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Find the right screen size for monitor & TV: Inch to cm conversion table

Especially when buying a new television or monitor, the question often arises as to which screen size is the right one for you.

The crux of the matter: The unit of measurement for TV and monitor is shown in inches by default.

At first glance, converting inches to cm is a bit of a challenge for most people, because the inch screen unit of measurement has nothing to do with the European metric system.

In this article you can find out what you should consider when choosing the optimal display size. You can also find the most popular sizes in our inch to cm table, fully converted.


What is customs on monitors & televisions?

What many do not know is that inches are not related to the length, width or height of a screen. Customs defines the Diagonal of a screen or the display.

The advantage here: You can show the size of the TV or PC monitor in a single number. Some will still be able to remember the old 4: 3 aspect ratio. Today, the majority of monitors and TVs have a display with an aspect ratio of 16: 9.

Meanwhile, the aspect ratio variants even tend to 15:10 or 21: 9, which are mainly used with curved monitors.

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Conclusion: inches describes the screen diagonal

The right screen size - that is crucial!

Before you buy, you should ideally ask yourself the following questions:

  • How big should the seat spacing be?
  • What do I want to use my PC monitor / TV for at all?
  • How much space do I have at all?
  • Do I spend a lot or little time in front of the monitor / TV?

In order to find the optimal screen size for you, one must first agree on the primary purpose of the screen.

If you want to use a monitor for the PC, for computer games or for work, monitor sizes beyond the 32 inch (81.28 cm) mark are not recommended. However, those who want to buy a television should no longer go below 34 inches (86.36 cm) with an aspect ratio of 16: 9.

Nevertheless, the exact monitor size cannot simply be determined for everyone, the factors listed below are decisive.

In summary, the following are decisive for determining the TV size or screen diagonal:

  1. Seat spacing
  2. Usage
  3. available space
  4. Screen resolution (recommendation: no longer below 4K resolution - 3840 x 2160p)


Inch to cm conversion table for screens

Find one below Conversion table with the most common monitor sizes or television sizes in 16: 9 format, including the minimum recommended seat spacing. Here we have the formula [Inches * 2.54 * 1.2 = seat pitch] used to calculate.

We recommend adding about 30-40% of the value, but it is up to you which seat spacing you choose for your monitor or television.


Calculate the distance between the seats for TV and screen

Basically, one can assume that the higher the resolution of the television or monitor, the closer the seat spacing can be.

Nevertheless, we recommend keeping a minimum distance of approx. 50 cm to prevent possible damage to the eyes.


Our formula for the seat spacing for televisions and monitors:

[Screen diagonal in inches * 2.54 * 1.2 = seat spacing]

From practical experience, however, we recommend roughly depending on the resolution of the screen 20-40% of the seat pitch to the actual seat pitch to serve.

The screen resolution is particularly relevant here, because the closer you sit in front of the display, the higher the chance of perceiving the individual pixels. This has to be avoided, with a correspondingly higher resolution the pixels are smaller and they can only be seen more difficult.

Accordingly, with 4K monitors, for example, a smaller seat spacing can be attached than would be usual for a full HD screen, for example.