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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.

How to Measure for a TV Lift Cabinet

Bigger is not always better when it comes to home electronics. In many cases, the biggest TV that will fit in a space will absolutely dominate the room and impede decoration and even the ability to move around in the remainder of the space. With that in mind, it is possible to fit a 65” to 75” wide TV in a TV lift cabinet with no difficulty. Be aware that many TV measurements advertise the diagonal measurement of the screen rather than the full dimensions of the unit. These full dimensions are what are most important when measuring for a TV lift or full TV lift cabinet. In many cases, consolidating electronics into a self-contained, versatile cabinet can increase the amount of available space in a room.

When measuring your television, first, place the top of the tape in upper left corner of the case (not just the screen), and extend to the lower left corner. Make sure to include the speakers or any other pieces attached to the case. Record this measurement as the height.
Second, take the tape and measure from the upper left corner of the case and extend to the upper left corner. Record this as the width.

When you have the width and height, measure the depth from the center of the case to the thickest part. In many cases it is not necessary to measure the pedestal or feet of the television (since these are usually removed during mounting on the lift mechanism). You can refer to the measurements you’ve taken as W x D x H in the lists available on our site. This is the format we use to refer to the maximum size television for each cabinet.

You can find a complete listing of the maximum width, height, and depth of each unit (as well as a the maximum dimensions available) at this TV Lift Cabinet Measurement Guide.

Step 1: Measure the width
Step 2: Measure the height

Step 3: Measure the depth

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