TV stands and Hi-Fi units play an important role in the home. Not only do they house all the essential entertainment equipment, but they also hold a large (and often heavy) television. For these reasons it is very important to choose a good quality TV stand.
The TV stand you choose should provide plenty of space in order to house all of today's extra gadgets. It will need to accommodate your television, digital TV box, any DVDs you may have, and your DVD player, as well as any games consoles.
If you are looking for a Hi-Fi unit stand, count the amount of devices in your set-up. It is worth noting that electronics get hot when in use, so it is always a good idea to stack each item properly to allow ample airflow and avoid overheating. You may need to purchase more than one stand for the lower Hi-Fi units or purchase one tall single stand to work better with your space.
Shopping for a TV stand is largely about personal choice. Wall-sized entertainment units are long gone, since flat screen televisions don't need the same amount of room as the old tube TVs.
Before purchasing a TV stand, measure the width of your television. This is a good starting place for the size of TV stand you will need. If housing your extra electronics separately, then your TV stand may only need house CDs or DVDs. A model such as the Oakinsen Clermont would be a great choice for a compact stand. If you want to buy a sleek looking stand to house just the television, the Shiro walnut low stand or the Julian Bowen wide-screen stand could easily do the trick.