Technological advancements in entertainment have made the consumer market extremely fast-paced. While one year, large, bulky TV sets are mainstream, the next suddenly everyone is turning their attention to flat screen, HD, and nowadays, 3D televisions. With plasma and LCD TVs becoming the norm, the actual stand on which people place their TVs have also needed to change with the times and with this evolving technology. These TVs, although always improving in visual quality, size, aesthetics, and so on, are slimmer and lighter and, therefore, slightly more vulnerable to falling over and breaking. As such, choosing the right stand is critical.
About Flat Screen TV Stands
Since the TV’s they hold are much thinner, flat screen TV stands are also shorter than their older counterparts that had to deal with heavier and deeper televisions. They come in a range of depths and dimensions to suit the various different TV’s available on the market today.
Choosing the Perfect Stand
There are several factors to consider when searching for the perfect stand. These include personal style, suitability for the television and , of course, budget. With different styles, colours, materials, sizes, and so on, picking the right one can take time. Here are some factors to take into account:
TV Location and Size
The room in which the TV is being placed needs to be considered first of all. In most cases, this will be the living room, but it can also be bedrooms or other areas of the house as well. It’s customary to choose a TV that is appropriately sized based on location, with small rooms not necessarily being large enough to accommodate the wider varieties of TVs or stands.
The style of stand will largely be determined by the TV and room as well. Ordinarily it’s common for people to want to find a style of stand that works with what they already have in their living room or bedroom. A home, for example, that has a more contemporary or modern feel, might be best suited by a black or glass based stand. One that is more traditional or rustic, with warmer colours and wooden furniture, might work best with a wooden stand that matches the décor. The design of the stand will also need to fit the user. Someone who has other accessories attached to the TV, such as a gaming system or a DVD or Blu-ray player may want shelving or suitable compartments to fit these devices. Shelving can also be open, allowing for easy access to things like DVDs and CDs, or come with doors that can be opened and closed, and even used to conceal the entire television when it’s not being used.
TV Stand Material
There are various materials to choose from, with most stands made from stainless steel and iron. Other popular varieties are primarily made from wood, often with glass shelving and doors. Pressed wood veneer and particle board options are generally cheaper, but can still look great.
When spending a small fortune on a flat screen LCD or plasma TV, it pays to ensure that it’s well set up. Finding a stand that’s durable is important. In general, both metal and wooden varieties will be long lasting and structurally sound, but it’s sensible to always read reviews and check brand feedback before deciding which one to buy. Cheaper stands may fail after extended use, and this can cause problems for the TV and whatever else may be housed within the unit.
The primary function of any stand is self explanatory, but a buyer’s personal needs will often go beyond that. Someone who watches lots of films, for example, may want a stand with ample storage for their film collection. Someone who prefers a more minimalistic look might prefer to go with a basic model and style. It really comes down to personal taste and, as always, budget, as to what can be bought and fit snugly into a room.
How to Buy a Flat Screen TV Stand on eBay
Buying a stand on eBay will offer consumers well-rounded benefits: cheap deals, a plethora of options, and the ease of ordering and paying online. To find suitable options, it’s easiest to search using the text box at the top of the page. Alternatively, browsing through categories will help to identify a wealth of choices. Remember that it’s also important to check seller feedback before purchasing, and always scrutinise postage and packaging options before making a final choice.