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post #31 of 876
This is killing me. Bought the 56" HLP but now I can't find a good stand for it. My wife wants black or second choice silver. Her other requirement is that it fit the TV almost perfectly. At 52.25" wide there isn't much out there. I'm basically down to the official Samsung stand if one exists. I'm trying to find the model number and dimensions for the newest stand for the 56" Sammy. Can't find it anywhere. Anyone got any suggestions?
post #32 of 876
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Originally posted by S1DIMMER
Anyone got any suggestions?

1. go to an unfinished wood furniture store and see if they can come up with something in your size.
2. Since you live in the NYC area: Manhattan Cabinetry (or something like that). Located on Park Ave. South and maybe a couple other places. They make to order. I've just seen their ads - don't know their quality.
3. Down and dirty fix: Buy a stand in the color you want that's a little smaller than you need. Buy strong plywood in the dimensions you really want. Attach plywood on top of stand and paint to match the color.
post #33 of 876
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Originally posted by S1DIMMER
This is killing me. Bought the 56" HLP but now I can't find a good stand for it. My wife wants black or second choice silver. Her other requirement is that it fit the TV almost perfectly. At 52.25" wide there isn't much out there. I'm basically down to the official Samsung stand if one exists. I'm trying to find the model number and dimensions for the newest stand for the 56" Sammy. Can't find it anywhere. Anyone got any suggestions?

This website lists the official stand as TR63X. http://www.onecall.com/About.mpt?Sho...facturerID=419 Looks like this .http://www.samsungusa.com/images/pro..._l_hlp5063.jpg I dont know if the stand is available. Did you consider the stand that came with the PB? It is a little wider, but I think that it fits nicely. My wife originally wanted it to be the same width, but she is happy with the PB stand. I will post a pic tonight.
post #34 of 876
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Originally posted by S1DIMMER
Thanks OKAYDAVE. A picture would really help.

Here is a pic.

http://www.samsungusa.com/images/pro..._l_hlp5063.jpg
post #35 of 876
Oh, we'll be enjoying it! I'll probably pick up the Ikea Oppli stand or one of the Ikea stands with glass doors. My wife likes the light wood color of the Oppli so I'll probably call in advance to see if they have it. I definitely have to get it down lower than it is now.

I decided against the Target stand because the glass cabinets are too narrow to fit the components that I have.
post #36 of 876


Are any of you in the Charlotte area? If so, where can I go to find a decent stand?

I just want something simple. I would like 3 sets of shelves. The middle one for the center speaker and the other 2 for components. As of right now I have a Bush stand on order with TVA but I think at nearly 24 inches it's too high.

Anyone know of anywhere to go to shop?
post #37 of 876
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Originally posted by PokerNut


Are any of you in the Charlotte area? If so, where can I go to find a decent stand?

I just want something simple. I would like 3 sets of shelves. The middle one for the center speaker and the other 2 for components. As of right now I have a Bush stand on order with TVA but I think at nearly 24 inches it's too high.

Anyone know of anywhere to go to shop?

You could try www.salamanderdesigns.com
post #38 of 876
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Originally posted by RazorFace
You could try www.salamanderdesigns.com

Anyone using the Salamander line of stand with the custom shelf/bridge to support their TV. According to the catalog, the custom shelf will only support 50 pounds. I know the TV weighs more than 50 pounds especially the 6163. I am considering using the 30 or 40 towers on each side for support and adjusting the shelf for the proper height.

