The curved glass on the back of a television will never be the same, say experts who warn it could cost consumers hundreds of dollars more in the long run.
In the United States, there are four manufacturers of curved glass screens: Sharp, LG, Sony and Samsung.
Each manufacturer sells its own version of curved panels and, like all other TVs, comes with its own manufacturer’s warranty.
The difference is that Sharp sells its screens as curved and LG and Samsung use an “all-glass” model, which makes them compatible with any TV.
“I would not buy an LG or Samsung TV,” said Mark Pardoe, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
“I would be much more hesitant to buy an Apple TV.”
The new curved screen from Samsung has a glass layer that sits on top of a sheet of aluminium that acts as a thin film, said Pardoes.
This glass layer is designed to reflect and reflect, and it has a good reflection ability, said Steve Hui, a professor of mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University.
The effect of the glass on television image quality depends on the thickness of the film.
A thin film has a higher amount of reflection and a lower amount of light transmission, he said.
A thin film is thicker than a film that is thicker.
So, when you put a screen on a thin screen, it reflects a lot of light, and that’s what’s important.
The more you put on a screen, the more light gets reflected back.
“The glass is not good at reflecting a lot, and so it’s a very thin film,” Hui said.
Hui’s research shows that a thin layer of glass can reflect light that hits the backside of the screen and the TV’s reflective surface.
“So, the glass is very thin,” said Hui.
“It doesn’t reflect much, but it’s not great for reflection.”
Hui said he would not be surprised if Samsung had a lower-quality screen.
“If they are making a curved screen, they should probably make a thinner one,” he said, noting that Samsung is one of the largest screen makers in the world.
Samsung did not respond to CBC News’ request for comment.
A recent survey of Canadian consumers found that consumers want to know if their TVs are “ready for the future.”
In the latest poll, 57 per cent of respondents said they have not replaced their television.
The survey also found that 60 per cent said they want to replace their television every five years, compared to 29 per cent who said they would not replace their TV.
Apple, too, is taking its time with curved TVs, according to Hui’s findings.
“Apple is doing it in a way that I think is really not as important as they think it is,” he explained.
“We are seeing some really good results on a number of the devices that we are currently testing.”
But Pardohs findings don’t bode well for Apple’s upcoming TV.
Hui believes Apple’s curved screen could be one of its biggest issues.
“They have to change the design of the device because it is too thin, and I don’t know what Apple is doing with that.”
It will be very hard to do it right and I’m not optimistic.