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55-Inch TV Dimensions: How Wide and How Tall is It?

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55-Inch TV Dimensions: How Wide and How Tall is It?

Key Points

  • A 55-inch TV is now the standard size for a primary bedroom or a smaller living room.
  • Exterior sizes of 55-inch TVs are very similar between manufacturers, but some have a display size of 54.5 inches.
  • TV depth measurements include wall depth and stand depth.
  • Selecting the appropriate TV size for your viewing area is critical to maximize your enjoyment.
  • The wall depth varies between one and three inches, and the stand depth is about nine inches.

It’s that time of year to consider replacing your old, worn-out TV with a brand-new 55-inch TV. In the land of 55-inch display dimensions, 55 inches rarely means 55 viewable inches. TV manufacturing companies have their calculations that define TV sizes. How wide and tall is a 55-inch TV? (Hint, it’s not 55 inches.)

A 55-inch TV is now the standard size for a primary bedroom or a smaller living room. It’s essential to place the correct-sized TV in your room. A TV that’s too large results in visual overload, and a TV that’s too small may give you eyestrain.

A new TV purchase should last you for years, so let’s dig into the dimensional specifics of 55-inch TVs.

Actual 55-inch TV Dimensions

TVWidth x Height x Wall Depth x (Stand Depth) Viewable Display Size
TCL 4K LED48.3” x 28” x 3.2” (10.”1)55”
INSIGNIA F30 LED 4K UHD48.94″ x 30.3″ x 3.3 ” (10.43”)54.5
Amazon Fire TV 4-Series 4K UHD48.7″ x 28.3″ x 3.5″ (11.3”)54.6”
Toshiba C350 Series LED 4K UHD48.5″ x 30.6″ x 2.5” (9.7”)54.6”
Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series 4K UHD48.5″ x 28.6″ x 3.3” (11.3”)54.6”
Hisense U6 Series ULED Mini-LED – QLED48.5″ x 28.2″ x 3” (12.1”)55”
Hisense A6 Series 4K UHD 48.5″ x 30.4″ x 2.85” (8.9”)55”
LG UQ7570 Series 4K 48.5″ x 30.4″ x 2.9” (10.1”)54.6”
SAMSUNG QLED 4K Q60C48.5″ x 29.4″ x 1” (8.8”)54.6”
SAMSUNG Crystal UHD 4K CU800048.5″ x 29.5″ x 1” (8.9”)54.6”
Great Display
TCL 55-Inch Class S4 4K LED Smart TV 55S450F (2023)
$279.99
  • Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and HLG
  • Dolby Atmos sound
  • Motion Rate 120 for improved motion clarity and ALLM for lowest latency and lag
  • Alexa built-in
  • Apple AirPlay compatibility
  • With Fire TV
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01/16/2024 10:49 pm GMT
Top-Seller
INSIGNIA 55-inch Class LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV
$179.99
  • INSIGNIA 55-inch 4K UHD Smart Fire TV with a crisp 2160p resolution
  • Features Alexa voice control, allowing hands-free TV operation
  • Offers access to a vast range of streaming services, from Netflix to Apple TV+
  • Enhanced with DTS Studio Sound for an immersive audio experience
  • Comes with HDMI ARC and eARC support for simplified sound system integration
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01/17/2024 08:00 am GMT

How Are TV Dimensions Measured?

Exterior sizes of 55-inch TVs are very similar between manufacturers. The charts below define how width, height, and display size are measured.

Display Size-Horizontal Measurement

The display size — 55 inches, in this case — is the “number” consumers focus on when purchasing a new TV.

The display size of 55 inches is a measurement from the lower left corner of the display screen to the upper right corner of the display screen. The corner-to-corner measurement is close to 55 inches, so the TV is classified as a 55-inch TV.

Manufacturing companies need to be more consistent in how they market the size of the TV. One company may include the bezel in the display size measurement, while another company may exclude the bezel in the display measurement.

In the table above, note that all TVs are marketed as 55 inches, but some have a display size of 54.5 inches. 

Awesome for Streaming
Amazon Fire TV 55″ 4-Series 4K UHD Smart TV
$379.99
  • 55" 4K UHD display
  • Stream live TV without cable
  • 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, and HLG deliver a clearer and more vibrant picture with brighter colors compared to 1080p Full HD
  • Compatible with Alexa
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01/16/2024 01:47 pm GMT

Depth Measurement

TV depth measurements fall into two categories.

