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How Much TV is Too Much for a Room?

Believe it or not, it is possible to buy a TV that’s just too large for a space. While some may believe that bigger is always better, most people understand that there are limits.

How much TV is too much for a room?

There is a direct correlation between your screen size and how far away your seating is located. Some entertainment experts say that a viewing angle of 40 degrees creates the best viewing experience. An easy way to determine the screen size is to multiply the seating distance by .84 to get the recommended screen size.

So, if you sit around 8 feet from your TV, your screen size would be around 80 inches diagonal for that distance. That translates to approximately a 50-inch TV. An online consumer site, CNET, recommended no closer than 1.5 times the screen diagonal (or .667 times your seating distance), which allows for a larger screen.

In addition to distance from the screen, the experts also looked at resolution and how much space the TV takes up in the room. If you’re sitting too close to a large TV, you may start seeing pixels. Some of the larger TVs were created to enhance the viewing experience from a distance. If you have smaller rooms, you may need to review some smaller TV screen options.

Most people don’t want to have a gigantic television become the primary focal point in a space. While they enjoy the viewing options of a large, high resolution, flat screen TV, they really don’t want that to be what people remember about a space. One option for them is to consider a TV Lift Cabinet that hides the television from view when not in use, and all people see is a beautiful hand-crafted cabinet when they enter a space. The television is accessible at the touch of a button. The company has cabinets that hold virtually any size television.

The options are endless. Ultimately it’s up to each homeowner to decide what’s more important in a space – and how they live their lives.

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