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How to choose the right size HDTV

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If you don't own one already, you may be tempted to purchase a widescreen digital television to enjoy your favourite movies, shows and sports programs. However, it can be difficult to select the right screen size, especially if you've been accustomed to viewing a TV with a traditional 4:3 screen.

When it comes to size, there are many factors that come into play, such as screen resolution and personal preference. However, the last thing you want is to purchase an HDTV that is too small for the room, or so big that it dominates the space.

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Here's a tip:

The rule of thumb is to take the distance you'll be sitting from the television and multiple by five to get the screen size you need. So if you'll be sitting eight feet away, you'll want to look at HDTVs with screens that are in the 35-45 inch range.

Amazon.com guideline suggests that to get the best picture quality, you'll need to choose the right TV dimensions based on the viewing distance you just determined. It just takes a bit of simple math to find your ideal TV screen size:

  • Minimum TV dimensions = Viewing distance / 3
  • Maximum TV dimensions = Viewing distance / 1.5

For example, if you'll be sitting 10 feet away from your television, that's 120 inches. This gives you a minimum TV screen size of 40 inches and a maximum screen size of 80 inches. That seems like a large variance, and that's where your budget comes into play. In addition, you can round your results so they make sense with available flat screen TV sizes.

Samsung has a link to help you with this: http://www.samsung.com/us/televisions/SamsungTVSelector.html

A good electronics dealer can help you make the best choice.

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