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How to Choose the Right Television Size


Be Kind to your Eyes

Determining the right size television for a particular room is important.  A television that is too small can be hard to see and will diminish the overall impact of a flat-panel screen. A television that is too big can be straining on the eyes, creating a less than ideal viewing experience. The best way to determine a good TV size is to measure the distance from your seating area to your TV. This is important because it optimizes the viewing experience. High-definition televisions have become increasingly popular over the years and allow you to sit closer to the screen than you could with older televisions. In fact, if you sit further away from HDTVs, you may miss out on some of the details it has to offer.

There is an optimum size display for every room and many different questions need to be answered before you decide on a size. How big is my room? What type of seating arrangement do I have? You will need to take these into account when figuring out exactly the right screen size for you. A chart has been included to reference when deciding what size television best fits you.

Choose your Size and Room


If you are thinking of putting a flat-panel television in a bedroom, a 32” or smaller set is great and living rooms should generally have a screen size bigger than 32” so the whole family can enjoy it. For bedroom applications, a flat-panel LCD or LED TV would be your best bet. There is a wide array of flat panel televisions to choose from, all with different features. High-Definition television is the most sought after feature, and some of the best television also have anti-blur technology to ensure image accuracy.

Living rooms are able to have a bigger size television because space is normally not an issue. Whether or not you mount it on a wall is entirely up to you. Some people like to save space for furniture and walking areas so they mount their flat-panel TV on the wall. You can also use a stand to mount your TV is space is less of an issue. Just be sure to not place a large TV to close to your seating because it will require you to scan across the picture causing eye strain.


Once you have decided on a television and a room to put it in, placement is next on the list. Viewing angle is an important factor that can affect the performance of your new television. A flat-panel television can either be placed on the stand or mounted on the wall using a TV Wall mount. Mounting the TV to the wall saves space and gives your home a clean, finished look. If you decide to put your new TV in an entertainment center, make sure there is enough room on each side for proper ventilation.

Room lighting should be considered before mounting your television or placing it in an entertainment center. Lights and windows can affect your TV’s performance and have a negative impact on the screen, creating a glare that makes it hard to see the screen. There are ways you can prevent lighting from affecting your new television. You may want to use adjustable blinds or curtains to help eliminate glare.

Staff writers at Sonic Electronix are experts in their field. In addition to a complete in-house training program, these experts typically have many years of hands-on experience in their specialty. Some come from car audio installer backgrounds, while others come with extensive retail experience.
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