Why your TV-stand should be very wide

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The width of your TV

The most important factor to decide the width of your TV-stand is of course the width of your TV.
How wide is your TV? A 65″ TV isn’t 65″ wide
The 65″ is the length of the diagonal of your TV-screen, not the width of your TV.
To know the width of your TV, you should measure it or look in the manual.
Or you can calculate it, based on TV’s screen size.
Multiply the screen size mentioned by the seller, by 0.8716, and you know the width of the screen.
Add 1 inch for the frame, and you have the actual width of the television set.
Example for a 65″ screen : screen width = 65″ × 0.8716 = 57.654″.
Adding 1 inch for the frame results in 58.654″, give or take 59″.

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The loudspeakers

Then, if you want to have a decent sound, you’ll have to add at least 2 loudspeakers.
To get a good sound from those speakers, it’s better not to hang them on the wall.
Most speakers need some distance between themselves and the wall for better sound.
We prefer to put these speakers (or the front speakers) on the cabinet.
It’s more aesthetic, safer, and easier than mounting them on extra loudspeaker stands.
Most bookshelf speakers are about 7″ or wider, and you should put them at least 5″ from your TV.
If you leave another 3″ open on the other side of the speaker, this would result in 15″ on either side, or 30″ in total.
This means that a TV cabinet for a 65″ TV should be at least 59″ + 30″ = 89″ wide. Let’s keep it simple and use 90.
That’s the absolute minimum.
If you buy a larger TV in the future, e.g., a 75″ TV, or perhaps bigger loudspeakers, even your 90″ TV stand will be too small.
To be on the safe side, we use 100″ as a minimum width for a TV stand.

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