entertainment center 65 inch tv – At first you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it is only when you start searching, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colours, some made from glass, some wood, some metallic or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential because the rack must be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are usually quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a particular size. As a consequence, that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s larger than that which is recommended, however you can get away with TVs which are slightly smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you may wish to consider obtaining a stand that’s a bit larger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s far too big for it. Plus some racks with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more traditional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Most TV cabinets are also usually made from wood as the primary material, and some might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to put your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you’ll want to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name suggests, these racks are for when you put the TV in the corner of the room. The stand looks the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to be able to push the rack further into the corner and save a couple of much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for the same sort of wood as your existing furniture, so it matches up and does not look out of place.
Based on the model and make, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a specific type of rack but do not enjoy the type of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, start looking for models which are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, as they are usually hard to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as the name suggests these racks are primarily made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass racks come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass version but need clear glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often available.
While the most popular stand colour nowadays is black, you’ll also locate them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs are also available in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that will fit in and compliment your room layout.