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Special TV stand size guide

Natalia Kolomiets

Published on May 29 2020

 Special TV stand size guide

Search a variety of sizes of TV brackets doesn't have to be complicated. These tips make it easy to set up the perfect entertainment center, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show, no matter what screen it's playing on!


Understanding the actual size of your TV

Did you know that the advertised size of a television does not accurately reflect how much space it actually takes up? This is because the dimensions of a television are taken from diagonal (rather than horizontal) measurements. If, for example, you see a TV advertised as a "50-inch TV" (127 cm), what the advertisement says is that the TV screen is 50 inches (127 cm) from the left corner to the upper right corner.

Does it make sense so far? Good, because it's about to get a little more complicated. The advertised dimensions (diagonally) of a TV only represent the screen. In other words, the 50 inches (127 cm) of a 50-inch TV does not include the frame around the screen (also known as the bezel).

All of this makes trying to determine the best TV mount size for your TV a bit tricky, and while the easiest solution would be to get TV manufacturers to just advertise the actual size of their TVs, it doesn't look like that's going to be happening anytime soon. Fortunately, taking matters into your own hands doesn't have to be complicated.

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Step 1: find the actual width of a TV set

Finding the best TV stand size is all about calculating the width of your television. To do this, use a tape measure to measure the full width of your TV, from the left edge of the frame to the right - write it down and remember it when it comes time to buy a stand! Also note that if you don't have a tape measure or other measuring tool handy, you can also call the manufacturer or look up complete product details on the manufacturer's website.

Remember: Finding the right size mount for your TV is not just about aesthetics. Placing a large TV on a mount that is the same size or smaller than the TV frame can pose a serious safety risk.


Step 2: Find the height of the TV stand

It's a general rule of thumb that the center of the screen should be positioned at or just below eye level. Making sure your TV stays in a comfortable position involves some simple math: measure the distance from the floor to the average line of sight of the viewers in your home, and subtract half the height of the TV. The perfect height for your TV stand will fall within 2.5 - 5 cm of the difference.


Step 3: find the width of the TV stand

Because TV sets are measured diagonally and TV consoles are measured horizontally, be sure to record and consider the width of your screen when choosing your console. We recommend getting a console that is at least 5-10 cm wider than your TV.

Expert tip: The recommended TV viewing distance is approximately twice the size of your screen. For example, if you have a 137 cm TV, position the TV and stand at least 275 cm away from the viewing area.

Please note that because the size of the frame around the TV screen varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, the above table should be taken only as a general recommendation and not as a strict guide. Always use good judgment when arranging TVs, TV stands and other heavy furniture!

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Large TV mounts, medium TV mounts and small TV mounts

To simplify your search for the perfect TV stand size, we have divided TV stands into three main groups: Large TV stands, Medium TV stands y Small TV stands.

SoTV delivery large

With sleek drawers, shelves and built-in compartments, large TV stands provide an impressive way to show off your style and hide cords and cables, all while supporting your TV.

Common sizes: 187 cm, 193 cm and 215 cm

Ideal for: living room

Also known as: entertainment centers, media consoles, TV consoles

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Medium TV stands

Medium TV mounts offer just the right amount of surface area and storage capabilities, making it easy to elevate the height and style of your TV, no matter the size of your space.

Common sizes: 162 cm and 177 cm

Ideal for: living room or bedroom

Also known as: TV credenzas, TV consoles

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STV oports small

Small TV stands offer sturdy support, sleek styling and a compact design, making it easy to elevate your TV without taking up extra space.

Common sizes: 106 cm, 137 cm and 152 cm

Ideal for: the bedroom

Also known as: TV credenzasTV consoles

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