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How to choose a TV stand

How to choose a TV stand

A Guide To Choosing A TV Stand

Setting up a perfect entertainment center in your home should be a breeze in the park. However, there are a few things that you should know before you commit to spending on an actual stand for your TV. Among the key issues to address include;

  • How to measure a TV
  • Finding the actual width of your TV
  • Finding the TV stand height
  • Finding the TV stand width

How To Measure a TV

Contrary to a common misconception, a television’s advertised size is not reflective of its length nor its width which might give you the wrong measurements and the space that it actually takes up. When measuring the dimensions of a TV, the correct method is to use diagonal measurements. The diagonal is longer than either of the width or length and this can give you problems when you buy a stand tailored for its width or length.

Finding The Actual Width Of Your TV

It gets a little bit more complex after that because when buying a stand, it is imperative to note that the advertised dimensions only account for the screen itself and are not inclusive of the frame or rather the bezel. You can end up buying a stand that is much smaller than the TV, albeit by a few millimeters on either side. The downside to this is that it is not as stable and therefore easier for your TV to fall and damage. Professionals and manufacturers also discourage customers from using a stand that is of the exact dimensions.

Finding The TV Stand Width

The simplest method of taking measurements is to use a tape measure to get the width of your TV. To do this, you need to place the tape measure at the left or right edge and run it across the bottom of the TV all the way to the opposite edge. You should then proceed to buy a stand that has a larger width value than that of the TV’s even though it is by at least 4 millimeters on either side. This ensures that the TV has more stability than if it was to be placed on a stand that is of both the exact measurements or smaller ones.

Finding The TV Stand Height

It is a rule of thumb that the stand you buy should enable the center of the TV screen to be positioned either exactly or slightly below your eye level. This ensures comfort where you don’t have to strain your neck muscles while watching TV for long hours. For more insight on how to pick the right TV stand check out Tylko’s blog here https://tylko.com/shelves/tv-stand/