TV Furniture Industry News

  • Options for Displaying a Curved TV

    Curved TVs have become very popular over the past several months and are still continuing to grow in popularity. Whether they provide you with a better picture and more intense viewing experience is still up in the air at the moment. But one thing is for certain, this new TV fad is not going anywhere anytime soon. Continue reading

  • TV Stands and TV Cabinets which Remain As Popular as Ever

    Some TV stands and TV cabinets may have been around a while but they remain as popular as they ever have been, take a look at 3 TV stands which just keep on selling, all 3 of these stands blend quality with value, luckily its out job to ensure we have plenty in the warehouse ready to deliver on a next day service.

    The Stilexo STUK TV stands have always been popular, but we have yet again seen a surge in sales of both the Stil Stuk 2053 and the Stil Stuk 2052, these cantilever TV stands represent fantastic value for money at only £99.99 and £84 respectively and they are available in a choice of either clear glass and silver or black glass and chrome finishes. Stilexo offer a convenient alternative to wall mounting a television for all makes and models of LCD and Plasma TV's sized up to 42".

    The Gecko Impro IMP900-GB is a stylish corner TV cabinet, the gloss black version is one of our best selling TV stands and has been for the past 18 months, and it's not difficult to see why, the combination of tasteful aesthetics, stylish and practical design and Gecko build quality has meant that this particular TV stand has found it's way into countless UK homes. The Gecko Impro corner TV stand is available in a choice of black, white and walnut finishes.

    Gecko TV stands have also enjoyed great success with their Reflect series of TV cabinets, available in a choice of gloss black, gloss white or walnut finishes, the Gecko Reflect TV cabinet is also available in a choice of 3 sizes. Stocks of the gloss black REF1100-GB are currently limited so please get in touch to enquire about stocks.

  • Should we add office furniture to our growing range of LCD TV Stands and Plasma TV Cabinets?

    Here at Big AV we are always looking to improve upon our customer servicing all departments, we have had recent requests to stock office furniture in addition to our wide range of TV stands, TV furniture and TV cabinets. Like the glass TV stand there is now a wide range of glass office furniture. Why should you have to put up with a boring MDF desk from Ikea?

    The TV stand world was once very similar, the explosion of trendy glass stands has enabled us to provide you the consumer with a huge range of TV stands for flat panel TV's to improve the aesthetics d atmosphere in your living room, whilst we were once limited to selling glass TV stands a great variety of wood TV stands have now emerged onto the market.

    Office furniture would be a whole new sector for us at Big AV and we are leaving it up to you the consumer to decide if you would like us to stock it. There are already good websites out there providing home office furniture but we think that our satisfied customer base should hopefully provide enough word of mouth promotion, so let us know what you think, should we sell just TV stands or move into the office furniture market.

  • The Differences Between TV Stands, TV Cabinets, TV Furniture and Cantilever TV Stands

    The TV furniture market is buoyant and ever expanding as more people come to realise a TV stand is not just a functional necessity but it can also be a stylish piece of furniture in it's own right. In the UK alone there are over 30 quality manufacturers producing quality AV furniture for all tastes and budgets.

    Glass TV stands are the norm, these have been manufactured since the emergence of flat panel televisions, the most popular manufacturers of glass TV stands include Optimum international, Stilexo and Portability. Available in clear glass, black glass with a mix of black legs, chrome legs, silver legs and brushed steel supports. Glass TV stands come in a range of sizes, they are usually found in a three shelf variety. Corner shapes, oval TV stands and taller TV stands are all available from online retailers like ourselves.

    TV cabinets are the markets latest trend, high quality wooden cabinets with luxurious finishes like BDI's natural stained cherry and espresso on oak. Gloss black TV cabinets have also proved to be popular evidenced by the huge sales of the Techlink Opod and Techlink Ovid ranges of cabinets.

    Cantilever TV stands are a more modern concept and suspend the Plasma, LCD or LED TV in mid air giving a similar effect to a wall mounted TV screen. This idea is becoming more and more popular as parents prefer the safety of a TV which is positioned higher and the public have now come to realise wall mounting is actually a complex procedure which will require alot of thought to ensure wiring is convincingly concealed.

    Visit our web site for a great range of all types of TV stands.

  • Are Clear Glass TV Stands the New Black Glass TV Stands?

    In the early days of the flat panel television, the only options for your Plasma screen were aither a wall mount bracket or a clear glass TV stand. As time progressed black glass TV stands with chrome legs were released and became hugely popular as more and more of the Plasma and new LCD TV's were manufactured in an all black finish. Over time some consumers grew tired of garish chrome legs and preferred the more subtle styling of an all black TV stand.

    So what are todays TV stand trends, reading around some forums the concept of TV lift cabinets came up, this concept did threaten to become a major TV furniture trend, but in the end the sheer c0st of these TV units in addition to issues with practicality these stands have never truly made it mass market. Cantilever stands have proved to be one of the trendiest types of TV stands with some ultra cool designs like the  Aspect 9760 from BDI TV stands.

