How to calculate the best size TV for your room?

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Televisions are available in different screen sizes. So, most people get confused about the suitable screen size as per their room. If you are buying a new television, you should do proper research before selecting the display size. Even if now televisions are smarter and offer better quality, the basics of the field of view and screen size remain the same. Obviously, the larger display size offers a better viewing experience, but having a larger display in a small room can actually the ruin experience. You should understand the ideal seating distance before you buy a television of a specific screen size and resolution.

TV screen sizes are measured diagonally. Televisions also come in different resolutions such as 820p, 1080p, 4K, and 8K. Now when most content is available in 4K, I already recommend people to prefer 4K smart Tv.

When you are buying a new smart TV, you should always look at the area where you will install it. Then see the seating arrangement. After seeing these things, you can now decide the screen size. Measure the distance between the place you will install YB and the place you people sit. Usually, the seating distance should be around 1.5-2.5 times the TV screen size. That means a 42-inch 1080p TV should be placed around 84 inches away from the sitting place. The primary reason to have an ideal sitting arrangement is to see the picture, not the pixels. If you sit closer to a 1080p display TV, you will start noticing individual pixels. This won’t be the case in 4K or 8K TVs.

TV Distance from Sofa

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Here is a table that recommends the minimum distance of TV from the sitting area based on TV size.

TV display sizeRecommended minimum distance for 4K TVRecommended minimum distance for 1080p TV
40 inches40 inches (3.3 feet)80 inches (6.7 feet)
42 inches42 inches (3.5 feet)84 inches (7 feet)
48 inches48 inches (4 feet)96 inches (8 feet)
50 inches50 inches (4.2 feet)100 inches (8.3 feet)
55 inches55 inches (4.6 feet)110 inches (9.2 feet)
60 inches60 inches (5 feet)120 inches (10 feet)
65 inches65 inches (5.4 feet)130 inches (10.8 feet)
75 inches75 inches (6.25 feet)150 inches (12.5 feet)
85 inches85 inches (7.1 feet)170 inches (14.2 feet)

The better pixel density, the closer you can sit without noticing individual pixels. In UHD or higher resolutions, pixels are too small. So, you can sit even in front of the screen without picking out individual pixels

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