TV Size and Viewing Distance Guide

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TV Size and Viewing Distance Guide

How to choose the right television screen size for your space.

This guide will assist you selecting the right size for your high definition and 4K ultra high definition television screen in your room.

4K Ultra High Definition Televisions

Screen SizeViewing Distance
 19″1.5 – 2.3 feet
24″2.0 – 3.0 feet
28″2.3 – 3.5 feet
32″2.6 – 4.0 feet
36″3.0 – 4.5 feet
40″3.3 – 5.0 feet
42″3.5 – 5.2 feet
43″3.5 – 5.3 feet
46″3.8 – 5.7 feet
49″4.0 – 6.1 feet
50″4.1 – 6.2 feet
52″4.3 – 6.5 feet
55″4.5 – 6.8 feet
58″4.8 – 7.2 feet
60″5 – 7.5 feet
65″5.4 – 8.1 feet
70″5.8 – 8.7 feet
75″6.2 – 9.3 feet
78″6.5 – 9.7 feet
80″6.6 – 10.0 feet
82″6.8 – 10.2 feet
85″7.0 – 10.6 feet
88″7.3 – 11.0 feet

High Definition Televisions

Screen SizeViewing Distance
 19″2.3 – 3.9 feet
24″3.0 – 5.0 feet
28″3.5 – 5.8 feet
32″4.0 – 6.6 feet
36″4.5 – 7.5 feet
40″5.0 – 8.3 feet
42″5.2 – 8.7 feet
43″5.4 – 9.0 feet
46″5.7 – 9.5 feet
49″6.1 – 10.2 feet
50″6.3 – 10.4 feet
52″6.5 – 10.8 feet
55″6.9 – 11.5 feet
58″7.2 – 12.0 feet
60″7.5 – 12.5 feet
65″8.1 – 13.5 feet
70″8.7 – 14.6 feet
75″9.4 – 15.6 feet
78″9.7 – 16.2 feet
80″10.0 – 16.7 feet
82″10.2 – 17.0 feet
85″10.6 – 17.7 feet
88″11 – 18.3 feet

To calculate the min and max viewing distance for 4K high definition televisions:

The suggested optimal viewing distance is between 1 and 1.5 (x) times the screen’s diagonal measurement (SDM).

1 x SDM = Min viewing distance for 4K HD TVs

1.5 x SDM = Max viewing distance for 4K HD TVs

To calculate the min and max viewing distance for high definition televisions:

The suggested optimal viewing distance is between 1.5 and 2.5 (x) times the screen’s diagonal measurement (SDM).

A mathematical formula would look like this:

1.5 x SDM = Min viewing distance for HD TVs

2.5 x SDM = Max viewing distance for HD TVs

If the picture quality is not optimal and the viewer can see the columns of pixels. Then, the television setup too close to the viewer.

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