What is the proper viewing distance from your TV?
What is the proper viewing distance from your TV? Well it depends on the size of your TV.
What TV size you buy is a pretty important decision to make when upgrading or replacing your home television setup. You may know whether you want 4K or 8K resolution, the smart TV you like, and whether your budget will extend to one of the best TVs out there or just a humble small TV – but the size is a crucial aspect to consider to make sure you buy a TV suited to your needs.
The average television is getting bigger every year, and in turn our expectations of size and suitability are constantly changing.
The 65-inch TV is the fastest growing sector of the market, but such huge sets wouldn't even get close to fitting in many people's homes. 55-inch sets are the flagship size these days, but even if you can fit it into your living room, you may not want a set that dominates the small space you have, or can't be easily moved away when not in use. While it all boils down to personal preference, there is a simple formula that provides a good starting point:
Viewing distance (in inches)/2 = recommended TV size.
For example, if you usually sit 10 feet from the TV, that's 120 inches (10 feet x 12 inches).
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