• # TV Dimensions Chart

It’a good to understand what a TV Dimensions Chart is regardless if you want a regular TV or even an LCD or LED version.

To get the maximum viewing pleasure, the TV dimensions have to be chosen carefully. Most want the biggest screen possible. However, what actually matters is that the TV screen should be the correct size relative to where you will be sitting.

### TV Dimensions Chart – Regular 4:3 TV Size and Viewing Distance Guide

For a TV with a diagonal screen size of 13, the minimum viewing distance is 2.6 ft and the maximum is 5.2 ft. For a 19 screen size, the minimum distance is 3.8 ft and the maximum is 7.6 ft. If the screen size is 20, viewing can be 4 ft to 8 ft.

For a 24 screen size, the distance is between 4.8 and 9.6. If the TV dimensions are 27, you can view it between 5.4 and 10.8 ft. A 32 screen size is best viewed between 6.4 and 12.8 ft.

If the TV is size 36, the viewing distance should be between 7.2 and 14.8 ft. For a regular TV screen size of 40, the minimum viewing distance is 8 ft and the maximum is 16 ft.

### TV Dimensions Chart – Widescreen 16:9 TV Viewing Distance Guide

If the size is 26, the minimum viewing distance is 3.3 ft and the max viewing 6.5 ft. For a diagonal screen size of 30, the minimum distance is 3.8 ft and the maximum is 7.6 ft. The 34 diagonal screen size is best viewed between 4.3 and 8.5 ft.

For a 42 TV screen size, you should watch it between 5.3 and 10.5 ft. For a 47 screen size, the distance should be 5.9 to 11.8 ft. If the TV dimensions are set at 50, the minimum distance is 6.3 and the maximum 12.5 ft.

A 55 screen is best viewed from 6.9 ft to 12.8 ft. A 60 screen is ideally viewed at least 7.5 ft and 15 ft maximum. A 65 screen is best viewed 8.1 ft minimum distance and 16.2 maximum.

### About Regular and Widescreen TV Viewing

As a rule, most people like to watch from a point 3 to 6 times the screen’s width. Widescreen TVs are something else. As they have higher resolution, closer viewing is recommended. This will allow you to see the visuals more thoroughly.

Widescreen TV can be viewed as near as 1.5 times the screen’s diagonal size. Sitting farther than three times away could make you miss some of the elements.

### TV Dimensions Chart – Room Size

The 30 inch and smaller TVs are best for bedrooms. However they are too small for the living room. However, the big screen TV will look out of place in a small bedroom. If you have a tube TV, keep in mind the larger the screen, the bulkier it is going to be. If you’re buying a big TV, make sure there is enough ventilation (space between the sides).

The TV dimensions and viewing distance should never be discounted. If you are too close to the TV, the screen won’t look right. For this reason, it is important you assess these two factors together. As you can see, there are a lot factors going into a TV Dimensions Chart but knowing these will help you get the right size TV for your use.

1. #### greg

November 18, 2010 at 2:25 am

I want a 37″ LCD television but it needs to fit in a 35″ wide space. I have seen one that’s 35.5 ” wide. Are there any 37″ tv’s smaller than that?
Thanks,
Greg