In this article, we take a look at the basics of TV screen size and how to choose the right one for you.
There is no single perfect TV screen size that suits everybody’s needs, so here are some guidelines about what will best meet your requirements.
We are all aware that HDTVs have become big sellers over the last few years. More specifically, 4k resolution displays have enjoyed a surge in popularity since the advent of affordable LCDs. But with so many options now available on how to view content, it’s important to understand what effects TV display size has on image quality. If you want to check out the best and latest on the TV market we suggest you check out this website here.
Screen Size vs. Distance From Screen
Always consider not only the size of your chosen TV set but also its viewing distance — these factors go hand in hand! The closer you sit to the screen, the smaller it can be; if you sit further away from it (10 or more feet), you need a much larger screen. This is because as you move away from the set its image appears smaller due to our eyes’ natural tendency to compensate for the distance by decreasing their angle of view. Thus, if you sit too close to the screen its image will be too small for you — it will look like a big blurry blob rather than an image with sharp details.
On Size vs. Quality
It seems that nowadays bigger is considered better, especially when choosing between flat-screen TVs of different sizes! The fact is that there are many factors that influence picture quality apart from size. For example, all modern plasma and LCD screens have very good contrast ratios (the difference between the brightest whites and darkest blacks). The contrast ratio determines how bright objects appear against darker backgrounds or vice versa — thus the more light output your TV has, the brighter images it displays regardless of size because bright colors can always “punch through” dark ones.
Another important aspect lies in the resolution, which determines how many details can be shown onscreen. Yet more pixels mean a sharper picture. In the case of plasma screens, it’s the number of vertical lines that determines its resolution while for LCDs it’s horizontal ones. A smaller screen usually has fewer rows or columns of them and thus a lower image quality, but again only if the TV is too close to you!
For example, Samsung makes both 42″ and 52″ plasma TVs with Full HD 1080p resolution – both have the same pixel count, so their images will look equally sharp from 10′ or from 2′ away (the crucial viewing distance people most often prefer). Thus if you do not want to sit too close to your TV set choose the largest available display size (within reason, of course). Resolution plays a key here – a 54″ TV cannot display more pixels than a 42″, which means that even if you sit close it will still look as detailed as the smaller displays.
Size vs. Pricing
Another factor you need to take into account when choosing your TV is its price-to-size ratio — many people are not willing to pay for a large screen if they have to spend several times more money than the usual cost for this privilege. Yet there are plenty of exceptions when paying extra brings much more value in return, especially in the case of plasma TVs where the larger ones offer superior image quality and lower power consumption which means greater economy overall in view of their longer lifespan. The same applies to LCDs but so far their maximum screen size is limited by their viewing angle which decreases as it gets bigger, thus making very large panels less suitable for home use.
Choosing the Right TV Screen Size for your Room
Now that you understand the basics of TV display size, it’s time to put this information into action and choose the right one for your needs. Here are some tips on how to do this:
- Measure the dimensions of the room where you plan to put your TV set. This will help you determine the maximum size that will fit comfortably in the space.
- Think about how far away from the screen you will be sitting when watching it. This will help you decide what size is best for you. Remember, a larger display can always be moved further away from you, but a smaller one cannot be brought closer!
- Consider your viewing habits. Do you watch mostly during the day or at night? In a bright or a dark environment? If you like to watch TV in a bright room make sure your screen is large enough to compensate for the lower contrast ratio of plasma TVs (compared to LCDs).
- Finally, think about what type of TV set will fit best with the interior design of the room. For example, if your living space is contemporary and minimalistic choose a simple black plasma screen that fits well with its surroundings and brings out its colors and/or textures.
- If you mostly watch TV during the day, choose a display size that is best suited for viewing in bright environments. Plasma TVs have a lower contrast ratio than LCDs and may not provide a sufficiently clear image in bright rooms. Conversely, if you mostly watch at night or in dark environments, choose an LCD instead of a plasma TV.
The size of a TV screen is an important consideration when purchasing a new television. Larger screens provide a more immersive viewing experience but may be too large for certain rooms. Conversely, smaller screens may not provide a sufficiently clear image from close up. This article provides tips on how to choose the right TV display size for your needs.
So now you know the basics about TV screen size and how to choose the right one for your viewing pleasure. If at this point, you are still unsure which screen size would best suit your needs, feel free to contact us via phone or email – we will be more than happy to answer all of your questions! So with all that said, go out there and buy the best screen size for your room!