50 Inch TV Dimensions Guide (Detailed W/ Images)

Just like in any home décor venture, purchasing a new TV requires you to look more specifically at the dimensions and how it fits into the space appropriately. When buying a TV, you will walk in to find them labeled in inches, 32 inches, 43 inches, or 50 inches, but what does this mean?

Which will give you the best viewing experience while adequately fitting into the space? You will need to answer these questions, and it is crucial to know the dimensions to make the best decision.

When looking at a 50-inch TV, to some, it may be a large TV, and to others, it may be too small, but knowing the exact measurements are essential when determining if this TV is the best size for the space you are working with. The precise measurements you are looking at are height, width, and depth: meaning how tall the TV is, how wide the tv is, and how thick the TV you want to purchase.

The average dimensions of a 50-inch TV are 43.6 inches wide and 24.5 inches tall. The exact depth of the tv depends on the brand of TV that you are looking at. However, Roku 50″ Smart TV measures 25.5″ tall and 43.8″ wide. The pixels’ dimensions are 3840 x 2160.

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The average measurements are focused on the tv without using a base or stand, so make sure to include this as you design your space.

Where do These Measurements Come From?

It is important to know which measurement means what when looking at the dimensions of your new TV. Width is the TV measurement from one side to the other horizontally. Height is the measurement that goes from the top of the tv to the bottom. Depth is how thick the tv is from the front to the back at the widest point. Each of these measurements may be important when looking at how a TV will fit in the space or if it will even fit at all.

Gone are the days of TVs that are giant cubes taking up a significant amount of space; we are now looking at TVs getting thinner, the shape of the screen, and the edge of the screen that no longer has a wide border taking up half of the screen. Instead, we are showing more of the screen and less of that plastic edge, with better screen quality.

You’ll notice that neither of the included dimensions is 50 inches as advertised on TV. The measurement that is advertised is a diagonal measurement across the screen. When choosing a TV, one of the most important things to consider is the viewing area of the TV.

This specific measurement is the amount of screen you see while watching TV. To determine the size of the TV screen, you would need to multiply the height times the width.

TVDimensions without stand (in Feet & Inches)Dimensions without stand (in CM)
Samsung 50” Smart 4K Crystal HDR UHD TV TU7000 Series3 ft 8 in x 2 ft 1 in x  2 in111.76 cm x 64.52 cm x 6.1 cm
VIZIO V-Series 50” Class 4K HDR Smart TV – V505-J093 ft 8 in x 2 ft 2 in x 3 in112.27 cm x 65.18 cm x 6.45 cm
Element 50” 4K UHD Roku TV3 ft 9 in x 2 ft 2 in x 4 in112.78 cm x 65.02 cm x 9.4 cm
TCL 50” Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV- 50S4353 ft 8 in x 2 ft 2 in x 3 in112.01 cm x 65.28 cm x 8.13 cm
LG 50” Class 4K UHD Smart LED TV-50UQ7570PUJ3 ft 8 in x 2 ft 2 in x 3 in111.76 cm x 65.02 cm x 7.37 cm

Popular TV Options to Consider

The Visio V-Series 50” Class 4K HDR Smart TV is 25.66 inches x 44.2 inches x 2.54 inches. The extra size in the height and width are attributed to the border around the screen. The area of the TV is 1134.17 square inches.

On the other hand, the Samsung 50” Smart 4K Crystal HDR UHD is 28.1in x 44in x 2.4in. This TV has a significantly smaller border than the Visio TV. This TV has an area of 1236.4 square inches.

While these are only two examples, there are so many other options to consider if you have determined that a 50-inch TV is suitable for the space you are designing. If you are looking at a TV, you can find the dimensions written in the details section of the listing, and they are generally written as width x height x depth.

While this is the standard for TV listings, it is important to remember that the largest number is the TV’s width. You can use that knowledge to identify the other measurements if they are not labeled.

