Almost every TV of 65-inch or larger requires you to consider whether you would be comfortable with it in your room. Because if you don’t have enough space, you will feel like you’re sitting “inside the screen.” I mean, that’s uncomfortable, as your viewing angle is smaller than the size of the screen, so you need to move your eyes when watching. And that’s annoying, especially if you watch something for a long time.
As I said, when you choose a large-size TV, the most important thing you pay attention to is that it should fit in your room. That makes sense, as it shouldn’t be too big (or your eyes will get tired), but it shouldn’t be too small either (because then you won’t be comfortable watching it). You can read this article to understand the difference between the dimensions of different screen size TVs; it’s helpful if you haven’t decided on the screen size you want to buy.
It usually depends on the viewing distance. That’s the distance from your sofa (or another place for watching) to the wall on which the TV will hang or the table on which it will stand.
From my experience, I can say that people think pretty straightforwardly: “the bigger TV – the better.” And to some extent, that works, for example, when considering between 24-inch and 28-inch TVs. But that isn’t working with large TVs, as there may be a situation when 55-inch would perfectly fit your room, but 65-inch TV would be too big.
So if you want to buy 65-inch TV, you need to consider how big it is to fit your room. You need to consider two factors: TV dimensions and room size (and, therefore, the viewing distance). In this article, I will explain the 65-inch TV sizes and then would talk about the best viewing distance for 65-inch TVs.
65-inch TV dimensions
First, to make the right choice, you must understand the difference between 65-inch TV screen size and 65-inch TV dimensions. Screen size refers, not surprisingly, to the size of the screen that’s measured with a diagonal, the line that connects two opposite corners of the TV’s screen. If you see that your TV is 65-inches, it can be exactly 65″ or 64,5″ (in this case, it’s called 65-inch for marketing purposes, but the actual screen size is smaller).
Also, modern TVs have tiny frames, so they don’t affect the TV size. If the TV and screen dimensions were 2 different numbers in the past, that’s almost the same nowadays.
And there are three dimensions you should consider: width (how long your 65-inch TV is), height (how tall it is), and depth (how thick your 65-inch TV is). Also, don’t forget that your TV can be mounted on a stand or the wall. If you want to use a stand, don’t forget to consider its size.
And don’t forget that 65-inch TV dimensions vary slightly between different models.
What are the 65-inch TV dimensions in inches?
Let’s look at the average 65-inch TV size in inches (we took a TV with 65 inches screen size strictly for calculations):
- The 65-inch TV screen size is 65 inches (or it may be 64″ or 64.5″, or even 65.5″).
- The 65-inch TV width is 58 inches.
- The 65-inch TV height is around 34 inches without a stand (about 36 inches with a stand).
- The 65-inch TV depth is around 1.7 inches. Also, consider that the stand has depth (usually, it’s about 11.6 inches).
Usually, the dimensions of any object are written in W x H x D (width x height x depth) format so that 65-inch TV dimensions are:
- 58 x 34 x 1.7 without a stand
- 58 x 36 x 11.6 with a stand.
As you may see, 65-inch TV isn’t 65 inches wide; it’s around 58 inches.
65-inch TV dimensions in cm
For people reading this article outside the US, here are also dimensions in cm.
- The 65-inch TV screen size is 165 cm.
- The 65-inch TV width is 147 cm.
- The 65-inch TV height is 86 cm without a stand and around 90 cm with a stand.
- The 65-inch TV depth is around 4.3 cm.
In W x H x D format, the 65-inch TV sizes in cm would be:
- 147 x 86 x 4.3 without a stand.
- 147 x 90 x 33.8 with a stand.
65-inch TV dimensions in feet
Now, let’s look at the average 65-inch TV dimensions in feet. One inch equals 0.0833333 feet.
- The 65-inch TV screen size is 5.42 feet.
- The 65-inch TV width is 4.83 feet.
- The 65-inch TV height is around 2.83 feet without a stand and around 3 feet with a stand.
- The 65-inch TV depth is around 0.14 feet without a stand and around 0.97 feet with a stand.
In W x H x D format, 65-inch TV dimensions in feet are:
- 4.83 x 2.83 x 0.14 without a stand.
