TV screen size: why bigger is better: Playoff TVs 2016
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Jamie Erdahl and David Katzmaier break down why football fans should go bigger when buying a new TV.
[MUSIC] When it comes to scoreboards, offensive lineman, and TV's, the bigger the better. Correct? Absolutely. All right, David Katzmaeir is here, our senior editor at CNet and television expert. I'm Jamie Erdahl with CBSSPORTS.com. So let's go bigger, the better, especially for football fans when they go to purchase a TV. Why does size matter? The main reason is because with today's HDTV broadcast they really look spectacular at large screen sizes. I say buy the biggest TV you can get into your room, and then buy a bigger One. Because really, unless you're sitting really close to T.V. screen, you're really gonna appreciate this exercise, you can see details on the field, you can read the names, you can see when they do closeups of the quarterbacks, you can see everything. So, I really appreciate the large screen size, especially for sports like football. All right. So your average living room setup. What size would you recommend people Starting at and working upwards from there. I say if you're buying a TV for football, start at 60 inches. And unless you have a really small apartment that's gonna be great for immersion, you're sitting 8 feet away from a 60 inch TV it's gonna look spectacular. Then go up from there, there's 65, 70 inch TVs that can really give you an extra impact. And again, if you have a large room, you've got the room for it, you might as well. And you got studio apartments, you got dorm rooms, so there are some people who qualify for those Smaller TV but really how big is too big when it comes to certain dynamic? Again, the general rule is 1.5x your sitting distance, if you have like a 60 inch TV, you wanna sit 90 inches away from it or more. Mm-hm. [UNKNOWN] can get a little too close TV, like for example, you're sitting in the front row of movie theater, but at home, you can always move the couch back a little bit, get all your friends in there, and see that great big tv, and it really does make a huge difference. Yeah, with certain football fans, you just don't even see things so close, like the **** fumble with the New York Jets. You have to bring that up. I did, I'm sorry. [LAUGH] [LAUGH] All right. Sanchez. Apparently, according to David Cashmire, the bigger the better when it comes to buying your tv's. [MUSIC]