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I don't feel safe mounting my 65ST30 on the wall, so I'm going to buy a stand instead. Looking something max $600, any recommendations?

I'm liking this:

http://www.tvstands.com/Welton-USA-T...E-WON1004.html

The middle slot should be big enough for my polk cs2, but I don't like that it's enclosed, might get a little too hot for my denon 2112 and 360. I also HATE wire management with enclosed stands.

I'm trying to find one that's open air, but the only ones I've found have tempered glass, I want to avoid that.
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I'm in the same boat. My new 65" Panasonic shipped yesterday. It will be up against a wall of windows with room darkening curtains behind so wall mounting isn't an option.

I'm thinking that the Walker Edison Regal 4-in-1 TV Stand w. Mount - Wood may work. The TV can sit on the stand or be mounted on the attachable bracket if that appears more secure. I think the Mirage center channel speaker may fit in the center shelf or under the mounted flat screen on the top shelf. Floor standing speakers will guard the left and right flanks.

Now I just have to get the 11 y.o. Sony XBR 36" CRT with the seven blink problem out of the way to make space for the new set. Beast must weight 250 lbs.
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This is what I am thinking of doing later on this year when I get the new 55GT50. I plan on taking the dimensions and photos of THIS to a local wood worker and have him make me one. I've read that people have done this and with it unfinished (really not that hard to finish wood) they have only paid $500 to $600. You can pick up fans kits off ebay for less than $100, so while it wouldnt be an exact match it is a cheaper solution.
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Now I just have to get the 11 y.o. Sony XBR 36" CRT with the seven blink problem out of the way to make space for the new set. Beast must weight 250 lbs.

LOL I almost bought one of them years ago but CC wouldnt haggle with me. IIRC it weighs 232 pounds .
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This is what I am thinking of doing later on this year when I get the new 55GT50. I plan on taking the dimensions and photos of THIS to a local wood worker and have him make me one. I've read that people have done this and with it unfinished (really not that hard to finish wood) they have only paid $500 to $600. You can pick up fans kits off ebay for less than $100, so while it wouldnt be an exact match it is a cheaper solution.

That's a pretty neat idea, though I don't know if I could wait that long for someone to build it for me, how long do you think that'll take?
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I'm in the same boat. My new 65" Panasonic shipped yesterday. It will be up against a wall of windows with room darkening curtains behind so wall mounting isn't an option.

I'm thinking that the Walker Edison Regal 4-in-1 TV Stand w. Mount - Wood may work. The TV can sit on the stand or be mounted on the attachable bracket if that appears more secure. I think the Mirage center channel speaker may fit in the center shelf or under the mounted flat screen on the top shelf. Floor standing speakers will guard the left and right flanks.

Now I just have to get the 11 y.o. Sony XBR 36" CRT with the seven blink problem out of the way to make space for the new set. Beast must weight 250 lbs.

Isn't that only rated for 60 inches? I'm wondering if it has enough height to mount a 65 inch. Also, that has tempered glass.
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i got the 65" model shown here for my 60" TV. Would probably work for a 65" too.
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That's a pretty neat idea, though I don't know if I could wait that long for someone to build it for me, how long do you think that'll take?

If the wood worker wasnt busy with other projects I would think he could complete it, without the finish, in a week.
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I couldn't be happier with my Standout Designs Horizon for my 60" Plasma. Pricey, but real wood made in USA? Worth it, it is a solid piece of furniture.

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Isn't that only rated for 60 inches? I'm wondering if it has enough height to mount a 65 inch. Also, that has tempered glass.

Yes, it will mount the 65" fine, but my problem is that it doesn't leave the 7.5" I need on the top shelf for the center channel speaker. I don't want to stick it down on the middle shelf.

Back to the drawing board I guess.
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I couldn't be happier with my Standout Designs Horizon for my 60" Plasma. Pricey, but real wood made in USA? Worth it, it is a solid piece of furniture.

Justin

Yah, it does look nice, but man, it's almost as much as my tv.

Maybe I'll try to find a wood worker to do it.
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found a local wood worker, wanted charge more than standout designs ;(
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Seriously???? Damn that sucks. It was Norm from This Old House was it?
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I have a black metal/glass stand from BB that has 8" shelves and was under $200.

Indecision may or may not be my problem.
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While specified for up to 60", I'm hoping this Salamander Designs floor stand will work with my upcoming Panasonic 65" VT30 or VT50 purchase.

As for furniture, I just had a stand made similar to the first pic linked above. My design, solid maple and beautiful for $1200. Nothing else available matched placement of my center channel speaker or my other furniture. I couldn't be happier.

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I love this one I bought for my 65GT30:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ms_ohs_product
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I spent $55 shipped for a Cheetah mount on Amazon , it holds up to 160 lbs. Articulating mount that extends up to 27 inches from the wall. Me and my dad mounted it inn about an hour. Four huge bolts bolted into studs. Was very easy to hang it on the mount as well. You put the mount on the wall first then simply hang the set on it. Once you hand it you tighten everything down. Piece of cake. Seems intimidating but really isnt once you do it. The only crucial part is the 10 seconds you spend picking up the set and hanging it on the clips. After that its all gravy. Thought I'd give you some advise and perhaps save you a bunch of $$ These new wall mounts are insanely well built.

