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Friday 19th September 2014
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Why are TV screens measured in inches?

Question

With everything being metric, why are TV and computer screens still measured in inches?
Len, Hackney

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Frances, Putney
Qualification: Work in an art gallery, where we have to give measurements of paintings in inches for the American market.
Answer: America is still measuring in imperial and many of the electronic companies are American. Where they lead, we follow.

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