By Wilde Becker. TV Stands. At Monday, July 15th 2019, 20:49:00 PM.
Also known as a TV mount stand, they can provide the shelf space and compact design of a more traditional TV stand, combined with the ability to hang an TV as if it were wall-mounted. This can also provide you with more room for your hardware underneath the TV.
This type of stand will usually leave the top surface free for placing your Blu-ray player, or even your centre speaker if you have a surround sound speaker system.
It is important that you buy the right mount stand for the size TV that you have, and as you shop around you will see the specifications that each stand is designed for.
With a traditional glass or wooden stand, your TV will often be standing on the top of the unit (unless you have it separately wall mounted). Therefore, this leaves less surface area to place your external hardware.
In the example above of the Sauder Harbor View corner TV stand pictured above - the rear is flat with just the edges shaped for a corner - so that gives more room for equipment inside.
My guide to wood TV stands and furniture gives a more detailed look into the pros and cons of this type of stand and points out the important considerations if you are looking to buy a stand of this type.