Wall Depth

The wall depth represents the thickness of a TV from front to back. Some TV manufacturing companies will list two values: one measurement for the thinnest cross-section of the TV and another for the thickest cross-section. The narrowest cross-section represents the TV display only. The broadest cross-section represents the TV display thickness and connections like HDMI or USB ports.

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Toshiba 55-inch Class C350 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV 55C350LU
$219.99
  • 55-inch LED 4K UHD display
  • Alexa Voice remote
  • 2023 model
  • Regza Engine 4K is Toshiba’s high-performance 4K engine for stunning picture quality
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01/16/2024 08:38 pm GMT

Stand Depth

The stand depth is the measured value of the width of the entertainment center that the TV sits on. You can ignore this measurement if you mount your TV on the wall. If you plan to place your TV on top of an entertainment center, you want to pay attention. 

If the TV stand’s width exceeds the width of your entertainment center, you’ll need to make some adjustments. Purchase a wider entertainment center, or consider mounting the TV on the wall. 

Even though a smaller stand may “fit” your TV, the width of the smaller frame may not be wide enough to support a 55″ TV properly. Use care or your new TV may fall over and break. 

Incredible Display
Amazon Fire TV 55″ Omni QLED Series 4K UHD Smart TV
$479.99
  • 55" QLED 4K UHD
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • Local dimming
  • Hands-free with Alexa
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01/17/2024 12:44 pm GMT

What Size TV Do I Need?

Selecting the appropriate TV for your viewing area is critical to maximize your enjoyment. A 55-inch TV is suitable for a main bedroom or small living room. A 55-inch TV is a reasonable selection for a room around 7’6″ between the TV and your viewing location. A larger TV, like a 65-inch, might be overkill and lead to eyestrain.

We’ve generated a chart with our recommendations for the best-sized TV for your room based on how far away from the TV you plan to sit. Larger rooms can handle bigger TVs but compact spaces require smaller TVs.

How far away should you sit from a 55-inch TV?
Check out this guide to assess what TV size you should get for the distance you plan to sit from.
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SAMSUNG 55-Inch Class QLED 4K Q60C Series Smart TV QN55Q60C (2023)
$697.99
  • QLED 4K
  • Quantum HDR
  • Dual LED
  • Object Tracking Sound Lite
  • Q-Symphony
  • Motion Xcelerator
  • Gaming Hub
  • Alexa built-in
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Super Bright
SAMSUNG 55-Inch Class Crystal UHD 4K CU8000 SeriesSmart TV UN55CU8000 (2023)
$497.99
  • 55-inch 4K UHD display
  • Object Tracking Sound Lite
  • Q-Symphony
  • Motion Xcelerator
  • Ultra-slim
  • Solar remote
  • Alexa built-in
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01/16/2024 01:47 pm GMT

Final Thoughts

A rough estimate of the dimensions of a 55″ TV is approximately 48.5″ wide and roughly 29″ tall. The wall depth varies between one and three inches, and the stand depth is about nine inches.

The display size is a measurement from the lower left corner of the display screen to the upper right corner of the display screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much should I pay for a 55-inch TV?

Prices vary wildly on 55-inch TVs. A 55-inch TV with all the bells and whistles may cost upwards of $800. A 55-inch TV with fewer intelligent features and less crisp resolution runs approximately $300.

Is a 55-inch TV a decent size?

It’s all about what size room you place the TV in. It needs to be larger if you hang the TV in a large living room with 20-foot dimensions, or plan to sit fairly close to it. If you install the TV in a bedroom or small living room, it should be a great size.

Can one person pick up a 55-inch TV?

Yes, one person can pick up a 55-inch TV. (Should one person pick up a 55-inch TV is another question.) We’d do it ourselves if we placed the TV on an entertainment center and used the TV stand. If we’re hanging the TV on the wall, we’d invite a friend over to help lift the TV onto the wall.

How long should you own a TV before replacing it?

If you’re happy with your TV, there’s no reason to run out and replace it every year or two. So long as you’re satisfied with the TV’s performance, keep it. If you’ve had the TV for longer than four or five years, you may find that newer TVs consume less power and have more recent features and applications that may not be available on your older TV.

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