First it was the old twenty five inch color console televisions that went the way of the television entertain systems of the 1980s, then when flat panel technology started rearing it’s head on to the mass consumer platform the many forms of LCD TV Stands started emerging. For as many creative ways that manufacturers can come up with these stands, there are still gaping holes in the demand for many more decorative versions to blend and enhance a homeowner’s or apartment resident’s personal decorating style they envision. From wood, glass, chrome, leather covered, to vinyl covered TV stands, they are being scooped up by the pallet load daily at furniture stores, and online resellers of entertainment furnishings.
The definition of an LCD TV stand is as varied as the styles of furniture available today, and some that really do not match with traditional offerings, but are more of a utilitarian and well cheaply made for lack of better phrase. It is always amazing to retailers that someone will spend a couple of thousand dollars on state of the art flat panel LCD televisions that can reach sixty inches in display size, but opt to place it on a sixty nine dollar TV stand without any securing attachments in place. These televisions are not mere impulse buys when checking out at the electronics store, but are usually well researched and carefully selected by the purchaser. There obsession only lays within the visual image, and not the cost or responsibility of ownership.
Picking out an accommodating plasma LCD TV stand that will give you more than a good viewing angle should always be considered. Any stand worth it’s weight will offer an anchoring, and cabling management system as standard features, and anything less should be considered fodder for a Dempsey dumpster. If someone is going to take the time and considerable financial resources to create a movie theater like entertainment system then the appropriate supporting products should not be thought of as an option so much as a mandatory support system. The quality of such stands will take a backseat at times with the first choices being of which product will go with the current furnishings in a persons living or great-room. There should be a fluid balance between the two in making the perfect TV stand purchase.
The modern look of a glass LCD TV stand will offer more aesthetic pleasure to the television viewer, and will go with many different design themes. These should only be selected for a home that does not have small children, and when the owner will want a clean minimalist look for accent purposes. The reason it is not a great choice when having children in the home, especially toddlers is that glass stands do not have any safety features, and the display can fall off easily. Their classic counterparts can offer a system of restraint through brackets, and strapping, but the glass TV stand is purely for display purposes, and will also not hide cabling well in most cases.
Television manufacturers are also getting into the TV stand business, as they feel who else could design a better supporting piece then they can themselves. Take for instance the Samsung LCD TV stand, although it lends itself more to the secure-ness of the display, and quality of design for function it will be a much better suited model for customers who buy their brand of television. Many makes of televisions already forge their own VESA brackets, and create joint ventures with furniture makers to incorporate their hardware accessories into the co-branded stands they sell.
When shopping for flat panel TV stands keep in mind the accessory components you own, and will be purchasing in the future. You will want to ensure that there is ample storage, and cabling support for all game consoles, and video support additions that you want purchase or already own currently. Take your time, and do the proper research to get what you want, and need in a stand. Always look at this type of stand purchase as investment instead of a just in time solution that will get you watching your new big screen in record time.