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TV size: convert inches to centimeters

Until the nineties, houses probably had just one device with a screen: the TV.

Those who owned one were interested more in what the screen projected than in the object itself.

Consumers had no experience, and therefore no preferences, between one TV and another: the choice was between a “large one” for the living room and a “small one” for the kitchen.

In the last twenty years, however, technology has brought into our lives an increasing number of devices with screens: computers, smartphones, tablets, even watches.

At the same time, the forerunner of these devices with screen, the television, has evolved its technology, dimensions and design.

Today a TV buyer is quite informed on the differences between one device and another. Often his choice is affected or even affects the design of the spaces of the house.

On the one hand, the purchases of electronic material has become an online experience, requiring a perfect undertanding of the right dimensions of any item before the purchase.

On the other hand, more and more applications, such as motorized tv lifts, require knowledge of the right dimensions of the TV to obtain the best technical and aesthetic results.

THE INCHES, THE HIGHLANDERS OF THE SCREEN MARKET

The screens carried huge changes to our everyday life. However, there is an element, linked to the origins of TV, that has survived the screens evolution: the use of the inches to represent the screen size.

Over time everyone, from the industry professional to the housewife, to the teenager who buys his first mobile phone, have acquired the ability to link a size in inches to an actual screen dimension.

How many of the consumers who go to an electronics store – with the intention of buying a 6-inch smartphone, a 13 or 17-inch computer, or a 65-inch TV – are aware or interested to the fact that one inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters or that the inches measure the diagonal of the screen?

WHAT ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL?

In most cases, guessing the size of a TV is an enough – along with its price – to guide the choice between one model and another.

However, there are situations in which the client or the professional who studying the rooms of the house of a customer needs to know the exact measurements of the TV in width and height.

An example could be the installation of a TV between two windows, in a niche, or the installation of a motorized TV lift.

Conversion chart

That’s why we have created a conversion table to convert the diagonal inches of a TV into its height and width in centimeters.

Our goal is to help the professional during the design phase or the final customer that is about to buy a TV.

This table refers to TVs with an aspect ratio of 16:9, and the measures here contained are very generic: for more specific data, please consult the data sheet provided by the manufacturer.

INCHESWIDTHHEIGHT
32”73 cm42 cm
40”91 cm52 cm
43”97 cm56 cm
50”113 cm64 cm
55”124 cm70 cm
65”146 cm82 cm
75”168 cm95 cm
77”174 cm99 cm
80”179 cm102 cm
82”185 cm106 cm
86”192 cm109 cm
90”202 cm114 cm
98”219 cm124 cm