Vallee TV Stand October 21st, 2017 - 12:14:34
Most TV stands come ready-to-assemble (RTA). That means that you will have to do some work before you get to watch TV from your new TV stand. Assembling a TV stand can be easy or it can be very difficult depending on the design. Pay attention to reviews that warn of long or difficult assembly. AV furniture that is already assembled is also available, but expect to pay a premium price. To save money on shipping, manufacturers have found ways to pack an entire 70-inch TV stand into a single box, for example.
TV stands come in wood, metal, glass, and other materials. You can choose a stand that matches the rest of your AV furniture or one that complements it. If you watch a lot of TV, you want to be comfortable with the style so that it reinforces good feelings rather than being a constant reminder of your questionable choice. Most modern TVs are bright enough to overcome ambient light in a bright room, but shadows can still cause problems depending on the location of your TV. Its a good idea to pay attention to this while youre placing the TV stand so that you dont end up with poor daytime viewing.
On the other hand, if you use a tilting mount, you will be able to point the TV screen down at the viewers effectively achieving the same thing. In our home theater, we have positioned the TV higher because we sit in recliners and looking straight at a TV that is at eye-level is awkward and a strain on the neck. If you will be mostly watching TV from a reclined position, keep that in mind when youre choosing your AV furniture.
Most TV stands specify a maximum weight in addition to maximum width for the flat panel TVs they can accommodate. You should be careful about the weight specification though. Some manufacturers specify the total weight including all shelves that a stand can handle and some will specify just the weight of the TV, which means the weight that the top of the TV stand can withstand. AV furniture style is important. When it comes to your home furnishings, its all about how it makes you feel. You have your own style and your TV stand should reflect that.