TVs are getting bigger and offering movie-quality screens so you can get the best from your TV viewing, whether it’s the latest release on Netflix or your favourite soap episode. What size screen is best for you?
Consider room size
First, you should consider the size of the room. If you are looking for something for the kitchen or bedroom, consider a screen size between 17 inches and 27 inches. This will give you a good-sized picture without having a TV that dominates the room. The ideal viewing distance for a TV like this is between 1.2 and 1.5 metres. It might be worth measuring your room before you head to the TV store. You should also take into account the distance from which you’ll be viewing the TV. The Telegraph offers some tips on choosing your TV at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/advice/11237873/What-size-TV-should-I-buy.html.
Curved or flat screen?
There are lots of different curved screens on the market that are designed to give you a viewing experience similar to that of an IMAX screen. However, you do have to watch a curved screen TV straight on to get the benefit of the curve, and the screen can sometimes appear warped, which may interfere with your viewing enjoyment. Flat-screen TVs are also best watched straight on, but they are slightly more forgiving and give a better picture from an angle. If you have your friends round for a movie night, a flat screen may be more suitable for you.
4k Ultra HD TVs
These technologically advanced TVs offer a viewing experience with four times the detail of an HD TV. The screen image gives amazing detail, but it is advisable to have a screen size of at least 40 inches to get the full benefit. With a 40-inch TV you need to be able to sit about 2.5 metres from the screen. If you don’t have a TV point in the right place in your room to allow this and you live in the south-west, Tewkesbury TV aerial installation offered by a company such as http://steveunettaerials.co.uk/services/satellite-repair-installation-gloucester/ can fit a new aerial point wherever you need it.
Whatever size TV you buy, you’ll be sure to get great viewing from it!