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How to Measure TV Size


Whether you're selling your current television or looking for an upgrade, measuring your TV is a relatively simple task. Getting accurate measurements will be essential to make sure you have enough space in the room where you plan to set up your home entertainment. Besides the screen size, there are a number of other important measurements that you'll need to make when you're browsing the market.


What you'll need:


Measuring your TV

Step 1: Measure the screen size diagonally.

Measuring screen size is going to be the most important measurement, as this is how most retailers list new TVs. Hold the end of a tape measure in one corner and extend it diagonally across to the opposite corner. Make sure the tape measure is inside the housing so you're only measuring the visible screen area. 


Step 2: Measure the TV's housing.

The housing is the plastic frame of the television. For flat-screen models, there generally won't be much housing, but this can be important if you're planning on mounting the TV. Measuring the width, height and depth will be important as you look at TV stands and other accessories. Even if the screen size is the same, the complete dimensions between models will vary.


How to Measure TV Size