Buying the right size TV

By Mike Atherton 08 Jan 2018
Right size TV

When you're looking for a new TV, it can be really tempting to just go nuts and get the biggest one your wallet will allow. But you'll get a far better viewing experience if you follow a few simple rules. 

How far from the TV will you be sat?


The first thing to think about is how close you're going to be sitting to the TV, which usually depends on how big the room is. If you're planning on using the TV in a big, 16ft living room, a 32 inch TV just isn't going to cut it. Similarly, we wouldn't recommend getting a huge 60 inch TV if you're going to be sat 4 feet from it – you could spend the same money on a much better, more appropriately sized TV. 

Another problem with sitting too close to a large screen is that unless it's a top of the range 4K TV, you're probably going to see all those pixels. This can be particularly obvious with gaming because of the clean, crisp lines that you get with most games consoles. 

This helpful guide shows you our recommended screen sizes depending on how close you'll be to the TV. 

TV Distance

Will people be watching TV from different angles?


Some TVs can lose picture quality when viewed at an angle, so this is less about the size of the TV itself, and more about where people will be watching it from. If you have seating all around your room, it's worth checking the viewing angle ratings in the specifications. 

Hopefully, that's all the help you need with finding the right size TV for your room, but if you'd like help with anything else, you can contact one of our Team Knowhow experts here.

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