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How Far Should You Sit From Your TV?

A Guide To Optimal TV Viewing Distances


Michael from Aperion Audio – the people who bring you “the sound of your life” – wrote a great blog with awesome graphics that can help everyone with knowing where the best places to sit are — based on your TV type and screen size. Check it out here:

I can still hear my mom telling me not to sit too close to the TV because I would go blind.

Still not blind, however, it echoes the question of how far one should you sit from a TV?

TVs have been reinvented in the past 20 years, most of that coming in the past several years… from 720P to 1080P to 4K UHD.

Most TV viewing distance guides do not take into consideration the profound differences in screen resolution. Hence our reason for creating one.

We used research from the top video specialists (sources below) and put this together taking into account the variety of screen resolutions that exist.

Before you begin:

What is the size of your TV (measured in inches)?
What is your screen resolution?


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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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