I have viewed this TV at 3 different outlets and the stand has a significant weak point as I'm sure current owners will bear me out. The front or in this case side AV connections are on the side of the unit very low down, so low down in fact that the top of the leg on the stand obstructs the panel covering the AV connections. There has obviously been some after thought, not a lot mind! But "they" have seen fit to cut the top of the leg off and put a hinge at the back so that it swings open giving access to the AV controls. In all 3 cases this part of the stand was broken because the hinge is very tight and needs to be forced to move it. The salesman at Sound & Vision warned me about this issue. Good of him wasn't it? His tip, "grease or lubricate the hinge really well before putting it together." Hope all you guys with the "will it won't it come with a stand issue," get it sorted. Maybe Empire have had loads of complaints coz of this very point and given up on the stand altogether. It's not a great stand and is the weakness of this unit! Still waiting for a delivery date!!!!!!