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PERLESMITH Universal Tabletop TV Stand

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The PERLESMITH tabletop TV stand is great if you don't want to bother with the hassle and mess that comes with a wall mount. The assembly of the unit itself is a bit tedious and runs more smoothly with a partner, however once the stand is assembled, installing a TV is a pretty quick process. The height of the screen is adjustable during installation to allow for different TV sizes, but you cannot make adjustments while it is in use. Be sure to utilize a safety strap to secure the screen to the wall if you have young children or pets.

Key Features

  • Three adjustable heights in four-inch increments
  • Tempered glass base
  • Cable management
  • Safety lock
  • Non-slip feet

Specifications

  • Brand: PERLESMITH
  • Dimensions: 17.3 x 11.4 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 88 pounds
  • Compatible Screen Sizes: 37-55 inches
  • VESA Compatibility: horizontal and vertical distances must both be 400mm or smaller

Pros

  • No messy wall assembly
  • Simple TV installation process
  • Stable

Cons

  • Does not swivel
  • Initial assembly of unit can be tedious
  • Height is fixed upon installation and is not adjustable while in use

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Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand

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The Ameriwood Home TV stand will accommodate a TV up to 50 inches wide, while providing ample shelf and storage space for all of your entertainment and gaming systems. A TV that is wider than 50 inches can still work, although it will stick beyond the edges of the stand. The unit should be able to hold a TV that weighs up to 120 pounds, but can also be placed below a mounted TV as well. Be careful if you have small children or pets to ensure that the unit and the TV are fastened to the wall for safety and that you keep an eye on the shelves as they do not have grips or safety locks to keep them from being pulled out. With six finishes to choose from, this unit will look great in your entertainment area.

Key Features

  • Two-tiered topper with space on the lower tier for storage
  • Large open compartment with adjustable shelf
  • Two cabinets with adjustable shelves
  • Laminated particle board construction

Specifications

  • Brand: Ameriwood Home
  • Dimensions: 47.2 x 15.8 x 20.5 inches
  • Weight: 56 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 120 pounds
  • Compatible Screen Sizes: Up to 50 inches wide

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Ample storage space
  • Sleek look

Cons

  • Shelves slide and have no grips or locks in place to keep them from coming out

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FITUEYES Universal Swivel Tabletop TV Stand

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If you want more flexibility to be able to see your TV from different areas of the room, a swivel mount is key. The FITUEYES stand will swivel 40 degrees in both directions for a wider view range, especially great for open concept homes so that the TV can be viewed from all corners of the room. The height is adjustable based on which of the hooks you use when attaching the TV itself to the mount, so changing the height does require you to unlatch the screen and to manually adjust.

Key Features

  • Three adjustable heights
  • Tempered glass base
  • 40 degree swivel in both directions

Specifications

  • Brand: FITUEYES
  • Dimensions: 2.6 x 30.7 x 15 inches
  • Weight: 15.4 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 110 pounds
  • Compatible Screen Sizes: 32-65 inches
  • VESA Compatibility: between 200mm x 200mm and 600mm x 400mm

Pros

  • Swivels for greater flexibility
  • Easy to assemble
  • Compatible with many TV configurations

Cons

  • Height adjustment requires unlatching the TV

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WE Furniture Universal TV Stand

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The Walker Edison TV stand is ideal for homes where storage is just as important as displaying a TV, as wall mounts generally do not provide storage for entertainment and game systems. The trendy design comes in numerous laminate finish options, while the structure itself is made from MDF wood. The shelves are adjustable to ensure the perfect fit for your systems and decor. Assembly can be time consuming so keep that in mind and potentially plan to work on it with a partner. The unit looks sleek, and is a fine edition to any living or entertainment room.

