So you’re upgrading your TV to the newest 4K UHD LED flat panel. It’s about time! The real question is, how do you know what size television is the best for your room? You could always just go with the biggest one you can get, but honestly, depending on the needs of the room and the overall purpose of the television, that could just be too much.
In general, the size of a TV in a room depends on a number of factors from budget to viewing distance. Learn how to determine the perfect television size for your room, and how to properly mount it for the very best viewing experience all around.
Budget and Perfect Television Size
The two largest factors in determining the perfect television size are your room size and your budget. The budget, obviously, is going to be the biggest determining factor, and it’s often what keeps people from getting larger sets, but let’s assume you have the budget to purchase the perfect set for your space.
Determining the best set for your room depends on a few important factors.
Viewing Distance and Screen Size
You may be tempted to simply buy the largest possible screen size. However, buying one that’s too large for your viewing distance will become overwhelming. Sitting too close to a large screen can cause images to appear pixelated, even at UHD resolution. Determine your average viewing distance in inches, then divide that by three to get your recommended screen size. If you have a large home theater where the average distance is 15 feet away, for example, you’ll want a 60-inch screen.
Another factor is the angle from which you’ll be viewing the television. In an ideal world you’ll mount the TV perfectly parallel to your eye line, a maximum of 15 degrees up or down, and a maximum of 40 degrees left or right. This is to ensure you get the best balance of detail and color — sitting too far off-angle can result in a distorted image. Check your TV’s recommended manufacturer guidelines to determine ideal viewing angles.
Issues of Resolution
Everyone wants the best possible resolution for bright colors, deep shadows and outstanding detail. However, the human eye can only process so much information at a given size. What this means is that resolution becomes more important the larger the television screen gets.
For TVs that are 40 inches or smaller, in fact, 720p resolution may well be plenty of detail. For larger screens however, you’ll start to notice the difference. If you’re looking at a TV of 50 inches or larger, you definitely want to gear towards higher maximum resolution.
Mounting Your Television
In today’s day and age, the idea of sitting your TV on a stand is somewhat outdated. Mounting your television on the wall provides a great many advantages, including ideal angle and height adjustment, and making your room look a lot larger.
For the best available mounting options for your new TV, check out Dynamic Mounting’s complete product range, and get in touch with us today for more information or to place your order!