Go big and stay home with a 60 to 69 inch TV
A big screen TV is the focal point of any home theatre. If you’re setting up or upgrading your home theatre and you’ve decided bigger is definitely better, you’re going to love how a 65 inch 4K TV looks on your wall. Want to go even bigger? Take a look at the features on large screen TVs.
What’s the best distance to view your 65 inch 4k TV?
Whether you choose a 60 or 65 inch OLED TV or have a larger model in mind, you’ll need to accommodate the large screen in your home theatre and plan for how you’ll comfortably view a TV this large.
One of the general guidelines for placement is to sit at a distance that’s 1.5 to 2.5 times your diagonal screen measurement. For example, the dimensions of a 65 inch TV mean you’ll place your seating 8.13' to 13.5' or 2.5 m to 4.1 m from the screen.
Wall mount or TV stand? The choice is yours
You can easily mount a TV this size on your wall using a wall mount. The best recommendations for mounting a television this size are to mount it 42 inches on-center of your wall. That spot will allow you have your TV mounted well off the floor, but still keep it at eye level if you’re sitting on your couch.
Many TV stands will keep your TV at the perfect viewing level, and you get the added bonus of having extra storage for your power bars, speakers, and HDMI cables. You can even find a TV stand with fireplace so you can cozy up on winter nights.
Features you’ll find on large TVs
60 to 69 inch TVs are some of the largest TVs you can add to your home theatre; however, just because you want a large TV doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a pixel of quality.
Choosing your picture quality
The first feature you’ll need to decide on is what picture quality you’ll need. Screen resolution on this size of TV is similar to smaller TVs, and you can choose Full HD displays with 1920 x 1080 pixels or Ultra-high definition (UHD) displays that have 3840 x 2160 pixels. If you’ve never heard of UHD, it’s also known as 4K.
When you choose a 60 to 69 inch 4K TV you get gorgeous picture quality, 4 times better resolution than Full HD, and a TV that has the power to upscale whatever you watch. UHD 4K TVs also have High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology to give you a brighter picture, colours that explode on the screen, and imagery that’s as realistic as possible.
LED or OLED in a large TV
You’ll also need to decide if you’d like your new TV with LED or OLED. LED uses a backlighting system to give you a crystal-clear picture in bright daytime or dim light conditions. OLED TVs have contrast that’s second to none, clarity you have to see to believe, and wide viewing angles so everyone who watches has the best seat in the house.
Do you want a Smart TV?
A 60 to 69 inch 4K TV has all of the ports to plug in your sound bars, speakers, and HDMI cables for access to set top boxes and streaming devices. If you’d like to keep your home theatre simple, you can choose a Smart TV 4K that streams Netflix, Youtube, and lets you hit the Web, all on your big screen.
The best value TV
The price range of 60 to 69 inch TVs varies depending on picture quality and features. For example, can find the best deal on 65 inch TVs in price ranges as low as $500. If you choose a 65 inch OLED TV with Picture-on-Wall design and built-in speaker system, you could invest as much as $10,000.
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