How to Choose a TV Stand

Updated February 21, 2017

Selecting a TV stand can be quite an important decision. You must decide what style of TV stand you are looking for, as well as how much you want to spend. There are limitless opportunities as to what you can choose for a television stand. This is a very important purchase as you will use it for quite some time before you will want to replace it.

Determine the size of your television. You might know the size of your screen, but you need to know how big the TV actually is. Older boxed televisions often have odd dimensions. You may also find it helpful to know the weight of the television as well if it will be hung on the stand.

Determine how high you want your television. Most people would like it to be somewhat level to eye height when seated, but others prefer to have it higher with a slight angle down.

Decide if you would rather have your TV sit on a stand or be mounted. LCDs and plasmas have a larger range of television stands available because they have the option of being hung.

Consider your additional electronic equipment and storage before shopping for a TV stand. You may want to use your TV stand more than just for your television. If you have a DVD player or a surround-sound system, you may want to take storage space into consideration.

Create a price range you would like to stay within. TV stands come in all different price ranges, from about £32 to £650, and you need to stay within your limits. You will pay a price for quality, but it will pay off in the long run.

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