70 Inch TV (Guide) Size / Weight / Viewing Distance


70 inch TV

70-inch TV dimensions

A 70-inch TV is ideal for a large room. A TV of this size generally renders good quality pictures. While it is offered by some manufacturers at a fairly high price, there are those that come at a reasonable price too.

  • A 70-inch TV usually has a height of 34.3 inches (87.1cm or 871mm) and a width of 61 inches (154.9cm or 1,549mm). The size of 70 inches represents the diagonal measurement of the television. However, there may be some variations from manufacturer to manufacture.
  • The optimum room area required to keep this television is 2,092 in2 (1.349m2).

The following table lists several 75-inch televisions dimensions with their stands.

TV Model Height Width Depth
Sony X830F 40.31″ (102cm) 71.13″ (180cm) 7.88″ (20cm)
Samsung UN70NU6900 38.2″ (97cm) 61.8″ (157cm) 13.4″ (34cm)
LG 70UN7370PUC 38.7″(98.2cm) 62.2″ (158cm) 11.8″ (30cm)
Vizio V705-G1 37.8″ (96cm) 62.5″ (158.8cm) 13″ (33cm)
Hisense 70R6270F 37.9″ (96.3cm) 62.2″(158cm) 12.7″ (32.3cm)

 

How much does a 70 inch TV weigh?

The weight of a 70-inch TV without the stand is between 55 pounds (24.9kg) and 68 pounds (30.8kg). With the stand, the television weighs about a couple of pounds more. Undoubtedly, present-day televisions weigh less than half of the earlier CRT television sets.

As with televisions of any other size, the weight of a television of this size is also determined by the components used in manufacturing it. LCD televisions weigh around 41% less than their plasma counterparts irrespective of the manufacturer.

The weight of a 70-inch TV differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. For example, the weight of a 70-inch Samsung LCD TV may be slightly more or less than a 70-inch LG TV of the same type.

One reason why the weight of the television plays an important role is that it helps you to determine the best mount type for your TV. It also helps you decide where would be the best place to keep it – if it’s best to wall-mount it or place it on a stand.

You can buy the appropriate mount or stand that is capable of holding the weight of your television without the risk of an accidental fall due to overweight.

 

How far should I sit from a 70 inch TV?

The minimum recommended distance that you must maintain from the television is primarily based on its resolution. Televisions with low resolutions need more viewing distance than their high-resolution counterparts to minimize the strain on your eyes.

The suggested viewing distance for a 70-inch 1080p HDTV ranges from 9 feet (274.3cm) to 14.5 feet (442cm). This is the recommended distance that you should sit away from the screen. The ideal distance ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 times the diagonal screen width.

On the other hand, if you have a 4K Ultra HD TV, the optimal viewing distance is slightly less and varies from 6 feet (183cm) to 9 feet (274.3cm). The ideal distance ranges from 1 to 1.5 times the diagonal screen width.

  • For a standard 1080p HD TV, you must observe a viewing distance of at least 9 feet. This distance can be even more, as much as 14.5 feet. If you have a 4K Ultra HD TV, the minimum distance to be observed is 6 feet. This can go up to 9 feet.
  • For mixed usage, the recommended viewing distance is 9.5 feet. However, for cinema viewing, the recommended distance is 7 feet.

 

Is a 70-inch TV too big?

If you’re planning to keep a 70-inch 1080p HDTV in the room but don’t have a viewing distance of at least 9 feet, the television is considered to be too big for the room.

The size of the room plays an important role in determining if a 70-inch TV is too big.  To determine if a room is of a suitable size, measure the distance between where you will sit for viewing and where you will keep the television.

This distance must be measured in inches. You can double this distance to decide if a 70-inch TV is too big or of the right size for the room.

You can consider the following factors to decide if a 70-inch TV is too big for the room.

  • If your room size is less than 600cm x 350cm, a 70-inch TV is too big for your room. However, for a normal size TV, this is about the right size.
  • This size television may not be too big if you’re planning to use it often with fairly long viewing hours each time.
  • A 70-inch TV is not too big if your room has high walls and sufficient space surrounding the television.
  • Decide whether you’re planning to place the television on a cabinet or mount it on a wall. Sometimes, the television may appear too big on a cabinet but will not be too big for a wall mount.
  • A 70-inch TV is not too big if you use it mainly for watching movies and viewing long shots. In other words, this is a good size for a theater-like experience.

 

How high should a 70-inch TV be mounted?

For every five inches increase in the television size, the height at which the TV must be mounted increases by three inches.