I have seen the 30 towers set up with the custom shelf at Magnolia Hi Fi but they only had a Martin Logan Theater center channel on the shelf and using a projector/screen set up.
post #39 of 876
Fedreams,

Check out the Elksjo stand at Ikea: with the aluminum frame removed, and some 'slides' put underneath, it is about 17.5" high. It's 57" W and 18"D, perfect for a 56" or 61" DLP.
post #40 of 876
Millerwill,

Thanks for the suggestion, I check out the Ikea stand and was not impressed with any of their stock units. I like the Salamander setup because I will need the space under the TV for my center channel once my setup is complete. I guess right now I have too much equipment that I need to place behind doors to discourage my two year old daughter from playing with.
post #41 of 876
For my HLP6163 I purchased a Plateau cr-2v 64inch Silver on Silver from Rack and Stands, ask for Mark ask for a better price. I can fit all my components plus center channel on the shelves. Just need the TV to put on it.
Joe V.
post #42 of 876
Millerwill:

How sturdy is the Elksjo stand with the aluminum frame removed? Is the aluminum frame integral to keeping the stand itself stiff and supported or is it simply just the legs?

In other words, could I just mount casters on the bottom or would I need to suport it further with a sheet of plywood or something if I pulled the frame off with the long legs?
post #43 of 876
texasdiver: I did put two additional strips of wood, forward-backward, under the two verticle dividers, just for insurance (of the same thickness as the two strips already there supporting the outsides). It seems quite sufficient for the ~100 pounds of a dlp. And there are 6 compartments for components and center speacker, each about 18.5" W and 7.5" H.

Specifically to your question, no, the aluminum frame seems to me not to play any structure role, just lifts it up to 'side board' level (which is what it is listed as).
post #44 of 876
PS I took the glass doors off; think it looks better that way, and and simpler in appearance and function. The 6 compartments are obviously two rows of 3.
post #45 of 876
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Originally posted by RazorFace
You could try www.salamanderdesigns.com

Looks like I could get exactly what I want. Having trouble figuring out the design feature. From what I can tell it'll cost over $1000!!

Not sure that's worth it.

Here's a link. $1000! Ouchie!

http://www.salamanderdesigns.com/syn/triples.jsp
post #46 of 876
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Originally posted by PokerNut
Looks like I could get exactly what I want. Having trouble figuring out the design feature. From what I can tell it'll cost over $1000!!


Here are some similar stands:
http://www.sauder.com/furniture/product.asp?p=542
http://www.racksandstands.com/prods/...9/0PSO0017.htm
And Bello makes something similar. IF you use google I think you find it under $1000 with free shipping. I recollect I saw it somewhere as I've continued to search TV stands.
http://www.screensandstands.com/prod...Name=Furniture
This Ikea unit is 51 inches wide and quite reasonable
http://www.ikea-usa.com/webapp/wcs/s...ts=10104*10174
This is $600
http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/prod...hno&dept=RB231
and you can even get it 77 inches wide for $700
http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/prod...hno&dept=RB231

And a google search of "tv stands" yields and ton of stuff.
post #47 of 876
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Originally posted by PokerNut


Are any of you in the Charlotte area? If so, where can I go to find a decent stand?

I just want something simple. I would like 3 sets of shelves. The middle one for the center speaker and the other 2 for components. As of right now I have a Bush stand on order with TVA but I think at nearly 24 inches it's too high.

Anyone know of anywhere to go to shop?

Hey neighbor,

I also looked around for a stand for my Samsung HLP 56" but could not find one I really liked. So I decided to make my own. I had several specifications I wanted to meet: 1) hold all my equipment, 2) be no more than 24" high, 3) have glass doors to protect the equipment, 4) have at least a 4" baseboard so it would not get knocked by the vacuum cleaner, 5) be on wheels so I could easily access the back and 6) not look just like a box or a shelf. I have an old trunk in my family room that was passed down from my grandmother which gave me the idea to make the stand look like an old trunk that was converted into a cabinet. I have never made a piece of furniture before and my significant other warned me that if it looked like crap it wasn't going in the house. But I think it turned out great and everyone seems to like it. It is 22" tall and on 6 heavy duty wheel that are hidden. I know that is taller than what you want but it works for me. It's overbuilt and I literally jumped up and down on top of it before I put the components in. Here is a pic.
LL
post #48 of 876
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Originally posted by GSOgymrat
...snip...
But I think it turned out great and everyone seems to like it. It is 22" tall and on 6 heavy duty wheel that are hidden. I know that is taller than what you want but it works for me. It's overbuilt and I literally jumped up and down on top of it before I put the components in. Here is a pic.

