Front view of four Samsung 2019 QLED 8K of different screen sizes, laid behind one another as seen from an angle.

What size screen
should I buy?

Choose the right TV for your room.

Before you buy a new TV, make sure you’re getting the right size.
The distance between you and the TV, screen resolution and the kind of entertainment you’ll be watching are all important factors. It’s best to go as big as you can for a more immersive viewing experience. Today’s designs are slim with minimal bezels, and wall mounting is simple, so a generous TV won’t dominate the room.

How far will you sit from the TV?

Time for a little maths. Measure the distance between where you’ll put the TV and where you’ll sit, then multiply by 0.84 if you measured in inches or 0.33 if you measured in centimetres to calculate your ideal screen size.
Here are a few we’ve worked out for you.

TV size according to viewing distance

Find your perfect TV

Large Samsung TV mounted on a wall with a food dish displayed on the screen.

Over 70"

Sleek, slim designs offering dazzling 8K displays, impressive UHD 4k detail and vibrant QLED colour.
Front view of a Samsung TV with an iceberg displayed on the screen representing 4K display in 60" - 69" TVs.

60"-69"

Get sucked into the action on generous screen. Experience the lifelike displays on our UHD 4K TVs.
Front view of a Samsung TV with an iceberg displayed on the screen representing 4K display in 60" - 69" TVs.
Front view of a Samsung TV mounted on a furniture shelf with an image of a man overlooking the horizon from the edge of a cliff, representing brilliant picture quality in 50" - 59" TVs.

50"-59"

A great option for most living rooms. Enjoy brilliant picture-quality and clever design features like ways to keep your cables tidy.
A girl playing with pillows lying on the floor next to a Samsung Frame TV mounted on a wall in the background.

40"-49"

A popular choice for a second screen. There's no need to compromise on features or display technology.
Samsung TV mounted on a wall next to a home decor with a scenic image displayed on the screen.

30"-39"

Perfect for a kitchen or smaller space. Now your entertainment can reach every room.
Samsung TV mounted on a wall next to a home decor with a scenic image displayed on the screen.

What resolution is the display?

When you’re deciding how far away to put your TV, you’ll want to take the screen resolution into account. The higher the resolution, the closer you can sit before the screen becomes pixelated. So you can sit much closer to UHD 4K TVs than Full HD TVs. If you’re in the market for a big TV, 4K and 8K technology offer a sharp, pixel-free picture no matter how big you go.

Snow covered mountain tip as viewed from a camera lens representing high resolution of Samsung TVs.
Snow covered mountain tip as viewed from a camera lens representing high resolution of Samsung TVs.
City landscape with a river view during sunset that highlights the important factors in facilitating an immersive and cinematice experience when watching content on your TV.

What’s the optimum field of view?

The amount of your view the screen takes up is called the field of view. A bigger screen will take up more than a smaller one. And the closer you sit, the larger your field of view. How close you want to be depends on what you’re watching. For an immersive, cinematic experience when you’re watching a film, it’s best to move in a little closer. But if you want to follow the action during a football game, sitting further back will help you keep your eye on the ball.

At what angle will you sit?

If you’re planning on a large TV so the whole family can enjoy it, you’ll want to give some thought to viewing angles. Ideally, the TV should be placed parallel to your eyes, with no more than a 40-degree angle to the left or right.

person diving into swimming pool
Two Samsung QLED TVs laid adjacent to each other at an angle with a video of a swimmer diving in a pool displayed on a screen, representing Samsung TVs widest viewing angles.

Explore our range

QLED TVs

Our brightest display

Get the very best picture quality in both 4K and 8K formats. QLED TVs deliver our brightest colours and deepest blacks in all conditions. Choose Ambient Mode to blend in with your room.

Front view of a 2019 Samsung QLED 8K with a beach displayed on the screen.

The Frame

TV when it's on. Art when it's off.

The stunning Ultra HD 4K Frame boasts a crisp, clear picture which displays art when you’re not watching TV. Add sophistication and style to any room.

Front view of Samsung Frame TV. Displayed on the screen is a picture art of flowers.

Serif

Stylish from every angle

The Serif TV is designed to be seen. From a beautiful back cover to a discreet pocket to keep cables tidy, the Serif is meticulously crafted.

Front view of Samsung Serif TV mounted on a TV stand with 22:15 displayed on the screen.

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