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    Question Need TV Stand for 64" plasma and large center channel


    I'm upgrading my family room home theater. I'll be getting a 64" plasma and my center channel will be 9" H x 24.75" W x 11" D. I'm having trouble finding stands that can handle the width and height together. Most will fit either the height or the width, but I can't find any under $1k that will do both.

    I'd like to spend < $700. Any suggestions?

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    For that price, Ive not seen one. I spent a lot of time looking at stands and a good center channel spot can be hard to come by, especially with one so big.
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    It might be easier to have someone just build one for you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves2Watch View Post
    It might be easier to have someone just build one for you...
    This. Start drawing up some ideas and bid out the job to a local starving carpenter.

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    Thanks for the replies so far. I'll try drawing something out and see what I come up with.

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    I'm not sure of the shelf dimensions (ordered one but have not yet received it) but you might want to look at this...

    http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/...!#Availability

    I've seen these offered at $700 (Wright Sound Gallery) and online for around $380...

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    Hi, one you might consider is the Valera by BDI. It is designed for a 65 inch tv and the shelf under the top is adjustable. I'm getting one when I get my new 65 inch plasma and my center channel speaker is 8 inches high. This unit cost about $630 I believe. BDI is a well known manufacturer of home theater furniture. Hope this works for you. Don

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    I've pretty much researched this topic to death and have come across these solutions (64" tv as well).

    1. Wall mount your tv and get a cheap tv stand designed only for your components. Place your speaker on the stand.

    Downside: The tv is not going to be centered against eye height.

    2. Get a cheap stand for your tv and components. Either wall mount your center channel or get a mount that goes on the tv.

    Downside: Wall mounting the center may not work well for all centers. Using a special mount for on top of the tv has weight limitations; however, this is pretty simple and easy compared to wall mounting.

    3. Get a very low unit (about 12" ) unit and mount the tv. Place the speaker on top.

    Downside: Salamander is the only 12" unit I've seen and costs more than some regular sized units.

    4. Get a custom unit made for you.

    Downsides: If you get new speakers they may not fit. This probably won't be cheap.

    5. Get a unit that can actually can hold a large center.

    Downsides: There is very little choice out there for units that support large center channels. You also have two choices, both have their own limitations. If you get a single wide shelf unit you're most likely compromising the use of the bottom shelf. If you get a unit that has a large middle center area it still has limited width and is more costly.

    6. Get an open and adjustable unit that has a built-in mount and all shelves can adjust.

    Downsides: Extremely hard to find

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    If you have any "unfinished furniture" stores in your area, you should check them out. We have a few in the area that will work with you to make a custom unit. One option they offer is to start with a basic bookcase structure and they'll just add shelves/doors/feet as you specify. They will drill holes for you in the back (or you can easily do this yourself if you have a hole saw for your drill).

    If you don't mind doing the finishing yourself, you can save considerably and have a solid wood stand/console instead of the cheap/overpriced pressboard crap with laser printed woodgrain veneer that easily chips/rubs off.
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    Default Re: Need TV Stand for 64" plasma and large center channel

    If anyone is still looking, Standout Designs seems to be one of the few real solutions for those with a large center channel. I have a Vandersteen VCC-5 and finally found a great center channel cabinent solution from those guys.

    Not sure if am allowed to link or not but just google Standout Design furniture.

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    Default Re: Need TV Stand for 64" plasma and large center channel


    Apologies for the necro-post, but there are solutions out there for large screens. I have this one from Amazon for my 65" ST50:

    http://www.amazon.com/TransDeco-Univ...+inch+tv+stand

    Works great and the center glass shelf does not add to the structural integrity, so it can be removed if you have a large component (like a big center channel) you need to put in - which is exactly what I did.

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