When shopping for a 50-inch TV, you might think that you need 50 inches of wall or stand to display it. However, TVs are actually measured diagonally, from corner to corner, and may be rounded up.
With Vizio 50-inch class TVs, the diagonal measurement is typically 49.5 inches–the viewable display size–, but the exact width, height, and depth vary by model. Fortunately, most 50-inch class Vizio TVs are similar in specifications, which means you don’t have to worry when replacing an older TV with a newer one of the same size.
Can you estimate the approximate size of a 50-inch Vizio TV if you’re familiar with them? Keep reading to find out!
What Are 50-Inch Vizio TV Dimensions?
Below you’ll find the dimensions for most 50-inch Vizio TVs released since 2016. Note that you may not be able to buy all these models, and some may only be available as refurbished TVs.
|50-inch Vizio TV Model||Width Without Stand (With Stand)||Height Without Stand (With Stand)||Depth Without Stand (With Stand)|
|Vizio V-Series 50″ Class 4K HDR Smart TV (V505-J09)||44.20 inches||25.66 inches||2.54 inches|
|Vizio M-Series Quantum 50″ Class 4K HDR Smart TV (M50Q7-H1)||44.08 inches||25.58 inches||2.84 inches|
|Vizio M-Series Quantum 50″ Class 4K HDR Smart TV (M50Q6-J01)||43.81 inches||25.69 inches||3.41 inches|
|Vizio M-Series Quantum 50″ Class 4K HDR Smart TV (M50Q7-J01)||41.81 inches||25.48 inches||3.41 inches|
|Vizio 50″ Class 4K Smart LED TV (V505-G9)||41.43 inches||25.59 inches||2.24 inches|
|Vizio E-Series 50″ Class LED Smart TV (E50x-E1)||44.40 inches||25.62 inches||2.99 inches|
|Vizio E-Series 50″ Class LED Smart TV (E50-E3)||44.40 inches||25.90 inches||3.50 inches|
|Vizio M-Series 50″ Class LED TV (M50-D1)||44.40 inches||25.61 inches||2.68 inches|
|Vizio D-Series 50″ Class 4K Ultra HD Smart Full-Array LED TV (D50-E1)||44.40 inches||25.60 inches||3.00 inches|
|Vizio D-Series 50″ Class 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV ( D50U-D1-HSN)||44.24 inches||25.91 inches||2.52 inches|
|Vizio 50″ Class 4K HDR LED Quantum Smart TV (M506x-H9)||44.13 inches||25.59 inches||2.42 inches|
|Vizio 50″ Class 4K UHD LED SmartCast Smart TV HDR (D50x-G9)||44.13 inches||25.59 inches||2.42 inches|
As you can see, the measurements are similar from model to model. Some models have the same width, height, or depth, and a few models are exactly the same. Most Vizio 50-inch class TVs are around 44 inches wide, but some are less than 42 inches wide. Similarly, Vizio TVs of this size typically measure just under 26 inches high without the stand.
If you want to know the viewing area with a 50-inch Vizio TV, multiply the length by the width. Just because a TV is wider–or taller–doesn’t mean the viewing area is larger. You have to subtract the bezel around the screen. However, the bezel is often equally wide on all four sides.
When it comes to depth–the distance from the front to the back of the TV–most Vizio TVs fall between 2.5 and 3 inches, but some are a bit thicker. So while today’s TVs are thinner than ever, the thicker TVs in this list aren’t necessarily older models.
Remember that TVs aren’t evenly thick. The back of the TV near the center is deeper than the screen’s edges because of the electronic components it contains.
How Do You Measure a Vizio TV?
Place a measuring stick, or tape measure at the very edge of the screen–not the bezel–on the bottom left corner and angle it toward the top right corner. Make sure to hold the measuring tape taut if it’s fabric. Measure to the edge of the screen in the top right corner.
If you don’t have a measuring tape, you can use a piece of thread or string. As long as you hold it taut, you can make or cut the string where it meets the corners of your TV screen and then use a smaller ruler to measure the total length of the string.
You can find the diagonal measurement of the entire TV by repeating the process from the outside edge of one bezel–the frame around the screen–to the outer edge of the diagonal bezel.
Why Doesn’t My Vizio TV Measure 50 Inches?
As mentioned before, TVs aren’t exactly 50 inches. Instead, they are 50-inch class TVs that are close to that size. Your measurement might be a little over or under 50 inches. Furthermore, your measurement may be slightly off because you’re measuring between corners and have to work around the TV’s bezel.
Do Vizio TV Sizes Include the Stand?
Vizio includes measurements for its TVs with and without the stand. This makes it easier to make room for your new TV, whether you plan to place it on a TV stand or shelf or mount it on the wall.
Adding the stand to your Vizio TV doesn’t increase its width because the stand or feet are more narrow than the TV itself, but the feet might extend further to the front and back of the TV than the screen. Like the TVs, stands are similar in design but not identical. Stands for the most recent Vizio 50-inch class TVs add between 1.4 and 2.43 inches in height.
How Wide Are Vizio 50-inch TV Stands?
Apart from height, you might be interested in the width of the stand or feet on your 50-inch Vizio TV, especially if your TV stand or shelf isn’t that wide. While Vizio doesn’t publish the distance between the feet that support its 50-inch TVs, you typically have between 1.5 and 2 inches between the outside edge of the feet and either edge of the TV.
For a 50-inch class Vizio TV, you’ll want a TV stand at least 40 inches wide to be safe. If you own one of the models that are slightly wider, increase the width of your TV stand.
Vizio isn’t one of the manufacturers that let you reverse the feet so they point in the other direction. However, you can also buy feet that attach to the wall mount if you want more or less space between the feet on your Vizio TV or want to adjust the height of the feet.
How High Should You Mount a 50-inch TV?
The best height to mount your TV lets you watch it without straining your neck. Looking straight ahead or slightly upward when watching TV offers the most comfort. For a living room where you’ll watch from a sofa or chair, the middle of your 50-inch TV should be between 58 and 59 inches from the floor. However, you might want to mount your TV lower in the bedroom or higher in areas where you’ll stand or use counter-height seating.