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Bush Furniture Infuse Wood 3 in 1 Flat Panel TV Stand in Espresso
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New York, NY
My wife and I just bought the 3 in 1 table for our 50" a few weeks ago. We had the TV on a table and decided to mount it on the
stand provided. [...] There are over 30 steps to assemble it, so be ready to set aside the day. I recommend you use either a power screwdriver or a drill with a Phillips bit and slow setting. One person can put it together, but you definitely need a second person when it comes time to mount it. Also, I spent $3 on plastic slides for the legs (you will need 5 as the stand has 5 legs) so the stand could slid on the floor or carpeting. Well worth it if you consider that the total weight with t.v. was over 200 lbs! Now to be picky:When we mounted the TV, it turned out that each screw they sent needed one EXTRA washer to make sure the fit was tight and it swivels from left to right too easily for a 50" TV, but how often will you be turning it really?The glass table top piece also did not fit in place. I called Bush, and they seemed to be aware of the problem and they sent another one [...] That one still didn't really fit in place, but at that point we made due. Lastly the shelves are not adjustable and are not tall enough to place DVD's vertically as in many other TV stands, so if you want to store movies, they have to be laid down and stacked. Even with all I'm stating, please don't get me wrong - it's still a beautiful piece and once you mount the t.v. for some reason it does make the TV look bigger. In the end The pros outweigh the cons (however minor).
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Tresanti Vanguard Golden Cherry Media Center with MonsterPower
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Los Angeles, CA
I struggled to find a simple stand for my electronics and new plasma that had a bit of character and looked more like a piece of
living room furniture than some ultra cold modern wanna-be rickety tower of aluminum bar and glass shelving. Not as simple as it might sound. Sure, there are tons of cases that are at the very least, functional, but they could almost all double as my coffin when the time comes. Cold, boxy, and something no one is really thrilled to look at. I could find what I was looking for if I was willing to pull my kid out of school and divert his tuition towards my local AV custom cabinet guy, but I was hoping to find something a little more reasonable. So I was excited at the prospects of the Tresanti, at least from what I could tell from the limited photos online. I would have preferred to check one out in person, but that simply wasn't possible. After scouring the web for days, and finding no viable options - I bit the bullet on this one. [...] It comes in one big box, slightly disassembled. Initially I feared that the wrong model had been sent since after cutting away the box, I didn't see any feet. It turns out they come strapped to the underside of the cabinet along with the manual, and glass shelves. They are easy enough to attach with a philips head screwdriver. I did this myself despite the instructions recommending it be done by two people. The box says it weighs 150lbs, but it's still pretty easy to get into place by yourself. Assembled the unit looks pretty nice and with the warm veneer, solid build, and curved front edge - my need for a decent looking piece of furniture was met. Now for the not so great...most of this is on me for not doing a thorough enough investigation, but I was caught off guard by a couple of things. Firstly, even though it's mentioned in the name, I really didn't know that when it says MONSTER, that it meant the cabinet came pre-supplied with a built-in power strip. Not a terrible surprise but it could be mounted better. It's a few inches in from the back of the cabinet in the center section which limits the size of the component you can put in that space. It is also riveted to the underside of the cabinet, so it cannot be easily removed.This brings us to problem number 2. The size of the compartments. The ones on the side are pretty shallow and a bit narrow. Be careful when planning on what to put there. My receiver is too deep to fit, as is my line conditioner. They both extend beyond the back of the cabinet which meant I had to cut the rear panel to accommodate them. Not a big deal for me, but others could find themselves a bit frustrated. The the angle of the two side compartments and the location of the hinges for the glass doors, also contribute to the fairly shallow space. My Tivo and BluRay player barely fit. With a few tweaks, I've managed to make the cabinet work for me, although I do wish I had paid closer attention to some of the details. Overall I'm happy with my choice, but your mileage may vary depending on number and size of the components you are using.
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