What are the dimensions of the TV screen

Screen diagonal: How to find the optimal TV screen size

You will get the best picture if you align the screen diagonal of your television to the distance between the seats. For a good picture you also need

  1. the resolution of the display,
  2. the lighting conditions and
  3. the viewing angle at the installation site

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The screen diagonal is measured in centimeters, but often there is also the indication in inches (abbreviated for example: 32˝).

Choosing the right screen size

If the television is to be integrated into an existing wall unit, usually only one device with a screen diagonal of 82 to 94 centimeters fits into it.

Tip: With flat screen televisions you should choose a larger screen diagonal than with tube televisions with the same seat spacing.

Screen diagonal: conversion table for common screen sizes

Depending on whether you receive your television program in high-definition or standard quality, a different seat spacing makes sense. The following conversion table for common screen diagonals contains recommendations for both types, as well as an average value in the last column.

Sensible seat spacing for high definition television (HDTV)Screen diagonal (information in cm
or customs)
Sensible seat spacing when receiving in standard quality (SDTV)Average
value
1.20 - 1.60 m81 cm (32˝)2.00 - 2.40 mapprox. 2.00 m
1.40 - 1.80 m94 cm (37˝)2.30 - 2.70 mapprox. 2.30 m
1.50 - 2.00 m102 cm (40˝)2.50 - 3.00 mapprox. 2.50 m
1.60 - 2.10 m107 cm (42˝)2.60 - 3.10 mapprox. 2.60 m
1.70 - 2.30 m118 cm (46˝)2.90 - 3.40 mapprox. 2.90 m
1.80 - 2.30 m120 cm (47˝)2.90 - 3.50 mapprox. 2.90 m
1.90 - 2.50 m127 cm (50˝)3.10 - 3.70 mapprox. 3.10 m
1.90 - 2.60 m132 cm (52˝)3.20 - 3.90 mapprox. 3.30 m
2.00 - 2.70 m140 cm (55˝)3.40 - 4.10 mapprox. 3.40 m
2.20 - 2.90 m147 cm (58˝)3.60 - 4.30 mapprox. 3.60 m
2.20 - 3.00 m152 cm (60˝)3.70 - 4.50 mapprox. 3.80 m
2.40 - 3.10 m163 cm (65˝)4.00 - 4.80 mapprox. 4.40 m
2.90 - 3.50 m178 cm (70˝)4.30 - 5.10 mapprox. 4.70 m
3.10 - 3.80 m190 cm (75˝)4.60 - 5.50 mapprox. 5.00 m

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This content was created by the joint editorial team in cooperation with the Rhineland-Palatinate consumer center for the network of consumer centers in Germany.