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The size of the TV you should buy? Here is the formula to use

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In the tech world, bigger is better, and Tv’s are no exception to the rule. The screens are bigger than ever, and the measurements that will be used to be out of reach for the majority of households are surprisingly affordable.

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When you’re ready to upgrade your tv, don’t just go for the biggest model you can afford. Grab a tape measure and find out if the window of your dreams, it is very useful for your own home.

Expectations vs. reality

Applying a huge discount to 90-inch TV in your living room may sound good in theory, there are a variety of factors, in addition to the size of the room and the budget, in order to be considered:

  • Screen size
  • The viewing distance
  • The viewing angles
  • The screen resolution

Let’s take a closer look at how each and every may have an impact on the size of the tv, you would have to buy it.

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Size does matter

If you are planning to mount your TV on the wall, it’s time to get the measure on the space of height, width, and even depth, and if you are in a area, entertainment center, or something like that.

A Tip is a Tip, The size of the screen of a TV is measured diagonally from the bottom left corner of the screen in the upper right hand corner of screen around the bottom to the top, to the left.

The size of the screen itself, it is of interest to you, but don’t forget about the ring and all around it. As the size of the window, there is a constant, the actual measurement of your TV screen may vary a little bit depending on the platform.

If you are planning to place your new TV in a cabinet or console, measure that as well. The state, or in the foot of the tv needs to rest fully on the pieces of furniture, such as a portion that extends over the edge could lead to disaster when pushed.

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Come a little bit closer

The ultra high definition (UHD) on the current Tv’s will translate to a doubling of the resolution of a traditional HD sets. So what does this mean for you as a viewer? You can sit closer than you would be with an older television set model, and the individual pixels are not distinguishable.

Yes, the higher the pixel density, you are looking for a larger screen size is a little bit closer to home.

If you are not sure where to get started, just use this tried and true formula to determine the ideal screen size for viewing distance:

The viewing distance (in inches)/2 = preferred SCREEN size.

For example, if you’re going to be sitting 10 feet from the SCREEN, which is 120 inches (10 feet x 12 inches), then divide this by 2 and you get a 60″ TV. Don’t forget to select a television that fits your room measurement, regardless of suggested TELEVISION size is determined by the viewing distance calculator.

It’s not a bad seat in the house

If you are planning on buying a standard HDTV, you will need to consider is the viewing angle. This is especially true if you have multiple seating areas for the viewing of the television. In order to ensure the quality of the image, not to sit on the side, to look for a TV with a wide viewing angle.

While the viewing angle is not a problem associated with a flat-screen Tv, it shouldn’t be a problem with the UHD/4K sets.

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Bigger is not always better

Of course you want the biggest screen your room and budget. The problem is that if you choose a lower-priced large-screen display, a less well-known brand name, you may be forced to sacrifice picture quality.

The best choice would be to go with a big name, a model with a smaller, high-quality screen for a similar price. You will find that the better the quality of the picture makes up for any loss in volume.

With a small amount of homework, you’ll be ready to look for a perfect fit-screen cable TV, free of charge, the buyer’s remorse.

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