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Video: TV Screen Size
Your TV's screen size should depend on how far you sit from it, as well as what you watch on it. In this short video, we'll share some simple pointers to help you figure out the optimum screen size for your room.
So how do you know how large a screen to get for your room? The key is the relationship between the TV's screen size and the distance you'll be sitting from it. To help people find a good screen size for their room, we use a loose formula to recommend a viewing distance range. Here's how it works: We suggest you sit at a distance that is 1.5 to 2.5 times your TV's screen size for the best picture. So if you're considering a 50" HDTV, your ideal viewing range would be between 6-1/4 feet and 10-1/2 feet. If that sounds really close, keep in mind that you can sit closer to an HDTV and still get an awesome picture. This is especially true if you mostly watch stuff that's in high definition, like Blu-ray discs and HDTV. Then, you can try sitting at the closest end of that range. You can find out more about choosing screen size at crutchfield.com/screensize. And you can always give us a call at 1-800-555-9408