Tv Size: why is the screen measured diagonally?

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Tv Size: why is the screen measured diagonally?

Recently, the development of technologies has gone hand in hand with the evolution of main user interface: the screens.

Choosing the perfect TV for a room cannot be separated from considering the ideal size of a TV screen.

It is in fact important to follow the television from a suitable distance, in order to have a perfect view of the monitor, large enough to give the spectators an engaging but not too wide experience, in order not to spoil both the view and the overall vision of the scenes presented on  screen.

Over the years, technology has made great strides, allowing you to better manage the ratio between the size of a TV and the space it occupies.

TV coming into homes

Thanks to the diffusion of the television this technology entered into the lives of ordinary people.

The first TVs were so different from nowadays televisions: with black and white screens, less defined images and much more bulky dimensions.

This is because the cathode ray tube needed a certain distance between the back and the front screen to work.

TV size does matters: from diameter to diagonal

Initially, the cathode ray tube had a round shape. Its diameter was therefore used to define the size of a television.

Subsequently, with the introduction of rectangular tubes, the diagonal was the largest dimension to be measured. Since then, it has continued to be used for all types of screens.

Potentially this measurement mode could be problematic since it does not allow to accurately and immediately identify the size of a screen.

Apparently, however, the advantages of this method of measurement have always been sufficiently superior to the disadvantages and have meant that it has never been really put into question.

Expressing the size of the TV in inches is a standard method used all over the world.

This has obvious advantages from the point of view of production – it is not necessary to produce devices of different sizes for different markets – and marketing – it is possible to “speak the same language”.

Furthermore, it made it possible for consumers to always manage to reduce a certain inches to a size.

Minimal innovative furniture: 10 flush-fitting solutions to furnish your modern house

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Minimal innovative furniture: 10 flush-fitting solutions to furnish your modern house

When saving space in your home is no longer a question of necessity but of pure design, innovative furniture solutions are created to meet the most refined aesthetic requirements.

Perfect tidiness and cleanliness of areas: here is how to integrate structural elements and devices in your environment thanks to minimal furniture.

A collection of 10 minimal furniture ideas which can inspire design for your home.

Wall-mounted skirting board

How much dust accumulates on the edge of classic skirting boards? How annoying is it not to be able to adjust furniture against the wall because of the difference in level?

Minimal furniture answers these questions with an elegant and modern solution.

An aluminum profile that is recessed during the construction of the walls. After plastering and laying the floor, the skirting boards are fitted into the actual wall.

This way, we achieve a perfect alignment between the skirting board and overlying wall.

An interesting aspect is the ability to insert a led profile, guaranteeing an impacting finish.

The skirting board is more interesting if you opt for a colour which contrasts with the wall, or it can also be used as the finishing on the steps of a staircase.

In short, there are so many options, just use your imagination to give new life to what we have always considered a boring skirting board.

Wall-mounted socket plates

Switch and socket plates are also affected by minimal furnishings. The secret is always the same: all the components are inserted within special boxes embedded into the wall, meaning that only the plate aligned to the wall remains visible.

These are not to be confused with the sliding ones, which protrude by a few millimeters and hide classic sockets.

Clean in appearance and functional in use. You can choose the LED backlight, configure the controls, and make incisions on the aluminum plate. Minimalist and efficient, they are the socket plates of the future.

TV ceiling lifts

How to transform your TV into an element of aesthetic value? Just divert from classic ideas and bring the TV from above.

The TV lifts opens up and goes down vertically until it is positioned at the desired height.

When the TV is not needed just press a button which realigns it with the ceiling so that everyone can appreciate the aesthetics of the screen.

The plus of this product is the ability to rotate the screen 360 °. Perfect to enjoy the view from several points in the same room or even from by the pool!

The ceiling TV mount offers a practical, comfortable design solution to manage space.

Perfectly in keeping with minimal decor, it supports most TV sizes and comes with a custom ceiling installation package.

It is available with custom finishes in various models and can be fully integrated with the home automation system.

