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post #61 of 876
That's the catch. The side cabinets are only about 15" inside measurements so they will not hold standard sized components. As of now I only have 2 components to place on the stand and that will be easy to do in the center section if I pull out the drawer and replace it with a shelf. I'll have space to add an audio receiver at a later date. I'm leaning towards something like the Onkyo 502 with Athena Micra speakers which would be mounted on the walls.

The matching tower units are wide enough to hold audio components though.

If you want a stand 3-bays wide that will hold audio components you'll need to go to about 58" wide (3x18" plus 4" for the sides)
post #62 of 876
I have been working this stand issue for some time, anticipating the purchase of a 56" or 61" DLP. I keep coming back to the Bell'o AVSC 2050MC. I have seen this under HLP56 and it looks great, complementing the TV perfectly (like beauty and politics, YMMV). 2 shelves, and the bottom one is 9" (fits the SSR). Just the right height for these DLPs too.

It can be had, delivered for $529 online, no tax (in CA), which isn't cheap but if this is in your budget range you really should take a look. I was contemplating building my own, but after materials $$ and the hours of labor I can't risk it given this Bell'o works so well.

Good luck.
post #63 of 876
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Originally posted by PokerNut
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.

PokerNut,

I have this stand. I think its a good stand, but it is a pain in the neck to put together. It took me 4 hours doing it lazily. You can not remove the bottom part as there are pieces underneath that would make the stand unbalanced if you remove them. The heighth appears to be fine.
post #64 of 876
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Originally posted by PokerNut
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.

I guess the whole thing cost about $180. It would have been less but the accent hardware added up. You could easily make the the stand 18" if you didn't have a bunch of equipment. Mine has to hold a center channel speaker, receiver, CD jukebox, cable box, DVD player, TiVo, VCR, Xbox and Sega.
post #65 of 876
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Originally posted by fsunoles1
PokerNut,

I have this stand. I think its a good stand, but it is a pain in the neck to put together. It took me 4 hours doing it lazily. You can not remove the bottom part as there are pieces underneath that would make the stand unbalanced if you remove them. The heighth appears to be fine.

Thanks for the response. Which set do you have? 50 or 56? Just curious as I think mine (56) would be much too high for where I'm putting it. I don't want to look up.

I may burn some extra cash and look into salamander at Tweeter this weekend. I am expecting a call any day now and will have to make up my mind on the bush stand though. Man this is tough!
post #66 of 876
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Originally posted by jaime2221
I have been working this stand issue for some time, anticipating the purchase of a 56" or 61" DLP. I keep coming back to the Bell'o AVSC 2050MC. I have seen this under HLP56 and it looks great, complementing the TV perfectly (like beauty and politics, YMMV). 2 shelves, and the bottom one is 9" (fits the SSR). Just the right height for these DLPs too.

It can be had, delivered for $529 online, no tax (in CA), which isn't cheap but if this is in your budget range you really should take a look. I was contemplating building my own, but after materials $$ and the hours of labor I can't risk it given this Bell'o works so well.

Good luck.

I'm using the Bello AVSC-2051MC for my 56" HLP and I think the size and height are perfect, if anyones interested I can post some pictures.

I went with the 2051 over the 2050 because I wanted the extra shelf space.

Bello 2051 stand
post #67 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.


Wow! That's beautiful! I really like it, doesn't fit my needs but I love the looks!!! Great Job.
post #68 of 876
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Originally posted by Acrophet

I went with the 2051 over the 2050 because I wanted the extra shelf space.

Bello 2051 stand

I haven't seen anyone on this thread say a word about the issue of glass shelves especially on the top where the TV sits. Isn't anyone concerned about setting a large TV on glass? Obviously a lot of people have this arrangement but I'm reluctant to chose that design option.
post #69 of 876
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Originally posted by fsunoles1
PokerNut,

I have this stand. I think its a good stand, but it is a pain in the neck to put together. It took me 4 hours doing it lazily. You can not remove the bottom part as there are pieces underneath that would make the stand unbalanced if you remove them. The heighth appears to be fine.

I also have that stand. I don't remember the pieces you are referring to and I don't think it should be a problem to leave off the bottom part. This will shorten the stand by about 2-3/4".

Btw, I have a 56" HLP on it. It is a bit high but then my couch is also a bit low.
post #70 of 876
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Originally posted by Acrophet
I'm using the Bello AVSC-2051MC for my 56" HLP and I think the size and height are perfect, if anyones interested I can post some pictures.

I went with the 2051 over the 2050 because I wanted the extra shelf space.

Bello 2051 stand

Nice but still tooooo high. Keep 'em coming people. There's got to be something out there. I have a big ass coffee table that I just might use till I figure this out. I swear I just want to scream.

This is worse than losing to an idiot drawing to a gutshot on the river!!
post #71 of 876
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Originally posted by PokerNut
Nice but still tooooo high. Keep 'em coming people.

So what IS the height you want?
post #72 of 876
Quote:


Originally posted by PokerNut
Nice but still tooooo high. Keep 'em coming people. There's got to be something out there. I have a big ass coffee table that I just might use till I figure this out. I swear I just want to scream.

