Plasma TV entertainment centers have a very specific purpose: to complement and support your new plasma TV. Now that you’ve committed to a large TV and forked over a considerable amount of money, not just any entertainment center will do. Finding the right one can be a challenge, but these tips will lead you in the right direction.
Deciding Factors of Plasma TV Entertainment Centers
There are a couple necessary factors you have to consider when purchasing an entertainment center for a plasma screen TV.
A Big Screen TV
Screen size for plasma TVs runs more or less from 42 inches to over 100 inches, which means you’ve just bought a large TV. You need to find an entertainment center that can support that TV, or you need to mount the TV on a wall space big enough for it. Either way, the entertainment center you choose needs to complement the size of the plasma TV, while storing your other entertainment needs.
While it may seem odd to ask what the function of a TV is, knowing how you use it will affect the kind of entertainment center you buy.
- If your TV is the centerpiece of your room and acts as part of your décor, then you want to find an entertainment center that matches that décor and shows off the plasma screen TV.
- Maybe you have a beautiful fireplace, and the TV is not the focal point of the room. Placing it in the corner of a room may require an entertainment center specifically built with a corner in mind.
When your plasma screen TV is the entertainment headquarters for you, your kids and all of your kids’ friends, then having a sturdy entertainment center for it with lots of storage is much more important.
Entertainment Centers That Last
When the technology first came out, the life of a plasma TV was quite short. However, that life has greatly improved and your TV can now last for many years to come. That means your new entertainment center will have to last a long time with it. Such elements as durability and design play a part in making it last as long as you can keep it.
It goes without saying that a durable entertainment center for your TV needs to be made out of durable materials. One of the most durable is, of course, any kind of real wood. More contemporary centers are often made of other durable materials, such as metal. While glass can also provide a contemporary look, make sure the glass is thick enough to be shatterproof.
Do It Yourself
Your new entertainment center will most likely be on the larger side, and large furniture is often delivered with some assembly required. If you have to put it together yourself, make sure you have all the proper parts that support and hold the stand together. You don’t want it falling apart in a year or dropping your TV.
Believe it or not, design also plays a factor in how long entertainment centers last. If you plan on remodeling soon, don’t buy one that matches your current style, or you’ll end up with a large piece of furniture that doesn’t match the rest of your décor once you remodel. On the other hand, if you love the interior design of your home and hope to keep it for a long time, then make sure the new entertainment center matches that style.