I debated for a few weeks between the flat screen and curved screen model...both had very good reviews, but I opted for the curved screen.
The curved screen definitely looks amazing the entertainment center, does it provide a better viewing experience? Maybe, I'm not sure...the jury is still out.
The hookup was easy, it connects to the cable box with a single HDMI cord and I was able to purge a tangle of cords. The set up was even easier, simply turn the TV and cable box on, and the TV does the rest...just follow the prompts and the TV connects to the cable TV service. Adjusting the color and sound to fit your personal style is easy, just follow the prompts. My only issue was the TV did not come with a manual that tells you how to do the adjustments...I had to fumble my way with the remote (which is a very simple 10 button remote) to find the options I was looking for. However, once I found them...making the changes was easy and convenient.
Flat screen or curved screen...you won't be disappointed with this Samsung 55" LED TV.