Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand

Last updated date: August 19, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand

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Overall Take

With this TV stand, there's extra space directly beneath the top shelf for sliding in components like receivers and gaming consoles. You'll also get multiple shelves and storage options beneath, with some of the shelving even concealed by a door. It's made from laminated MDF, particleboard and powder-coated metal accents to provide both attractiveness and durability. In our analysis of 12 expert reviews, the Ameriwood Home Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best TV Stand For Home for a detailed review of all the top tv stands for home.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
9,196 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Classic design with generous space for a TV and accessories. Looks good and assembles fairly easily. Price is unbeatable.
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What experts didn't like
Not as durable as hardwood. Finish has a tendency to wear and is suscesptile to scatches.
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From The Manufacturer

Elevate your entertainment space with the great-looking contemporary Ameriwood Home Carson TV Stand with options designed to accommodate 50" to 70” flat screen TVs up to 120 lbs., this TV Stand creates a sleek and stylish showcase for your home theater system. The Carson allows you to run wires easily and neatly through the large wire management holes in the back of the unit to keep all your components tangle free. The clean lines of this TV Stand and the matte black finish with silver metal accents makes this piece stand out in any room.

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An Overview On TV Stands For Home

At one time, a TV was its own unit. Larger ones were designed for the floor, while smaller ones went on a table or entertainment center. But as TVs have gotten slimmer, many households have opted to mount them on the wall, freeing up floor space.

But mounting a TV brings additional issues. In fact, once you mount your TV, you may realize that entertainment centers don’t just hold your TV. They also provide storage for your components. If you have a gaming console, cable or satellite receiver, DVD player or sound system, you probably need something to put all that in, unless you’re tech-savvy enough to set it all up in a closet somewhere else in the room.

You may decide not to mount your TV at all, at which point you’ll need a stand for setting it up. Some TVs come with those stands, but you may decide it’s not of the quality you prefer. Some consumers even find they want to put a previously-mounted TV on a stand, only to realize they’ve lost the stand that came with it.

The good news is, you can easily buy the stand you need. Universal stands are designed to work with a variety of flatscreen sizes and brands, so you’ll just have to track down one that’s compatible with your model. It will have a size and weight limit, so check that carefully in the specifications before you order.

Whether you’re buying an entertainment center or a stand to set on your center, look for the materials used to build them. You’ll want to make sure the items supporting your TV are both sturdy and durable, able to survive being bumped by household members. Beyond that, it’s all about ensuring you have the storage you need to hold everything from consoles to remotes to user manuals.

DWYM Fun Fact

Cord-cutting is on the rise, with pay-TV providers losing 2.9 million subscribers in 2018. What’s a cord cutter? Someone who ditches cable and satellite TV, relying on live streaming services for their entertainment. This has been made far easier in recent years, with many TV manufacturers building in options that let you connect to all the popular streaming services without needing an extra device.

If you want to still have access to local channels after you break up with the cable company, you may need an over-the-air antenna. You can buy these online or at many big-box retailers. However, before you invest in one, power your TV up and see what channels you get. Some new TVs have an onboard tuner that handles this for you.

The TV Stand For Home Buying Guide

  • Whether you’re mounting your TV on the wall or setting it on an entertainment cabinet, you should make sure it’s at a comfortable viewing angle. Generally speaking, the recommended height is 42 inches from the floor, but this will vary depending on the height of your seating. The center of the TV should be easily within your line of sight when seated. If you have to strain your neck or posture in any way, adjust the height.
  • Your distance from the TV also affects your overall physical health. For TVs larger than 46 inches, experts recommend viewing from at least 7 to 8 inches away. If you have a smaller room, this can be challenging.
  • If you’re setting your TV on a mount, check carefully to make sure it’s built for the weight of your TV. This may mean looking up your TV’s model number on the manufacturer’s website to get the exact weight.
  • Whether you’ve mounted your TV or not, you probably need a way to organize at least one electronic component. Unless you’re a cord-cutter, you will have a receiver for your cable or satellite, but even cord-cutters have gaming consoles or sound systems with receivers. Make sure you choose a stand that will give you a place to store these items.
  • You may find a cabinet that looks great and helps you keep things organized, but unless it’s built as a TV stand, cable management can be tough. If the back of the cabinet is solid, you won’t have a way to get the cords to the back so that you can plug them into the wall. TV stands have cutouts to let you thread the cords through.
  • The look of your TV stand likely will factor into your decision. Many are black to match the TV, ensuring it remains more neutral. Some have a glass finish to add a little shine to your entertainment area.