This is worse than losing to an idiot drawing to a gutshot on the river!!

The Bello 2050-MC is 18-1/2" inches while the 2051 that I use is 24". So if 24" is too high take a look at the 2050.

Bello 2050-MC
post #73 of 876
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Originally posted by batf
I also have that stand. I don't remember the pieces you are referring to and I don't think it should be a problem to leave off the bottom part. This will shorten the stand by about 2-3/4".

Btw, I have a 56" HLP on it. It is a bit high but then my couch is also a bit low.

Pokernut and batf,

I also have the 56". The viewing height is perfect for me. I am 6'2 3/4" though and my couch does sit a little high. On the bottom of the stand, there are two crossbars at the front and middle. They do not extend all the way out to the sides or the back and that is why I feel there may be a balancing issue if you remove the bottom side pieces. Maybe this would not be an issue if you moved the TV all the way to the front of the stand, but if you moved it to the back it would probably lean slightly that way. You may be able to remove the crossbar though. I for one am not going to take it apart to find out. It took me way too long to put together.
post #74 of 876
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Originally posted by jbarbbcuny
I haven't seen anyone on this thread say a word about the issue of glass shelves especially on the top where the TV sits. Isn't anyone concerned about setting a large TV on glass? Obviously a lot of people have this arrangement but I'm reluctant to chose that design option.

Shouldn't be a problem. Check the weight rating for whatever stand you are considering. I have a Bush stand with glass shelves and, if I recall correctly, the top shelf is rated at 240lbs. More than enough safety factor for the Sammy's that weigh less than 100lbs.
post #75 of 876
On the glass shelves:

I don't think you need have any concern about whether they are strong enough to hold this TV. I have a older BDI stand with glass shelves and have had my 32" Panasonic tube TV sitting on it for years. That TV is at least twice as heavy as the Samsung. In fact, the Samsung is far lighter than most of the larger CRT TVs that these stands were designed for.

For my part, a bigger concern is how to secure the TV to the stand. The DLP is a fairly tall and narrow TV and I feel more comfortable if I can bolt the TV to the stand to keep it more stable. Obviously you can't do that with a glass-top stand. Apparently the actual Samsung stands come with some sort of attachment system to secure them to the stand. At least that's what the guy at CC said. I'm looking at how I can secure this TV to a wooden stand.

Anyone else figure out a way to do this properly? There are various places on the bottom of the TV that look like they will take screws. But I haven't really examined it that carefully.

What are the rest of you doing? Just going to leave the TV sitting there loose on the stand or are you going to bolt it down somehow?
post #76 of 876
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Originally posted by texasdiver

What are the rest of you doing? Just going to leave the TV sitting there loose on the stand or are you going to bolt it down somehow?

I've had my 5063 for almost 2 weeks now and have it sitting on a cabinet which is about 3 or 4 inches narrower than the set. So I'm researching stands but it's not urgent. It's not attached in any way and it's fine. It won't shift on its own. The weight, approx. 75 or 78 pounds, holds it down.
Unless you live on a boat it's not necessary to bolt it down.
post #77 of 876
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Originally posted by arias74
I know some people have asked about purchasing the extended warranty with their TV's. Well, according to Mastercard's website, anything bought with their credit card which has a 1 year warranty or less will automatically double the warranty. So, if you use a Mastercard, you get 2 years of In-Home warranty service for these TV's. Not too shabby!


I'm thinking that if nothing goes wrong within the first 2 years, then that should be sufficient.

http://www.mastercard.com/cardholder..._warranty.html

I saw a couple of interesting points when reading the information on the link provided (thanks, Salvador!)...first, this apparently applies only to Platinum MasterCard Holders...it mentions that at the bottom. Also, labor is not covered (5th bullet point under items not covered). And, as Salvador mentions, if your manufacturer's warranty is greater than 1 year, no coverage applies. So if you plan on going this route, it sounds like the three month extension by Samsung could actually nullify the MasterCard coverage...at least that is the way I read it...

*Nothing* is easy!

Randy
post #78 of 876
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Originally posted by jbarbbcuny
So what IS the height you want?

I was thinking somewhere in the 18 to 20 range. The Bush stand I have on order and subject to change is 23 5/8. Add to the 8 inches from the bottom of the TV to where the screen starts and that's almost 32 inches. The screen is 27 inches, which is almost 6 feet. That's pretty high when you seated.

Maybe I'll order the stand locally so I could return it if I can't live with the height. Although I'm still weighing options.

Does CC and/or BB carry Bush products and will they order from a local store? Anyone?

Thanks guys. Love this thread.
post #79 of 876
PokerNut

Why don't you take a look at this stand from BDI as it's 18.5" high:
http://www.bdiusa.com/avfurniture/vector_9527.shtml
I've had it for a month and it was easy to assemble and looks great!, In fact, BDI shows a picture of the stand with a 61" Sammy resting on it on the attached link.

Good Luck on your search!

