Big TV – what kind of stand?

posted 2 years ago in Home
  • poll: TV Stand only or Entertainment unit?
    TV stand only : (5 votes)
    63 %
    Entertainment unit : (3 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    MrsCallalily:  we have a 65″ TV and that is our stand in the picture above. It’s from IKEA. I liked it because it was simple.

    Post # 5
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

     

    MrsCallalily:  I know you said you wanted storage for videos and games , but if you want more general houshold storage , you could make a wall of storage by putting units together rather than buying a massive entertainment unit.

    It also depends on the overall size of your room. One massive wall of storage can be overwhelming to a smaller room.

    You can easily build a custom unit using Ikea pieces to fit your TV and your wall

    http://www.houzz.com/photos/470883/Living-Room-eclectic-living-room-portland

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I actually used this coffee table for my TV – I have a 47″ but it could easily hold 60″ (there are some review stating that their 60″ tvs fit on it):

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-Ashwood-Road-Coffee-Table-Cherry-Finish/15914777

    It’s very sturdy, and looks much better than your typical walmart fare. The open back meant it was easy to plug things in – I kept my DVR, Wii, Blu-Ray player and Apple TV in it constantly.  I’ve moved in with my fiance now and didn’t have room for it, so my parents took it to replace their designated TV stand and they love it so much more. I put bookcases on each side in the same color family to make it look like part of a cohesive set and used those for my movies, games, etc.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    MrsCallalily:  the unit from IKEA is customizable so it can be as tall or short as you would like! I knew how tall I wanted it to be. I don’t like to have to look “up” at the TV but it depends on your sofa and stuff. My unit is called the Besta and I saw soooo many different options.

    Post # 9
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    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We have a 65″ TV and we just have a stand, not an entire entertainment center. I am personally not a fan of huge bulky furniture, so the stand was the best thing. And I thought at first that the TV was going to be too low, but it really is not at all. I love it, it is perfect. This picture was taken because of my puppy, but you can see the TV and stand in it for reference. Also sorry it is a dark photo, but it is the only one I had. I got this stand at Target. 

    Post # 10
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    13003 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Stand only, I feel full units are too restritive if you wanted a completely different sized TV

    Post # 11
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    894 posts
    Busy bee

    I have a 55″ in my great room above the fireplace which is wall mounted and a 55″ wall mounted tv in my loft and I love both so I’d say wall mount it!  🙂

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Mount it.  You have more options for storage of your other stuff this way.  I love having our TV mounted!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I agree with the posters above who say mount it on the wall, we have an enormous TV (75”) that we mounted since I hated how it looked on stands.  I also like that the mount we used lets us swivel the TV so we can move it to face wherever we are rather than having it be flat against the wall.  

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Definitely mount it. It looks so much better. You could have a stand under it for stuff if you really needed it.

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