Take your wide screen display to the next level with the Ostendo CRVD Curved Monitor, featuring a 43" LED screen, 90 degree field of view and much, much more. Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira take a well-rounded look at this $6,500 behemoth.
What You Need To Know
Since the CVRD is not a flat screen, you'll need a lot of space for this monitor.
It measures almost 2' high, over 1' deep and 3.5' long.
The specs are certainly up to par with a 10,000 to 1 contrast ratio and 0.02 millisecond response time.
It provides a true immersive experience.
The screen takes a little bit of time to warm up and really give you the full effect.
Once that happens, it's hard not to be amazed by it.
It has a huge resolution of 2880 x 900, that's a 32 x 10 aspect ratio, compared to the normal widescreen being only 16 x 9.
It'll work with any computer that supports that resolution, so you don't need an expensive gaming PC.
It almost looks like a DLP TV because it has four separate projectors built in, so it doesn't look quite as sharp as a CRT or LCD.
If you're not looking at it straight on, you can see the divisions on the screen.
This isn't really a big deal unless you're going to spend a lot of time watching someone else use it.
Overall, it's still pretty amazing.
It's not really affordable for the consumer or even the gamer, but it could be great for professional uses like editing or graphics.