I Don't "Get" Curved TVs

I admit it, I don't "get" the curved TV thing. One of the great advancements in display technology in the last few years was to allow flat panel displays to have a wider viewing angle. No longer did you have to be looking "straight on" at a large (or small) flat screen to get a bright, clear image. 

Many will remember - not that long ago - where a flat screen's brightness and clarity would drop off alarmingly if you went just a little out of the "sweet spot" - for example, looking at a TV from a few feet to either side. Colors washed out, contrast went to pot, and the whole thing just became fuzzy.

Curved TVs seem to be taking both the shared TV watching experience AND the benefit of a much wider viewing angle and throwing them both out the window! I just don't get it.

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