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How to Measure TV Size for Cabinet

Did you know a 75-inch television isn’t really 75 inches wide? The size is really the diagonal screen measurement from the top left corner of the screen to the bottom right corner of the screen.

So – how do you measure your TV properly if you want to place it in a cabinet?

First, get out your tape measurer.  You need to measure the horizontal width, vertical height and depth from edge to edge, including the frame around the screen.

Start with the depth.  Measure from the front to the back – but don’t include any stand it may be on.

Then, move on to the width. Measure horizontally from the outer edges (left to right)

Finally, measure vertically, from top to bottom (always including the frame)

Check out our TV Measurement Guide

If you have any questions, our customer service team will be happy to help you. Call us at 877-377-5435

How to Hide a TV

Most people enjoy watching television, but don’t love having a big black box take up so much space in a room.  We’ve got some great ways to disguise your TV (or hide it completely), so your personal style comes through loud and clear.

Hide it behind framed prints. There are wonderful pieces of art that fit neatly in front of the television when it’s not in use. Some people use artful screens that fold to the side when you want to view the television. Pinterest has some great ideas for you to consider

Invest in a TV Lift Cabinet to make the TV disappear completely when not in use. The hand-crafted cabinets are beautiful and have plenty of storage for all of the cords and gadgets that go along with a flatscreen television.

Hide your TV in a wardrobe – out of sight/out of mind. So many people have downsized their clothing these days, it’s easier than ever to slide in a flatscreen television.

Hang a TV Mirror. Most rooms have a mirror somewhere in the design scheme.  Simply swap out the mirror for a TV Mirror and maximize your space. It’s a flatscreen TV when you want it – and a beautiful mirror for everyone to admire.

So – get creative. It is possible to have your TV and hide it too.

Tune into A&E in April to see our TV lift mechanisms in action

We’ve got some exciting news. Our TV lifts mechanisms will be featured on A&E TV’s Tiny House Nation in April. You can catch the shows on April 17 or April 18, 2019.

Here are the details:

  • 04/17/2019 – #506: Two Turntables and a Tiny House (A&E NETWORK AIR DATE SCHEDULE – TINY HOUSE NATION – SPRING 2019 TIME SLOT: 10 PM Wednesdays)
  • 04/18/2019 – #506: Two Turntables and a Tiny House (FYI NETWORK AIR DATE SCHEDULE – TINY HOUSE NATION – SPRING 2019 TIME SLOT: 8 PM Thursdays)

We’re proud to participate in the program because we know that our TV lift mechanisms are designed to perform and built to last.  Our Uplift motorized TV lift series is the only TV lift mechanism entirely tested and recognized by Certified Laboratories.

So join us later this month and watch Tiny House Nation

Where to Put the TV When You Have Windows and no Wall Space?

It can be a challenge to find the right spot for the television in today’s open-plan homes, condos and rooms, many with floor-to-ceiling windows. Sometimes it means you are covering up a beautiful view. You may have to place the TV against a wall, far from seating in the room, just to be near an electrical power source. For many, it’s a challenge.

Luckily, Pinterest has many ideas to help you place your television in a room with very little wall space and lots of windows. If you look a bit closer, you’ll see that several of the options include TV Lift Cabinets, allowing you to view entertainment on demand, and safely store your TV when it’s not in use. You are able to enjoy both the view and your flatscreen television at the same time.

Some people simply get away from any walls or windows and place the TV in the middle of the room, providing a divider for the room space. Again, many people choose a TV Lift Cabinet that is finished on all four sides, to help them achieve the desired impact in a room. Since all cabinets have multiple storage options, it’s easy to place all electronic components inside the cabinet so all cables and cords are contained. One tip might be to consider a floor-mounted electrical outlet, right under the cabinet. You can easily create an access panel in the bottom of the cabinet to easily access the power source.

So, it is possible to enjoy an open living space with lots of natural light and still enjoy all your entertainment options at the same time.

Where to Put the TV When You Have a Fireplace?

Mounting a TV over the fireplace is very popular in the United States, but it’s not always in the best interest of the electronics. Let’s face it, heat plus electronics is usually a bad idea. Most electronics are adverse to heat – and smoke is often worse (two elements usually found near fireplaces). The same film you find on your inside windows after burning wood in a fireplace also ends up inside any electronics nearby. You may not be able to see it, but it’s there because you can smell it. And as they build up, they can wreak havoc on the sensitive elements inside your flatscreen television.

Most electronic devices simply operate best and most reliably at lower temperatures. Beyond that, excessive heat can cause temperature-sensitive materials to degrade quickly, and conductive materials can even sprout little metal whiskers, causing shorts within the TVs circuitry.

Another concern we hear is that a TV positioned over a fireplace is at an uncomfortable viewing angle. Many TVs mounted over the fireplace will be above eye level when people are seated. Craning your neck into an unnatural position for an extended period of time is going to cause temporary discomfort, but doing so for even short periods of time, day after day, can have lasting effects, like chronic headaches.

One way to protect your TV and still enjoy your fireplace is to consider a TV Lift Cabinet. Many units are finished on all four sides, so you can place them anywhere in a room with a fireplace. Some people use the cabinets as room dividers; others place the units in the corner of a room. The televisions are protected from heat sources and always at the perfect height for people to view entertainment. And, when the televisions aren’t in use, they are safely stored within the cabinet to keep all the electronics safe from particulate sources.

 
 
 
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