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Definition: curved screen


A display screen that is slightly curved horizontally. Introduced in the 2013 time frame, curved-screen TVs were touted to be more immersive for the viewer. However, they did not catch on because they caused a certain amount of glare from lights if viewers were not sitting dead center. In addition, curved TVs do not hang flat against the wall, which present a decorating issue.

Curved Monitors Are Alive and Well
Curved computer monitors are another story. Numerous models of curved-screen monitors are available, because many gamers love the design. Contrast with flat screen. See gaming monitor.




Gaming Monitors Are In
The large screen in this image is a curved gaming monitor. The curve is not extreme but is enough to make a more immersive experience for the gamer.