Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Dec 5, 2016
Buying Big Screen TVs
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Not too long ago, shopping for a TV was pretty simple because you only had a few sizes to choose from and the price increase as you went bigger got to be pretty substantial.
With today’s displays, you can select screens that range from 26 to 90 inches with very minimal price increases as you go bigger.
And with today's UHD 4K displays, you don’t have to be concerned about being too close and see the actual pixels, so going bigger can be better.
As a general rule of thumb, if you simply measure the distance between where you’ll be sitting and the TV in inches then divide by 2, you’ll have the minimum size for your room.
For example, let’s say your measured distance is 7 feet. That would translate to 84 inches, which divided by two would give you 42 inches as your minimum screen size.
If your new TV budget has room so you can go larger, doing so will help you create a much more immersive viewing experience.
If your budget allows you to opt for a 4K display, the increased resolution will be high enough that you can double the size of the screen and still not be too close!