Originally Posted by Aetherhole
I think "fake" wood would still be more safe than a glass stand simply because a fake wood stand doesn't have the chance of shattering, like a glass stand would.
As long as it is rated for the TV's weight, i think it should be just fine. There are extreme cases, but I think 99% of the people have no major problems.
Fake wood can be pretty dangerous, depending on the design. The holes that
one often uses for screws or pegs often wear and weaken and the wood can
topple. This is especially a problem if you move the table around (for times
when you need to get behind it and such).
About glass: I still think glass is relatively safe, regardless of the very rare
cases that have been shown here. I've had a Pro-150FD on a heavy duty
glass table and I even dragged the TV across the glass enough times to
get behind it and adjust. If it's tempered, nice and thick (3/4 inches) and
well designed so that the weight is evenly distributed (unlike the example),
there should be no issue. Of course, this is all to each their own, but I definitely
would prefer a nice solid glass table over a crappy fake wood one (filled with
chipped wood), especially the one in the pic the guy showed.