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by Eric Batte last modified Mar 30, 2012 01:41 AM
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Furniture for flat-panel tv (plasma, lcd)

Posted by Eric Batte at April 03. 2005

There seems to really be a huge hole in the market for furniture designed to accommodate flat panel tv's, especially with modern sensibilities.
I'm sure you're all familiar with the images we all see in advertisements where the photographers have cleverly forgotten to include all of the real-world components and cables that actually make up most a/v setups. Wall mounts are great but what about all of the other pieces?

One of the nicer ones I've seen online is here:
http://www.furniturebuzz.com/detail.asp?model=GA338-405_7pc

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks,
Eric

Re: Furniture for flat-panel tv (plasma, lcd)

Posted by Greg Beere at April 04. 2005

Bo Concepts has some nice pieces. You can put the pieces together and design your own.

http://www.boconcept.com/Default.asp?ID=10267

Re: Furniture for flat-panel tv (plasma, lcd)

Posted by Sara R. Sage at April 04. 2005

You could always do away with the traditional entertainment center idea and keep your dvds and other television accessories in a traditional bookshelf separately then use a swinging arm suspended from the ceiling for or wall for your TV. Target has a great selection of LCD television [url href=http://www.target.com/gp/browse.html/ref=sc_fe_l_1_10218751_14/601-1666943-3554538?%5Fencoding=UTF8node=10271781]mounting hardware[/url]

Re: Furniture for flat-panel tv (plasma, lcd)

Posted by Jesse Leary at April 05. 2005

We don't have a flat-panel TV, but we do have a 2-year old who loves buttons. We keep all the components (DVD player, satellite box, receiver, sub-woofer amp) in a closet. The TV has it's back to the wall that divides the living room from the closet, and I ran the cables through the wall. We use a remote-signal repeater, available at Radio Shack for $30. The only problem is it's a pain to go into the closet to change CDs or DVDs.

Re: Furniture for flat-panel tv (plasma, lcd)

Posted by Eric Batte at April 07. 2005

Thanks for your suggestions. I've got a 17 month old who loves buttons, too so I know how you feel.

The wall mount/arm idea is nice in concept but like I mentioned in my original post...what about all of the other real-world stuff that goes along with the monitor? Personally I've got a DVD player, Surround sound receiver and digital cable box plus the birds nest of wires that go along with them. That's why I'm really looking for an acceptable piece of furniture to contain it all.

The other issue is that I don't actually have a flat panel monitor yet. Still hanging on to the good ol' Sony Wega CRT until we decide to make the leap to plasma. BTW, if anyone is interested in a very good EDTV 42 plasma check this one out: [url href=http://reviews.cnet.com/Panasonic_TH_37PWD7UY/4505-6482_7-31137096.html?tag=pdtl-list]Panasonic EDTV[/url]. Very affordable. EDTV is nearly as good as HDTV but will save you about $1000!

A few more that I've found in my research:
http://www.eco-furniture.com/docs/living_st9_entcabinet.html
http://www.furnitureonline.com/product.asp?txtCatalog=OFtxtCategory=814txtProductID=DAN-DR200-02HTID=
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/itemgroups/4714_1.asp?query=viewall
http://www.furnitureny.com/product.asp?ProductID=2135CategoryID=317Name=Modern%20wall%20unit%20in%20wenge%20finish


Can you tell we're looking for something in black? ;) Some of these come in other finishes in can anyone else is interested.


Eric

Re: Furniture for flat-panel tv (plasma, lcd)

Posted by ian maclean at April 22. 2005

i have one that needs to be prototyped within the next month. i would give someone a sweet deal if they wanted one. basically it will be this cabinet with a 2 sided birch panel mounted a few inches above the top (at the back) it will probably be done with some type of metal bracket or post. the panel will have a hole to run the cables inside and down to the cabinet. the unit will then be nice looking from the front or back.

-ian

go to the contact section of my site if you want to call me about this.
www.ianmaclean.com

 
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