Televisions are a true staple for each and every household nowadays, just like a microwave or a washing machine. Who can even remember the last time you walked into someone’s home that didn’t have a TV in it, if ever? On top of that, we as a society are continuously upgrading our electronics, including our televisions, to more and more advanced models each year.
“The bigger the better”. This saying has been ingrained in us for a long time. And to be honest, it definitely applies to TVs. You can think about which brand of television you want, or the specs it should boast, but what about the most important factor – its dimensions?
One of the most popular TVs on the market today is the 65-inch television. For a 65-inch TV, it’s important to consider the actual dimensions.
The average dimensions for a 65-inch television are 58 inches wide and 32 inches tall, by 2 inches thick or deep. This comes out to 147.3 centimeters wide by 81.3 centimeters, and 5.1 centimeters thick or deep.
TV dimensions are what tell you the size of the television’s screen itself. This is important to know so you can really enjoy your new TV, whether you’re needing it to keep up with your favorite sports team, or just for those fun family movie nights.
Unfortunately, many people misunderstand what the size of their 65-inch TV actually is. The dimensions of 65-inch televisions are not all the same – this can actually vary due to many factors including everything from your TV’s brand to the television stand height.
So, How Do I Know The Size Of My 65-Inch TV?
When someone says “a 65-inch TV”, what they’re talking about is the measurement of the diagonal of the television. That is the distance from the opposite corner to the opposite corner of the TV.
For each 65-inch TV, the measurement of this diagonal is what always stays the same, consistent across each product. Where the size of the television starts differentiating is when you started considering the actual dimensions.
The dimensions of the TV can be broken down into three different parts: width, height, and depth or thickness.
- The width of the television is the distance across the horizontal axis of the screen.
- The height of your TV is how tall it is – depending on how you are planning to display your television, if you choose to use a TV stand, it can sometimes add considerable height. However, you can always change your TV stand out for a taller or shorter option to get the height you desire.
- The depth is how thick the TV is. Modern TVs are pretty thin compared to how they used to be, sitting at usually only a couple of inches. But still, this is an important factor to consider – for example, with wall-mounted TVs, the depth of the television can play a big role in how it will fit in tight spaces.
What Can Affect The Dimensions Of A 65-Inch TV?
When it’s time to decide which 65-inch TV you want, you can choose from many different options to make it uniquely your own. This includes deciding the brand and video quality of your particular television.
What many people don’t consider, however, is how all of those things can affect the TV’s dimensions. The true dimensions of your TV can vary due to many factors such as the presence of a TV stand, the manufacturer or brand of the television, or the thickness of the trim or frame around the screen.
Knowing how these factors can affect your TV’s dimensions will ensure that you end up with the size of television you actually want. Nothing is worse than spending vast amounts of money on a fancy TV, only for it to not even be the right size.
TV Trim or Frame
The trim or frame on modern TVs is thinner and sleeker than ever. Typically, the trim won’t have any considerable effect on the dimensions of your TV. It is still something to keep in mind, however, especially if you are fitting it into a tight spot.
Regardless, each TV almost always has some type of trim to protect and frame the television’s screen. Usually, this will only add on average an additional inch or so to the television’s height and width.
Wall-Mounted or Standing
Having a wall-mounted TV can provide certain freedom for your TV and living space. Not only does it free up the extra area where a standing TV would have been, but it can also allow you to mount it at whatever viewing height is most comfortable for you.
Ensure that if you do decide to wall-mount your TV, it is properly secured and installed to prevent damage to either your TV or your home!
If you do opt to have a standing television, it’s important to remember that a TV stand will add considerable height to your television’s overall dimensions. Depending on the TV stand you choose, this can add between two to three inches on average to the height.
Dimensions Of 65-Inch Televisions
The dimensions that manufacturers provide for their TVs don’t take into account the TV trim or the TV stand height – the dimensions are only of the television’s screen itself.
The average dimensions of a 65-inch TV are 58” W x 32” H x 2” D (147.3 cm x 81.3 cm x 5.1 cm). Before we start boring you with more numbers, let’s break down what we’ve already told you so far.
What Does The “65-Inches” Mean?
The 65-inches measure the distance from opposite corner to opposite corner of the TV. This is also called the diagonal.
