TV unit FAQ's 1) Is it OK for my TV to be wider than the stand? It is recommended by most suppliers that your TV unit should be wider than the base of your TV. This allows your TV to comfortably sit on top and helps arrangement look more visually balanced. In terms of weight all our TV units will detail what size TV they can support. 2) What height should a TV stand be? Research shows the recommended TV height is approximately 42 inches, as our range of sofas vary so much in shape and size the best position is dependent on your sofa choices. Aim to ensure the TV is eye level when relaxing on your new sofa.