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What is the best viewing distance from an LCD television?

Best viewing distance from the LCD TV

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The best viewing distance depends on the size of television screen, as well as the resolution of the television display. Refer to the following:

NOTE: Appropriate distance for comfortable viewing depends on the content, the viewing environment as well as the physical conditions of the viewer. We recommend viewing from a suitable distance while taking breaks at regular intervals.

For 4K models

Recommended distance for viewing 4K TV is 1.5 times of the TV vertical screen size. Viewed from this distance, individual pixels cannot be differentiated by naked eyes. This means that pixels effectively disappear when viewing 4K images. This creates the impression of watching TV pictures with the same detail and resolution as real life.

TV SizeViewing Distance Range
(Approx.)
55 inch1 meter / 3.28 feet
65 inch1.2 meters / 3.94 feet
75 inch1.4 meters / 4.60 feet
85 inch1.6 meters / 5.25 feet


 
For High Definition models

Recommended distance for viewing High Definition TV is 3 times of the TV vertical screen size.

TV SizeViewing Distance Range
(Approx.)
22 inch80 cm / 2.62 feet
26 inch1 meter / 3.28 feet
32 inch1.2 meters / 3.94 feet
40 inch1.5 meters / 4.92 feet
46 inch1.7 meters / 5.57 feet
50 inch1.9 meters / 6.23 feet
55 inch2.1 meters / 6.89 feet
60 inch2.3 meters / 7.55 feet

 

For Standard Definition models
Recommended distance for viewing Standard Definition TV is 6 times of the TV vertical screen size.