By Wilde Becker. TV Stands. At Tuesday, July 30th 2019, 19:06:13 PM.
In the early days of flat panel televisions, the vast majority of TV units were glass TV stands.
The glass shelves will usually come with metal supports or wooden frames - like the wooden legs on the Whalen Furniture AVCEC65-TC Table Top TV Stand in the picture here. Therefore you have a big choice as to the look of the stand that you want in your room.
However, a wooden TV stand brings its own issues such as they often have back panels which make it difficult for ventilation, access and running the cables.
As an alternative to a wall mounted television, mount TV stands were also developed. These are essentially a traditional TV stand with an incorporated bracket giving a similar look to a wall mounted TV.
With a traditional glass or wooden stand, your TV will often be standing on the top of the unit (unless you have it separately wall mounted). Therefore, this leaves less surface area to place your external hardware.
A flat screen TV stand with its own mount is a good choice for many people. They can also be known as TV mount stands or floating mount stands.