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TV Screen Size Calculator February 12, 2011

Posted by stuffilikenet in Applications, Awesome, Toys, Video.

My friend Ben Lie Ben Lie tricked up this calculator to help him choose a big-screen television.


It‘s quite nifty, allowing the user to compare the three different aspect ratios on sale these days and showing the actual dimensions based on the advertised diagonal screen size.  It even shows you the optimal viewing distance by three different methods, so you can truly pick the best set for your in-room experience..or at least learn where to put the sofa.

I vaguely remember mentioning this need to him last year when I was shopping, so I will take credit for the silly idea but not his awesome execution.

Good job, Ben.


EXCITING UPDATE: I made a version of this for Android phones, so you can take it with you to the big box store and check it out before buying.  It’s in the Google Play store and it looks something like this:


It’s just as basic as Ben’s is, but at least it’s portable.

EXCITING UPDATE #2: version 1.1 looks like the above, but with one additional resolution.


1. Mike - October 24, 2015

Cheers Ben!

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