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TV Stands Buying Guide
What Type of Stand Should I Select?
Naturally the type of TV stand you select should be based on your needs. You will want to weigh in on your budget, style, TV size and room size before making a final decision.
We have an in-depth guide to choosing TVs here. But for a quick guide, here are the major types of TV stands:
LCD TV stands are designed specifically to hold LCD TVs. LCD televisions are light enough to be mounted right onto the wall. This means that these TV stands might not hold a TV at all but instead they provide space for your media and peripherals. If you decide to hang an LCD TV on the wall, try a wall, ceiling or swivel arm mount to create the best view for the space.
- Plasma TV stands provide display and shelving options designed specifically for heavier plasma TVs. Combining strength with stability, extra-wide TV stands can usually accommodate larger plasma screens.
- Entertainment centers and TV cabinets, including TV consoles, are pieces of entertainment furniture designed to give you access to your components, while providing storage for any items you wish to keep out of sight. Since components will be enclosed, select a cabinet that permits optimum ventilation and accessibility to power sources.
- A corner TV stand fits perfectly into a corner of a room. Ideal for a small room or an awkward-shaped space, a corner TV stand can be a great space-saver. They do tend to be more compact than a standard television stand, but many corner TV stands will easily accommodate the larger flat screens.
- A swivel TV stand is designed so that the viewing angle of the television can be adjusted as needed. It can have either a top shelf or bottom base that is capable of movement, from limited to a 360 degree swivel. A swivel TV stand is also a good choice for a room that has glare issues or is prone to too much sunlight at a certain time of day.