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Sorry if the wrong section I wasn't too sure. Below I linked a pic of my old TV and TV stand. Do you think I'll have problems with my new LCD TV? The old TV was 62" and I'm going 60" which weighs between 80 to 90 pounds. I'm just concerned that since the weight is more centered with the smaller LCD stand as opposed to stretech out to the legs of the stand that there won't be support.



Please note that the horizontal gray part under the TV are the speakers, not part of the stand. The top of the stand is particle board but with support towards the rear and edges.
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Just be sure the stand has the depth and length to support the tv. Measure the stand of the tv and be sure it can sit on your current stand. It looks like it may not have enuf depth. My stand measures 16" deep by 55" long. It's made for up to 60" flat screen tvs.
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Thanks for the quick reply. When you depth you mean from front to back? I'm going from a much thicker/deeper DLP to a new LCD that's only a few inches thick. I think the stand of the new TV is thinner than the fatness of the old DLP. Am I understanding your statement, mes444?
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The new tv is thinner, but they have a pretty big base on their stands to keep them balanced. So just be sure to measure it's stand and your stand's top. The depth I am referring to is the measurement, front to back.

If your stand's top surface is the same or near mine, you're ok, as my stand was made for a flat screen up to 60". If I remember correctly, the part of the DLP that sits on the stand is pretty thin and the fat back hangs over the back.

But in any case, just be sure you have 16" front to back and at least 55" side to side.
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Thanks for clearing that up. Here are the dimensions of the TV which sat flush on the stand.

57.1 x 18.8 x 39.3 inches

And the new TV

Product Height (with stand)37-29/64"
Product Depth (with stand)17-9/16"
Product Width 56-5/8"

Looks like I'm okay there.

My other concern is just that the weight of the new TV is in the center. Will the particle board and rear and side supports sustain the weight?
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So add a 1/4" steel plate to spread the load, OR have an angle metal rod underneath the particle board.

Solution: FREE. Explanation: I will have to charge$ you.

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a little extreme. Just wondering if the construction will hold.
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a little extreme. Just wondering if the construction will hold.

So what else do you want from us? It's your stand so you should know how thick the particle board is. If you don't want to modify it, stack some weight on it and see what happens.

Or, I could say, "It'll be ok," and then when your new TV falls through the stand you'll say, "But BoilerJim said..." Seriously, we can only offer so much advice and then you're on your own.

Good luck.
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It was a pretty popular model so I figured some folks used the same stand. It is an Internet forum so why not take a stab. I've found out way more info then I thought I would thanks to forums and sites.
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a little extreme. Just wondering if the construction will hold.

My guess is WILL hold but will sag over time. And don't know what time = to.

An angle rod should be fairly ez to add, just get one at home depot, cut to size, and screw. Then u don't have to split hair with it. I recently had to do the same with a kitchen cab where I saw off the middle trim to accommodate my larger cooking wares but don't want the cab to sag.

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It was a pretty popular model so I figured some folks used the same stand. It is an Internet forum so why not take a stab. I've found out way more info then I thought I would thanks to forums and sites.

That stand was specifically designed to support that particular make/model dlp set. It should be fairly easy to determine what part(s) of the stand are actually supporting the old set. If it's supported around the edges, as most of these were, don't count on that particle board to support the new set reliably without first testing it with an equivalent (or, better, heavier) weight placed where the new set will rest. Consider not only the strength of the particle board but the parts that are attaching that board to the rest of the stand. Chances are that board is more cosmetic than load-bearing.

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