Very slick...I think you are right....it turned out very nice!

Randy
post #49 of 876
Nice job!!!!
post #50 of 876
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Originally posted by GSOgymrat
Hey neighbor,

I also looked around for a stand for my Samsung HLP 56" but could not find one I really liked. So I decided to make my own. I had several specifications I wanted to meet: 1) hold all my equipment, 2) be no more than 24" high, 3) have glass doors to protect the equipment, 4) have at least a 4" baseboard so it would not get knocked by the vacuum cleaner, 5) be on wheels so I could easily access the back and 6) not look just like a box or a shelf.

Wow! That is nice! You could sell those. (I'd probably buy one) I've been trying to find a stand with the spec's you mentioned and it just doesn't exist. I finally went the silver metal Bush stand that looks like the Tech-Craft stand in the PB. It doesn't have doors but is much better functionally and than the Tech-Craft as it has two usable shelves full shelves.
post #51 of 876
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Originally posted by jbarbbcuny
Here are some similar stands:
http://www.sauder.com/furniture/product.asp?p=542
http://www.racksandstands.com/prods/...9/0PSO0017.htm
And Bello makes something similar. IF you use google I think you find it under $1000 with free shipping. I recollect I saw it somewhere as I've continued to search TV stands.
http://www.screensandstands.com/prod...Name=Furniture
This Ikea unit is 51 inches wide and quite reasonable
http://www.ikea-usa.com/webapp/wcs/s...ts=10104*10174
This is $600
http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/prod...hno&dept=RB231
and you can even get it 77 inches wide for $700
http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/prod...hno&dept=RB231

And a google search of "tv stands" yields and ton of stuff.

Thanks for the links. Greatly appreciated. The Bello is the closest to what I'm after but still an inch or two too high and a little expensive. Other than that you hit the nail on the head. Anyone seen something similar to this?
post #52 of 876
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Originally posted by GSOgymrat
Hey neighbor,

I also looked around for a stand for my Samsung HLP 56" but could not find one I really liked. So I decided to make my own. I had several specifications I wanted to meet: 1) hold all my equipment, 2) be no more than 24" high, 3) have glass doors to protect the equipment, 4) have at least a 4" baseboard so it would not get knocked by the vacuum cleaner, 5) be on wheels so I could easily access the back and 6) not look just like a box or a shelf. I have an old trunk in my family room that was passed down from my grandmother which gave me the idea to make the stand look like an old trunk that was converted into a cabinet. I have never made a piece of furniture before and my significant other warned me that if it looked like crap it wasn't going in the house. But I think it turned out great and everyone seems to like it. It is 22" tall and on 6 heavy duty wheel that are hidden. I know that is taller than what you want but it works for me. It's overbuilt and I literally jumped up and down on top of it before I put the components in. Here is a pic.

That does look nice. How much to make something? Mine could be even more simple than the detail you put on that one. I like the 3 compartment design as it's the only thing in my opinion that makes sense. I prefer something more in the 18 or 19 inch with only 2 shelves per compartment. And I need to be able to stain it Cherry.
post #53 of 876
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Originally posted by PokerNut
Thanks for the links. Greatly appreciated. The Bello is the closest to what I'm after but still an inch or two too high and a little expensive. Other than that you hit the nail on the head. Anyone seen something similar to this?

PokerNut,
Both Sears and Circuit City carry this bush stand that is close to the Bello stand. And the price is a fraction of the Bello stand.

Sorry I can't post the link just search in tv stands.

William
LL
post #54 of 876
Actually, that's the one I currently have on order with TVA. The only problem with it is that it's almost 24 inches high meaning the viewing portion of the screen is at almost 32 inches. I'd be looking up from sitting on the couch.

Does anyone have this stand? Can the bottom piece be remove, which would lower it a few inches. That looks like a possibility.

