If you’re looking to sell your old television, you’ll need to determine what size it is before placing it up for sale. Wide-screen and standard televisions can have the same measurements without being the same size. For example, a 32-inch standard television has an aspect ratio of 4:3, while a 32-inch wide-screen television has an aspect ratio of 16:9. Therefore, it ‘s important to measure your TV with the correct measuring process before selling it, regardless of whether you have a wide-screen or a standard model.
Place the metal part of a measuring tape in the lower left corner of your television screen. Hold it in place with your finger.
Take note of whether the television is wide-screen or standard. If the television is wide-screen, it will be wider and not as tall as a standard TV. Therefore, a 32-inch wide-screen TV will seem much larger (because it's wider) than a 32-inch standard television.