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Looking for 80-90 inch wide and nice-looking TV stand for Family Room

Hello guys,

I am looking everywhere for a nice-looking stand for our 75" LaserVue TV in our family room (it weighs 154 pounds). I found this one made by Salamander which lists for $2000

http://www.salamanderdesigns.com/pro...1-5125e21e32e7

This one is 87 inches long with a large opening under the top for a center channel which is great. However, reviews have been all over the place for it with complaints that include assembly issues and missing parts.

What other choices for nice-looking TV stands are there in the 80-90 inch width range? I am looking to spend up to $2500 for the right stand ... and that's not because I got money coming out of my rear but because of the WAF. BTW, doing a straight-up google search for this brings up many choices but they are either undersized, do not have a large-enough opening for the center speaker, or they were rated down-right ugly as rated by the wife.

I am sure those of you who have setup AV systems in your family rooms or living rooms have been challenged with this problem. Please let me know what you went with. Thank you.
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Hello guys,

I am looking everywhere for a nice-looking stand for our 75" LaserVue TV in our family room (it weighs 154 pounds). I found this one made by Salamander which lists for $2000

http://www.salamanderdesigns.com/pro...1-5125e21e32e7

This one is 87 inches long with a large opening under the top for a center channel which is great. However, reviews have been all over the place for it with complaints that include assembly issues and missing parts.

What other choices for nice-looking TV stands are there in the 80-90 inch width range? I am looking to spend up to $2500 for the right stand ... and that's not because I got money coming out of my rear but because of the WAF. BTW, doing a straight-up google search for this brings up many choices but they are either undersized, do not have a large-enough opening for the center speaker, or they were rated down-right ugly as rated by the wife.

I am sure those of you who have setup AV systems in your family rooms or living rooms have been challenged with this problem. Please let me know what you went with. Thank you.
Might be a little out of the price range.
http://www.standoutdesigns.com/colle...x-82-inch-wide


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I spent a LONG time looking for something that would work as well (in the same situation).
I ended up landing on this, for about 2 grand.
So far I'm loving it, and even fit my center channel Elusive 1099 in the middle after removing the shelf!
I'll try to post pics soon.


It comes in two colors.

http://www.modernessentials.com/BDI-...FZSEaQod97wAAQ
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Might be a little out of the price range.
http://www.standoutdesigns.com/colle...x-82-inch-wide


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Thank you Joe, this one looks very nice. We are going with the Espresso finish and after adding some of their options we are at just about 3 grand. It's a shame you can't find a furniture-class TV stand for less.
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It sounds like you may have already made your decision, but if you're still looking for options I would recommend BDI's products.

I've had the Avion 8929 for about 5 years. It has a clean, modern design that should help the WAF. In my experience it as been durable both under normal everyday use and one long distance move. It has a cabinet with built in mesh to accommodate a center speaker (depending on your speaker size). At 77", it's a little under your specified requirements but still close.

https://www.bdiusa.com/media-furnitu...l#.Vs4LdfIrKCg

The Signal series is 79.25"
https://www.bdiusa.com/media-furnitu...l#.Vs4N6fIrKCh
https://www.bdiusa.com/media-furnitu...l#.Vs4NqfIrKCg

The Vertica 8559 is 79"
https://www.bdiusa.com/media-furnitu...l#.Vs4OFvIrKCg

All of these can be found for under $2000 at everyday prices and even lower during store sales.
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Another option would be to have something made locally by a good cabinet maker. I found one through a local audio store who made me a very nice cabinet, to my specifications, with the shelves I wanted, in a piano black finish, for a few hundred dollars. This was for a 200lb, 92" Mitsubishi DLP. Just another option to consider.

Spending a couple of thousand dollars on a cabinet can be a great move furniture-wise, but not so great from an AV standpoint. I have found myself adding and changing equipment over the years, and even with flexible shelving, it can be a challenge. But, if necessary, I can always have another cabinet/stand made.

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I could not find anything reasonable priced or for my equipment either. I ended up building my own instead. I have now changed out some equipment with no issues too.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/15-gen...ole-build.html




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