Q: Are curved screens a gimmick?

A: Not in the slightest. A curved screen creates fewer reflections, which winds up increasing its effective contrast. Blacks are blacker, brighter scenes seem brighter. Curved screens also increase the number of good viewing angles, making almost every seat the best in the house. Because their concave shape is pretty subtle, they even look great when mounted on the wall. – from “Men’s Journal”

We have also found that often you can go up a size or two for the same space. Shown – a Samsung 65″ curved screen where a 50″ rear pro used to live.