Bigger is not always better when it comes to televisions. Its placement and size has a huge effect on the overall appearance of a room. The wrong size television will not only throw off the appeal of a room, but it can also disrupt your viewing pleasure.
Before buying a new television, take into consideration the sizes available, how they will relate to your home, and how you watch TV.
Best Height for a Flat Screen TV
Flat screen TVs are designed to be hung on walls like a picture frame. This frees up shelf space and makes an intriguing centerpiece to the room. But like a painting, a TV needs to be mounted with the overall aesthetics of the area in mind.
The television needs to be at a height that allows for easy viewing. This can be tricky when you’re mounting a flat screen TV on a wall. The urge may be to place it high up, the way you might a picture frame.
The Area Around the TV
Experts suggest maintaining a space of at least 6 inches around any flat screen TV free of pictures, windows, or anything that may compete with the image onscreen.
Most flat screen televisions allow for a very wide viewing angle and don’t lose their picture clarity if you view them obliquely. But many are also high definition, which can give you a headache if you sit too close. Experts suggest a distance of 2 to 3 times the diagonal width of the screen, or 4 to 6 times the height of the TV, for optimal viewing.
As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect television for your home.