A real domestic revolution that gives you more space for emotions and less attention to the TV. For more information check the motorized tv mount from ceiling Maior Flip 900R

Integrated wall / ceiling / floor lighting

In modern homes, integrated options are very popular, but the choice becomes a must when it comes to lighting.

Thanks to the integration of the light elements we can create a contemporary and ultra-refined atmosphere.

No chandelier to dust or light bulb to change, merely the simple and linear design of the LED, which combines style and functionality.

If we add the efficiency, durability and unparalleled brightness, it is perfect. Modern recessed plaster elements are surpassed by lighting profiles that enhance volumes and surfaces: this is how the essential design blends with the most advanced technology.

This type of profile allows easy integration to any surface, provided that there is a minimum depth of 5 cm.

The modules are assembled instantly thanks to a magnetic click system. The LED profile is versatile and can be integrated 360 °: in the ceiling, the walls, (concrete or wood) and in the floor.

Offering hidden places light, redesigning spaces and enhancing environments, giving life to infinite combinations of creativity for minimal furniture.

Flush wall doors

In this case, minimalism is satin-finished thanks to the total absence of jambs, frames and profiles.

A unique counter frame completely integrates the door into the wall, creating a clean and linear visual impact.

The handle is the only element that stands out, making it advisable to choose a simple one with modern lines.

Whatever the furnishing need, a flush to the wall door is the right solution for you: in wood, in glass, plastered or even armoured, with the possibility of customizing it in height and finishes.

And the real touch of style? Decorate the door with wallpaper: this is how to transform a simple architectural element into a design component, adding value.

Integrated ceiling hood

There are those who love them and those who find them so unsightly that they avoid installing them.

Those who have an oven in an island kitchen (or open) often face the arduous dilemma: “Hood or no hood?”.

Certainly, modern extractor hoods, however beautiful they are, are very bulky and do not suit the minimal furniture which offers us that tidiness and clean spaces.

We can reach a good compromise, the ceiling-integrated extractor hood. For this design, a false ceiling (even if partial) must be provided to allow it to be installed.

The great advantage is that it hides the unaesthetic suction pipe inside the false ceiling.

Thanks to this type of installation, you can change the kitchen’s appearance, guaranteeing visual continuity and harmonizing spaces.

If you want to make the most of the product’s potential, you can opt for a hood with an integrated lighting element: a mirror surface, which hides elegant LED strips.

Wall mounted Bioethanol fireplace

Integrated into the wall, even the fireplace can be integrated into the satin wall.

With a goodbye to large wall furniture, comes a welcome to space. This is how the house’s fireplace is enhanced and improved, thanks to a totally minimal wall which it is incorporated into.

This type of installation can also be replicated for classic wood or pellet fireplaces, but is easier to install for bioethanol.

Suitable for indoor and outdoor environments, they can be positioned anywhere in the home because they do not require a chimney, and do not produce any ash.

They are the perfect choice for those who do not want all that maintenance or create dirt around the house.

In addition, you can adjust the intensity of the flames and – in some models – insert essential oils which give off a scent into the environment. The wall-mounted fireplace is a choice that gives a touch of elegance to minimalism.

Flush to the wall windows

Having mentioned the doors, we couldn’t miss out on the windows. Here is the absolute trend of minimal furniture.

Try to imagine a window in which you cannot see any hardware or hinges and remove the frames too.

The result is a window with light, pure lines that guarantees complete comfort while remaining formal and exclusive.

Zero frame technology to guarantee even more light than a traditional frame, with frames which are totally embedded both on the inside and on the outside, to obtain the maximum possible transparency.

A masterpiece of beauty, which at the same time does not neglect thermal insulation.

Semi-integrated induction hob top

In three words: precise, practical and beautiful. The alternative to the classic hob burners began to spread a few years ago in Italian homes and they give the kitchen a modern style and design.

Although it has a higher price than gas hob tops and requires specific cooking pans, it guarantees a 92% higher yielding, with reduced preparation times.

