By Wilde Becker. TV Stands. At Tuesday, July 30th 2019, 19:06:50 PM.
In the early days of flat panel televisions, the vast majority of TV units were glass TV stands.
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.
However, you must also think about the impact on ventilation and access to the devices before you decide if this is the best way for you to go.
TV stands with an attached mount are a relatively new concept in TV furniture, combining the aesthetics of a wall mounted television with the practicality of a glass or wood TV stand.
One potential drawback with these corner designs is that they can provide limited space for your AV equipment - especially if the rear goes to a point to fit exactly in the corner. Therefore, if you have a range of amplifiers, players and games consoles to install, then you might need to consider where they are all going to go.
This type of stand will usually leave the top surface free for placing your Blu-ray player, or even your centre speaker if you have a surround sound speaker system.