I'll break this review into three short and sweet parts: Looks, Quality, Functionality. Functionality.
I'm using this tv stand under my wall mounted tv to hold my sound bar and other tv accessories (xbox360, ps2) and for that it does great. Stout and sturdy. Wouldn't hesitate to put a big flat screen right on the top.
However, you quickly notice that the cabinets to the left and right of the center, open shelved, accessory bay are incredibly tiny. It's even tinier when you place the included shelf board inside. That leaves only enough room on each shelf to put game controllers or some dvd's if their placed flat. For me it's perfectly fine but for others who read the product description "Boasting plenty of storage space..", "roomy design", "spacious", you will be in for a sharp perspective adjustment. I strongly advise using the given product measurments (L 48.0 x H 20.5 x W 16.0) and a tape measure to help visualize it in your living space.
DVD cases are 7 1/2 inches tall. None of the shelves in the stand, even at their lowest peg setting, are tall enough to place a single DVD upright. That's just strange. Quality.
While putting it together I paid close attention to this. The screws, particle board, laminate finish, even packaging (they even put plastic sleeves over each piece of wood) all showed quality for the price. At just under $100 you do expect it to be decent and it is.
The cabinet door hinges are nice and adjustable (last page of manual for directions) but the screws that control the adjustments are of a particularly soft metal and quiet easily strip at the screw head. In fact all the screws associated with the hinges were like that. Looks.
Well, it looks great. It's only 16' deep from the front to back of the tv stand and that really is plenty for the TV's that are being produced and the things we stick under them. That thin form factor gives it a very space efficient feel to the room which I appreciate. The down side to that though is that none of the shelves are tall enough to place a DVD standing upright. That effects the look of the stand because you'll have to lay them flat on their backs or on their binding (?), place them into a cd storage folder, or place them somewhere else all together. I give this stand a 4/5 stars. Yes, it's a tv stand that can't store dvd's the way that many people store them but it's a very good quality tv stand with a thin room imprint that looks nice. Truth be told, I'd buy this again.
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