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I would not recommend buying this hunk of junk except for esthetic reasons only. As far as functionality and build, it is very very poor in my opinion. I’ll admit it looks sleek, but I just can’t justify paying what I did for it. It is going back. I would rather put that kind of money into up-grading my receiver (Onkyo sv717pro) which has performed flawlessly over the last 10 to 12 years or so.


Here are my observations on this stand.


There is no wood. It is all mdf, medium density fiberboard with some cheap laminate covering . The glass is only 1/8†thick and is only supported in three places. Anything heavier than a knick knack causes the glass to bend. The bottom shelf spacing is only 6 ¼†and the top is almost 6 ¾†if you squeeze it. I have 5 components to put on this stand. That is not going to happen because my receiver is about 7†tall and my center channel is almost 8â€. And because the glass shelf is tapered to the rear, I can only put the equipment in the center. There is no cable management and the wires are all exposed.


Another thing I don’t like is the way the TV sits on this stand. It’s kind of tipsy in my opinion, (might be due to being on a rug). It is held in place by the leg covers which sit proud from the surface and act as stops for the front of the TV. The back is held down with a ½†wide ell bracket (off center I might add) with 1 screw into the mdf. With this design, I can slide the TV all over the place. One good bump or a push to hard and this falls to the floor because the platform on the TV is the same size as the stand. No room for error here.


So my quest for a good stand continues. I would like to find one that holds all my components, has a large enough table where I won’t be nervous of the TV falling off, and has some type of cable management system. If I can’t find one, I’ll build one but time is the issue doing that. Sorry for the negative (rant) on this, but this is just my opinion. I would assume Hitachi doesn’t build these stands because the TV itself I find a great product.


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Bacfin, what did you end up doing? I'm on the search for a stand for this set, and I need it fast!
 

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I'd say just about any "coffee" table would work perfectly (if it matches what you want). This TV is so light it wouldn't take much to hold it up.


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I reluctant due to the back of the set (not having seen it). That and I'm going to try Ikea tomorrow for a cheaper alternative.
 

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Ah, the venerable Oppli, no doubt. I like everything about it (especially its $99 tag), except for the casters. I suppose you could take them off, but then that would put the TV a little low.


Again, I am cursed by the no-ship-to-Hawaii clause. We need an Ikea in Waikiki. The could call it WaikIkea! :D


Anyway, good luck. Did you decide on a TV yet? Personally, I love my V500!
 

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Yup! I went with the V500! Delivery on the 1st.


Must.Get.Stand before then :)
 

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Tim:


I ended up with the bush stand for now. I am going to buld one later on. I have to finish my new kitchen first...wifes orders.


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We need an Ikea in Waikiki. The could call it WaikIkea!
WaikIkea. That's hilarious.


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I read in a post recently that Ikea has outrageous shipping rates, which cost almost as much or more than the stand. You may do a search for Ikea and see what comes up. The shipping chart on the Ikea site is also frightful. It appears you have 2 charges involved for one shipment. It appears you pay Ikea for shipping and handling as well as the delivery company. :(
 
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