I hope someone has one.
post #55 of 876
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Originally posted by Fedreams
Anyone using the Salamander line of stand with the custom shelf/bridge to support their TV. According to the catalog, the custom shelf will only support 50 pounds. I know the TV weighs more than 50 pounds especially the 6163. I am considering using the 30 or 40 towers on each side for support and adjusting the shelf for the proper height.

I have seen the 30 towers set up with the custom shelf at Magnolia Hi Fi but they only had a Martin Logan Theater center channel on the shelf and using a projector/screen set up.

I can't attest to the custom bridge. But, I have 2 SU40 Synergy towers bridged by 3 #3 bridges. I have my first brige set up at the top of the towers and the bridge is flush with the top of the towers. While I'll only be placing a 4663 on the bridge, I could easily place a 6163 across the 2 towers and the bridge.

You should be able to do this with the 30's. Have you considered the Triple20 or Triple30?
post #56 of 876
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Originally posted by PokerNut
Looks like I could get exactly what I want. Having trouble figuring out the design feature. From what I can tell it'll cost over $1000!!

Not sure that's worth it.

Here's a link. $1000! Ouchie!

http://www.salamanderdesigns.com/syn/triples.jsp

Check with your local seller of Salamander. I'm sure they'll do better than MSRP. Mine did.
post #57 of 876
Well guys, I was pretty much thinking of going down to Ikea in Houston to get one of the Ikea stands but I just don't have the time to make the 3 hour drive just for that. So I took another look at the stands at Target when I was there shopping for other stuff today. Now I'm back leaning towards this stand:

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B00008PC3Y

I had my tape measure and this stand can easily be modified to fit my components. The drawer in the center can be taken out completely. It just slides right out and could be replaced with a shelf. That would provide 3 shelves in the center section, enough for a Sat Receiver, DVD player and either an audio receiver or center speaker. It can't be difficult to find a matching shelf in birch or maple at Home Depot. They have so many shelves available for kitchen cabinets that I should easily be able to find one and cut it down to size.

It is 24.5" high but that could be dropped down about 2" by replacing the legs with low profile furniture casters from Lowes or Home Depot. Or it could be dropped down to about 19" by leaving the legs off completely.

I figure I can use one cabinet doors on one side to hide the UPS and surge protector and the cabinet door on the other side can hide DVDs, manuals, and remotes. I also think the silver color on the doors should match nicely with the silver on the lower part of the DLP.

I guess we'll find out when I get it home this weekend.

I was leaning towards the Ikea Oppli but then I decided I needed some sort of doors to hide the UPS and surge protectors otherwise they'd just be sitting on the living room floor. And none of the Ikea cabinets with doors are any nicer than this one to my eye.

The Salamander triple would be a nice unit but it's a bit out of my budget at the moment as I blew my stand budget on an HD Tivo instead.
post #58 of 876
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Originally posted by texasdiver
Well guys, I was pretty much thinking of going down to Ikea in Houston to get one of the Ikea stands but I just don't have the time to make the 3 hour drive just for that. So I took another look at the stands at Target when I was there shopping for other stuff today. Now I'm back leaning towards this stand:

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B00008PC3Y


Excellent choice especially with changing to casters, which, with all the equipment on the stand and the TV, will make it much easier to move when necessary.
Do it!!!!!
Do you have to put it together yourself? I looked at the ad and I couldn't find any reference to assembly.
Added later: OK, never mind. I see that it needs assembly.
post #59 of 876
Are the side cabinets on the target stand large enough for components. They had those stands onsale for $87 about a week or two ago. I was going to get one but the wife wants something that fits our soon to be 56" perfectly. That leaves me with the Samsung stand once it's available.
post #60 of 876
It comes flat packed in a box and is manufactured by Sauder.

I've put lots of these sorts of things together, from Ikea, Costco and other places. Assembly is usually no big deal with modern furniture. They usually use universal connectors that screw together with allen wrenches. With an allen wrench and cordless drill I can usually have them whipped out in a half and hour or so.
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