Originally Posted by GrumpySmurf
I PM'd him the exact same question. My 57833 arrived yesterday and I can't find good mounting solutions for my 46lbs center speaker. I built a simple inverted "U" around my 41" Samsung DLP that fully supported it. The way this tv is made all I can see is cantilevering it off the wall without actually resting on the tv itself. The bezel is quite small - I don't want to risk putting weight on it.
Others care to share their solutions?
GrumpySmurf, I'd been grappling with the center channel question too. My last DLP (a Samsung) had a custom stand, and it afforded no good place for the center channel above or below the TV. I just had it sit on the floor, which really sucked because it made audio from that channel sound source-y because it was too low, and it blocked one of my components on the stand.
This time around (I bought the 65833), I bought three of this unit at Ikea (I know, I know, not exactly prestigious, but it got the job done, and it's cheap):http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90102155
I built them all, then screwed them together, one next to the other, with wood screws and washers. Each stand actually comes with two screws to begin with, so I just went to Home Depot and got more like it. Once I had them together they were really strong and sturdy. I left the backing off so my components would have a place to go out the back.
Point being, if you imagine this 3x3 configuration below my TV, I used the top middle compartment for my center channel. It's at just the right height below my TV and looks really nice. I've got black speakers and I went with the black color for those shelves. Very sleek and unassuming.
Another benefit for you (not so much for me) is that you'll have just enough room left on the left and right of the top of a stand like that for your bookshelf speakers (assuming that's what you have) with the 57" version. My bookshelf left and rights ALMOST fit with the 65, but are a little tucked behind the TV because it's so wide.
I'll post a picture of this in a day or two once I get everything in its final position. Still hooking stuff up. But it looks great and was a pretty cheap solution. Plus the shelves are wide enough that all of my components - even really wide ones like my receiver - have plenty of venting room.
Just one option...