Key Features

  • High grade MDF wood construction with laminate finish
  • Adjustable shelving units
  • Cord management system

Specifications

  • Brand: Walker Edison Furniture Company (WE)
  • Dimensions: 16 x 58 x 24 inches
  • Weight: 70 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Compatible Screen Sizes: Up to 64 inches

Pros

  • Sturdy
  • Fits a wide-range of TVs
  • Numerous finish options

Cons

  • Assembly can be time consuming

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Rfiver Universal Swivel Floor TV Stand

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Floor stands are a great option if you do not want to put holes in your wall but also don't want to purchase a large piece of furniture. The Rfiver floor stand combines the minimalism of a wall mount with the simplicity of a TV stand. Compatible with most TVs, the stand has an MDF wood base and a metal structure. The height of the pole can be adjusted during installation, and the TV mount itself can be placed at three different levels, and the stand will swivel 30 degrees in both directions. Be sure to fasten the stand to the wall in some manner if you have children or pets in the home to avoid tipping.

Key Features

  • Height adjustable pole as well as TV mount height adjustment
  • Thick MDF wood base
  • 30 degree swivel in both directions
  • Height adjustable metal shelf
  • Cable management system

Specifications

  • Brand: Rfiver
  • Dimensions: 26 x 15.7 x 52 inches
  • Weight: 33 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 110 pounds
  • Shelf Capacity: 11 pounds
  • Compatible Screen Sizes: 32-65 inches
  • VESA Compatibility: between 100mm x 100mm and 600mm x 400mm

Pros

  • Takes up very little floorspace
  • Multiple height adjustment options
  • Swivel ensures you never miss a thing

Cons

  • Height adjustment requires unlatching the TV
  • Max height is limited

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FITUEYES Universal Swivel Floor TV Stand

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As far as floor mounts go, this unit has a sturdy tempered glass base for added stability. Select the height desired while assembling the unit, as there are three different settings to choose from on the support pole. Additionally, the TV mounting hooks provide two heights per pole setting, giving six total configurations. The TV mount hooks are less cumbersome to adjust and can be done without dismantling the entire unit. The bonus of having two media shelves allows plenty of room for all of your systems. Additionally, the unit will swivel 30 degrees in both directions for better view-ability.

Key Features

  • Six level height adjustment
  • Tempered glass base
  • 30 degree swivel in both directions
  • Safety lock
  • Cable management
  • Nonslip feet
  • Two media shelves

Specifications

  • Brand: FITUEYES
  • Dimensions: 27.6 x 15.8 x 51.2 inches
  • Weight: 33.1 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 88 pounds
  • Compatible Screen Sizes: 32-65 inches
  • VESA Compatibility: between 200mm x 200mm and 600mm x 400mm

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Takes up very little space
  • Multiple shelves for additional storage

Cons

  • Height adjustment requires unlatching the TV

As TVs have evolved over the years, so have the stands we use to display and enjoy them. Whereas once TVs were large self-contained pieces of furniture, today's flat TVs require a stand to ensure they are at eye level. When buying a stand, you will need to think through the different types of stands available and the relative pros and cons for each. Before you make a purchase, make sure you know your TV and what you will need..

Stand Types

TVs can either be self standing on a base, or mounted onto a wall or stand. Floor unit TV stands are pieces of furniture with a flat top designed for a TV to sit on, however some will use a floor unit in tandem with a wall mount for added storage. Floor units are made out of traditional shelving furniture materials such as hard wood, MDF wood, glass, or metal, and are designed to not only hold a TV but to house entertainment and gaming systems as well.

Wall mounts are installed with hardware to the wall of your entertainment room, and then connect to pre-made mounts on the rear of most modern flat panel TVs. Wall mounts ensure the floor is clear and provide a sleeker, more minimalist design. However, they also rarely provide shelving for accompanying systems such as Blu-ray players and gaming systems.

Floor stands blend the two types by creating a sleek structure that takes up very little space, with the benefit of not requiring a drill and a level.

Know Your TV

Make sure before you purchase a stand that you are familiar with your own TV. Some TVs may not be compatible with all stands, so before finalizing a purchase, verify compatibility. If your screen does come with pre-fabricated mounting holes, ensure you measure the horizontal and vertical distance between the holes to ensure VESA compatibility with an individual stand, as they are designed differently. If your TV does not have pre-fabricated holes for mounting, you will either have to get creative or simply use a floor unit. Weight limits and screen size are other important factors to consider as many stands are not optimized for larger or smaller sizes and may not be a stable solution for your TV.