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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Jul 26, 2016

TV Sizing Tip

Back in the day, shopping for a TV was really pretty easy, because you only had a few sizes to choose from and the difference in price was pretty substantial as the screen size got bigger.

With all of today's opt, you can buy displays that range from 26 to 90 inches with very small price differences even as you go bigger.

These ultra-high Def screens eliminate the worry about being too close and seeing the actual pixels, so bigger is usually always better.

As a general rule, I recommend that you measure the distance in inches between where you'll sit and the front of the TV screen, then divide by 2 to determine your minimum screen size.

For example, if your viewing distance will be 7 feet, that's converts to 84 inches. Divide 84 by 2 and you’re recommended minimum screen size will be 42 inches.

If you can afford a bigger display, getting a larger screen will provide a more immersive viewing experience.

If you decide to go with a 4K display, the resolution will be so crisp that you'll be able to double the screen size and still not be too close.!