75-Inch TV Dimensions (with Drawings)
There’s no question that a television is a popular item to find in most households throughout the country. Some people have a TV in every room, and in a family room or living room, it’s often the focal point. TVs are a great way to enjoy a movie night with friends or just relax after a tough day.
Of course, the size of your television can greatly impact your viewing experience. You measure a TV screen by taking the diagonal measurement across the screen, so the actual width is a bit less. Therefore, a 75-inch TV is roughly 66 inches wide and approximately 38 inches tall.
But, size isn’t everything when it comes to choosing a television that works for you and your space. So, read on to learn more about a 75-inch TV before deciding if it’s right for you.
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Things to Consider When Buying a 75-Inch TV
There are several things to consider before purchasing a television. You should consider size, resolution, TV position, room size, room type, and price.
The size of your television screen is an essential factor when purchasing a new TV. But, since you measure screen size diagonally, remember, a 75-inch TV doesn’t mean you get 75 inches of viewing space.
Instead, you’ll get about 2,508 square inches of screen area from a TV that is about 66 inches by 38 inches. Different people prefer various sizes of televisions, but consider a larger TV if you entertain often.
As an example, this Sony 75-inch X950G Smart TV measures approximately 40.875 inches tall by 66 inches wide. However, the height includes the stand; the actual screen is roughly 37.875 inches tall.
While the TV itself is 2.875 inches deep, the stand makes the total depth almost 15 inches. Depth is also an important factor when it comes to determining where you’ll put your TV. The size and shape are similar to 72-Inch TV dimensions, and they both take up a lot of wall space.
Another key factor to consider when choosing a television is the screen’s resolution. High-resolution televisions offer more pixelation, delivering a less grainy picture when you sit close to it.
The majority of televisions on the market come in either 4K or 1080p. 1080p TVs, also called Full HD televisions, have a resolution roughly 4 times less than a 4K, or Ultra HD TV.
There are also 8K televisions on the market, but they’re expensive and there’s little 8K content available. Therefore, for now, 4K is likely more than enough if you want a superior picture.
Of course, price varies significantly among television, depending on size, brand, and other features. Also, TVs with higher resolutions will come with a higher price tag.
Smaller televisions may only cost you about $150 to $200. However, larger TVs, like a 75-inch television, can start to creep past $700 or more. Of course, smart TVs and those with additional features will easily cost upward of $1,200 or more.
You can either place your television on a TV stand, entertainment center, or mount it on the wall. It depends on how you prefer to view the TV and the available space in your room. Look into the standard entertainment center dimensions to make sure your TV will fit.
If you have ample floor space and need storage, then you might prefer a TV stand. However, keep in mind that your TV console should be wider than your television.
A good rule of thumb is for the surface your television sits on to be at least two inches wider than your TV. Therefore, you should have at least one inch of space on each side of your TV.
For a 75-inch TV that is about 66 inches wide, you would need a TV stand at least 68 inches wide. You can always go larger, but it’s best to not go too big so you don’t dwarf your TV. Although, you can always balance it out by placing other items on the stand.
Also, keep in mind the depth of your TV stand, to ensure the television can sit comfortably on top. For example, the 75-inch TCL-8 Series Roku Smart TV has a base that is 15 inches deep.
The Best Height for Your Television Stand
You also need to consider the TV stand’s height, as it will affect the viewing quality. Ensure the middle of the television is about eye level to the average viewer watching TV.
To determine optimal TV stand height, measure from the floor to the viewer’s eye level in your home. Ensure the person is seated where most viewing happens, most likely a sofa or chair across from the TV.
Subtract half the TV’s height from this number. The height of your TV stand will fall within an inch or two of the resulting figure.
Make sure to account for the depth of the TV stand as well. If you have a smaller living room, a TV stand may take up too much floor space.
In contrast to a TV stand, a wall-mounted TV can free up a lot of precious floor space. Wall mounting a television takes away the need for an extra piece of furniture in the room.