- 4.83 x 2.83 x 0.97 with a stand.
How big is a 65-inch TV?
Above, we have provided average dimensions, but 65-inch TV sizes differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, so the table below has dimensions for specific TV makers.
|TV||WxHxD (inches)||WxHxD (cm)|
|LG OLED TV||57.0″ x 32.7″ x 1.8″||144.78 x 83 x 4.57|
|LG Nano TV||57.3″ x 33.1″ x 2.8″||145.5 x 84.1 x 71.12|
|LG LED TV||57.3″ x 32.9″ x 2.5″||145.5 x 83.57 x 6.35|
|Samsung QLED TV||56.9″ x 32.7″ x 2.1″||144.5 x 83.06 x 5.33|
|Samsung Terrace series||57.7″ x 33.5″ x 2.4″||146.56 x 85.09 x 6.14|
|Samsung Frame series||57.2″ x 32.7″ x 1.8″||145.29 x 83.06 x 4.57|
|Samsung LED TV||57.1″ x 32.7″ x 2.4″||145.03 x 83.06 x 6.14|
|Sony LED TV||58″ x 33″ x 2.4″||147.32 x 83.82 x 6.14|
As you may see, the difference in width and height between different TVs isn’t significant, but it still is. And sometimes, it can affect your experience, especially if you want to mount your TV to make it fully fit the empty.
Why it’s important to consider how wide is a 65-inch TV?
As already mentioned, there are 3 primary dimensions you need to pay to when choosing 65-inch TV: height, width, and thickness (also known as depth). And you should consider the width first, especially if you want to place a TV on a table. In my life, I’ve faced a situation when I bought a TV to put on my stand in the bedroom, but it was wider than the stand surface, so it dangled over its edges. And one time, I just pushed it down, and I broke its screen.
The width is important because it determines whether your TV would fit its place. That’s a common situation when the newly-bought TV isn’t fitting the place it’s supposed to stay. In my life, I have faced such occasions three times. Of course, you can return your TV to the store and change it to the smaller one, but I think no one wants to spend time on this. So it’s better to choose the TV of the correct size from the first attempt.
Of course, the dimensions shouldn’t be the only factor when choosing a TV. But once you have decided on the brand, screen type, and other parameters, the TV size is what you should think about.
How much does a 65-inch TV weigh?
As in the TV dimensions case, the weight doesn’t vary significantly from model to model. It also depends on whether you count it with or without a stand.
The typical weight is around 52 lbs (23.6 kg) without a stand or 60 lbs (27.2 kg) with a stand.
Below is the table of the weight for the most common TVs:
|TV||Weight (without stand)||Weight (with stand)|
|LG OLED TV||53.9 lbs (24.4 kg)||71.9 lbs (32.6 kg)|
|LG Nano TV||53.1 lbs (24.1 kg)||56.9 lbs (25.8 kg)|
|LG LED TV||59.5 lbs (27 kg)||62.3 lbs (28.2 kg)|
|Samsung QLED TV||55.1 lbs (25 kg)||56 lbs (25.4 kg)|
|Samsung Terrace Series||81.8 lbs (37.1 kg)||N/A|
|Samsung Frame Series||50.3 lbs (22.8 kg)||54.2 lbs (24.6 kg)|
|Samsung LED TV||55.1 lbs (25 kg)||57.9 lbs (26.2 kg)|
|Sony LED TV||47.6 lbs (21.6 kg)||49.6 lbs (22.5 kg)|
Where to find TV measurement
Of course, all information provided above is helpful, and you can estimate the TV size at a glance. In most cases, this will have no consequences. However, if you need to know your TV’s actual size, you can find it on the retailer or manufacturer’s website.
Usually, this information is hidden in the product description (about this item). Here’s what it looks like on Amazon:
How far should you sit from 65-inch TV?
The bigger the screen, the better the immersion effect. That’s true. It’s hard to enjoy a movie while watching it on a small screen. However, buying giant TV for all your money isn’t the right decision. At least not always. If your room isn’t big enough, you will sit too close to the screen, which would be uncomfortable.
There’s one more thing you need to keep in mind – the viewing distance. That’s the distance between your eyes and the screen.
