While selecting a new TV you may think, “go big or go home” right?  Well, that’s not always the best decision when it comes to televisions.  Believe it or not, all TV screens have a recommended viewing angle based on their size and resolution Different types of TV technology is actually designed to be viewed from various angles because of their size and resolution.   

Virtually every TV sold these days is 4K and one of the reasons why this technology is so popular is because of its viewing distance. The technology is so innovative that it allows you to sit closer to a 4K TV than any other resolution TVs are designed for different viewing distances for a couple of reasons.  One is to ensure that the viewers do not develop eye-strain – this happens when you sit too close to the TV and your eyes start to hurt from watching.  Another reason is for image clarity – if you are sitting too close, the image may be too pixilated and if you are too far away, you may miss the details in the picture. 


Optimal Viewing for TVs by Size 

So what size of TV do I need?  Our clients frequently ask questions in regards to the size of their TV.   Some tend to think that they want the largest screen possible for their space where some are more interested in a 50″ or larger screen.  When we take a look at the room, we can quickly access the size based on the room size.  While a 70” TV might be great, it may end up being too large for a smaller room.  If you have the rightsized TV for the right distance, you’re going to have a more enjoyable experience in the long run. 

Here’s a helpful chart that breaks down the viewing distances for various tv sizes –  

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Based on the chart, if you are in a smaller room, then we would suggest a TV that has a higher resolution due to the shorter viewing distance.  Most of the time our viewers are positioned about 9” from the TV so a 70”-75” 4K TV  would be fine for the space as long as the room allowed for it.  Every situation is different and we consider this during the evaluation of your space.   

Have more questions or ready for a consultation?  Give us a call today at 704-287-3334 or find us at Audio Video Charlotte to schedule an appointment.  We can help you select the best TV for your project and we even can sell it to you. That means no additional work or shopping required, it’s that easy.