The glass ceramic induction hob is easy to install, clean and – especially if you have children in your home – safe because it is flame-free.

The semi-circle top protrudes approximately 3 mm from the top and represents the ideal compromise between elegance and comfort.

Commercially more widespread is the black colour one, but it is also very fashionable in white.

Remember, however, that the clear part must always remain clean to guarantee the WOW effect! The trends in minimal furniture confirm it: the induction hob is a must in the kitchen of tomorrow.

Floor-level shower tray

The shower tray integrated within the floor is one of those small measures that will allow you to transform your bathroom with a touch of design.

Being flat to the floor, it blends harmoniously with the surrounding space and eliminates that annoying (and dangerous) step between the floor and the plate.

It is most used in walk in showers, where the entrance remains open and the effect of continuity with the environment is even more emphasized.

The perfect match is achieved by choosing a transparent crystal screen for optimal impact, especially in a small space.

In choosing the shower tray you are spoilt for choice between different shapes, colours and materials.

Even the position of the drain is customizable: central, lateral or even on the wall, thus eliminating the encumbrance of the water discharge.

Concealment furniture: 10 style tricks to make space the real centrepiece

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Concealment furniture: 10 style tricks to make space the real centrepiece

Let’s face it: trying to have a functional and organized home with concealment furniture solutions to free up space is everyone’s dream. If, in addition to functionality we add minimalist aesthetics, bingo!

Concealment solutions don’t happen by magic, but are the result of careful research and attention to detail.

After having shown you how to enanche your room interiors, here is a collection of 10 original ideas for concealment solutions, from daily use items to domestic appliances.

Less is more, the code word is to make only the space visible, and hide everything else!


Secret speakers: it sounds like a contradiction, but it’s not. Garvan Acoustic offers concealment solutions for audio amplifiers, loudspeakers and subwoofers that are perfectly integrated within the environment.

Design ideas with infinite material, colour and customization options. Available for walls, plasterboard, or even for outdoors.

The technical specifications for these products guarantee high-quality performance without losing sight of the essential minimalism of concealed furnishing.


It is called Miniki, and it’s the first concealed kitchen that transforms into a suspended sideboard after use.

A modular kitchen for all intents and purposes, where every need can be satisfied even in the smallest of spaces.

Compact, organized and perfectly functional. Various modules with customizable bases are available in 14 colours, and comprise of: a cooking area, sink, pantry, refrigerator and oven.

Ideal for small spaces, perfect for verandas or terraces.


The TV that is there or is not there, it depends on you: motorized tv mount from ceiling Maior Flip 900R  allows you to conceal your television completely.

Thanks to its innovative concealment system it enables the elimination of all support equipment for the television set, freeing up the space in your home.

Only when you wish, the TV will appear from the ceiling, it will open like a book and descend to the position and height of your choice. And, if needed, it will rotate, guaranteeing visibility at 360° with an incredible visual effect.


It is possible to transform the home with a touch of design while staying true to functionality, thanks to concealment solutions that hide spaces, cabinets and nooks.

Indeed, these built-in wall compartments are the optimum concealment solution to enclose and equip spaces.

Ideal for making the various spaces in the home into functional areas, without relinquishing aesthetic harmony.

From closets to small utility rooms, to conceal automation installations or simply to create nooks in which to secrete anything you don’t want to keep on display.

Totally customizable in measurement, shape and dimensions, this is the answer to the functional organization of every home.


Give me a nook and I will transform it into an extraction hood.

This is not a promise – it’s a reality. They tried to hide the extraction hood in many places, first in the kitchen wall units to the detriment of pantry space, then in the ceiling, having to resort to the creation of a counter-ceiling.

Now, finally, the extraction hood can be integrated into the cooktop, gaining instrumental space without renouncing on optimum suction technology.


A system that is flush with the wall, that guarantees the concealment of electrical sockets, but also doubles as a central vacuum system.

Clean and minimalist lines of contemporary design, it goes perfectly in any room, bringing orderliness and elegance.


