Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180?

Posted by: Hansang

Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 01:28 AM

The Salamander line comes *really* close, but it looks like it's 1/4" short (height). I was just wondering if anyone had any luck.

thanks
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 02:38 AM

I am surprised there is one that comes that close! Don't forget the VP180 has rear ports so enclosing it is not a great idea.
Posted by: PTPlayers

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 03:05 PM

Friend on mine has this stand and im pretty sure we measured it to see if my 180 would fit .


Posted by: PTPlayers

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 03:06 PM

Hmmmmmmmm , weird of why pic is so big .

Just copied the link from another site .
Posted by: Zocco97

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 03:13 PM



I bought this one at Future Shop. It's a Sonax.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 07:36 PM

Zocco, that is one tight fit! How big is that TV?

When I pull the trigger on a vp180 and new 60-65" plasma within the next year or so (hopefully) I play on doing one of two things:

a) mount the TV on the wall and use the vp180 stand below it,

or

b) use a stand similar to the one in the link below and place the plasma up on the mounts and place the vp180 on the top shelf of the stand (if this doesn't bring the TV too high this will probably be the route I go.)
http://www.amazon.com/BellO-FP-2125-Vers...8020&sr=8-1
Posted by: Zocco97

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 07:51 PM

Yeah, it's definately a tight fit! I was so happy that the 180 fit as I had the stand prior to the purchase. Oh, my TV's a 46" Samsung.
Posted by: tehghost132

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 08:04 PM

GAH! I dont think I realized how big the 180 is! I'll be intimidated if I ever have to buy it in the future! :p
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 09:39 PM

Yes, that is like laying down an M80 on it's side. shocked
Posted by: Hansang

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 09:54 PM

Thanks everyone. I decided to go with Omnimount G362. The 362 will fit as well, but it's a little higher so I decided to forgo the extra shelf.

http://www.omnimount.com/Product/Home_Theater_Furniture/Core_Collection/Stellar_Series/G362/

Since 180 is ported as Jakewash mentioned, the G362 will be perfect.


One more thing, if anyone's looking for a shelf on top of their DLP/RP TV's Omnimount has some shelves that can go on top of the TV. Pretty slick actually.

http://www.omnimount.com/Products/Specialty_Products/Set-top_Component_Shelf/
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 10:14 PM

Han, I think you'd be better off mounting The tv to the wall and then using the axiom vp180 stands or something similar as it looks like the omnimount stand referenced will place the vp180 nearly on the floor.

Omnimount does make some great stands. I've had the omnimount av rack in the link below for several years now and it is super sturdy.

http://www.standsonline.com/Free-Shippin...LLAR-G-304.aspx
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/26/10 10:37 PM

I still think the Bell'O stand I linked above would be a great choice.

Here is another Picture with a TV hooked up:
http://www.bello.com/index.php?partition=show_product&categ_id=39&prod_id=230&tab=2

I think a VP180 would look great sitting on the top shelf smile.

It looks like the top shelf is low enough to still fit a TV above it, the only question I have is if you can raise a 60-65" TV up high enough so that it clears the vp180 when viewing without having to tilt your neck up to watch.
Posted by: Hansang

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/27/10 01:18 AM

Originally Posted By: terzaghi
Han, I think you'd be better off mounting The tv to the wall and then using the axiom vp180 stands or something similar as it looks like the omnimount stand referenced will place the vp180 nearly on the floor.

Omnimount does make some great stands. I've had the omnimount av rack in the link below for several years now and it is super sturdy.

http://www.standsonline.com/Free-Shippin...LLAR-G-304.aspx


I ordered the G304 as well! smile Actually, I tried the VP180 *on* the floor (tilted slightly up) when I was testing it before the move. It sounded just fine so I'm not too concerned that it's too close to the ground. I didn't want to invest in a really nice stand since I'll upgrade the TV in about two years. I would have purchased the A100, but reading about all the 'blue rain' problems made me hold off.
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/27/10 10:41 AM

If you tried it out and are pleased with the results then I am sure it will be fine.

Yeah, the G304 is an awesome AV rack in my opinion. The only downside is that it takes a little work and a lot of zip ties to hide cables and speaker wire behind the thin back vertical post (but with enough work you can hide them completely). It's probably (almost) sturdy enough for me to stand on the top shelf!

The only problem is that I got it in silver to match my TV stand and TV that I currently own. When I get around to upgrading TV and TV stand I think I'm going to go black (not many silver TVs these days anyway). I'm thinking I can just take off the glass shelves and paint the metal with some high quality metal spray paint or something along those lines to convert it to black. Whatever I use will have to be pretty scratch resistant though.
Posted by: Hansang

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 11/27/10 07:29 PM

Good to hear good reviews about the AV rack. My middle name is "wire ties" so I'm good there! I just got done rewiring my new condo with CAT3 (for phone), CAT6E and Beldon Duobond RG6 cables all over the house. Everything is patched up so I'm done with pulling cables for a while.
Posted by: deadline Z

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 01/26/11 09:34 AM

I found this oversized picture of a stand that housed a 50' Panny & a center
channel below, the only thing I didn't see or read was what model & who made it.
Looks great from afar. Does anyone recognize it ?

thanks
Posted by: deadline Z

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 01/26/11 09:47 AM

Sorry I think my first thread didn't go through.
#329687 - 11/26/10 03:05 PM Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? [Re: jakewash]

I found this oversized picture of a stand that housed a 50' Panny & a center
channel below, the only thing I didn't see or read was what model & who made it.
Looks great from afar. Does anyone recognize it ?

thanks

Posted by: jakewash

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 01/26/11 01:57 PM

Last I looked this company had some stands that would take the 180

http://www.bdiusa.com/
Posted by: GregLee

Re: Anyone find a TV stand that can house the VP180? - 02/07/11 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By: terzaghi
I still think the Bell'O stand I linked above would be a great choice.

I have a VP180 on the bottom shelf of a Bell'O stand PVS-4218HG (around $300): http://www.amazon.com/BellO-PVS-4218HG-Panel-Audio-System/dp/B000GU7FDY (and Sears carried this stand, also, when I bought it). It fits, with two minor reservations: (1) the VP180 is a few pounds above Bell'Os specification for the bottom shelf maximum weight, (2) I have the VP180 displaced slightly to the left on the shelf, to accommodate the banana plugs which otherwise would hit the stand support at the back. Also, my 58" flat panel TV is an inch or so too wide for the stand.