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TV Screen Size Calculator

Choosing the correct screen size is an important part of getting the best out of your home theater experience. Too close and you will be able to see the construction of the TV screen (the actual pixels), too far and you'll lose the impact of the programs you're watching.

Compared to old standard definition TVs you can sit much closer to today's high definition televisions without negatively affecting your experience.

You can use the calculator below to find a good viewing distance for your TV or to find the correct size of television for the room you watch it in.

For viewing height you should try to place the center of the television at the height your eyes will be when viewing. If you must mount the TV higher because of a fireplace or other reasons you should consider a tilt wall mount to angle the TV towards your eyes.



Viewing Distance Calculator

In this section of the calculator you should enter the screen size (measured diagnally) into the box on the left and the calculator will provide you with the proper view distance on the right.

Enter Screen Size in Inches Optimum View Distance for 16:9 HD Capable TV

 

TV Screen Size Calculator

In this section of the calculator you can find the optimum TV size for your viewing area. Measure the distance from your viewing location to where you will place the TV and round off to the nearest foot. Enter that distance in the box on the left and the calculator will suggest an optimum TV size on the right.

Enter Distance From TV Location in Feet Optimum 16:9 HD Capable TV Screen Size



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