Applying this principle, if you plan to keep a 70-inch TV in a large room, the optimum height for mounting the television from its center to the floor is 72 inches. This can go up by a little up to around 75 inches or just a little more.

However, there are instances when 67 inches is chosen as the preferred height.

You can consider the following points to decide on a suitable height for mounting your television.

  • Viewing distance helps to arrive at a reasonable mounting height for the television. If you plan to adhere to the recommended distance, opting for a height at the eye level in sitting position is a good idea if you want a theater-like experience.
  • The mounting height can be ascertained by sitting in the same place where you would usually sit when watching the television and measuring the distance from the ground to your eyes in inches. Viewers often prefer to have the middle of the television to be in line with their eye level to avoid straining their necks.
  • If you plan to view the television in a reclining position such as lying on a bed or a couch, it’s a good option to mount the TV at a higher level than when viewing it in a sitting position. As a general rule, the mounting height in this case is directly proportional to the reclining angle.
  • Deduct the height of the stand when you try to arrive at a suitable mounting height for the television.
  • Choose a height at which there is no reflection on the screen or it is as little as possible.

 

How to mount a 70-inch TV on a drywall

The advantage of mounting a 70-inch TV on a drywall is that it gives you a theater-like viewing experience. When you opt for this kind of mounting, you must ensure that it remains secure in place.

If you have a mount that is compatible with your television, you should check for studs behind the drywall for direct screwing of the mount on them. If there are no studs, you will have to make use of toggle bolts.

There are a few tools that you must equip yourself with for the mounting process. These are as follows:

  • TV mount/bracket
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Screwdriver and screws or socket wrench
  • Leveler
  • Stud finder

You can then proceed with the mounting process as follows:

  1. Make a study of various mounting kits or mounts available and choose one that is capable of holding the weight of your TV and also compatible with it. Often, the instruction manual of the TV or the manufacturer’s box will give you the weight of the television.
  2. Opt for full-motion or set-mounts depending on how you want to position the screen. If you want to position it at any angle, full-motion studs are preferable because of their tilt and turn capability. On the other hand, if you wish to tilt the screen only upwards or downwards, set-mounts are a good idea.
  3. Place a blanket on the floor and lay your television on it with the screen facing downwards.
  4. Check the instruction manual on how the mounting bracket should be fixed on to the television.
  5. Remove the bracket from the mount and align it with the holes at the rear of the TV.
  6. Fix the bracket behind the television using the screws that come along with the mount. Avoid over tightening the screws to avoid any damage to the TV.
  7. Find a suitable place where you can mount the TV at eye level so that you can watch it without straining yourself. You may have to ask a couple of people to help you out by holding the set at different heights while you sit down and decide which is the optimum height.
  8. Check if the wall that you have decided for mounting the 70-inch TV has studs using a stud finder. To do this, keep a stud finder pressed on the wall and switch it on. Move it along the surface of the wall and watch out for the display lighting up or if it beeps.

If you observe the lighting or hear the beep, it indicates that the wall has studs behind it and the TV can be mounted on them. If not, you’ll have to opt for toggle bolts or drywall mounts.

If you cannot lay your hands on a stud finder, you can gently knock on the wall with your hand at different points. A solid sound indicates that there are studs behind the wall while a hollow sound indicates the absence of studs.

In some cases, the television mount can be fitted to just one stud.

You can go ahead with the steps given below if there are studs behind the mounting wall.

  1. Find two studs that are next to each other in the area you want to mount the TV. You can use the stud finder to help you with this.
  2. Mark the studs at the same level that you identified earlier as your optimum viewing height.
  3. Check if both the markings that you made are at the same height using a leveler.
  4. Place the mount against the drywall so that it’s level and mark the right holes that align with the studs.

It’s a good idea to align two holes for each stud so that the mount remains secure.

  1. Position the drill bit horizontally and drill through each mark for all the holes. The diameter of the drill bit should be smaller than that of the screws provided by 1/8 inches.
  2. Place the mount against the wall so that the holes on the wall and the mount are in line with each other.
  3. Insert the screws provided into the drilled holes and tighten them using your hand.
  4. Tighten the screws once again using a screwdriver to ensure that the mount is secured to the wall.

You might have to make use of a socket wrench if the mount is equipped with hex bolts in place of screws.

  1. Lift the television and lock the mounting bracket in place on the wall
  2. Check if there are additional screws that are intended to secure the 70-inch TV in position and tighten them.
  3. Move backward by a few steps and check if the television is level. If not, hold it at the sides and do a rotation for the adjustment. In case you’re not able to move the TV, the screws may have to be loosened for repositioning.

