This Tool Picks The Right Size And Viewing Distance For Your TV

This Tool Picks the Right Size and Viewing Distance for Your TV

There are a lot of considerations to make when buying a TV. Chief among them are what size and viewing distance you need. This handy tool takes the guesswork out of both of them.

To simplify a bit of complex science, the bigger your TV is (without changing the resolution), the less crisp it looks. And the farther away you need to sit before you can't tell the difference anyway. This handy tool from ForRent.com shows you the best viewing distance for 720p, 1080p and 4K

There's still a bit of guesswork to be done based on the size of your apartment, but if you're looking at a few different TV models, you can use this to see how far away you'll need to sit in order to get the most out of it. If a particular size requires more space than you have, you can safely get a smaller (and likely cheaper) size without a loss in perceived quality.

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Comments

    This is total garbage, suggesting rubbish like your couch should be about 3' (1m) away from a 50" 4k screen. Just look at the graphic above and you can see how useless it is, suggesting 2.5' or about 75cm as one answer. Did anyone actually test this before promoting it? Total crap.

      It's talking about the distance where you can start to register individual pixels. So If you're going to be sitting further at than 75cm away you will benefit from a larger tv at the same dpi

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