Select the item on the page that has the error
Why buy from us? Wake Up The Gamer In You

Recommended viewing distance for Widescreen TVs


TV screen size is one the most important parameters you have to consider when buying a new TV. Many people, however, overlook the fact that for the ideal viewing experience, the TV screen size has to match its resolution and the size of your room. To make the selection process as easy as possible, we have prepared this simple chart where you can find the recommended viewing distance depending on the TV screen size and resolution.

Recommended TV viewing distance

Diagonal sizeResolutionRecommended viewing distance in metres*
22" / 55cmHD Ready1.2
Full HD0.9
28" / 71cmHD Ready1.6
Full HD1.1
32" / 81cmHD Ready1.8
Full HD1.3
40" / 101cm4K0.8
Full HD1.6
42" / 106cm4K0.8
Full HD1.7
48" / 121cm4K0.9
Full HD1.9
50" / 127 cm4K1.0
Full HD2.0
55" / 139cm4K1.1
Full HD2.2
60" / 152cm4K1.2
Full HD2.4
65" / 165cm4K1.3
Full HD2.6
70" / 177cm4K1.4
Full HD2.8
75" / 190cm4K1.5
Full HD3.0
78" / 198cm4K1.5
Full HD3.1
88" / 224cm4K1.7
Full HD3.5
* Values ​​are calculated based on the TV diagonal size and screen resolution.

Why is TV viewing distance important?

The viewer's distance from the TV matters because of how the human eye works. If you sit too close to the TV, you can make out the rows and columns of pixels that constitute the TV image, which is obviously distracting. If you are too far from the screen, your eye can no longer perceive the smaller details of what you are seeing. In both cases, your ability to enjoy the visuals is seriously impaired.


Want to buy a new TV but don't know how to choose? Read our guide on how to choose a TV.


32" Philips 32PFS5803
Television - SMART LED, 81cm, Full HD , PPI 500 (50Hz), DVB-T2/S2/C, H.265/HEVC, 2× HDMI, 2× USB, CI+, LAN, WiFi, SAPHI OS, VESA 100×100 mm, 16W speaker(s), A+

€254.84 excl.VAT €210.61
Special Offer
In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: WC389e7
Dell 24" U2412M UltraSharp - LCD monitor
More than98%reliability
Dell 24" U2412M UltraSharp
LCD monitor - Full HD 1920 × 1200, IPS, 16:10, 8ms, 8bit, 300cd/m2, 1000:1 contrast, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI, VGA, adjustable height, pivot, VESA

-29% €277.47
€195.67 excl.VAT €161.71
In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: WB904d3
27" HP 27W - LCD monitor
More than98%reliability
27" HP 27W
LCD monitor - Full HD 1920 × 1080, IPS, 16:9, 5ms, 8bit, 250cd/m2, 1000:1 contrast, HDMI 1.4, VGA, VESA

€136.85 excl.VAT €113.10
In stock > 5 pcs
Order Code: WP087e4j3h
My Alza Log In Shipping & Payment About Us
Shipping to:
Select Settings

Why buy from us? We offer quality products from over 2500 world brands More info »
We will call you and advise you professionally
+420 225 340 120
Order inquiry
Question about the product
Please enter your telephone:
Call me