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How to Decide the Perfect Screen Size While Buying a Smart TV

With a wide range of feature-packed smart TVs available with every brand in almost every price range, it gets difficult to choose the perfect model that suits your requirements. If you want to upgrade your viewing experience, you now have more options than ever, including HD, UHD, QLED, 4K, and Smart TV sets.

Another thing that gets most buyers confused is determining the perfect screen size for their home setup. Screen sizes range from little 32-inch countertop models all the way to mammoth 90-inches and more, spoiling consumers for choices while making the decision to buy the best TVs in India. If you also find yourself scratching your head, wondering which TV size you should ultimately go for, you landed on the right page!

Understanding the TV Screen Size: Television screens are measured diagonally from corner to corner which means the horizontal length of the TV is not the advertised size of the panel. The listed screen size is the distance between the top edge of one end to the bottom edge of the opposite end. So, keep that in mind when you browse. For example, a Mi TV 43-Inch won’t be as big as you might think but closer to 38 inches wide. 

TV Diagonal Screen Size Width (Inch) Height (Inch)
32-inch TV  28″ 16″
43-inch TV  38″ 21″
49-inch TV  43″ 24″
50-inch TV  44″ 25″
55-inch TV  49″ 28″
65-inch TV  57″ 32″
75-inch TV  65″ 37″
77-inch TV 67″ 38″
85-inch TV  74″ 42″


Know You Space: Before you can pick the proper TV size for your room, first think about where you want to position the television, as the overall size and layout of your room plays an important role in the viewing experience.

Once you’ve chosen the location, measure the height, width, and depth of the space. If you’re looking for a TV for your main living room or a hall, you can opt for larger screen sizes. For those considering a new screen for small apartments, they should look for a size that will comfortably fit into smaller rooms.

Distance matters the most: Next, think where you’ll be sitting in relation to the TV as the screen size has to be offset against the viewing space you have at your disposal. The farther away you sit from the screen, the smaller your TV appears.

The ideal is to gauge the correct viewing angle that fills a certain amount of your field of view and enables you to view various in-depth details in a picture. Though what’s “ideal” is debatable as the recommended viewing distance also depends upon the display type of the television.

As a general rule, you can multiply a 1080P TV size by 1.5 or 2 to see if it is in your viewing range.  For example, if you are 7 to 9 feet away, a 55-inch screen is probably as small as you want to go. Also, you’ll have to decrease the required viewing distance to compensate for 4K TVs.

Screen size 1080p (inches) 4K (inches)
24-inch 36-48 24-36
32-inch 48-64 32-48
40-inch 60-80 40-60
49-inch 73.5-98 49-73.5
55-inch 82.5-110 55-82.5
65-inch 97.5-130 65-97.5
77-inch 115.5-154 77-115.5
83-inch 124.5-164 83-124.5
88-inch 132-176 88-132


Viewing Angles: Viewing angles refer to the angles at which the content displayed on the screen is viewed properly. The position of television in relation to where you are sitting also plays a vital role in the viewing experience. Viewed from a wider angle, individual pixels cannot be differentiated by naked eyes.

Therefore, the ideal viewing angle is to have the centre of your screen parallel to your eyes with less than a 15 degree up or down and less than 40-degree to the left or right, a comfortable and immersive experience. 

Display Resolution- HD-Ready, Full HD, 4K UHD or 8K?– The more pixels a screen has, the sharper the picture will be. A Full HD (1080p) TV is considered the bare minimum these days. You can also opt for a 4K (UHD) TV, like Mi TV 43-inch model if budget permits. Best TVs in India with 4K resolution have four times the pixels as FHD TVs and are significantly better in quality. However, to see all the detail available in a 4K resolution image you either need to sit very close, or have a very large TV.

While there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to deciding the screen size of your next TV, what matters the most is the viewing experience and your comfort. Depending upon your budget and requirement, choose the resolution that’s best for you.

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