The ideal TV size and viewing distance

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The best place to put your TV depends on how big it is – and this guide will show you the best viewing distances for differently sized TVs.

 

HD TVs

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The most popular resolution for HD TVs is 1080p. Different screen sizes have different ideal viewing distances, and these are the most common ones:

  • 32" TV: 51.2" (1.28m) away.
  • 40" TV: 64" (1.6m) away.
  • 43" TV: 68.8" (1.72m) away.
  • 49" TV: 78.4" (1.96m) away.
  • 50" TV: 80" (2m) away.
  • 55" TV: 88" (2.2m) away.
  • 65" TV: 104" (2.6m) away.

 

4K Ultra HD TVs

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4K Ultra HD TVs are increasingly popular. These screens have four times more detail, which means you can sit closer to the screen and still see all the detail properly.

  • 40" TV: 48" (1.2m) away.
  • 43" TV: 51.6" (1.29m) away.
  • 49" TV: 58.8" (1.47m) away.
  • 50" TV: 60" (1.5m) away.
  • 55" TV: 66" (1.65m) away.
  • 65" TV: 78" (1.95m) away.
  • 75" TV: 90" (2.25m) away.
  • 78" TV: 93.6" (2.34m) away.
  • 85" TV: 102" (2.55m) away.

Hopefully that's you sorted – but if you've got any other questions or problems, you can get in touch with a Team Knowhow Expert here.

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