TV Sizes Guide: Calculate and Convert TV Dimensions

If you’re planning on getting yourself a new TV and wondering about the different sizes, this is for you. Read on to find out more about the various TV dimensions that are available.

If you’re planning on getting yourself a new TV and wondering about the different sizes, this is for you. Read on to find out more about the various TV dimensions that are available.

TV Screen Sizes: What do they mean?

The advertised screen size of a TV is the diagonal measurement of the TV screen. In other words, the length of a line would go from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. The width and depth of a TV are usually “hidden” in the product specs and are different measurements than the advertised screen size.

The width and depth of a TV are essential factors to consider when making your purchase. The width will determine how much space the TV will take up, and the depth will affect how easy it is to mount the TV on a wall. Remember that the advertised screen size is not always accurate, as the bezel (the frame around the screen) can vary in width. A wider bezel will make the TV appear to have a larger screen.

When considering the dimensions of your TV, it is vital to consider both the advertised screen size and the actual width and depth of the unit.

That’s why we put together this helpful guide with the actual dimensions of popular TV sizes.

Does the TV bezel (the border around the screen) add to the size?

No, the bezel does not add to the size of the TV. The screen size measurement communicated by the manufacturer is always just for the screen itself and does not include the bezel.

Top tip: If you’re considering placing your TV on a shelf or in a cabinet, ensure to account for the TV bezel and depth when measuring! This is usually available on the manufacturer’s website in the product specifications.

Convert TV Dimensions: Inches to Cm

Now that we know how screen size is measured let’s talk about how to convert those measurements. Here is a handy conversion chart to help you out. Find your desired screen size in inches on the left-hand side, then look across to find the corresponding centimeters measurement.

The Most Common TV Sizes Available: Height And Width

SizeWidthHeightArea
32″27.9″
70.9 cm
15.7″
39.9 cm
438 in2
0.283 m2
40″34.9″
88.6 cm
19.6″
49.8 cm
684 in2
0.441 m2
43″37.5″
95.3 cm
21.1″
53.6 cm
791 in2
0.511 m2
50″43.6″
110.7 cm
24.5″
62.2 cm
1068 in2
0.689 m2
55″47.9″
121.7 cm
27.0″
68.6 cm
1293 in2
0.835 m2
60″52.3″
132.8 cm
29.4″
74.7 cm
1538 in2
0.992 m2
65″56.7″
144.0 cm
31.9″
81.0 cm
1809 in2
1.166 m2
70″61.0″
154.9 cm
34.3″
87.1 cm
2092 in2
1.349 m2
75″65.4″
166.1 cm
36.8″
93.5 cm
2407 in2
1.553 m2
80″69.7″
177.0 cm
39.2″
99.6 cm
2732 in2
1.763 m2
85″74.1″
188.2 cm
41.7″
105.9 cm
3090 in2
1.993 m2

What Size Do You Need?

When choosing the perfect television for your home, size is an important consideration. The right TV size will depend on many factors, including the size of your room and how far away you plan to sit from the screen. In general, televisions can be divided into three categories: small (up to 32 inches), medium (33-43 inches), and large (44 inches or more).

If you have a small room or limited space, a small TV is probably the best option. Small TVs are also a good choice if you plan to sit close to the screen since they won’t overwhelm your field of vision. Medium-sized TVs are a good compromise between size and price, and they’re large enough that you can enjoy the picture from a distance. Large TVs are ideal for large rooms or watching movies and shows with friends and family. However, they’re also the most expensive option.

TV Size vs Viewing Distance

The size of your television doesn’t matter nearly as much as the distance you sit from it. To get the best viewing experience, choosing a viewing distance that is comfortable for you and provides a clear picture is essential. The following table offers some general guidelines for selecting the correct viewing distance based on the size of your TV. However, keep in mind that these are only general recommendations. The most important thing is to find a comfortable distance for you and a clear view of the screen.

Viewing Distance Chart

Screen SizeRecommended Distance (30° Viewing Angle)
25″3.4′ (1.04 m)
30″4.1′ (1.24 m)
35″4.8′ (1.45 m)
40″5.5′ (1.66 m)
45″6.1′ (1.86 m)
50″6.8′ (2.06 m)
55″7.5′ (2.28 m)
60″8.2′ (2.48 m)
65″8.9′ (2.69 m)
70″9.5′ (2.9 m)
75″10.2′ (3.1 m)
80″10.9′ (3.31 m)
85″11.6′ (3.52 m)
Source: rtings.com

These distances are based on a screen size calculation and viewing angle recommended by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). They recommend sitting at a distance where the screen fills up a minimum of 30° of your field of vision for a good experience.

Sources:

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/size-to-distance-relationship

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_of_view

https://www.coolblue.nl/en/advice/what-is-the-size-of-my-tv.html

Was this article helpful?

Yes No
×

How can we improve it?

×

We appreciate your helpul feedback!

Your answer will be used to improve our content. And you can help other readers too 🙂

Follow us on social media:

Facebook Pinterest
About S. Santos

👋 I'm a technology columnist and tech blogger, with a love for video games, gadgets, home entertainment and personal technology. I've been writing about the industry now for over 10 years - first as an editor of various magazines before branching out to work on my own blog. I like to keep up with the ever-evolving world of gadgets, home entertainment, and personal technology. If not fiddling with AV cables at home or in front of the computer, I can be found playing tennis or padel. This blog is my space to explore new topics related to these hobbies; as well as share some thoughts about life in general (sometimes you need a break from electronics!). 😎

1 thought on “TV Sizes Guide: Calculate and Convert TV Dimensions”

Leave a Comment