Tips & Tricks
Tips & Tricks

Perfect TV Size

Perfect TV Size

When shopping for a new TV, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is, “what size do I want?” While some will say “the bigger, the better,” that isn’t always the best option. Did you know there’s an actual formula for how big your screen should be? Well, there is, and we’re here to help you find the right TV for your home.

First, you need to measure the distance from where you will be mounting the TV to where you will be sitting to watch and what screen resolution you will be purchasing.

If you’re purchasing an Element 4K television, you will want to mount your TV at a distance of 1.5 times the screen from your seating. If you are purchasing an Element 1080p or 720p television, we recommend a viewing distance of 2 to 2.5 times the screen size.

Viewing Distance

Keep in mind, if you sit too close to your larger TV, you won’t be able to enjoy the beauty of the high-definition screen because the pixels will become visible, and no one wants that!


If you're sitting 5 to 6.5 feet away from your TV, you'll want to stick to a smaller screen. Anywhere between 24 and 43 inches should do the trick. Element offers plenty of TVs for this viewing range, including 720p, 1080p, and even 4K. We recommend our 300 Series Roku TVs

Viewing Distance for 24-43 tvs


If you're sitting 6.5 to 8 feet away from your TV, a size between 50 and 55 inches will offer the best viewing experience. Shop Element's 400 & 450 Series TVs for this size. With a 4K resolution and built-in Roku platform, you're sure to love your new TV.

Viewing Distance for 50-55 tvs


For a TV between 60 and 65 inches, you'll want to sit approximately 8 to 9.5 feet away from the screen. Shop Element's 400 & 450 Series TVs for the optimal TVs. 

Viewing Distance for 60-65 tvs


If you want to go big with a 70 or 75 inch TV, you'll want to sit anywhere from 9.5 to nearly 11 feet away from the screen. You'll get the most out of your viewing experience with a premium 4K resolution at this size. Element offers a 75" Roku TV with a frameless bezel to maximize your viewing area. Then, all you'll need are some cozy blankets and popcorn to feel like you're in a theater. 

Viewing Distance for 70-75 tvs


To get the most out of your viewing experience, make sure you follow these guidelines. You'll need between 1 and 2.5 times the screen size for the optimal viewing distance, depending on what the resolution of your TV is. Just remember that a 4K resolution will let you sit closer to your TV without exposing the hundreds of pixels that make up the beautiful picture. No matter how big (or small) your space is, Element has the right size TV for your space, from 24 to 75 inches. 

Bring it home.