Many things affect your viewing distance: screen resolution, visual acuity, and the quality of the content. There’s the standard rule: the closer to the display, the more realistic the picture and the more noticeable all the flaws. And there’s one thing we need to consider – the field of view.
Field of view for a 65-inch TV
Field of view can be described as your viewing angle (so these 2 expressions are the same in this article), the angle between your eyes, and the edges of the TV. Here’s what it looks like in the picture.
Your field of view depends on how far away you are from the TV. The closer you are, the greater the viewing angle. Below you can see the difference in the perception of the TV at an angle of 30 degrees and 40 degrees.
30 and 40 degrees are the recommended fields of view for watching TV. If you sit further back (the field of view is 20 degrees), you will find it difficult to concentrate on watching TV. And if you sit further away (and the field of view is 50 degrees), your eyes will quickly become tired.
Most experts recommend the 30-degree viewing angle for a good watching experience. But if you want a more immersive experience, you can sit a little closer to get about a 40-degree field of view to get a cinema-like experience.
But keep in mind that we assume you’re watching TV solo and on at eye level. Not all rooms and situations meet this condition; for example, if you’re mounting your TV high on a wall to watch it while lying on the bed or placing a TV in the corner of a room.
However, for the situation shown in the picture, the recommended distance would be:
- For mixed watching experience (30-degree field of view) – 9 feet (2.75 meters).
- For theatre-like experience (40-degree field of view) – 6.5 feet (2 meters).
65-inch TV resolution and content quality
And there’s one crucial thing you must consider – the screen resolution. Most 65-inch TVs have 4K resolution (4096×2160 pixels). The proposed effective viewing distance was chosen based on this, the most popular resolution for TV displays. But if you are watching Full HD or 2K TV, the number of pixels per inch will be less, and if you are sitting too close, the picture will be grainy.
The same applies to content quality. Even if you have an 8K TV, the content is Full HD – it would look grainy if you sit too close.
The recommended distance is shown in the table below, depending on the 65-inch TV resolution or content quality.
|Resolution||Mixed usage||Cinema-like experience|
|HD (1280×720)||9.7′ (2.95 m)||Not recommended|
|Full HD (1920×1080)||9.5′ (2.9 m)||Not recommended|
|2K (2048×1080)||9.4′ (2.86 m)||6.8′ (2.07 m)|
|UHD (3840×2160)||9.1′ (2.78 m)||6.7′ (2.04 m)|
|4K (4096×2160)||9′ (2.75 m)||6.5′ (2 m)|
|8K (7680×4320)||8.8′ (2.68 m)||6.2′ (1.9 m)|
Why you can’t place the TV too close?
If the distance to the TV isn’t proper, your eyes will begin to tire quickly. Your vision often begins to deteriorate because the distance is too close.
Eyes become strained because you constantly move from one part of the TV to another, and the whole picture is not captured. Significant looks better at a distance.
Because of this detail, the recommended distance should be enough to make you see the image fully without forcing your eyes to move and overstress.
If you’re placing your TV in an uncommon place (like the corner of your room or mounting it on the wall), you can just estimate your field of view and the preferable distance as screen size multiplied by 1.7-2, which would be around 3 meters.
Is it worth buying a TV with an OLED display?
These devices’ displays are based on a matrix built of organic LEDs. It’s considered to be the most advanced matrix right now. Their advantage is that there’s no need for additional backlighting. When the power is turned on, the organic LEDs emit light.
Unlike LED matrices, OLED displays are famous for deeper and more natural blacks, wide viewing angles, high contrast, and brightness. They provide a more natural color reproduction. They’re the newest and most expensive matrix option. However, if you don’t plan to spend too much time in front of the TV, you shouldn’t spend too much on OLEDs. Natural black color is also available in VA matrices; most LEDs will be enough.
If you’ve been buying a device for a few decades, investing in an OLED TV is highly unprofitable. It mightn’t last that long. They have an estimated lifespan of about 5 years.
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Thank you for this article. I was choosing a TV in my living room, it’s around 260 sq ft. First I thought I need 65 inch TV, but I don’t want to get a ‘cinematic’ effect, so I bought 55″ TV. It fits room much better. For those, who are still thinking what TV to buy I have one advice: check the stand size, as it varies greatly.
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