics 65UH6550 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

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Review of Samsung UN65KU7500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung UN65KU7500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung UN65KU7500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

New Production Batch, New Technologies

The KU7500 curved TV features all the advantages inherent to more sophisticated and top-notch models from Samsung company, yet they still have some strong points over them. The KU7500 model offers 4K Ultra HD resolution and features the UHD Upscaling technology that adapts any non-UHD content to 4K clarity. So, whether you are watching 4K content or just streaming videos in a lower resolution you will still experience an incredible picture with more vivid colors and dramatic details. Another important technology we'd like to make a focus on is the Active Crystal Color that stands for rendering natural and highly detailed pictures. The nanocrystal filter technology ensures that the LED light changes to all basic colors this way expanding the whole color gamut and delivering a broader color spectrum on the screen. The KU7500 curved TV boasts the HDR Premium technology which improves contrasts and brightness while the UHD Dimming and Auto Depth Enhancer enables deeper blacks, purer whites, deeper contrast without color distortion. This SMART TV operates on Tizen OS and is controlled by a Smart Remote Control that allows scrolling through menus or searching for some apps directly. This TV is designed with 3 HDMI ports to transmit different digital contents from various devices such as a media player or a laptop and if this number of inputs is not enough for you, we'd recommend you to look through our review on HDMI switchers and splitters.

Review of Samsung UN65KU7500 Curved 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

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