The Dilemma of the TV Stand
Lots of people go out to a store or browse online and buy a new, bigger TV. They get it home, take it out of the box, put the legs on and go to put it in their old corner entertainment unit…and it doesn’t fit.
“What size TV stand do I need?”
“How big of a TV stand does this thing take?”
It may seem complicated when you grab the measuring tape before having your TV because televisions are measured on a diagonal (corner-to-corner), not across the top.
So, the very first step is to figure out how wide your TV will be (or is). Take a look at this table to get the screen size, then add the bezel width(plastic frame around the screen). As technology advances, the bezel shrinks, so it shouldn’t make too big of a difference.
We recommend the screen width + bezel width (both sides) + about 3 inches for the stand width.
We did all the work and reviewed a list of TV stands matching each class size, and organized them here for you.
32″ – 46″ Furrino Espresso / Black
This stand says in the description that it is made for a TV up to 42″, but that isn’t because of the size. It’s the weight restriction. It is big enough for up to 50″, so just make sure your TV is less than 55 lbs. (99% of 40-46″ TVs will be less than 55 lbs)
32″ – 46″ Convenience Concepts Black 3-Tier
This is another that announces it is good up to 42″, but it can handle a 46″ no problem. Sleek black and silver, with a simple design.
32″ – 50″ Fitueyes Mount Stand
If you like the idea of your TV being attached to your stand and taking up less space, this stand will be perfect for you. It needs one less shelf and improves safety against knocking the TV over. It can also fit up to a 50″, so you can upgrade the TV later.
50″ – 65″ Baxton Studio Dark Brown
For larger screens, it becomes more and more difficult to find actual entertainment center stands, and it starts to shift more toward wall mounting. This stand will handle up to 65″ without the screen going over the sides, but there’s more than enough room for the legs of a larger screen.
65″+ Wall Mounting
Wall mounting is much cheaper and simpler than it’s ever been before. It also leaves you a lot more freedom for your entertainment center. You can choose anything and center it below the TV when you don’t need to put the TV on it. It is also the safest method since you can never knock the TV over.
If you plan to use the included legs, and a table-top style TV stand, the above link is a cheap, very important item. It’s a set of straps that attach to the VESA bolt holes and bolt to the TV stand, keeping your screen from ever falling forward and shattering. A very small investment to protect a very large one.
Thank you for reading our article and we truly hope we were able to help you in your decision for your entertainment needs.