Article ID : 00097951 / Last Modified : 07/07/2020

What is the minimum viewing distance for my TV?

Best viewing distance from the LCD TV

    The best viewing distance depends on the size of the television screen, as well as the resolution of the television display. 
    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 or 8K models

    Recommended minimum distance for viewing 4K or 8K 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. It 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

    Minimum viewing distance 4k/8K model - 1.5 times vertical screen size


     
    For High Definition models

    The recommended minimum viewing distance for 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

    Minimum viewing distance HD model - 3 times vertical screen size

     

    For Standard Definition models

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