How To Measure A TV Screen

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The right way to measure a TV screen is diagonally measure it from the top right corner to the left bottom corner. The process of measuring the screen is to know whether the TV will fit into a specified place in a home. In this digital error, the televisions have improved in both size and technology. Knowing the measurements of the TV is simple and takes a few minutes. Manufacturers measure the corners of the screen and not the bezel of the telly.

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How Do You Measure A TV

  1. Diagonal screen size
  2. The dimension of frame /bezel
  3. The space to be occupied by the TV

1. Diagonal Screen Size

What stands most when watching a soap opera is the size of the screen. The size is measured diagonally and named in inches. This is specifically done from one top corner to the opposite bottom corner. In short, bottom left to top right or top left to bottom right.

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2. The Dimension of Frame/Bezel

Frame/bezel is the area covered bu the edges of the telly. It practically covers the screen on the sides. Unlike diagonal screen size, frame size shows the actual width and height of the whole TV bezel and stand. The frame can be half to three inches to both width and height.

When opening a new packaging of television, you are given a leaflet with instructions and includes measurements of that particular telly. Take note of it as it plays a big role in terms of where to put it. The measurements should be off-screen, bezel and stand.

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Getting information from package instruction is not enough. Carry a tape measure with you in case you need to buy the TV and it’s on display. Confirm measurements using the displayed television. Check the entire exterior dimensions. The rapping box also has dimensions written on it.

3. The Space To Be Occupied By The Telly

Measure the place you intend to place your television. This is important in the sense that you get to know how much big or small TV is needed. Measure the width and height of the spaces for placement

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Space is mostly considered whether the TV is going to be placed on an open space or a wall. The main problem being a stand as the wall has no boundaries. You only need to know the width.

Placing a telly in an enclosed space, need extra space left all around. At least two inches for all-round both right and left and top and bottom. This eases mobility. A bigger display decreases the viewing distance and can lead to strain viewing.

Simple Steps On How Are TVs Measured

  • Put the tape measure on the upper left-hand corner. Begin at the actual edge(bevel). hold the hook of the tape measure at the upper left hand of the TV.
  • Pull the tape measure while still holding the hook to the opposite bottom corner across the screen. Stop at the edge right-hand bottom of the screen.
  • Jot down the number marked at the edge right-hand bottom. The tape measure is marked with numbers. Read the inches side. The number jotted is the actual length of the screen.

An important point to note is that when measuring a TV screen, only get the screen measurement. Not the screen holder(frame) surrounding the exterior edges of the screen.

How To Pick The Right Size TV

At first, determine the distance between viewing point and TV location. Compare the distance with TV sizes too. the recommended distance changes with the resolution of a screen. So choose the resolution according to distance. The bigger the distance between the higher the resolution required.

A telly with a high number of pixels gives a clearer image. With this kind of TV, the distance is halved. For a real cinema experience, UHD is the best for both small and large areas. The UHD  has a million pixels this makes it easier like a reduced viewing distance.

The size of a TV to own is purely based on personal preference. Most people fall for bigger sizes. The big size comes with a wow factor, the emotional engagements, and total excitement. The small-sized televisions appear as if under-developed for space. Rarely would you hear anyone wanting to have a smaller TV. Everyone wishes for a big screen.