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TV Stand And Entertainment Center

TV Stand And Entertainment Center

Those of us over a certain age will remember the console TVs of   the 1970s.  A 25-inch television with   this giant cathode ray tube (CRT) was considered large and housed in an   enclosure that had the television on its own or with extensions on either   side with a stereo system and a turntable for playing vinyl LP albums .  They were huge and bulky, but very popular   at the time.

Today’s HD TVs are bigger and have a 50-inch screen that can be   found in living rooms and bedrooms.    The console has been replaced with TV stands and complete   entertainment (media) centers, which are an attractive alternative to these   old consoles.

How do I   choose a TV stand?

A TV booth is essentially a small entertainment center.  The difference is that the TV stand   primarily serves as the base for the TV, while the entertainment center has   additional shelves and cabinets that can protrude beyond the central   area.

  • The first obvious step is to adjust the TV stand to fit the size   of your TV.  New HDTVs are usually sold   with them Brackets for wall mounting and with   support legs or a platform.  The   platform is often a rectangular or oval base that easily sits on top of any   size TV stand.  The main concern is   choosing a stand that is close to the width of the TV.

  • A smaller TV on a larger stand is acceptable with additional items   like a vase or a framed picture to offset the look.  For a larger TV, make sure with support   legs The legs sit a few inches from the edges to   provide the necessary support.  The   legs are usually attached to the TV about two inches from the sides and   spread another inch.

  • A wider TV on a smaller stand looks top heavy and more   prone to falls It is therefore not recommended.  The weight of the TV usually doesn’t matter   if the stand itself is strong enough to support it.  The only exception is for those who can’t   part with their 1990s 37-inch CRT TV.    It can still work fine though The 100 pound weight could   overwhelm some TV stands Designed for the weight of today’s   televisions.

How do I   choose an entertainment center?

Entertainment or media centers are typically larger than   television stands and will take up more space along the   wall.  If you want   something that fits comfortably in a corner, use a smaller TV   stand.

Many entertainment centers will have a central rectangular or   square enclosure called that a stable, this will   hold your television.  Make sure your   TV will fit in the stall A couple of inches on each side, top   and back for adequate ventilation.  This is important to help dissipate the   heat generated by the TV and to make it easier to remove the TV for cleaning   and to check the cables and connections.

Before you buy, make sure there are some Holes or   connectors for routing power cables and wires to sockets and   other peripheral devices such as speakers, video players, karaoke systems and   the like.  Owners of this 37-inch CRT   TV must Make sure the barn doors close completely   Just as many entertainment centers have sliding or double doors to hide the   television when not in use.

What   are the best entertainment centers and TV booths made of?

For students in a dormitory, cement blocks with wooden boards or   creatively stacked plastic milk crates are good places to put a TV.  If you are looking for something more   sophisticated, choose either wood and metal or a combination of   both.

  • Wood will give a more traditional “rustic” look and   will encompass the choice of woods Cherry and   maple as a medium-priced wood selection Oak and   mahogany for higher price wood options.
  • The metal that is used in many entertainment centers and TV   stands is Steel or aluminum tube with powder coating or chrome   plating.  Metals are   better suited to modern homes.
  • Those who seek cheap plastic or plastic   items It is recommended to follow the famous advice: “You   usually get what you pay for”.

What   are the most common types of TV booths and entertainment   centers?

There are three common types of TV stands and media centers that   come in many styles and designs.  This   depends on the function and use of the device.

  • The first type for those who need storage space and have a wall   available is an independent media center or TV   stand.  It can be as simple as a   dresser.  The TV sits on the dresser or   on a wall bracket above it.  Speakers   and other audiovisual components can also sit on the dresser.  With a wide unit with nine drawers, this is   perfect for the bedroom and for storing clothes.  However, keep a drawer reserved for keys,   change and other sundries.

  • For entertainment centers, take the same standalone style and add   a TV cabinet and you have it the stable style   Suitable for living room or your “human cave”.  When choosing this type of entertainment   center, keep the above guidelines for cabins in mind.

  • TV stands offer an additional style, the corner   unit with a triangular or three or five sided design that   allows it to fit snugly in a corner.    This has the advantage that you save space and can immediately become   a home office.  The corner unit is   located outside the center of the room.    Place a laptop here that you can use with noise-canceling headphones   while your kids sing and dance to Baby Shark videos on   YouTube.

How   do I choose from the many types of entertainment centers and TV   booths?

Are you lacking aesthetic skills?    Get help from a friend who has these skills.  If the entertainment center is part of a   remodel, ask your interior designer to include it in the new design, also as   a recessed media center that adds usable space to the space.

That being said, and with a nearly limitless number of style   options available, it’s better to discuss what not to   do.  Here are the   “don’ts”:

  • Don’t try to fit a large entertainment center into a   small space. Aside from the logistics for the move, the unit   will protrude into the room by up to 24 inches, or 20% of a 10 foot   wide.

  • Don’t put modern design in an old-fashioned   room. The contrast of a futuristic wall unit in a living room   with a traditional or vintage design is likely to look a little   strange.

  • Don’t do the opposite and put an   old-fashioned entertainment system in a modern room.

  • Don’t forget to measure any other   object sitting in or on the entertainment center.  This includes speakers, CD players,   amplifiers, sound bars, oversized books and pictures.

  • Don’t forget the line of sight from   your seat to the television screen.  A   common mistake with wall-mounted TVs is mounting them too high so people will   stretch their necks from the sofa.    Viewers usually prefer the center of the television   screen at a height of about 40 to 50 inchesHowever, this is   largely a personal matter, as are the aesthetic characteristics of the TV   stand you have chosen.

What   else should you look out for in a TV booth or entertainment   center?

  • Glass doors and glass panels are a   nice feature of TV stands and entertainment centers.  The smoked glass color goes well with the   normally black TV cabinet, and the tinted glass hides items on the shelves   behind the glass.  Through glass, the   signal from your remote control can also reach a hidden DVD   player.

  • If you have an 8 year old who enjoys throwing small projectiles,   glass may be a poor choice.  Make sure   that any glass door or top is made of glass tempered glass for   extra strength.

  • You may not yet know what’s in your entertainment center.  So think about it adjustable   shelves that you can customize as needed.  Make sure the movable support pins are not   broken or damaged, and make sure they are all level before placing the   shelves on them.

  • The choice of wood for a TV stand or entertainment center limits   your color choices to a few shades of brown.    Metal is usually the silver / gray color of steel or chrome.  For other colors Composite   materials with laminate veneers are an option.

  • Bluetooth and wireless technology helped, but people still have to   grapple with a tangle of cables and wires from the power plug to the various   inputs and outputs of your media system.    When shopping for your TV stand, check to see if there are any   Cable organization system thereon.

  • Another thing to consider are your plans to stay in your current   apartment or move to the proverbial greener pastures.  Your choice between buying a   large heavy wall unit or a small portable TV stand Before or   after your move depends on your willingness to use the former for your new   apartment and its availability.

Last word: Keep in mind that your cat   may find one of the drawers or a shelf of your new entertainment center the   perfect place for a warm, cozy nap.    This is the first place to go to see if “Princess” is   missing.