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post #271 of 876 Old 09-27-2004, 04:22 PM
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I'm surprised that nobody has posted this stand. At 50" wide it is difficult to find something to fit the HLN567W, but this seems to fit the bill.

Plateau stand

Has anyone seen this stand? It looks a little pricey for laminated particle board, but length and height appear to be perfect. A good choice of colors too.
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jdschwar,

I've seen this stand at CC and it's at the top of my list for the new 60" Sony I'm waiting for. Love all the space it provides and decent looks with the dark glass. Not real keen on the chrome, but this "black" chrome's not too over-the-top for my room. I am a little concerned about the height. At 22", I calculate the center of my screen will be about 6" over seated eye level. Probably close to your setup.

Do you feel this is any problem for you? Slightly looking up? Degradation in picture? Also, did you notice if the round feet are removable to possibly lower it some?

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Originally posted by xela19115
Here is my entertainment center made up from pieces from IKEA. I have a 50" DLP set.




Xela, what Ikea items are those? I was just at Ikea and on their website and didn't see anything quite like what you've shown. Everything I came across was that light colored birch that they seem to be so fond of.
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Looking for a 40 inch wide and 40 inch in height and needs to hold 250 pounds? Any help would be great.
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Originally posted by xela19115
Here is my entertainment center made up from pieces from IKEA. I have a 50" DLP set.


nice..but where is ur center speaker? (just curious)

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jdschwar,

I've seen this stand at CC and it's at the top of my list for the new 60" Sony I'm waiting for. Love all the space it provides and decent looks with the dark glass. Not real keen on the chrome, but this "black" chrome's not too over-the-top for my room. I am a little concerned about the height. At 22", I calculate the center of my screen will be about 6" over seated eye level. Probably close to your setup.

Do you feel this is any problem for you? Slightly looking up? Degradation in picture? Also, did you notice if the round feet are removable to possibly lower it some?

Thanks
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I was worried about the stand height too. I spent a lot of time measuring where my eyes were when I sat on my couch relative to the center of where the screen would be. I thought that 18-20" would have been a better height.

So I went to Circuit City and told them about my dilemma. They said they have a 30 day return policy with no restocking fees. So I decided to give the stand a try. I am SOOOO glad I did! I absolutely love the stand. Granted, everyone has their own tastes. But for me this stand is a lot better than anything else out there and the price is reasonable. I've also had a lot of comments from friends that say that they love the look of the TV on this stand.

At my viewing distance (9-10 feet) I don't feel like I am looking up at the TV at all. I think the height is great! If you wanted to take off the bottom feet you could. It would save you about .75 inches.
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Ikea usually offers their stuff in multiple colors/finishes, but they might not have pictures of all of them on the web site. (I also found out that they want $175 for shipping a $120 chest of drawers... doh!)

If your TV is too high (or too low) you can tilt/angle the screen up/down a bit with shims or something...
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Originally posted by iamtarun
nice..but where is ur center speaker? (just curious)

When I took the photo it was being replaced. Now it sits on the shelf above the TV set.
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Ikea usually offers their stuff in multiple colors/finishes, but they might not have pictures of all of them on the web site. (I also found out that they want $175 for shipping a $120 chest of drawers... doh!)

If your TV is too high (or too low) you can tilt/angle the screen up/down a bit with shims or something...

WOW! I only paid $55 for the shipping of my TV. Guess that means I'd better take the 4Runner to Houston to get my TV Stand (and Dining table.)

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Originally posted by VA Ringer
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Just got the TV so I am not really set up yet.

This is a really nice stand. I would have to go with this one from IKEA.

Ringer, how is the viewing from the seat that is closest on your couch to the DLP tv? Just curious becasue I have a very similiar setup.
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This is a really nice stand. I would have to go with this one from IKEA.

I usually sit directly in front but have tried the loveseat as well. The viewing angles of my 5063 are such that you get a nice view from either side. The wife usually sits on the side and I have heard no complaints yet.

I have found only one negative about the stand. My TIVO puts out quite a bit of heat. I could either take the rear panel off that section, install a fan into rear of stand, or cut a larger hole in the panel. I haven't decided yet.

