Sitting at an optimal viewing distance from your 43-inch TV is important for getting good picture quality, immersive experience and eye-comfort.
But if you look at the web for answers, you might get confused by the varying answers and some of the answers are outdated. This is why we have put together our 43-inch TV viewing distance guide.
We will answer the question according to latest recommendations from ITU, THX and SMPTE.
How Far Away Should You Sit From A 43-inch TV?
The answer will vary a bit depending on your TV resolution and your main usage type. The 8k and 4k TVs are high resolution and they have smaller designed viewing distance. So you can sit closer to these TVs without seeing the pixels which results in a more immersive experience. Similarly, the recommended viewing distance varies for your main usage and level of immersion you want.
|43- Inch TV Resolution||Minimum/ Design Viewing Distance||THX 40 FOV Viewing Distance||SMPTE 30 FOV Viewing Distance|
|43-inch 8k (UHD)||2.3 feet (96 FOV)||4.3 feet||5.9 feet|
|43-inch 4k (UHD)||2.95 feet (58 FOV)||4.3 feet||5.9 feet|
|43-inch 1080p (HD)||5.58 feet (32 FOV)||4.3 feet||5.9 feet|
43-inch TV Viewing Distance For 4K
For Mixed TV Usage in Living Rooms/Bedrooms: For mixed usage in Living Rooms or bedrooms, the recommended 43-inch 4k TV Viewing Distance is 5.3 to 5.9 feet based on SMPTE.
For Home Cinema: For theater-like immersive movies experience, the ideal 43-inch TV Viewing Distance is 4.3 feet based on THX 40 FOV. So this should be the distance from your TV to your first row of seats. You can also go for a bit less immersive 4.8 feet viewing distance which is based on THX 36 degree FOV.
For Gaming: If you are buying TV for gaming only, you can sit as close as 2.95 feet to your 43-inch 4k TV. This will give you the most immersive gaming experience. It is like sitting in the front rows in the Cinema. You might have to move your eyes around.
|43-Inch 4K TV||Recommended By||Viewing Distance|
|Minimum/ Viewing Distance |
(For Gaming & Front Row Theater-like Immersion)
|ITU 1.5 Picture Height based on 60 PPD (Around 58 FOV)||2.95 feet|
|Ideal Distance for Movies (Home Cinema)||THX (40 Degree field of view)||4.3 feet|
|Acceptable Viewing Distance for Home Cinema||THX (36 Field of View)||4.8ft|
|Distance for Mixed UsageLiving Rooms/Bedrooms)||SMPTE ( 30 Degree Field of View)||5.9 feet|