Help Buying A TV stand

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by kace, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. kace

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    So,

    I ask myself, why do most AV retailers advertise stands for £250+...

    Should i really pay that kind of money when argos for example do one for £70? Is there really a neccesity to purchase a £250 stand for my TV?

    Please help...

    For example: Click here for Argos glass Stand
     
  2. Kopite4Ever

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    says weight in excess of 20Kg. i thought plasma's were lot heavier than that so maybe u need a £250 stand Bcos there re-inforced glass to handle the weight
     
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    Have a look at this website here. I've bought Alphason products from them before and can't praise them highly enough!

    http://www.robinsonselectric.co.uk/

    On one occasion within 90 minutes of giving them my order Alphason called me to arrange delivery!

    Prices are best i've come across too!
     
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    Forgot to mention as well that the stands really do compliement the TV's. If you're going to spend 2k-3k on a TV then i would say an extra £250 is essential.

    Just my opinion tho'!!

    Maybe i can get a photo of my setup?
     
  5. buns

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    or look at an ikea oppli..... many here have used them and they look really great for £55. Just a shame I dont have an ikea to buy from :(

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  6. ziocleto

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    I think I do not agree with that.
    So if I buy a £100,000 set a £10,000 stand is essential? Tempered glass is tempered glass, even if you put a ferrari on it.
    Im just wondering how much a glass of that type could cost if you'd buy it from a local glazier...
     
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    As someone who's spent more than £250 on a stand, I've got to say it's your personal choice as to which suits you best. Previously, I had a custom made stand.

    Two points, function and form. Which do you want? A stand just to hold your plasma, or one which compliments it?

    My previous stand was very much function. It had to fit in a tight space. While I could have kept it, my current stand was very much bought on looks (although it's still got function!).

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     
  8. ziocleto

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    I can see your point but again, some prices are over-bloated.
    I can understand £250 for a nice tv stand set with 3 layers of glass and nice touches, I cant justify £200+ for the actual desk stand that holds the plasma.
    Infact, I still have to find one suitable for my PMA400E.
    And I refuse to pay £200+ for a piece of iron.
     
  9. Galaxy

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    ziocieto, how are you supporting your screen presently? have you no stand at all?

    Best regards David
     
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    ahha...... I follow.... you meant a table or a wall mount dont you Ziocieto? I think the rest of us mean something else..... certainly I was referring to more of an equipment rack

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  11. ziocleto

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    Right...
    Yeeeaaahh...
    Ehmm...
    Yess...
    Do you really want to know? :p
    I can show you a picture but it will be heartbreaking...

    So, just in case you're brave enough, say yes ;)
     
  12. ziocleto

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    Yes there was a little bit of confusion in my post above.
    I mean the desk/table mount.

    I've seen you meant the AV rack stand, but it was too late when I've realized it ;)
     
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    I would agree with you on the actual plasma stands. I wouldnt pay for one, I'll only get it if I get it thrown into a deal or cheap 2nd hand. There are those who have made their own for almost no cost.....

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    Yes! come on.....

    Because if its that crappy I can send you a few bit and pieces that will provide a perfectly good and safe stand if not "designer" to get you out of trouble.

    Best regards David
     

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