If you struggle with where to hang/stand your 32” TV or don’t know a good brand to buy one from, keep reading!
32” TVs are exceedingly common as they’re compact, cheap, and lightweight. Because they are so small, though, it’s often difficult to find a place to use them. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered.
There are a few things you must know before you purchase one, such as the dimensions, what different brands offer, and how to mount your TV.
The average width of a 32” TV is 29.7” 70.9 cm, the height being 15.7” 39.9cm, and about 4 inches thick without a stand or attachable legs. With a stand or attachable legs, you can expect the dimensions to be a few inches larger, other than the width.
What Do the Dimensions Mean for Me?
If you plan on purchasing a 32” television, the aforementioned dimensions will come in handy when deciding on where to place your TV. 32” televisions are perfect for those who need a TV in their office, bedroom, or kitchen!
The width and height of the tv are important if you’re wanting to put it in a cramped spot, like an entertainment system or above your fireplace.
The thickness is also vital because if you purchase a TV that is 7” thick, you can’t place it on a surface that is smaller than that. Theoretically, you could, but you face the risk of the television dropping and shattering on the floor.
Since the full width of a 32” TV is, well, 32”, you’ll want to place it in a spot slightly bigger than that, as well as taller than 15.8”.
These are just the average dimensions of a 32” TV. You should always measure the surface area of the spot you will put the television on. Not doing so could lead to wasted money or a broken TV.
What Brand is Good for Me?
Now that you’ve decided to purchase a 32” TV, it’s time to talk about brands and how their dimensions can influence your purchase.
Depending on the type of TV you choose, you might not even have the option of standing it up. Some TVs are made for wall mounting. Meaning, you can only hang it up on a wall mount. Make sure you look over which TV has a wall mount, and which has stands when shopping.
Take a look at this chart below of examples of popular television brands:
|TV Brand||Dimensions with Stands (W x H x D)||Dimensions without Stands (W x H x D)|
|Sceptre (720p LED TV)||(26.78 x 14.97 x 2.95) in. (68 x 38 x 2.54) cm.||(26.78 x 16.97 x 1) in. (68 x 42 x 6.54) cm.|
|Samsung (Q60A model)||(28.47 x 16.75 x 3) in. (72.3 x 42.5 x 7.6) cm.||(28.47 x 18.75 x 1.17) in. (72.3 x 47.6 x 2.9) cm.|
|LG (LG TVs)||(28.8 x 18.8 x 10) in. (73.1 x 47.7 x 25.4) cm.||(28.8 x 20.8 x 7.9) in. (73.1 x 52.8 x 20) cm.|
|Sony (W600D LED TV)||(29 x 17.6 x 4.6) in. (73.66 x 44.7 x 11.6) cm.||(29 x 19.5 x 2.6) in. (73.66 x 49.5 x 6.6) cm.|
|Lenovo (ThinkVision P32-20)||(29 x 18 x 7) in. (73.6 x 45.7 x 17.78) cm.||(29 x 20 x 5) in. (73.6 x 50.8 x 12.7) cm.|
From looking at the chart, the most bang for your buck brand is Sony, but everyone requires different things.
The Samsung model is the thinnest model listed but has the smallest screen. The LG is a bit thicker and smaller than the Song screen, but it’s taller, so if you require a slightly taller 32” TV, the LG model might be your best bet.
The Sony TV is the longest, meaning you’ll have a little bit more TV screen than the others. There aren’t many downsides to the Sony model. The only one is that it’s slightly thicker than the Samsung model.
All TVs have slightly different dimensions, so it’s up to you to do your research and figure out which one is best for you.
How to Transport Your New 32” Television
Buying a new Tv can be nerve-wracking for many reasons. The first is that it can be expensive for some. Luckily, a 32” TV is easy to come by nowadays and is pretty cheap.
The second reason is transporting it back to your dwelling. If you’re buying it brand new (in a box), you could probably fit it in your backseat, or trunk. You’ll want to make sure your car is big enough to hold it, as some cars can be quite cramped in the back.
To make sure it fits, measure the length of the backseats. If you drive a minivan or SUV or any vehicle that has divided backseats, you may want to place the TV in between the seats as it will most likely not fit on just one seat.
If the length of your backseat is longer than 35” you’ll be good to go by placing it on the seats. The reason why it should be 35” is because you must consider the extra space taken up by the box itself.
If you’re buying a TV that’s used or does not have a box, there are a few other steps you must do to ensure you don’t break the TV.
First, much like buying a new TV, you want to make sure you have room in your car or transportation to bring it home.
If all the measurements work, you’ll want to wrap the TV in something that could cushion a fall. If it’s in the box made for it, you have the privilege of not having to worry about it as there’s usual protection in the box. You don’t get that privilege if there’s no box.
Things like blankets, sheets, bubble wrap, and towels can be used to keep your television safe.
Make sure your TV is protected from falls and fits in your mode of transportation. Tyr to drive as cautiously as possible as to avoid any mishaps!
Setting Up Your TV
Now that you’re home and ready to start watching some television, it’s time to set up your TV.
If you bought a TV that has stands, the setup is simple. Most TVs will have a little kit in the box that lets you attach the stands by yourself. Usually, this involves screwing the attachments to the bottom of the TV.
If you decided not to go with stands and want to mount it up on your wall (or entertainment systems that require mounting), you might be wondering how to do it.
Where to Hang Your TV
Mounting your TV to the wall (or entertainment system) can be difficult if you go into it blind. Luckily, you can find all you need right here.
First, make sure you know exactly where you want to hang it. This can be done by sitting down on your couch or chair and measuring the height of your eyesight. Add about 10 inches to the final height and hang it there.
Adding the extra inches allows you to comfortably watch the TV at an ascending angle. If you don’t do this, you might strain your neck from looking up constantly, or you might hang it too low and have to look down to watch TV.
You should also take into consideration the distance between you (sitting down) and the TV. More than 8 feet for a 32” TV is usually the limit for perfect viewing.
Now that you have an estimate of where you want to hang it, it’s time to drill in the wall mount.
You’ll want to place your TV a few inches above eye level when you sit down as it will be the most comfortable position for you.
Mounting Your 32” TV
If you don’t already have a wall mount, you can purchase one made for a 32” TV here. Once you get the mount, simply follow the instructions given with the wall mount.
Usually, all you’ll have to do is drill the mount into the wall with screws provided to you. The part you drill will most likely be in the four corners of the base.
Once the mount is attached to the wall, you can connect your TV to the mount. On the back of your TV, you’ll see slots that are used to screw the back of the TV to the arms of the mount. Either the mount or the TV itself will come with the screws needed.
To mount your TV, make sure you have all the tools necessary (screws, drill, and wall mount) and follow the instructions given to you. This ensures that there’s a steady base, so your TV doesn’t fall or break off.
Why 32” is Perfect for You
There are several reasons why you might want to buy a 32” television. This size TV is perfect for anyone entering college. Dorm rooms aren’t super big, but a TV of this size can fit comfortably in most dorm rooms, and it’s big enough to get quality definition.
College kids aren’t the only ones who can benefit from a 32” TV. Let’s say you’re moving into a new office, or you’re setting up a home office. A 32” TV allows you to utilize your space by not taking it up with your entertainment throughout the day.
If you’re wanting a smaller screen, make sure to go out and see which brand is best for you and have fun watching TV and playing video games on your new television!
Ruben has a diverse background in the home services industry, with experience running a construction company, a kitchen and bath showroom, and a moving and relocation company. This breadth of experience has provided him with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in various areas of home improvement in general and specifically in the heating and plumbing niche.