There are a wide variety of TVs that are available for you to choose from, and these are several popular 50” TVs that you could consider when TV shopping:

TVDimensions with stand (width x height x depth)Dimensions without stand (width x height x depth)
Samsung 50” Smart 4K Crystal HDR UHD TV TU7000 Series44 in. x 28.1 in. x 9.8 in.44 in. x 25.4 in. x 2.4 in.
VIZIO V-Series 50” Class 4K HDR Smart TV – V505-J0944.2 in. x 28.06 in. x 10.01 in.44.2 in. x 25.66 in. x 2.54 in.
Element 50” 4K UHD Roku TV44.4 in. x 27.6 in. x 8 in.44.4 in. x 25.6 in. x 3.7 in.
TCL 50” Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV- 50S43544.1 in. x 28 in. x 8 in.44.1 in. x 25.7 in. x 3.2 in.
LG 50” Class 4K UHD Smart LED TV-50UQ7570PUJ44 in. x 27.8 in. x 10.1 in.44 in. x 25.6 in. x 2.9 in.
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Each of these options would be a good choice, depending on what you feel is most important for your TV. If you are planning on having your TV on a stand, it is essential to look at the dimensions of the stand itself, along with the dimensions of the TV with the stand, to ensure that both will fit into the room properly.

Transporting a 50-inch TV

Buying a new TV can be exciting, but the next step is getting that TV home. Luckily, when it comes to a 50-inch TV, there are many more options for vehicles to transport your TV than you would have with a larger-sized TV.

Each TV will be packed inside a large box, which needs to be considered when determining if you can fit it into the vehicle where you are transporting your new TV.

It is a common misconception that when moving a TV, the space needs to be 50” at a minimum to put the TV into the vehicle. With the fragility of a TV, a significant amount of packaging is included in the box to make sure that moving the TV from the warehouse to the store and then is transported to the buyer’s home.

A good rule of thumb is to add a few inches to the dimensions of the TV if you are measuring your vehicle to see if your new TV will fit.

Nissan tested their vehicles to determine which vehicles would be able to transport TVs based on their size, and the only Nissan SUV that will not hold a 50-inch TV is the Nissan Kicks. It is crucial to make sure that whatever vehicle you use to transport your brand-new 50-inch TV home has a large enough opening to put the TV into your vehicle without the box getting stuck or bent.

If you have a smaller car, you will not be able to fit the new TV in your vehicle to transport it home. If you try to fit the new TV in a vehicle that is too small, you are risking damage to the TV during loading, unloading, or transport. It is also important to transport the TV upright so that it will not risk damage to the TV.

Viewing Angles & Experience

Several factors should be considered when adding a 50-inch TV to your space. When watching a 50-Inch TV, it is recommended that you should be sitting anywhere from 6.5 feet to 10.5 feet away from the TV. It is important to make sure that the room you choose to put the TV in has enough space to sit the appropriate distance away from the TV.

You will also need to determine if the TV will be on a stand or if it will be hung from the wall. The height at which the TV is hung will impact the angle at which you will see the TV, which will also have an impact on where you sit in the room.

A 50-Inch TV can provide you with the best viewing experience in the middle of the TV being at eye level. It is common for the average person to sit approximately 42 inches high, but this is just a general estimation, not an exact science.

For the best viewing experience, it may be helpful to use a tape measure and have another person measure the distance from the floor for your eye line while sitting on the couch or wherever you will be sitting while watching the TV. This will help make sure that you always have the best viewing experience with your new TV.

The viewing angle of the TV that you choose is based on the space that you are going to be watching the TV. If all viewers will be sitting directly in front of the TV, you would not need a TV with a wide viewing angle. If you are looking for the best type of TV in a wide space, an OLED TV would be the best option as it offers a wide viewing angle with minimal image degradation.

Make sure that when purchasing the TV, if you plan on using a stand to mount the TV, check the stand to see the dimensions to make sure that the base can hold the TV on the stand that you are putting the TV on. If you are looking for an immersive TV experience in a smaller room, the 50-inch TV would be the way to go.

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