Sony have just announced the KDL-65S990A 65-inch curved LED LCD TV. If you have been paying attention, that makes it the worlds first curved LED TV. We have of course previously seen curved OLED TVs.
Both LG and Samsung were the first to show off a curved OLED TV at CES 2013 earlier in the year, and have both recently brought them to market. The curved OLED TV was the first OLED TV to be released in the U.S.
If you were anything like us, we were thinking that the curved technology was unique to OLED technology, but now thanks to the Sony 65S990A curved OLED TV, this clearly isn’t the case.
Unlike the curved LG OLED TV which costs $15,000, and the Samsung curved OLED model which costs $9,000, the Sony S990A curved LED edge lit TV costs “just” $3,999.99.
It sits at the top of Sony’s HDTV lineup, and makes use of their Triluminos technology, which can reproduce an extended range of colors with deeper reds, greens, and blues, resulting in a more vibrant and also natural color reproduction. It of course also features Sony’s latest Smart TV Internet platform
Sony has also equipped the KDL65S990A with eight front facing speakers which provide it with a surround sound experience.
Sony say that the curved design and been inspired by their own experience in producing digital movie theater projectors, and how they use curved projector screens in these theaters. As with LG and Samsung, Sony say that the curved screen offers a more immersive experience.