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Picking a TV console

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In the 21st Century, the Television console has became a necessity rather than a luxury in every home. Be it a 60-inch Quantum Dot Curved SUHD Television or the good old bulky Cathode Ray Television, every house is sure to have a television set in the living room. TV Consoles are built to withstand the weight of the TV. You may say that the Television are getting lighter and thinner, but the CG is also getting higher. CG is a common term known as the Centre of Gravity of a specific item. The higher the CG, the larger the base to ensure that the Television will not topple with a light touch. Preventive solutions of TV Tipping over will be made known later. Here are some tips to pick out a suitable TV console.

1. Height

Find the optimal viewing height. Sit on whatever furniture you will be sitting in when watching your TV and find the general height where you want the TV to be positioned. Keep in mind that televisions are meant to be viewed directly straight ahead, with the viewer's eye level at the center of the screen. You should find a TV stand that matches this height. Follow The Formula And You Will Not Go Wrong. Stand height: For maximum comfort, the middle of your screen should be at or slightly below eye level from your viewing position. Calculate this height with a tape measure from your usual seated position. If you don't know the height of your TV screen, multiply the diagonal screen size by 0.49. Then take the height of your ideal viewing position and subtract half the height of your TV screen to get the middle of the screen, then subtract the height of the base that fits underneath the TV; this will give you the ideal height for your TV stand. You may not find the perfect-sized stand, but try to get one in the general area. If you have to choose between the screen being a little higher or a little lower than the ideal height, err towards the screen being a little lower. 2. Storage needs

Determine your storage needs. You may want to consider an entertainment center that also includes cabinets for holding DVDs, Blu-ray players or console game systems. Check to make sure the extra storage space has adequate ventilation or has a door that can be left open, if you plan on placing electronic devices that generate heat inside them. 3. Budget

Choose a budget. For many people, the price of the unit may also be a factor. Flat panel tv stands range in price from around $100 and can go as high as a few thousand dollars. There are some amazing and classy units out there which can cost a pretty penny. Cheap LCD TV stands aren't hard to find either, but be careful about sacrificing quality in order to save a few dollars. The stand that you choose must be able to support the weight of your flat screen TV. Make sure that you check the manual that comes with your TV and find out how much it weighs. Then look at the specifications of the stand that you're considering in order to be certain that it can support the weight of the television. 4. Cables

Choose a sturdy stand with cable holes. Check to see if the stand includes holes to hide your cables as you run them from the TV to a wall outlet. Find the total weight capacity of the TV stand, too, to ensure it will securely hold your television.

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