Choosing the right TV size for your home is an important task. Brands such as Samsung, LG, TCL, and Sony, among others, offer options with screens from 32 inches to over 86 inches to buy. This way, the user needs to consider details such as the measurements of the TV, the environment and the mobile or position of the TV.
Even the distance between the screen and who is watching deserves to be taken into account to avoid losses and also ensure the greatest comfort when enjoying the new TV. Other precautions, such as choosing a screen technology suitable for more open rooms, or sacrificing viewing angle for a superior image, are also fundamental. Check out the Techidence tips in the following lines.
Step 1: Check the measurements
Taking measurements of where you need to install the TV is important in some cases, especially for units that will be mounted on furniture with more restricted size (and even weight limit), or even in smaller rooms.
To measure the space you need to consider not only the height and length of the TV but also the depth, considering also the distances necessary to handle the sound system, video game console, and other accessories.
Also, remember to consider the base of the TV concerning the furniture you intend to put it on: avoid designs that extrapolate the area of the furniture to avoid risks, since any excess here can be an invitation for accidents: it’s easy that something ends up curling up and knocking the TV over time.
Step 2: Decide on screen size
There is an important relationship between screen size and distance you will stay from the TV to determine the resolution range and the most recommended amount of inches of screen.
In general, 55-inch TVs are recommended for distances from 2.1 to 4.2 meters and from 60 inches to 2.2 to 4.6 meters. As you increase the distance, so does the size of the TV: the idea is to find the ideal balance between the perception of picture quality without the TV being so big that you can’t see the whole picture in your field of vision.
Some online calculators allow you to do the math, considering the distance from the sofa to the TV, the TV size and even the ideal resolution for each of these situations.
Step 3: the display resolution
Resolution is important because it defines the image’s resolution level. If you sit further away from the TV, the chance is high that you will find it very difficult to notice the difference between 4K and Full HD, for example.
However, Full HD TVs are less common today, so you should only consider resolution if you end up in doubt between a 4K model and Full HD.
Step 4: Panel type
This detail may go unnoticed, but it turns out to be fundamental: there are types of screens that favor the use of televisions in open spaces, where people will watch from more open angles, and there are televisions that offer better picture quality, but end up restricting the angle of view.
If your new TV goes into the living room and will be used by several people at the same time, sitting at a more open angle to the screen, it may be interesting to keep an eye on models with IPS screens. Equipment like this is best suited for this type of use.
The VA-type panel promises better contrast – which, after all, is associated with a higher image – but the angle of view is bad. In the end, if the TV is for the room or for some use where it is not necessary to ensure the experience of those who sit in the corners, the VA panel may be the best choice.
Finally, if the budget allows, you can escape all this discussion by investing in screens with more advanced technologies such as QLED, MicroLED, and OLED, both capable of combining the best of both worlds.