Paul
post #80 of 876
Why aren't people waiting for the Samsung stands? They are supposed to be out in like two weeks I think, based on Neil's info, should be up for pre-order soon from TVA. Onecall has a listing up already, I think it's for the new 50" stand. I'm waiting for the Samsung. I think it's a decent height (19.7"), has two shelves and is the exact size of the TV. I have an AV rack already so my components have a home. Just wish the Sammy stand came in black.
post #81 of 876
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Originally posted by pma23
PokerNut

Why don't you take a look at this stand from BDI as it's 18.5" high:
http://www.bdiusa.com/avfurniture/vector_9527.shtml
I've had it for a month and it was easy to assemble and looks great!, In fact, BDI shows a picture of the stand with a 61" Sammy resting on it on the attached link.

Good Luck on your search!

Paul

Beautiful piece of furniture, one of the best I have seen yet!
post #82 of 876
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Originally posted by PokerNut
I was thinking somewhere in the 18 to 20 range. The Bush stand I have on order and subject to change is 23 5/8. Add to the 8 inches from the bottom of the TV to where the screen starts and that's almost 32 inches. The screen is 27 inches, which is almost 6 feet. That's pretty high when you seated.

I can lower your screen height by a foot just by correcting your math. 32"+27"=59" (4.9 ft)

I understand you concerns though. I am trying to find something about 20-22" high and 84" wide to sit both the 61" and a pair of speakers on.
post #83 of 876
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Originally posted by NeedMoreToys
I can lower your screen height by a foot just by correcting your math. 32"+27"=59" (4.9 ft)

I understand you concerns though. I am trying to find something about 20-22" high and 84" wide to sit both the 61" and a pair of speakers on.

I think for a 61" you would want to be in the 17" to 20" height department.
post #84 of 876
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Originally posted by NeedMoreToys
I can lower your screen height by a foot just by correcting your math. 32"+27"=59" (4.9 ft)

I understand you concerns though. I am trying to find something about 20-22" high and 84" wide to sit both the 61" and a pair of speakers on.

Duhhoohh!!!

You mean 60 inches isn't 6 feet? Oooops.

Almost 5 feet. I had my mock up correct. Rest assured I'm not a complete idiot. At least I don't think so.
post #85 of 876
BDI makes beautiful furniture. I have a BDI stand for my 32" tube TV and a BDI audio tower. Unfortunately neither of them works with the Samsung and I don't have the cash to buy another BDI stand for the Samsung right now. The one disadvantage to the BDI type of stands and all similar designs with open shelves is that they are dust magnets with all that glass and difficult to keep cleaned. That's why I've been looking at regular wood stands with doors that close, and with wheels so they can be moved for cleaning.

FYI, here's another BDI stand that would work nicely with the larger Samsung DLPs, especially the 60" I think:

http://www.bdiusa.com/avfurniture/axis_8027.shtml
post #86 of 876
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Originally posted by jbarbbcuny
I've had my 5063 for almost 2 weeks now and have it sitting on a cabinet which is about 3 or 4 inches narrower than the set. So I'm researching stands but it's not urgent. It's not attached in any way and it's fine. It won't shift on its own. The weight, approx. 75 or 78 pounds, holds it down.
Unless you live on a boat it's not necessary to bolt it down.

I take it that you: (1) don't have kids and a big yellow lab running through your house, (2) don't live in an earthquake zone, and (3) don't plan to move your stand around much with the TV on it for cleaning or to access cables.

I agree that this TV isn't going to tip over on its own. But knowing the chaos that happens in my house I think I'll just be more comfortable if I bolt or strap it down to a big stable stand.
post #87 of 876
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Originally posted by jwv651
Beautiful piece of furniture, one of the best I have seen yet!

This might actually work!!!

I like the fact that it's available in Cherry.

Does the back have a place to hide the cables and wiring? I think the TechCraft ones do as well.

From the looks of it I could put my center speaker on the top shelf and the recevier, DVD and HD Tivo (once I get it) on the bottom shelf. Is there romm enough on the bottom shelf to stack 2 components on top of one another.

How much did it cost?
post #88 of 876
If you want to buy a $600 table, here's another option:
http://www.boltz.com/productinfo.asp...&deptcode1=503

Randy
post #89 of 876
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Originally posted by texasdiver
BDI makes beautiful furniture. I have a BDI stand for my 32" tube TV and a BDI audio tower. Unfortunately neither of them works with the Samsung and I don't have the cash to buy another BDI stand for the Samsung right now. The one disadvantage to the BDI type of stands and all similar designs with open shelves is that they are dust magnets with all that glass and difficult to keep cleaned. That's why I've been looking at regular wood stands with doors that close, and with wheels so they can be moved for cleaning.

FYI, here's another BDI stand that would work nicely with the larger Samsung DLPs, especially the 60" I think:

http://www.bdiusa.com/avfurniture/axis_8027.shtml

I agree about the dust, etc. But I'm running out of affordable options. Although I don't know how much the BDI costs yet. If I wanted to part with a grand the Salamander stuff would work I think.
post #90 of 876
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Originally posted by IFLYSWA
If you want to buy a $600 table, here's another option:
http://www.boltz.com/productinfo.asp...&deptcode1=503

Randy

Nice shelf for center speaker but no room for components.
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