Article ID : 00153419 / Last Modified : 04/12/2020

What is the recommended viewing distance for televisions?

    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.)
    43 inch90 cm / 2.95 feet
    49 inch1 meter / 3.28 feet
    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
    43 inch1.7 meters / 5.57 feet
    46 inch1.7 meters / 5.57 feet
    50 inch1.9 meters / 6.23 feet
    49 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.