As anti-aesthetic as it is essential, the toilet brush is one of the bathroom accessories that anyone would want out of their sight.

For this reason, hiding it in the wall is one of the most ingenious concealment solutions ever. Totally hidden nooks that simultaneously guarantee functionality and discretion.

Made of stainless steel or with a shutter that can be tiled, this solution has a clean and minimalist design.


In a bathroom with clean and minimalist lines, only the essentials are visible.

Small, totally hidden nooks containing hangers, dispensers, toothbrush holders, waste bin or medicine cabinet.

The objects are made of stainless steel with the possibility of being covered with the same material as the wall, and in any finish.


We are not talking about a simple induction cooker, but an induction cooker that is an integral part of the kitchen top.

It seems incredible and indeed it is! TPB tech® technology in the SapienStone kitchen tops allows cooking, dining and working on the same surface. 

The induction cooker is perfectly hidden underneath the worktop, enhacing the qualities of Italian porcelain while ensuring the best technological performance.


It is possible to simplify domestic life thanks to this particular type of floor-level vacuum cleaner that is installed within the kitchen skirting boards: perfect for vacuuming crumbs without too much effort.

Once the dirt has been swept to the front of the appliance door, just touch the opening and the vacuum cleaner starts up.

The suction time can be easily adjusted but a remote control is also supplied to manage it better.

Thanks to a flexible hose you can turn it into an actual vacuum cleaner to clean the areas adjacent to the installation point.

Inches to Centimeters Conversion

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Inches to Centimeters Conversion

To convert inches to centimeters (in to cm) can be helpful to reduce frustrating errors or even potential mistakes, even in simple tasks, such as buying a television or a tv lift mechanism. 

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 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?

How to convert Centimeters to Inches?

The conversion from inches to centimeters is done through a formula. To convert to centimeters, inches has to be calculated by multiplying them by 2.54. To get a result in inches, you have to divide centimeters by 2.54.

Centimeters to Inches conversion: 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.

Inches to centimeters: the 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.

Centimeters to inches conversion table

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

Enhancing room interiors with a motorized TV mount

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Enhancing room interiors with a motorized TV mount

A motorized TV mount can give a touch of elegance and design to a private or public room interiors.

The television is one of the most used devices in private locations and, even during public meetings, it has the power to focus the attention of the entire audience. It is too important to be overlooked during the design of spaces.

From now onwards, architects and interior designers will have the opportunity to enhance their work with an object of great visual impact, a hideaway bracket capable of being in the spotlight.

Transforming the TV from cumbersome appliance to sophisticated design object is now possible, thanks to Maior®’s Made in Italy technology and design.

Motorized TV mounts that hide the monitor when it’s not in use and make it reappear from the ceiling when needed. With a simple command they can tilt, descend large flat screen TVs and swivel at will.

In the room design, the Maior® TV lifts can solve several problems of screen use and, at the same time, enhance the available space, leveraging on 7 strong points:

1) Elegance

Unlike many other TV supports, Maior® mounts have a refined design, result of the technical department’s work in collaboration with the designer Giorgio Gurioli.

The refined appearance makes it a discrete object that grants practicality and dynamism, the fluid movement of the mechanical arm ensures solidity and efficiency.

2) Security

Designed to be safe and functional, it allows a considerable saving of space and risks. Guests, children and pets can move freely around the room without danger of colliding with the TV.

3) Practicality

Its ability to adjust the position allows great versatility: the rooms with a TV can be configured to look towards to the screen.

Consider, for example, the standard positioning of the couch: the room will no longer adapt itself to the TV, as the screen will be oriented as needed.

4) Intelligence

With an electronic control unit that involves specific movements and stores the user’s preferred settings. Operate the tv lift and impress guests will be a breeze.

5) Noise

With silent and fluid movements, standing out its elegant line.

6) Versatility

Operated by wall switches, remote control or smartphone apps, in order always to have the control at your fingertips

7) Mororized TV Mount Integration

Connectable with home automation systems, for maximum usability and comfort.

With Maior® tv mounts, your spaces will never be the