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    Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW

    Super-sized 4K UHD.
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    Re: Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW

    "curve for greater immersion"

    I did some research, read a few pages, so really did try to find anything that proved a curved screen offered something positive. I found nothing concrete. It's basically marketing. We all know this but it's annoying.

    "Everyone already has a screen so how do we sell them the same crap, again?"
    "Curve the screen"
    "Chaa-chinggg"
    "What shall we offer them next?"
    "We've done 3d, that's now gone, we've done the refresh thing, so how about actually making all screens produce vidid colour and give something to people?"
    "You're fired!"

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    Re: Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    "curve for greater immersion"

    I did some research, read a few pages, so really did try to find anything that proved a curved screen offered something positive. I found nothing concrete. It's basically marketing. We all know this but it's annoying.

    "Everyone already has a screen so how do we sell them the same crap, again?"
    "Curve the screen"
    "Chaa-chinggg"
    "What shall we offer them next?"
    "We've done 3d, that's now gone, we've done the refresh thing, so how about actually making all screens produce vidid colour and give something to people?"
    "You're fired!"
    Actualy i disagree.
    I got the philips4065 - similar behemoth, just flat 40" with great properties. And if i could buy 2 years ago curved instead of lat, i would co curved.

    In the screen that big that would improve the experience a lot - yet i didnt see the 4037uc so i cannot tell if that curvature is ok.

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    Re: Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW

    There is a legitimate demand for curved screens - i don't think many people regard it as a gimmick. IMO they suit productivity & gaming better than they do a cinema experience.

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    Re: Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW

    Quote Originally Posted by DevDrake View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    "curve for greater immersion"

    I did some research, read a few pages, so really did try to find anything that proved a curved screen offered something positive. I found nothing concrete. It's basically marketing. We all know this but it's annoying.
    Actualy i disagree.
    I got the philips4065 - similar behemoth, just flat 40" with great properties. And if i could buy 2 years ago curved instead of lat, i would co curved.
    I also disagree and I'm nowhere near 40". I have a 32" monitor and there are times when it would be easier for me if it were curved. I use it for three side-by-side editing windows and I use the smallest font that I can get away with to maximise the amount of viewable code. With the outer windows being just that bit further away from eyes, I'm sometimes pushing the boundaries of easy reading. A curve would eliminate that as an issue. If I had anything larger then a decent curvature would be a necessity.

    So, no, it's not gimmicky or merely marketing. However, regarding your dismissal about "greater immersion", as I don't play games and I haven't noticed myself thinking that the flatness matters when watching videos, I can't defend that claim.

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    Re: Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW

    I've got a Philips BDM4350.Bigger, flatter. Only drawback is the potential for whiplash when you're sitting too close to the screen. The jump from a 28" 4K to the 43" was initially jolting but now that I'm acclimatized to super-sized there's no way I'd drop down to anything below 40".

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    Re: Philips Brilliance BDM4037UW

    it's pretty good value for such a huge girl. Under £600 is realistic.

    Shame about the shiny screen vs brightness, but most of the time it would be un-noticed

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