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Buying Guide -
TV Stand Dimensions

Many customers who visit our site quickly become overwhelmed by the sheer number of TV stands available online. Most people are simply looking for a good deal on a TV stand that will fit the width of their TV. The trouble is that TVs are measured differently than TV stands. TVs are measured diagonally - not horizontally like furniture - which means that your brand new 60 inch TV is not actually 60 inches wide at all.

To further complicate matters, the measurements of a 60 inch TV do not include the bezel (or frame) around the screen. More complications arise with the new HDTVs. These flat screen TVs have screen aspect ratios of 16:9 - meaning that the height is 56% of the width.

How to Measure the Width of your TV

Before shopping by size, remember that there are two foolproof ways to find the actual width of your TV. The first is to physically measure it with a tape measure and the second is to consult the TV manufacturer’s website for full specification details. We have created this handy chart to help you find the minimum width recommended for your TV stand. This will help to ensure that your TV isn’t wider than your stand, which can be a safety hazard.


Widescreen TV Stand Width Chart

TV Dimensions (Diagonal)Screen WidthRecommended TV Stand Width Shop TV Stands
30 inch TV 26.1 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 28 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 35 inches or fewer
32 inch TV 27.9 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 30 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 35 inches or fewer
34 inch TV 29.6 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 32 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 35 inches or fewer
36 inch TV 31.4 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 33 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 35 inches or fewer
38 inch TV 33.1 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 35 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 35 inches or fewer
40 inch TV 34.9 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 37 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 36 to 41 inches
42 inch TV 36.6 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 39 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 36 to 41 inches
44 inch TV 38.3 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 40 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 36 to 41 inches
46 inch TV 40.1 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 42 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 42 to 47 inches
48 inch TV 41.8 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 44 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 42 to 47 inches
50 inch TV 43.6 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 46 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 42 to 47 inches
52 inch TV 45.3 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 47 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 42 to 47 inches
54 inch TV 47.1 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 49 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 48 to 52 inches
56 inch TV 48.8 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 51 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 48 to 52 inches
58 inch TV 50.6 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 53 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 48 to 52 inches
60 inch TV 52.3 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 54 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 54 to 59 inches
62 inch TV 54 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 56 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 54 to 59 inches
64 inch TV 55.8 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 58 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 54 to 59 inches
66 inch TV 57.5 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 60 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 60 inches or greater
68 inch TV 59.3 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 61 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 60 inches or greater
70 inch TV 61 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 63 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 60 inches or greater
72 inch TV 62.8 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 65 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 60 inches or greater
74 inch TV 64.5 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 67 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 60 inches or greater
76 inch TV 66.2 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 68 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 60 inches or greater
78 inch TV 68 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 70 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 60 inches or greater
80 inch TV 69.7 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 72 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 60 inches or greater
82 inch TV 71.5 inches + Bezel Find a TV Stand at least 74 inches Wide
Shop TV Stands with widths 60 inches or greater

DISCLAIMER
We have created this Buying Guide and Width Chart for demonstration purposes to assist you when buying a TV Stand. It is important to note that we can not accurately assume the size of the Bezel around your screen, as these vary by manufacturer and model.