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While specified for up to 60", I'm hoping this Salamander Designs floor stand will work with my upcoming Panasonic 65" VT30 or VT50 purchase.

As for furniture, I just had a stand made similar to the first pic linked above. My design, solid maple and beautiful for $1200. Nothing else available matched placement of my center channel speaker or my other furniture. I couldn't be happier.

Any chance you could post pics of the stand you had made? I'd love to see it.
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Any chance you could post pics of the stand you had made? I'd love to see it.

I will. I'm just about finished with the HT remodel in the basement. I was hoping to complete the crown moulding today (which is kicking my azz by the way), but after splitting firewood yesterday my back tells me differently. Maybe in a couple of weeks I'll have it all together.

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I will. I'm just about finished with the HT remodel in the basement. I was hoping to complete the crown moulding today (which is kicking my azz by the way), but after splitting firewood yesterday my back tells me differently. Maybe in a couple of weeks I'll have it all together.

You need to watch Tom Silva do crown molding then you will be an expert!!!!!
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I love this one I bought for my 65GT30:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ms_ohs_product

Here is another Sanus model I think I will get for a 60ST30. I don't have many options because I need 8.5" of height on the center shelf for my center channel.

http://www.standsandmounts.com/sanus...lverpfv36.aspx
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Here is another Sanus model I think I will get for a 60ST30. I don't have many options because I need 8.5" of height on the center shelf for my center channel.

http://www.standsandmounts.com/sanus...lverpfv36.aspx

I did order this model, but I ordered it here and saved a bunch of $$ I think the sale ends Feb. 20 but not sure.

http://www.entertainmentcenterspot.c...ategory=510601
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Init - TV Stand for Flat-Panel TVs Up to 60"

from Best Buy (can't post URLs)

Bought this from Best Buy for the P65VT30 I'm expecting soon. It's advertised as "for up to 60 inch TVs" but it holds up to 300 lbs and the top is 20" wide, seems like enough room for the P65VT30's 16"-wide base. Plus some of the reviews on BB's site stated they used it for 65" TVs.

They had one on display and it looked good and felt sturdy. The top part where the TV would sit is glass on top of metal. Really good for $219, I think.
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While specified for up to 60", I'm hoping this Salamander Designs floor stand will work with my upcoming Panasonic 65" VT30 or VT50 purchase.

As for furniture, I just had a stand made similar to the first pic linked above. My design, solid maple and beautiful for $1200. Nothing else available matched placement of my center channel speaker or my other furniture. I couldn't be happier.

We did the Salamander stand and seriously considered the mount system as well. I didn't go for it because my couch is pretty low and I didn't want to raise the TV any more than it would be on the stand. FYI, my set is the 63C8000.

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I did order this model, but I ordered it here and saved a bunch of $$ I think the sale ends Feb. 20 but not sure.

http://www.entertainmentcenterspot.c...ategory=510601

That was a great deal! Congrats. I do like the sturdiness of their stands.
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You need to watch Tom Silva do crown molding then you will be an expert!!!!!

I'm pretty good at it, but this is a log cabin, which are prone to settling and knocking things out here and there. As a result the ceiling has humps and the wall has bows. All I need is warped molding for the perfect trifecta.

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That was a great deal! Congrats. I do like the sturdiness of their stands.

Crankbait, I was also thinking of getting a set of their speaker stands for my front L/Rs. Have you tried any of their speaker stands?
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Crankbait, I was also thinking of getting a set of their speaker stands for my front L/Rs. Have you tried any of their speaker stands?

Sorry no experience there as I have full size standing floor speakers.
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I don't feel safe mounting my 65ST30 on the wall, so I'm going to buy a stand instead. Looking something max $600, any recommendations? I'm liking this:http://www.tvstands.com/Welton-USA-T...E-WON1004.htmlThe middle slot should be big enough for my polk cs2, but I don't like that it's enclosed, might get a little too hot for my denon 2112 and 360. I also HATE wire management with enclosed stands. I'm trying to find one that's open air, but the only ones I've found have tempered glass, I want to avoid that.

Not an expert on mounting, but I believe this TV weighs 90 pounds. Believe it or not, my 42" Philips 9631 from 2006 weighs about 95 lbs. !!

The mounting brackets today are so much better than a few years ago -- and the TV weights have come down more than 50% for the same size -- that I really don't think you should worry if you wall mount PROPERLY.

Just as a comparision, the 63" Philips TV when I got mine weighted about 190 pounds.

So don't let the weight/size intimidate you....again, do some research on how to properly mount the TV (plenty of stuff on the web) or hire someone to do it properly and check the safety of it.
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