    However the trend we have noticed as furniture retailers is that the biggest demand increase has been on traditional clear glass TV stands, TV manufacturers like Panasonic have gone back to basics and started to manufacture some LCD TV's with a silver finish and consumers once again seem attracted to clear glass stands as an understated home for their new TV. As always Big AV seeks to respond with fantastic offers which offer simply the best value to our customers, so keep an eye out in the glass TV stands section where there will be some sensational offers on clear glass TV stands and clear glass cantilever TV stands.

  • New TV Stands, TV Cabinets and TV Furniture in November

    We are now midway through November which means the majority of brands have released their final product lines and are ready for the peak season. As always with Big AV we strive to bring you the latest products as quickly as possible so here is a breakdown of the new items we expect we will be sending out over the next couple of months.

    The Just Racks JRA series of TV cabinets are a line of products we expect to do very well over the Christmas period, combining the German build quality of their sister company Spectral with the a design essence which is not dissimilar to the ever popular BDI TV stand brand, the interesting point to make about these LCD, and Plasma cabinets is the price point, at around half the cost of their American counterparts these LCD TV cabinets are superb value for money, the Just Racks JRA series is supplied in a range of different finishes and styles making the some models in the product range suitable for traditional living spaces and others are suited to contemporary surroundings.

    Other interesting arrivals include the latest offerings from Stil Stands aka Stilexo TV stands, some unique combinations of wood and glass at Stil's trademark budget price point are likely to be hugely popular during the festive period. Iconic have also released a new cantilever TV stand which looks abit different and Alphason have some good quality budget cabinets for sale.

    There are so many quality TV furniture units on the market why should you accept the tacky glass stand curry's throw in with the TV?

  • The Best TV Stands of 2009

    We are now approaching the end of 2009, it may be remembered as a year of financial hardship and woe but here at Big AV we would rather take a more positive look and in this post we will be nominating some of the most innovative and interesting TV stands worthy of being classed as the best TV stands of 2009.

    Glass TV Stands-

    As the bread and butter of the TV furniture industry glass TV stands make up a large proportion of TV furniture so which ones provide the best style and value for money?

    The portability GT-7 combines a stylish corner shape design with good quality toughened safety glass, available as a clear glass and silver stand, black glass with chrome or as an all black TV stand the portability GT-7 is an ideal budget solution and we don't think there is anything as stylish and dependable for such a small sum of cash.

    Cantilever TV Stands-

    The cantilever TV stand market has come on leaps and bounds through 2009, old favourites like the Stil Stuk 2053 CHBL still present excellent value for money, the clear glass Stil Stuk 2053 now has stiff competition from the budget Alphason AA-2G-BR which is a fabulous budget option with a swivel facility, Alphason have also enjoyed great success with the Iconn ST600 and the BDI Vista is a sensational high end option, but all in all we think the best blend of value, style and quality is provided by the Aquila at just £249.99 this beautiful TV stand looks a lot more expensive than it really is and make a superb home for the latest ranges of flat televisions and with a class leading cable management system the Aquila cantilever TV stand will really take some beating in 2010.

    TV Cabinets-

    2009 was the year of TV cabinets, when flat panel TV's came into the market glass TV stands were modern, trendy and cool and the TV cabinet was seen as old fashioned, that has all changed now with the release of some ultra smart TV cabinets from US manufacturers BDI and Salamander Designs as both have released inspirational designs, the Wenge wood finish of the Salamander designs berlin cabinets looks superb, for anyone who is interested in one of these we have one in our Huddersfield showroom, it is well worth taking a look as the finish looks much better in real life than on a picture, our favourite TV cabinet of 2009 is the glossy BDI Marina, combining modern styling and contemporary features the BDI Marina has been a roaring success as a high end home for your LED, LCD or Plasma TV.

    So that's what we think, let us know what you think, have we missed any killer products, is there a brand that we have not mentioned you think offer superb value or design?

    2010 will see the release of even more quality products including the release of ultra slim wall brackets, more closed Hifi racks and a whole range of cinema seating.

  • Contemporary TV Stands or Antique TV Furniture

    The TV stand and TV cabinet market has shown some strange patterns and trends over the years, the question we are posing today is whether we will see more ultra modern TV stands or more contemporary TV stands in the future, as the design of the television screens has become ever more glossy and ever more modern some TV furniture has moved in the same direction this can be evidenced with the mix of cantilever TV stands which are now available on the market, other contemporary designs include the fantastic mickey mouse TV stand, combining modern shelving with cleverly designed media storage compartments and a truly unique shape and design.

    For every modern product which has been released there has been a surprising response as many major manufacturers have created TV furniture with antique styling, most of these designs have come from the states the true home of antique TV furniture, with a wide range of brands combining traditional styling with modern features, these designers include Salamander Designs and BDI TV stands, both of these brands manufacture a whole range of television cabinets with traditional styling.

    Surprisingly we are seeing more and more TV furniture and wood TV stands, than ever before, maybe the ultra modern looks of the TV's themselves leave consumers looking for ways to tone down the effect of high tech equipment and create a more welcoming, homely ambience in their living rooms.

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