Did you know that TV screens are measured diagonally? So when someone refers to a 60 flat screen TV, what they mean is the screen has a diagonal measurement of 60 inches.
As you can likely surmise, there are no fixed figures for the height and width of 60 inch TV—these measurements vary from product to product. Plus, you’ll also have to factor in whether the screen is installed on a stand.
Assuming there’s no stand involved, a few common 60 inch TV dimensions are 52.3” W x 29.4” H, 53.27” W x 30.58” H, and 54.92”W x 30.94” H. As for its depth, the average range is 1.0 – 3.5 inches.
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Dimensions of 60 Inch TV
A 60″ TV width can vary from 48 to 52 inches (or 121.9 to 132.09 if measuring in cm). The reason for such a wide disparity is that TV length is partly determined by aspect ratios, which we’ll go into more detail later on.
When mounting the TV on a stand, you’ll notice that the width doesn’t change. As such, you don’t have to account for the stand as far as broadness is concerned.
Similar to the width, a TV’s height is influenced by its aspect ratio. Without the stands, most models available on the market will be around 30 to 36 inches tall (that would be 762 to 914 in mm).
If you place the TV on a stand, its height should increase by 1.5 to 3 inches.
Although the TV’s depth does not depend on its aspect ratio, it will change if you include the stand. On its own, the monitor’s depth is around 1 to 3.5 in inches. With the stand taken into account, this measurement ranges from 10.16 to 13.98 in inches.
Check the table below for the dimensions of a few popular 60-inch TV models.
|Samsung 60 inch TV||No||53.7”||31.1”||2.52”|
|LG 60 Inch Class 4K HDR||No||53.9”||31.3″||3.5″|
Size of 60 Inch TV Based on the Aspect Ratio
As mentioned above, a TV’s width and height are influenced by the aspect ratio. In 60-inch TVs, two options are 16:9 and 4:3, meaning that if you divide the width by the height, the result would be roughly 1.78 and 1.33, respectively.
To be fair, 4:3 TVs are no longer common, given that they don’t conform to current video formats. If you come across this type of TV, its dimensions are roughly 48” W x 36” H.
Nowadays, most screens, especially smart TV, have an aspect ratio of 16:9. A few common TV measurements of this type are 52.3”W x 29.4” H, 53.27” W x 30.58” H, and 53.20” W x 30.5” H.
How to Calculate the Actual Size of Your TV
You can rely on the aspect ratio to find the dimensions of your TV screen. Read on for more details:
The screen height can be calculated with this formula:
Height = Diagonal / √[(Aspect Ratio)²+1]
= 60 /√[(16/9)²+1]
Now that you know the height, the process is a lot simpler. To calculate the width, use the formula below:
Width = Height x Aspect Ratio
= 29.4 x 16/9
Once you have the height and width, calculating the area is pretty straightforward:
Area = Height x Width
= 29.4 x 52.3
Factors to Consider When Choosing a 60-inch TV
To figure out the recommended TV sizes for your room, below are a few factors you must consider:
Make sure the viewing distance does not exceed the room size. We’ll go into more detail regarding this aspect below.
When it comes to TV placement, keep in mind that:
- Screens should always be placed at your eye level. This puts a 60-inch TV height from floor to be around 27 inches, assuming that you’ll sit on a couch 15 to 20 inches tall.
- Make sure there’s a 2-inch and 4-inch clearance on the back and sides of the TVs, respectively.
Most TVs’ aspect ratio these days is 16:9. With this, you’ll be able to watch both modern and old 4:3 movie In the case of having 4:3 screens, there’ll be two black sidebars when playing 16:9 videos.
4:3 TVs aren’t the best choice for new movies, considering that you’ll have to convert the videos, which can affect the quality or partly crop out the image.
Recommended Viewing Distance
Overall, the TV’s viewing distance is determined by the screen’s height and image resolution. The higher the image quality is, the closer you can sit to the screen.
- SD TVs require the longest viewing distance—sixfold the TV’s height. Assuming your TV is 29.4 inches tall, you should be seated 176.4 inches (14.7 in feet) away.
- HD TVs, meanwhile, call for a viewing distance of 3 times the TV’s height. Given the average vertical size of a 60-inch TV, 7.5 to 12 feet would be the optimal span.
- Most modern TVs are 4K, allowing you to sit a lot closer to the screen than the other options. In this case, the recommended viewing distance would be 5 to 7.5 feet.
Comparison With Other Common TV Sizes
|Viewing Distance For HD Screens
|Viewing Distance For 4K Screens
|60 inches||52.3||29.4||7.5 to 12||5 to 7.5|
|65 inches||58||34||9.5 to 9.7||5.4 to 8.1|
|70 inches||62||35||12.5||5.8 to 8.75|
|75 inches||65.4||37||15.7||6.3 – 9.4|
|80 inches||69.7||39.2||16.6||6.7 – 10|
|85 inches||74||42||17.7||7.1 – 10.6|
After learning about the 60 inch TV dimensions and optimal viewing distance, do you think that this screen size makes the best choice for your home?
If not, feel free to explore other options. You can rely on the formula we gave you to calculate any TV’s height and width and, from there, determine its ideal viewing distance based on its image resolution.
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