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Another stand from Ikea--called the Eksjo cabinet--is perfect for the hlp 6163 if you omit the metal frame. It is then 17.5" high, and the width is virtually identical to that of the 6163. Also, I removed the 'surprise base' that came on the 6163 (trivial to do), and find that it is actually MORE stable without the base than with it. The Eksjo also has 6 component compartments that accept standard size components (I also removed the glass doors from the stand, but that's a matter of taste). I also put teflon 'slides' under that runners of the stand, and on my hardwood floor it slides around very easily when one needs to get behind the set. (I also cut out larger holes on the rear panel for better air flow.)
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what are your opinion on the Uptown Frost stand from target? I think im going to order that and the two side peices... now to somehow be able to put my bookshelf speakers in that thing somehow ...
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The Canadian website for Ikea shows that one can get the Oppli stand in black, while this possibility does not seem to be true in the US. Does anyone know what it would cost to get a black one shipped from Canada?
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Originally posted by JimF_NJ
Picked up the Bell'O stand from Best Buy last night. Went together easily, but that thing is heavy!

I don't know what to do with myself now. I've gotten the TV, and gotten the stand. Now there's nothing to waste my time researching while at work .

-jim

i am reseaching the stand now..
i will join ur club soon. (not knowing what to do myself)

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hah well ive decided on the target Uptown Frosted glass stand. Ill be getting the two side pieces so ill put the stuff in there. Ill probably be putting the center speaker in the middle and on the right or left side ill put the subwoofer. THen ill put my two Bookshelf speakers on top of the two Side pieces in an angle towards the sofas. Assuming i get the Onkyo 770 HTIB
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http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B00008PC40

Too bad no maple version.

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they have the maple version in stores. Its probably a better idea to get it at ur local store anyways because shipping is a killer =\\
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Any dimensions? I think I've already seen this in the store, but I'll check again. I'm assuming it's probably a vinyl laminate as opposed to a true wood veneer. If so, think I'll stick w/ IKEA.

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I'm just nervous with some of these "cheap" stands that they will warp or bend in the middle with a 100 lb TV on it, even though it does hold up to 150 or 200 lbs.
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I seriously doubt it. 100lbs really isn't that much. AND, since the TV is so wide, it's not like the weight is all centered on the stand, it's evenly spread across the entire width of the TV. The stand would have to be VERY wide to bow in the middle.

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True, i got a cheap stand from Walmart for my 32" CRT (damn thing weighs a ton) and my PS2, cable box and massive receiver.

These stands should be just fine. Since these tvs are only 15" deep (the sammys) and about 17" deep for the Mits, I wouldn't want a stand any deeper than 20". This will ruin the look of having the TV right against the wall.

Question for anyone with a DLP and a stand: How far does everything come out from the wall? The width of the stand or a few inches more, right?
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I have my Eksjo (Ikea) stand (18.5" deep) about 2.5" from the wall. Plenty of room for wires, and my hlp 6163.
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as you can see...the boards inside my stand support the top. I feel very comfortable with this stand. I would not say it was cheap at ~$400...nor is it a Salamander.
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Originally posted by Geckotek
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B00008PC40

Too bad no maple version.

There is a maple one: http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B00008PC3Y .
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Does anyone have a simple and cheap idea on a shelf above a sammy 43 for the cc? Thanks
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Has anyone seen or does anyone have the new wood and glass Bell'O AVSC-5021? Very elegant traditional styling IMO.

I am also wondering if anyone knows the HxWxD of the first shelf under the TV shelf - need to know if my CC speaker will fit.

It doesn't seem to be on http://www.bello.com yet, but here's a picture of it.
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Originally posted by millerwill
The Canadian website for Ikea shows that one can get the Oppli stand in black, while this possibility does not seem to be true in the US. Does anyone know what it would cost to get a black one shipped from Canada?


Can't be that much. Maybe 10 or so dollars more. I'm thinking about getting the Oppli when I get a DLP tv, but don't know if Black will look good or not.
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I have the Oppli stand in black as a temporary solution for a stand for my HLN617W1. I find that it is too short for my viewing preference at only 15" tall on it's casters on top of carpet. I prefer a 20 to 23 inch tall stand for my particular room and seating envrionment. Just something to keep in mind. Ideally you want your eyes to be dead center with the screen from your favorite seating position. Take into consideration if you will be reclining while watching or just seated when measuring height of your eye level.

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Anyone have any experience with installing exhaust fans in an equipment/TV stand? They would have to operate quietly but I cannot tell that by the ones I found online. I am thinking some 3x3's would do the job.

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