Originally Posted by chi_guy50
I plan to take advantage of the currently discounted prices to purchase a WD-73738 ($1200 or less) and stand for our condominium association clubhouse. However, since the facility is used for various functions, the stand must be mobile. Because funds are limited, I am hoping to get either the Mitsubishi MB-S73A or Pinnacle TV6073 stand for less than $200 and mount it on four to six heavy-duty casters (of the appropriate weight-bearing capacity).
I haven't seen the TV6073, but I assume that both it and the MB-S73A have a base made of at least 3/4-inch MDF. That should be sturdy enough to allow me to drill holes and attach each caster with four bolts and self-locking washers.
Can anyone comment on the advisability of this plan? Thanks for your help.
I have completed the above purchase and installation and am able to provide feedback for the benefit of any others contemplating a similar scenario. I bought the WD-73738 at my local Best Buy store for $1199.98 (plus tax) with free white-glove delivery. I got the Pinnacle Design TV6073 from eBay seller "aokodeals" for $99.89 with free FedEx delivery (he still has five available as of this writing, but is now charging a nominal shipping fee).
The stand was in brand-new and unassembled condition and was relatively easy to put together. I drilled four holes in the 3/4-inch MDF base and mounted the casters with 2-inch bolts and self-locking nuts. I used four Shepherd 9299 3-wheel dollies as my casters, and the result is not only rock-solid stable but very easy to move on the clubhouse parquet flooring. I found the dollys at my local Home Depot store for $8.97 apiece, but I wound up purchasing them from Amazon third-party marketer "ProMax Commerce" for $27.31 shipped, for a savings of $11.44 for the set. These casters are a bit of an overkill, with a load-bearing capacity of 200lbs. each, but I like them for their extreme stability and affordability.
The TV is beautiful and the stand fits it perfectly. I spent yesterday afternoon setting the TV defaults and in the evening we screened the film "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" for our condo movie club. The panoramic scenes of the southwestern landscape really came to life on that 73" screen.
BTW, this stand is approx. 17-1/2" high, and the casters add another 1-1/2" or so. I thought the viewing height was fine. IMHO if you're not an extreme videophile there is plenty of vertical viewing tolerance in this DLP TV.