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I moved into a new house and am trying to set up the living room. In the previous house my 52" TV was mounted on the wall and my receiver was on top of the TV stand.. Wall mounting isn't an option based on where everything is placed in the new house, so the TV now goes on the TV Stand (like this one, but longer with an extra drawer).

With the TV now taking the receivers place, there is nowhere for the receiver to live as the TV takes up a lot of the length of the stand. The component areas in the stand are not big enough for the receiver, and in order to have it on top with the TV, the TV has to be center - not only on the TV stand but from the couch as well.

There is space to the right of the TV stand where it can be put on a stand or mounted on the wall, but I am not sure which solution is better (in terms of cost, looks and functionality). Had I thought it it last night, I would have taken a picture to better illustrate the set up.

does anyone have any creative solutions? I can add a photo tomorrow.
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If you can post a pic that will help. One thought, you could put all of your components into a closet if you have one available and then just run an IR extender to control everything.

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There is no closet, unfortunately. I'll add a picture tomorrow for sure. It's hard to imagine based on my post.
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I would say a new TV stand is the most reasonable solution either DIY or store bought.
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I have yet to see a TV stand that has a spot for a receiver that is the proper size. I know they will picture them in a spot where it fits, but we all know that the space isn't big enough to allow for air flow to keep it from overheating.
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[ I have a TV stand that accommodates the avr and 3 amps. The stand is open on the sides and back. They can be found. Also, none of the amp or avr run hot. The OP may need a different stand, bummer. Get something similar to this

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Getting a new stand is not an option I will pursue, especially since I like the one I have (except for the receiver issue).
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So here are the pictures.

This is a general shot of the stand, the Tv and receiver.


Showing the space between the wall and stand.


Receiver side of the stand.


Overhead showing the space available behind and beside the TV Stand.


Maybe just another board roughly the same colour put in the corner with something supporting it underneath would work.
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Yeah, that's a tough one. If you are set on that placement and component setup, one idea might be to mount a bar/piece of wood to the back of your stand. This would allow you to use a wall mount to "float" your TV over the stand. That might get you up high enough to put the receiver under. Another idea might be to fill the space behind the stand with another piece of wood and put the receiver behind it.
If you might be open to replacing your receiver, you could look at a slim-line receiver from Marantz like the NR1402. They should be small enough to fit in the slot under the TV.
Keep us updated and let us know what you end up with.

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What about using a tv riser?
http://www.amazon.com/LARGE-BLACK-TV-RISER/dp/B00AQ8IQ70/ref=pd_sim_sbs_etk_hg_fd__3
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One downside would be cooling issues for the AVR. You may have to modify the top to help with heat dissipation.

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I am already not crazy about the TV being in front of the window, and a TV riser would only block more of the window.

I am leaning towards using a piece of wood at the back corner to put the receiver on that way it's out of the way but still accessible. If I can find the right kind of wood, that may be the best solution. I am happy with my receiver and don't want to replace it (yet).
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I have a somewhat similar TV stand from Ikea. I put my receiver in one of the pull out drawers and mounted 3 silent PC fans in the back for air circulation (dirt cheap on Amazon). You may have to cut an additional space in the back of the drawer panel so that it does not block the air flow from the fan when the drawer is closed. You could also mount a fan on the side of the stand providing you put the receiver in the end drawer (this would be easier to clean as the fans accumulate dust). Many fans come with elegant grills and sponge dust filters so they blend in well. I have an IR repeater so there's no need for remote control line of sight...you would need one of these as well. Just a suggestion.
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