TV Size and Viewing Distance Ranges

The chart below shows TV size and viewing distance ranges to find how big of a TV you should choose for a given seating distance.

An optimal viewing angle should be between 26° and 40°. The closer distance is a 40° viewing angle and the further distance is a 26° viewing angle.

Learn more about how to choose how big of a TV you need for your room.

Recommended viewing distances for common TV sizes showing how far you should sit from the screen for an optimal 26 to 40 degree viewing angle.
TV Size Viewing Distance Range
22″ 2′ 2″ – 3′ 6″
26″ 2′ 7″ – 4′ 1″
32″ 3′ 2″ – 5′ 0″
37″ 3′ 8″ – 5′ 10″
40″ 4′ 0″ – 6′ 4″
46″ 4′ 7″ – 7′ 3″
50″ 5′ 0″ – 7′ 10″
55″ 5′ 6″ – 8′ 8″
60″ 6′ 0″ – 9′ 5″
65″ 6′ 6″ – 10′ 3″
70″ 7′ 0″ – 11′ 0″
75″ 7′ 6″ – 11′ 10″
80″ 8′ 0″ – 12′ 7″
85″ 8′ 6″ – 13′ 4″
90″ 9′ 0″ – 14′ 2″

See a list of common 16:9 TV screen sizes and dimensions.