What’s the Best TV Size for Your Living Room?
Whether if it’s binge watching your favourite Netflix series or playing a game with your PlayStation, a good TV is indispensable for the best experience.
TVs are built with different screen size, resolution and have a multitude of manufacturers. To the uninformed, these may be overwhelming at first, but one would only need to look at 3 areas to determine the best fit for your living room.
Points to ponder:-
-The screen size
-Your room size and position
1. The screen size
The larger the better. Is this statement true or false? It depends. Normally, a 65-inch TV is considered the optimal size for both gaming and movie-watching due to its pricing.
However, LG and Skyworth have an amazing TV line that covers 75 and 85-inch TV models for an affordable price.
Ultimately, the screen size matter most is where you are placing the TV in your living room. For example, if you’re someone who prefers using a wall mount for your TV, go for the traditional 65-inch as you wouldn’t want a super-large TV floating in front of you.
On the other hand, if you opt to use a stand, there is more leeway to use a TV screen that is larger. That said, be sure to keep distance between your seat and the TV—approximately 7.5 feet away—to have the most comfortable viewing experience.
2. The resolution
We think it is safe to assume that most TVs in the market are at least 720p in resolution in 2021. Question is, how does the resolution affects your TV size selection?
If you’re satisfied with a 720p quality, the best screen size to go along with it is a 40-inch and below. This is because 720p isn’t the clearest when it comes to visual clarity. Thus, if you’re using a screen size of 65-inch and above, the visuals will start to stretch and blur.
However, if you’re someone who takes video resolution into heavy consideration and will not settle with something less than 1080p, then anything above 65-inch goes. For 1080p and 2160p, you would want to maximize all the pixels you can get from a 4K TV screen.
Samsung’s line of 4K and OLED TVs have always been a big player in the industry. So if you’re planning to actually build a ‘virtual’ cinema inside your home, Samsung might have the ideal TV selection for you.
3. Room size and position
Let’s say you’ve made your decision. You have bought the audio systems, accessories and TV you desire. So where should you place your TV?
Manufacturer like Samsung suggest taking your viewing distance (in inches) and dividing it by 2 to determine the suitable screen size.
There is of course no ‘definite’ calculation for the distance between your viewing distance and screen size.
For instance, tomsguide suggest a different formula for 4K TVs by multiplying 1-1.5 your screen size for the optimal viewing distance.
Here’s a brief breakdown of the recommended TV size based on viewing distance and resolution:
And there you have it! We hope that our customers and readers will now have a decent grasp on what screen size they should choose for the best viewing experience!