Plasma TV by Screen Size

You should NOT buy any TV size. In order to achieve an optimal viewing experience you must buy a TV that has the right screen size for the type of content you are watching and room size. Depending on the distance between you and the TV, there is an optimal viewing distance where you get most detail. The optimal screen size should be decreased if you are watching content of lower quality and/or resolution. For a detailed explanation please read Plasma TV Size & Optimal Viewing Distance guide.

HDTV Size & Viewing Distance Table

Plasma TV Size


Optimal Distance

for 720p (inch)

Optimal Distance

for 1080p (inch)

42 99 66
50 118 79
55 130 86
60 141 94
65 153 102

Want to Read More?

If you would like to read more about optimal HDTV viewing distance, resolution, and the factors that affect the amount of detail you see, we have several in-depth guides on these topics.

Plasma TV Size & Optimal Viewing Distance
An in-depth explanation of why having the right screen size is important to get the most of your plasma TV.

Plasma TV & HDTV Resolution
A very in-depth (long read) guide that explains what resolution is, how the image is formed on the screen and how the distance affects what you see.

720p vs 1080p
Contains images that simulate the differences between two plasma HDTV screens, one having 720p resolution and the other 1080p resolution. The guide also explains when 1080p is actually offering extra detail.

1080p vs 1080i
The purpose of this guide is to help you understand what are the differences between 1080p and 1080i. The basic idea is that you shouldn’t bother about these differences, as they are not substantial.

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