Show Off That Awesome Plasma TV with the Perfect Stand

By: Nathan Lynch

Plasma TVs are one of the hottest electronic items being sold today. They are somewhat of a financial investment so whether you're planning on creating an entire home theatre system for your family or just want a nice way to show off your new TV, a plasma TV stand is an excellent idea. Here's a few different types of TV stands and cabinets to assist you with your decision making.

Metal Plasma TV Stands

Metal plasma TV stands are modern and stylish and come in different finishes like black or silver. A nice feature of these types of stands is that in some circumstances, the metal is even textured with a powder coat finish to hide fingerprints. They are also very sturdy and easy to assemble. Some manufacturers even give you of choice of features such as glass shelving and magnetized trims in different types of wood finishes.

Console Styles

Consider a console plasma TV stand in your choice of contemporary or elegant wood and metal finishes. Consoles are great because accessories like tapes and DVDs can be stored inside them, out of sight. They also help to 'hide' wires and components because the front is covered by the cabinet doors. These aren't the bulky TV consoles from the 'old days' either. Their designs are streamlined and modern and in addition to their functionality, can add a really nice touch to your existing decor.

Designer Style

These types of plasma TV stands come in wide variety of styles and can really add an additional degree of drama to a room. Choose from wood or metal in different finishes and then mix it up with shelving choices in different materials than the base. An all glass stand is a great way to give the illusion of more space in smaller rooms and you can select from clear, frosted or beveled. These stands are also very sturdy and what's nice about the open style of these types of TV stands is that all of your components are easily accessible. Many also include a swivel turntable so you can easily adjust your TV for different viewers around the room.

Stands with Motorized TV Lifts

Automatic TV lifts are built into the cabinet and designed to raise heavy plasma TVs. They use four rails to guide the unit as motor raises the lift quickly, quietly and safely. Some models will even stop automatically if something obstructs its path in the same way an automatic garage door mechanism works. These are pretty cool but are actually more of a furniture piece so you'll need to make sure you have the space if this is your choice for a plasma TV stand.

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