How Big Is A 43 Inch TV? [Is It The Right Size For Your Space?]

The size of your television can make or break any room’s aesthetics and/or functionality. Knowing how much space this device will use up can help you narrow down where you should place it as well as if there will be adequate space for it. If you are wondering how big a 43-inch TV will be, we can help. We researched these electronics so you’ll know for sure what to expect.

A 43-inch television will be approximately 22.5 inches tall and 37.5 inches wide. Whether it is right for your space will depend on several factors, including:

  • Where the television is positioned on the wall
  • How far from the screen your eyes will be when it is viewed

Now that we know the dimensions of a 43-inch television, we’ll take a look at how they are measured and how these measurements determine whether or not screens of a certain size are suitable for your space. You might also be wondering what the best bedroom TV size or the most popular size screen for a living room is. For the answers to these questions and more, read ahead in this post to see what our research has uncovered.

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When you see the advertised size of a television, you might be left wondering what dimension that number refers to. If you thought that a 75-inch TV, for example, was either 75 inches across or high, you’d be incorrect. This number is an approximate reference to the diagonal.

The measurement from corner to corner should be the same as the number mentioned in the television’s size. A 43-inch screen will be 43 inches on the diagonal, to use the size we’ve been writing about. This diagonal measurement is the best way to determine whether or not the screen size will be appropriate for your space.

We mentioned earlier that the height of the 43-inch television screen will be 22.5 inches. Experts maintain that this measurement and the television’s resolution should be used to find how far your eyes should be from the screen when it is viewed. 

Screens need to be set a minimum distance from the eyes to avoid pixelation

If you sit too close to the screen, you’ll notice pixelation. This isn’t ideal, as it distorts the images. To avoid this, you will need to be a set minimum distance from the screen. 

Use the following to calculate how far back your eyes should be:

  • A television with 720p requires the screen to be 6 times the vertical measurement from your eyes.
  • But if your set is 1080p, the screen needs to be back 3 times the vertical measurement from your eyes.
  • 4k and 8k televisions have much sharper images. They will need to be set back only 1.5 times the vertical measurement from your eyes.

The 43-inch television screen

Let’s look at a 43-inch 1080p television as an example. We know that the screen is going to be 22.5 inches tall. Multiply this number by 3, and the product is 67.5 inches. Divide by 12 and you can get that measurement in feet, which comes to just a hair over 5.625, or just over five and a half feet.

So long as your screen is at least 5.5 feet from your eyes, this type of television will be suited for your space. If the distance will be narrower than that, consider a smaller screen or a 4k or 8k screen.

What is the best size TV for a bedroom?

Positioning is everything when it comes to television. How high you have it from the floor and how far back you sit will determine just how well you’ll be able to see the images on its screen.

We mentioned earlier in this post how a minimum distance from the screen is important to eliminate pixelation. Now let’s take a look at what it’s like to sit farther back.

In most cases, you will be viewing the screen from a greater distance in bed than you would in a living room or den. The further back you sit, the bigger the screen should be so that the images are clear. 

The 55-inch TV is the most popular choice for the bedroom. If the screen is 28.5 inches tall, you can use the formula from earlier in this post to determine the minimum distance it needs to be from your eyes.

This screen is big enough for you to be able to view it clearly from the bed and also keeps the screen far enough back so that the light from it won’t bother someone in your bed that might be sleeping.

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What is the most popular size TV for a living room?

Living rooms are typically the spots in a home where the television gets the most viewing hours. Whether you live alone or in a house with a large family, these communal gathering areas often have the TV as the centerpiece.

Since we know about minimum distances from earlier in this post, we’ll explore the most popular screen size for this room based on usability.

The 55-inch screen is the most popular screen size for the living room. These models will be set far enough back from your arranged furniture to give you and others the best visuals possible.

In the standard-size living room, you will be able to configure the seating in a variety of ways with a screen of this size without worrying about compromising the viewing experience.

tv control in the hand

How long should a television last?

Televisions can be a sizable investment, and most of us cannot afford to replace a set every few years. It can be difficult to pinpoint an exact average on how long these units will last, however. The various brands, styles, and other factors can greatly impact just how many years of life you’ll get out of your set.

That being said, industry-wide, the average lifespan ranges from five to 10 years. There are some ways that you can maximize the amount of time your television will be useable, though. Follow these tips below to keep yours glowing and crystal clear for as long as possible.

Keep it clean

It’s important to keep your set clean. And we don’t just mean the screen. While keeping the screen free of smudges is important, we want to emphasize how critical it is to keep the unit free from dirt and other debris as much as possible.

Carefully dust the back of the set regularly. The dirt that settles on it can get inside of it and make it run too hot. Over time, this heat will erode precious time off your television’s life.

Speaking of heat, make sure the back of the set isn’t touching a wall or any fabric. You need to let the back of the television “breathe,” if you will. Circulating air is important, as it keeps the set as cool as possible when it’s in use.

Don’t leave it on

The television’s life can be broken down into the number of hours it is good for. This will vary greatly, from 70,000 to 80,000 hours of use. And while some households will view their sets more than others, mindlessly leaving the set on when no one is watching it ticks away those hours one by one.

The longer your set is on, the fewer years it will last you. So if you are done watching it, switch it off. 

Handle with care

Televisions have a lot of delicate parts that require the unit to be treated with gentle care. Be easy with it when you are setting it up. Too much jostling can loosen wires or damage internal parts. 

If you are rearranging furniture and moving the set, be sure that you take care when repositioning it. Have a second person help you move it, even though it might be lightweight.

Should you be moving to another house, take precautions with your television. Have the set bubble wrapped before you transport it. Pack a moving blanket around it as well to give the screen extra protection from damage.

Television with remote control in hand mockup

In conclusion

A 43-inch television will fit into almost any living room space. If the screen is too close to your eyes, you will not get the best visuals from the unit. Take care of this device and you can see it last upwards of 10 years.

You’re finally at the end! We hope this post answered all your questions. For additional information, we suggest reading the following posts:

How To Connect Home Theater To TV Without HDMI [Step By Step Guide]

How To Reboot An App On Samsung TV [Step By Step Guide]

How To Arrange Living Room Furniture With TV

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