By Wilde Becker. TV Stands. At Friday, July 12th 2019, 22:56:55 PM.
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.
A flat screen TV stand with a mount is a more modern innovation.