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Just got a new 50" (PN50b550) and I am a little concerned about the glass TV stand it is currently on. Does anyone have a tempered glass TV stand and could enlighten me a bit on how much weight it can hold?


The TV weighs just under 85 lbs. I called the place where I bought the stand and they actually didn't have any info for me besides saying that it says it holds flat panel televisions that are up to 52".


I would say the glass is just under 1/2 inch.


This is the exact stand I own:

http://www.asfurniture.com/webapp/wc...yId=4294967184
 

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My stand is an INIT NT-MG302 and it is rated at 152 lbs. I have a 54g10 on it and it weighs around 88 lbs(?). The glass is 3/8" thick. A thicker glass panel should be better unless the tempering of glass had different mfg. processes and load ratings. I found no specifications at your link. BB has specs for mine listed.

Attachment 167691


This looks like a 50" mine has about a 2" inset on either side.


Anyway I think you'll be fine.
 

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Thanks for the picture and post. So your stand also has no center bracing, right? That's a really nice stand would look great with my cherry finish Polk speakers.



I just get a little uneasy with American Signature stuff... it's very... Chinese build quality. Looks nice though.
 

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Thanks for the picture and post. So your stand also has no center bracing, right? That's a really nice stand would look great with my cherry finish Polk speakers.



I just get a little uneasy with American Signature stuff... it's very... Chinese build quality. Looks nice though.

There is a panel in the back that you can see in the picture that is about a foot wide, it supports the shelves. Also there is metal supports for the glass that goes from the front legs diagonally to the rear support just below the top of the glass.


The cherry looks darker than the picture on my crt monitor. You may have a lcd monitor that can look brighter than mine. Go to Best Buy's site and search for the model number for a few more pictures. They reduced the price about $50 so I am going to go there today and get the pricematch difference. Even better deal at 269 bannanas.


Pretty happy with it, seems like a good value. I didn't want to spend any more on a stand and wanted a contemporary look and room for the center channel speaker.
 

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As you should be. I have a background in mechanical engineering and I can say that many of these stands have ridiculously narrow margins of safety. Placing 120 pounds on a stand rated for 140 pounds is not good!!! I would not buy any stand that is not supported in the center for a 50-inch or larger TV, especially if it is a glass shelf!


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Well now I am officially freaked out. Maybe I should just buy a wall mount.
 

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I have the exact same TV. Bought a tempered glass stand for under $200 at Costco. It's rated to hold up to 150 lbs. on the top glass panel. Figured I was safe since it was rated for almost twice as much as the weight of my TV.
 

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I have a Bello stand with a glass top. It is rated for over 150lbs I think. I had a 34" Panasonic Tube HD TV on it before and it weighs well over 100lbs.


My TC-P50V10 has no issues on it.
 

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Here's a few pics so you can see the setup. Please excuse the mess (and baby toys...), I am still playing around with where things are going to go.


I don't know if this shows anything, but maybe I can reinforce this top glass with a piece of wood.







 

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In my house we have a 58" plasma on a glass stand. I think the stand is rated for about 50lbs more than what the tv weighs and it has held up fine.


Wow looking at your pictures your stand is bending a lot under the pressure of that TV. I would be a little worried about that because ours does not do that.
 

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Just checked mine and there is no bowing at all across the long part of the panel, shew! There is a small nylon button that props up the center and side edges on the wood face so as long as the wood doesn't bow...


The weight of the tv is supported by the structure under the stand so there is minimal load on the glass.


Yes, I would take that TV off asap.

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Yours looks good! Yea I decided I'll try to sell the stand to the guy who is buying my 42" LCD. That thing weighs less than half the weight of my plasma so it'll be better for him.
 

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I work in the glass industry at a glass distributor/fabricator company


we temper glass.


its extremely difficult to break tempered glass by putting too much weight on it, it will bend to extremes without exploding, if the glass was not tempered it would handle 1/4 of the weight or less and break easily if bent


the downside though is if your glass was to break it will explode and everything on the glass will come crashing straight down.


I use a cheap computer desk that has a steel frame and a 5/16" (8mm) clear tempered top, i think its rated around 100 lbs. back in the day when i had lots of CRT monitors still i had about 300 lbs on this desk it had really bad bow to the desk but never broke.


I currently have ontop of this glass


1 bigger sheet of 3/8" Clear tempered ontop of it to make the desk wider (80lbs)

19" PC monitor (20 lbs approx)

37" LCD TV (37 lbs)

22" PC monitor (20 lbs approx)

stereo receiver (35 lbs approx)

and we'll say another 5-10 lbs for misc stuff on the desk and my joysticks speakers etc.


so that's around 200 lbs on top of a sheet of 5/16" clear tempered glass and its no problem


the nice thing about having the extra sheet of 3/8 tempered is that if one of these sheets breaks the other one is still there so my 37" LCD TV will survive at least because its the the middle
 

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So what would say by looking at my pics?

its got some bow to the glass for sure but it's not going to break on its own


the only way i see that glass blowing up is if something was to hit the edge of the glass but that would cause it it blow up regardless of if there was a TV on it or not



you may want to consider moving your receiver directly under the TV's stand just as a fail safe for if the glass was to blow up it has a shorter fall and it will land on a flat surface. it won't guarantee that the TV will not fall over if the glass breaks but it will sure give it a much better chance than right now where the TV will definitely get busted if the top glass was to be broken on accident
 
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