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For any homeowner, the selection of the right television set is as important, because well, who doesn’t like to have a good television set. This is why homeowners often take their time while opting for the right TV set. The market is full of 1080p HD, UHD and 4K TVs, all amazing options have made it somewhat more difficult for any new buyer to go for the right sized television.

Here, it is important to note that in the past, big screen television sets available in the market would become fuzzy once viewers got closer to them, which is also known as pixilation and can hinder your television viewing experience. But today, tech advancements have allowed TV manufacturers to make high-resolution HD screens. As such, these new screens have the capability of spanning into much bigger screen sizes and avoid losing that lovely HD quality either from far away or close-up.

Furthermore, it is common to see well-renowned brands going for bigger screen sizes. You can now buy a 90-inch HD LED television! And that is not all; you can even purchase a 11- inch UHD television screen. This means that if you have the space at home and the budget, you can buy a huge screen with superb picture quality.

If you are still confused as to what screen size you should get for your home, just go through the below mentioned points as they will surely help you in assessing what TV size is best for you.

Point # 1: Taking Measurements

Before you decide which television size is best for you, it will be better if you do some measurements just to see the television size you can accommodate in your living room or your bedroom. When doing so, just remember that the latest flat screens come in different sizes than they used to just a few years back. For example, the 42-inch screen from yesterday is now replaced with 46 and 39-inch screen, which have also become standard sizes.

Additionally, take note of the fact that just a few inches might not seem to be much; still TVs are measured diagonally. Therefore, a few inches can have huge consequences on both your width and height measurements. Moreover, always remember that not every bezel is the same. For example, an expensive and high-end television having a slim bezel will surely measure smaller as compared to an economical set that has the same size, but a larger bezel.

For TV buyers, measuring ahead of time also helps in keeping things in proper order. Accordingly, whenever you see television sets, it is almost impossible to deduce the one perfect for your house. This is since you don’t have the right perspective to precisely determine what you are looking for, but with numbers at your disposal, it is less likely that you will be making any mistake.

Generally, almost every homeowner believes that a big screen is best for a big sized room (depending on the room’s seating). Aesthetics and tact also play an important role, but just keep in mind that the common rule of thumb is that when it comes to a television screen size, bigger is better.

Point # 2: Weight

Before making your selection, it is important to consider whether you’re going to mount the TV or attach the stand on it. If you intend to attach the stand on it, you should take note of the overall surface area in the room that you have for the stand. Additionally, you must also ensure the table that you are going to keep the TV is strong enough to bear the weight, big TVs do weigh a lot! So never hesitate to buy a sturdy, yet trendy table to keep your TV on.

On the other hand, if you want to mount your TV on a wall, you must take note of few more factors. For example, based on the weight of your item, you will have to make absolutely sure that the TV is firmly mounted and is not lose, because it might come crashing down because of all the weight.

You can utilize wall anchors for light weighted television sets, but while doing so just ensure the toggle bolts or anchors you are utilizing are able to properly support your TV’s weight. This is since you won’t like to see your new television set taking a fall because of a weak wall. Additionally, here is some important piece of information for you, the common flat screen available today in the market has a weight of about 43-45 lbs, and this number is either decreasing or increasing rapidly due to display styles and screen sizes.

Moreover, in the market, you will find that the lightest displays are basically edge-lit LEDs. These screens can weigh in at only 25 lbs, and this is for a medium-sized model (although Ultra HD displays, plasma and backlit LEDs may have couple of extra pounds in them).

Having mentioned this, it is also important to note that even today’s Ultra HD televisions are coming in around just 65-80 lbs, this for a big 65-inch display. So, if you are interested in a big screen (around 90-inches) you should first ensure your wall can withstand the weight of the TV, (a 90-inch screen weighs in about 165 lbs).

The bottom line here is that if you plan to mount your television on the wall, just double-check if you have all the appropriate means to mount it and keep it mounted. Additionally, it will be better if you always opt for a professional’s help when placing your TV, even if you have done all the research and have all the tools and equipment for mounting your TV on the wall.

Point # 3: Location

You also have to decide where you will be placing your new TV. Do you have kids at home who like to watch TV all day? Or is your wife a late night soap-opera addict? This can be dilemma, but with a small family it might just be a good idea to place your TV in your living room where everybody can watch it. If you are opting to buy a bigger TV set, it is smart to place it in the living room as a big TV won’t look good in a small bedroom. Accordingly, it is recommended that you go for at least 50-inch display screen for family viewing. Moreover, if you have children in your home and they enjoy video gaming; such a large screen will be great for gaming.

Point # 4: Viewing Distance

When selecting a TV set, many individuals tend wonder the adequate distance from where to watch the TV. Mentioned below is a very helpful guide to determine adequate TV viewing distance:

Screen Size

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Minimum Viewing Distance (in Feet)

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Answering the Ultra High Definition Question

Today, it is becoming more affordable for homeowners to get a cool Ultra HD TV. As such, it is easy to find such a television coming at a price of just $1,000 (for a 50-inch), thereby making it relatively feasible for the average budget consumer. Still, this does not mean that you should necessarily opt for such an item. Accordingly, here is some information that will help you make a more informed decision:

The Ultra HD televisions really won’t make much sense to you if you want to buy one with less than 55-inches. Here, many will argue that with such a type of TV, the least that you should buy is 65-inches. Still if you will be sitting close to the display unit (which is over 55-inches) go for an Ultra HD television of 2014 or later models. This is since these TVs have a very high pixel density, meaning that you can easily sit closer without the worry the image will get pixilated.

Furthermore, even if you choose not sit very close to your TV, the Ultra HD’s high levels of pixel density is great for you, especially if the television is 65-inches+. The key here is that you avail the set from a well-renowned manufacturer. Likewise, it will be better if you avoid those brands that place low quality upscaling chips in TV sets. This is since quality upscaling is a necessity for today’s televisions as it lets make any high or standard definition content appear great on Ultra HD display.

So, these are some great pieces of information that will surely let you select the right television size for yourself.

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