📺 TV Sizes, Charts & Dimensions, Measurements

Which TV size can my shelf accommodate? Can it hold a 55-inch television based on its dimensions, or are the larger 65-inch TV dimensions also viable ? How much space does a TV stand typically need? How is TV size measured? Use our TV size chart to look up dimensions and converte easily.

TV Size Chart: TV Dimensions and Sizes

This table can be used to determine the dimensions (height and width in inches and cm) for e.g. a 65-inch TV or a 75-inch TV. The TV dimensions are given for a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is the most common format.

TV Size (inches)TV Width in inches (16:9 TV)TV Heigh in inches (16:9)Screen Diagonal in inches

TV size is measured diagonally from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. The chart also provides the width and height of the screen, which are essential to know how much space the TV will occupy on your wall or stand. Finally, it’s important to understand the aspect ratio of 16:9 (width:height), as it affects the screen’s shape and how content fits on it.

Guide: Size of TVs

TV screen sizes are labeled by screen diameter, which is the distance between opposite corners of the screen and measured in inches. The most common TV sizes in the United States are in the range of 55-inch TVs to 65-inch TVs. More and more customers choose 75-inch TVs, though.

  • up to 40 inches: Small TVs ideal for bedrooms, kitchens, or small spaces where viewers typically sit close to the screen. Check out our TV-Size-Guide for more infos.
  • 40 to 55 inches: Inexpensive all-around devices suitable for small living rooms or larger bedrooms. Can offer a comfortable viewing experience without dominating the room. Check out our TV-Size-Guide for more infos.
  • 55 to 65 inches: Once the ‘larger’ size, now considered satisfactory. Great for spacious living rooms, providing an immersive experience without overwhelming the space. These are the sizes where 4K resolution becomes truly beneficial. Check out our TV-Size-Guide for more infos.
  • 70 to 88 inches: Perfect for movies and sport – providing a great immersive experience. These sizes are becoming more and more standard, especially in dedicated media rooms. The larger screen makes the most of high-definition content. Check out our TV-Size-Guide for more infos.
  • 88 inches and larger: The closest you can get to a real home theater. High demands on resolution, typically requiring 4K or even 8K to prevent pixelation at normal viewing distances. Still quite costly, these are for the real cinema enthusiasts or those seeking a statement piece in a large living area. Check out our TV-Size-Guide for more infos.

How can I determine the appropriate TV sizes?

Identifying the perfect TV size for your needs depends on three key aspects:

  1. First, consider the available space for your TV stand or wall mount. Calculate the dimensions of the area where you plan to place your TV. Use our calculator here.
  2. Second, take into account the resolution of the content you primarily watch. HD and UHD content can be enjoyed on larger screens compared to SD content. Learn more about this here.
  3. Third, assess the distance between your seating area and the TV. The closer you sit, the smaller the TV should be. Use this calculator to find the ideal size.

TV Size Calculator for Shelf Space, Aspect Ratio, Dimensions

Despite our desire for a home theater-style TV, physical limitations such as shelf or rack space often prevent us from enjoying a cinematic experience. To determine if your space is sufficient, measure your available width and input it, along with your desired aspect ratio, into the calculator below for easy calculations.

Please note: The calculator only considers the pure flat screen size. However, TVs usually have a frame and possibly a stand. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s data to see how wide and high the device is, including the frame.

How to Measure a TV

To measure a TV, you’ll want to consider two main dimensions: the screen size (measured diagonally) and the overall dimensions, including the bezel and any stand or mount. Here’s how to measure both:

Screen size (diagonal measurement):

  1. Turn off the TV and ensure it is on a flat surface or securely mounted.
  2. Use a tape measure or a ruler.
  3. Start measuring from the bottom left corner of the screen (not the bezel or frame) and extend the tape measure to the top right corner of the screen. Make sure to only measure the visible screen area.

Overall dimensions (width, height, and depth):

  • Width: Measure the flat screen TV size from the left edge to the right edge, including the bezel or frame. Write down the measurement.
  • Height: Measure the TV from the bottom edge to the top edge, including the bezel or frame. Write down the measurement.
  • Depth: Measure the TV’s thickness from the front to the back, including any bulges or protrusions. If your TV is mounted on a stand, measure the depth of the stand as well. Write down the measurements.

These measurements will help you determine the TV size and ensure it fits appropriately in your desired space.

Choosing the Ideal Screen Format

When selecting a TV size (i.e. in 65-inch TV dimensions), the first consideration should be the screen format, which is the ratio of width to height. The 16:9 format has become standard, with only a few films still being broadcast in the outdated 4:3 format. Consequently, TVs with a 16:9 format are suitable for all purposes today.

For a true widescreen experience, the 21:9 format, also known as cinema format, is available. However, devices featuring this aspect ratio remain rare and costly, making them most suitable for genuine home theaters with compatible 21:9 content.

How big should televisions be?

“For us and our readers, 55″ devices are no longer large, but the standard. Considering that, depending on the quality, the optimum viewing distance is only just over 6 feet, and they fit very well into small rooms. Hardly anyone sits closer to the screen than that in his living room. For Ultra-HD television, the distance is halved! In theory, 65-inches or much larger devices (beamer screen) would be suitable for normal living rooms – provided you watch HD in perfect quality, and better still, UHD movies. Experience shows: a TV can’t be big enough. The most common limitation is the home design.”

Roland Seibt, deputy editor-in-chief of the “Video Homevision” magazine

Convert TV size: Inches to Centimeters


How to measure TV size?

To measure a TV, follow our guide and consider the diagonal screen size and overall dimensions. Measure the visible screen diagonally from bottom left to top right corner. Next, measure width, height, and depth, including the bezel and stand or mount. This ensures the TV fits your space and meets desired viewing requirements.


65-inch TV dimensions

According to our chart, typical dimensions of a 65-inch TV are approximately 58 inches in width, and 32 inches in height. These measurements pertain to the TV itself, excluding the stand, and may vary among different models and brands.


55-inch TV dimensions

Following our chart, for a 55-inch TV with a 16:9 aspect ratio, the dimensions are approximately: TV Width: 48.0 inches. TV Height: 27.2 inches. Screen Diagonal: 55 inches.


75-inch TV dimension

As for the physical dimensions, a typical 75-inch TV will have a width of around 66 inches, a height of around 37 inches, and a thickness of around 2 inches without the stand. See our TV dimensions chart for more details.

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