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Original Air Date: Jan 13, 2015

How to Choose the Right Size TV

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There was a time when shopping for a television was pretty easy, because their were only a few sizes and the price differences as you got bigger was pretty substantial.

Today, you can choose from displays that range from 26 to 90 inches with minor price differences as you get bigger.

With ultra-high definition displays, you don’t have to worry about being so close that you see the pixels, so bigger can be better.

As a rule of thumb, if you measure the distance in inches between where the TV will be and where you’ll sit and divide by 2, that will give you your minimum size.

For instance, if the distance is 7 feet, that translates to 84 inches. Divide by two and you’re minimum display size is 42 inches.

From there, if your budget will allow you to go larger, doing so will create a more immersive viewing experience.

If you opt for a 4K display, the resolution will be so high that you could double the size and still not be too close.