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    How to measure a TV

    With a new TV it’s so easy to go for the largest one. And although bigger is better, the last thing you want is to get it home and it not look right in your space. Instead of crossing your fingers and hoping for the best, there’s a few things you can do to make sure you pick the right size for you.

    Before we get into it, the basic thing you need to know is that a screen is measured diagonally from corner to corner, but this doesn’t include the size of the bezels around the edge. If you’re fitting a TV into a tight space and need to know how big these are, it’s best to look at the width too.

    What size is right for me?

    The general rule of thumb is that if you’ve got the space, go as big as you can. Most TVs are all screen and no bezel these days, so you should at least have a few more inches to play with than your last.

    You need to think about how far away the screen will be from where you’re sat. This helps you find a good size that won’t be too small, or so big that you’re constantly moving your head to keep up with the action.

    • If your sofa’s around 8 feet from the TV, you’ll want a 50-inch screen.
    • If the distance is around 9 feet, we’d recommend a 55-inch TV.
    • For a 10 foot distance, we’d suggest 60-inch TVs or bigger.

    Of course, this is just a suggestion – it’s more about what feels right for you.

    The last thing you’ll want to check is the width of a TV’s feet. This is important if you’re planning on putting it on top of a unit, as some feet can be wider than you’d expect.


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