Something to keep in mind is that the diagonal will always be the largest measurement on the TV. This is because the dimensions of the width, height, and depth individually are always going to be less than the distance of the diagonal.
Modern TVs also have an aspect ratio of 16:9. This means that the dimensions will always change in proportion to each other – for a larger width there will be a larger height, and for a smaller width there will be a smaller height.
Popular 65-Inch Televisions And Their Dimensions
Sometimes it can be difficult to find out what the actual dimensions of your television are. Usually, all you may know is that it is a 65-inch TV – but who actually needs to know the diagonal distance on their TV?
When it comes time to fit it into your home, you usually need to know the width to figure out if it will fit on that entertainment stand you have. Or maybe you need to know what the height is, to see if you should invest in a taller TV stand.
Here are the dimensions of some of the most popular 65-inch TVs in 2022, from well-known brands such as TCL, Samsung, Sony, and LG.
|TV Model and Manufacturer||Dimensions (in) (W x H x D)||Dimensions (cm) (W x H x D)|
|Samsung QN90A Neo QLED||56.9 x 32.6 x 1||144.5 x 82.8 x 2.5|
|TCL 6-Series Roku TV||56.9 x 32.9 x 2.8||144.5 x 83.6 x 7.1|
|Sony Bravia XR A80J||57.1 x 33 x 2.1||145 x 83.8 x 5.3|
|TCL 5-Series Roku TV||56.9 x 32.5 x 3.0||144.5 x 82.6 x 7.6|
|LG G1 OLED TV||56.9 x 32.7 x 0.9||144.5 x 83.1 x 2.3|
For each of these televisions, even though their dimensions are different, they still have the same 65-inch diagonal measurement. For example, the TCL 6-Series Roku TV will have a consistent 65-inch diagonal, with its dimensions being 57 inches wide, 33 inches tall, and 2.8 inches deep.
Always keep in your mind when deciding on a TV, that each model and type is created with its own unique and independent features that can affect its dimensions.
Additional Features To Consider For Your 65-Inch TV
Modern televisions are not only getting bigger, but they’re also getting better. Nowadays, we are obsessed with how innovative and high-tech we can make our devices.
Each year, there are new features available on the market to help improve our technology. This goes for televisions as well. Some of the most sought-after and popular features on modern televisions include the following.
- Smart TVs provide consumers with a more convenient way to enjoy streaming content directly from their televisions. We’ve all but eliminated cable TV at this point – smart TVs allow direct access to users’ streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime.
- 4K resolution brings the video quality of our screens to the next level. 4K stands for the 4,000 pixels in each row of pixels on our TVs. This high-definition resolution is increasingly popular and equates to four times the quality of 1080p.
- HDR (high dynamic range) and OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) increase the picture and color quality of the television itself.
New features are continuously becoming available for our devices – when you’re searching for your next TV, don’t overlook the amazing benefit these features can bring!
How To Safely Transport Your 65-Inch TV
If you’ve decided to take your new TV home yourself, planning this journey out is more important than you think. Unfortunately, you can’t just pop your 65-inch TV into your sedan and head home.
Why? Because most likely, it literally won’t fit.
However, your 65-inch TV may be able to fit in your car if it is a larger SUV. SUVs such as a Honda CRV or a Nissan Rogue typically can hold a 65-inch TV if positioned properly.
Keep in mind that when TVs are packaged, they are placed in boxes larger than their actual dimensions to ensure that they are properly protected.
Make sure when you’re transporting it home to place it in your car vertically to avoid the risk of getting a cracked screen. Ensure it is also secured well in the vehicle to prevent it from shifting as you drive.
Optimal Viewing Distance For A 65-Inch TV
65-inch TVs have an ideal viewing distance to provide a comfortable level of viewing for the user.
Of course, you can change it depending on your personal preference or room layout, but it is agreed that the optimal viewing distance for a 65-inch TV is between 8 to 9 feet away.
Enjoying Your New TV
65-inch TVs are one of the most popular types of televisions on the market today. In conclusion, ensure you review everything you want out of a new TV and also consider how it can affect the television’s size and dimensions to be able to properly enjoy it. You may want to check our guide on the Dimensions of a 75″ TV.
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