It might look easy at the first instance to select a TV Unit but on further thoughts you will realise that there are many factors that need to be taken into account before buying one.
What should be the size of the unit that I should purchase?
How strong is the unit and will it be able to hold the TV weight?
What about the storage of Blu-ray Disks and other items that need to be placed?
Will it be good to mount the TV on the wall instead of buy a unit?
Usually we always buy the Television first and then decide on where and how it should be placed. This is what I did and then decided to take into account all the possible questions relating to TV unit and get the right answer. And finally came up with a decision on which TV unit I really need to purchase.
The most common question is “What is the size of the TV?”. If you have already purchased the TV, then getting the right size should not be a problem. Else you can always look online and get the size and other details of the television that you plan to buy. Apart from the size of the TV the next important aspect to look into is the weight. You will have to be sure that the TV unit will be able to hold up the weight of the TV. Every TV unit today has specifications and you can easily match it with your TV physical specifications.
Secondly you will have to decide on storage and shelves. Nowadays there are numerous designs and options like drawers, cabinets and open or glass covered shelves. An open shelf with or without glass cover is good if you have many things to place as this will make it look full. But if you do not have many items to store, then the best option would be one with cabinets or drawers as this will be always be closed and will not make the shelves look empty. Shelves are generally good if you have a good collection of DVD, Blu-ray Disk and video game Disks. These can be well placed and can act like decoration on the shelves. The price factor come in with the design and the selection of storage. I remember that when I was looking for a TV unit for my living room, I came across a very good piece at Overstock.com, but the price was a bit more than my budget. Lucky for me that I got a $50 off coupon for Overstock.com from here and I could buy the TV unit and the $50 discount brought the price well within my budget.
A TV unit is supposed to be the main attraction in a room. This should be matching well with the other furniture’s. The color is the primary area where one need to concentrate on matching. It will be a very boring piece of a furniture if it does not match and will be like an extra piece of junk kept in your living room.
Then the final option is to have the TV wall mounted. But does that mean you do not need a TV unit? Yes you still do need something under the wall mounted TV as the space will be wasted and the area will look very empty. You will need a TV unit to store you Disks and then you have the DVD player, Gaming Console and Music System that can be placed beneath. Since the TV now is wall mounted, you have more space to keep more thing on the platform.
I hope I was able to help you overcome your confusion on selecting the TV unit that you should buy.