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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Standard Distance Between Sofa and TV


Distance Between Sofa and TV
Typical TV distance from seating couch


How calculate the distance between the TV and the sofa?

Typically followed seating distance for the best picture on a TV is 1.5 to 2.5 times the TV size.

The best and most comfortable distance measurement is- 
2.75 x Screen Size of your TV: Place your sofa at a distance of 2.75 inches away for each inch of diagonal screen size. 

This formula puts your sofa at 110 inches from your TV, if the TV is 40 inches sized.

Recommended distance for TV and seating couch

How much space do you need between the couch and the TV, you can estimate from the following list for 1080p HD TV and 4K ULTRA HD TV sizes.


For traditional 1080p HD TV:

A 40’’ TV– You should sit between 5 and 8.5 feet away from the screen.
A 43’’ TV– You should sit between 5.5 and 9 feet away from the screen.
A 50’’ TV– You should sit between 6.5 and 10.5 feet away from the screen.
A 55’’ TV– You should sit between 7 and 11.5 feet away from the screen.
A 60’’ TV– You should sit between 7.5 and 12.5 feet away from the screen.
A 65’’ TV– You should sit between 8 and 13.5 feet away from the screen.
A 70’’ TV– You should sit between 9 and 14.5 feet away from the screen.
A 75’’ TV– You should sit between 9.5  and 15.5 feet away from the screen.
An 80’’ TV– You should sit between 10 and 16.5 feet away from the screen.
An 85’’ TV– You should sit between 10.5 and 17.5 feet away from the screen.


For advanced 4K ULTRA HD TV:
A 40’’ TV– You should sit between 3.5 and 5 feet away from the screen.
A 43’’ TV– You should sit between 3.5 and 5.5 feet away from the screen.
A 50’’ TV– You should sit between 4 and 6.5 feet away from the screen.
A 55’’ TV– You should sit between 4.5 and 7 feet away from the screen.
A 60’’ TV– You should sit between 5 and 7.5 feet away from the screen.
A 65’’ TV– You should sit between 5.5 and 8 feet away from the screen.
A 70’’ TV– You should sit between 6 and 9 feet away from the screen.
A 75’’ TV– You should sit between 6.5  and 9.5 feet away from the screen.
An 80’’ TV– You should sit between 6.5 and 10 feet away from the screen.
An 85’’ TV– You should sit between 7 and 10.5 feet away from the screen.


Height of the TV from the Sofa

Whether you decide to set the TV on a console or mount it on the wall, the best height for a TV is actually the same – eye level for a person sitting on the sofa. In general, that means the center of the TV should be about 42" above the floor.

Height of the TV from the Sofa
Typical TV height from eye level


TV measurement System

Typically TV is measured diagonally rather than in width or height. The common TV measuring system is as below:

TV Diagonal Screen SizeWidthHeight
32-inch TV dimensions28"16"
43-inch TV dimensions38"21"
49-inch TV dimensions43"24"
50-inch TV dimensions44"25"
55-inch TV dimensions49"28"
65-inch TV dimensions57"32"
75-inch TV dimensions65"37"
77-inch TV dimensions67"38"
85-inch TV dimensions74"42"
Also, consider the following points when seating to watch your TV.


TV Angle
The more directly the television faces you, the better you will be able to view it without straining your eyes. Ideally, you should not have to move your eyes more than 15 degrees upward or downward, and not more than 40 degrees left or right, to see the screen.


Lighting
Avoid placing your TV behind a major light source. The different levels of brightness from the screen and lights will distract you from the picture, and affect your sight negatively.


Balance
Position your TV in as straight a mount or on as flat a surface as possible. You want it to be equally balanced on either side and from front to back. Failing this, your pictures will be uneven and your unit might fall.



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