 

The steps given below can be followed if your drywall has no studs or the studs don’t align with where you plan to mount your TV.

  1. Place the mount on the wall against the spot that aligns with your optimum viewing height determined earlier.
  2. Choose three holes above the mount that are equally spaced from each other to make the markings.
  3. Mark two end-holes below the mount for the bottom support screws.
  4. Remove the mount and check if your markings are level. If not, you’ll have to do them again.
  5. Using a 1/4-inch drill bit, drill a hole through the wall.
  6. Repeat the above step for each marking that you have made on the drywall.
  7. Slide a toggle bolt of 1/4-inch size into each of the drilled holes.
  8. Push the anchor of each bolt into the holes and snap off the long plastic ends protruding from the wall.
  9. Put a screw that comes with the mount into each hole and turn them clockwise. This makes them tight in their toggle bolts.
  10. Follow up with a tightening action once again using a screwdriver to secure the mount.
  11. Raise the TV by holding it with both hands and align the hooks with their fitting position on the mount.
  12. Release your hold from the television slowly and ensure that it doesn’t slip off the mount before you tighten any remaining bolts or screws that keep the bracket in position.

 

Can a 70-inch TV fit in a car?

It’s worth noting that most manufacturers recommend transporting their televisions, irrespective of the size, in the vertical orientation. You may require the assistance of a friend to help you with transportation. Depending on the size of the car, you might also need to make a few adjustments to transport the 70-inch TV.

The bed of a Ford Raptor isn’t large enough to accommodate the television along with its packaging box. However, if you have a Toyota Tacoma, your television will be a secure and snug fit in the car but you will have to make sure that it’s not the Double Cap model.

On the other hand, in a Toyota Prius, you’ll find yourself having to remove the back rows to make maximum space for your television. You’ll also most probably have to take the packaging box off and lay the 70-inch TV flat with the screen facing upward.

 

Can a 70-inch TV fit in an SUV?

The size of the SUV plays an important role in determining if you can transport your 70-inch TV on it. For example, if you own a Toyota Sienna, you’ll either have to flatten the third row or remove it and move the second row backward as much as possible. You’ll then be able to use the SUV to transport it horizontally.

Similarly, if you own a later model of the Nissan Quest, you should be able to fit your 70-inch TV in it if you have the second row removed. The Nissan Titan is another good choice. But, with the Nissan Armada, you might not be able to get the TV into it.

 

70-inch TV vs 75-inch TV

70″ and 75″ televisions are both good options for watching movies and sporting events. A 75″ will be larger in size so it will require a longer viewing distance, and a larger room.

 

Size of room

A 70-inch TV may make a good addition to medium-sized and large rooms whereas a 75-inch TV is ideal for large rooms. The viewing distance is also more for a 75-inch TV.

 

16:9, 4:3 and 2.35:1 displays

As 16:9, 4:3,and 2.35:1 displays, a 70-inch TV features a 12.89% smaller area while a 75-inch TV has a 14.80% larger area.

 

Usage

A 70-inch TV renders a slightly less immersive experience in comparison to a 75-inch TV for some people when they play games or watch movies.

 

Choice and Price

The options for a 70-inch TV are limited when compared to those available for a 75-inch TV. The price is also less for a 75-inch TV.

 

70” TV Vs 75” TV size difference

  • A 70-inch TV has a width of 61 inches and a depth of 34.3 inches. The corresponding measurements for a 75-inch TV are 65.4 inches and 36.8 inches respectively.
  • A 70-inch TV covers an area of 2,092 square inches whilst a 75-inch TV covers a considerably larger area of 2,407 square inches.
  • As a 4:3 display, a 70-inch TV has a size of 57.2 inches, while a 75-inch TV has a size of 61.28 inches.
  • As a 2.35:1 display, a 70-inch TV has a size of 66.3 inches, while a 75-inch TV has a size of 71.04 inches.
  • As a 16:9 display, a 70-inch TV has a size of 70 inches, while a 75-inch TV has a size of 75 inches.

 

65 inch TV Vs 70 inch TV

  • A 65-inch TV is preferable over a 75-inch TV if you have a small room and less viewing distance.
  • A 65-inch TV is a better choice when compared to a 75-inch TV for those who are looking for a television with a fairly large screen at an affordable price.
  • A 70-inch TV is worth considering over a 65-inch TV if you want a TV that supports 4K UHD resolution.

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