How Large Should your New TV be?

Apr 20, 2016 Comments Off on How Large Should your New TV be? by

It seems like there’s one general rule that most people follow when buying a new TV; buy the biggest one you can afford. Is that really the best way of enhancing your TV viewing experience though? If you’ve ever sat in the front row at a movie theater and felt like the screen was overwhelming, that same thing can happen if you bring home a new TV that is just too big for the space. Here are some guidelines to help you bring home that perfect to own tv

Take Measurements

Walking into an electronics store and seeing the vast sea of televisions on display can make finding the right size a daunting task. Seeing the televisions displayed side by side can make it difficult to determine what their size will be like in your home, so take some measurements before you make a decision. Measure the length, width, and diagonal distance of the TV area and take those with you to find a TV that matches.

Viewing Distance

The next factor to consider is what the distance between you and the TV will be when you’re watching it. While this was more critical before the creation of HD and Ultra HD television, sitting too close to a display that is too large can make it tough to take in everything you’re watching at once.

A good guideline to keep in mind is that for every 2 inches of increase in display size, the minimum viewing distance should be increased by 3 inches. So a 28-inch display would have a minimum viewing distance of 3.5 feet, and a massive 60-inch display would need 7.5 feet of space.

Buying a new TV can seem intimidating at first, but by making a few easy measurements before heading to the store, you’ll come home with the perfect television. Buddy’s stocks a wide variety of LCD, LED, HD, and Ultra HD televisions in many sizes to suit any home and budget. Give us a call today at 1-866-779-5058 with any questions.

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