But, a wall mount can increase viewing distance by a foot or two. This is because placing it on the wall puts it further away than on a TV stand. You’ll also likely end up with a slight viewing angle when the TV is on the wall.
How High Should You Mount a 75-Inch Television?
The height you mount your television varies based on the television’s size. If you have a 75-inch TV, mount it roughly 23.6 inches from the floor to the bottom of the TV.
If you so desire, you can do some math to determine the perfect height for your TV. You’ll need a graphic calculator to do this.
Take the “Tan” of your reclining angle, which is 10-20 degrees, when laying back. Multiply this by the viewing distance from the TV. Add this number to the viewer’s eye level to determine the perfect TV mounting height.
Most wall mounts feature a design that can fit any size television. However, some models won’t be able to hold up the weight of larger TVs. To make sure your television is stable, use a wall mount made specifically for your size TV.
Think About the Room Size for Your 75-Inch Television
Always factor in the size of the room when choosing your television size. If you get a TV that is too small or large, it can look a little off-balance in the space.
It is also critical to consider how much floor and wall space you have available. Do you have room for a 75-inch TV and stand, or do you need a wall mount? If you don’t have the proper amount of space, are you up for rearranging your furniture to make it work?
For smaller rooms, keep the TV on the smaller side. This includes kitchens, small to average bedrooms, and smaller living rooms.
You only need a 32-inch TV for these rooms. However, you shouldn’t view these from more than about 4.9 feet away because viewing quality decreases.
Average to Larger-Sized Rooms
For average-sized living rooms and more oversized bedrooms, a 32 to 40-inch TV will work just fine. You can view these TVs from 4.9 to 8 feet away, so there is more flexibility in placement. These TVs are also more likely to offer smart features and other extras compared to a 32-inch or smaller.
For a living room and a large master bedroom, 45 to 55 inches will provide an optimal viewing experience. With this television size, make sure to view from 8 to 10 feet away.
Larger rooms, like a sizable living room or an outdoor patio area, can house 60 to 85-inch TVs. You will just need to increase the distance from the TV as the TV gets larger.
Of course, you can place a larger TV in a smaller room if you can keep the viewing distance optimal. This will help viewers not to strain their eyes. This is a good combination for home theatres.
The Perfect Viewing Distance for a 75-Inch TV
If you decide to purchase a 75-inch TV, consider the viewing distance when determining where you will place it. As discussed above, you can either mount it on the wall or use a TV stand. Whichever you choose, there is an optimal distance to place your TV from the viewer.
To determine where to place your TV, take the diagonal measurement of your TV. Multiply that by 1.5. This gives you the minimum distance you should be sitting away from your TV.
For a 75-inch TV, that is 112.56 inches or 9.38 feet. However, the distance can act as a range.
If you have a 1080p TV, you’ll want to sit farther away, between 9.38 and 15.63 feet. If you have a 4K TV, you can sit closer without the image appearing grainy. You can sit between 6.25 and 9.38 feet from a 4K TV.
If you primarily use your TV to watch movies, place your seating a bit closer to the TV. This will provide you with the closeness a movie theater offers.
What is the difference in viewing area between a 65 and 75-inch TV?
Because TVs are measured diagonally, a 65-inch TV offers significantly less screen size than a 75-inch. It is about 9 inches less in terms of width and 5 inches shorter on average. Therefore, you get approximately 1,881 square inches of viewing area, which is about 700 less than a 75-inch TV.
Thanks to their design, you can mount most flat-screen TVs. But, be sure to check your manual before to be certain.
Find “VESA” (Video Electronics Standards Association) and its accompanying number in your manual. Buy a wall mount with the same VESA number to ensure your TV and wall mount match.
Stacy Randall is a wife, mother, and freelance writer from NOLA that has always had a love for DIY projects, home organization, and making spaces beautiful. Together with her husband, she has been spending the last several years lovingly renovating her grandparent's former home, making it their own and learning a lot about life along the way.
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