Review of Initâ¢ Flat Panel Stands for TV's â Model NT-C1140
Heavy box to carry home
Stand does not have a back panel
Our old television stopped working, so we needed to shop for TV's and flat panel stands. No television, and the NASCAR Chase was just beginning. What were we to do - this called for immediate shopping. Not only did we have a television to buy, but a television stand as well. Our old television was one of those big ones that came with a base to match.
Two years ago, I got tired of the look of the television and purchased two black wood and glass towers to go on either side of the monster TV. I checked with the store I purchased the towers from; they no longer carried that line, so I couldn't buy a matching stand for my new TV.
Going online, I searched the stores for TV flat panel stands that would complement the black wood and glass towers. I found several, and began the elimination process. We decided that we did not want to spend more than $200; that eliminated quite a few models. After selecting the television we were going to purchase, we needed to look at flat panel stands that would hold a 46 inch LCD TV. Next, we needed something that would blend with the towers.
Wow! So many requirements, but we selected a couple flat panel stands that would work. Now, we needed to go see and put our hands on them to make our final decision.
When we saw the Initâ¢ flat panel TV stand, Model NT-C1140, at Best Buy, we knew it would work for us. Even though it is made of metal, the design of the stand and the finish would blend beautifully with our wood pieces. While it is contemporary in design, it will work with many styles. The shelves of the Initâ¢ TV stand are made of black glass and that, too, worked with what we had.
We purchased this unit for $149, plus tax, which was well within the budget. This TV stand comes in a box and needs to be assembled. Take someone with you to pick it up since it weights over 100 pounds. Once you get the box home, assembly is quite easy. Pieces are well marked, and the instructions are adequate. The manufacturer even includes a tool to use to tighten the screws. However, we found that our own tools were more comfortable to use. But for those without tools, no need to buy any, since the one they included will do the job.
The only thing that could be better about this model is if it had a back. When seated, you can see through the shelves, and you can see the cords from the television, receiver, etc. We will fix this problem by placing framed pictures on the center shelf to block the view of the cords.
The design of the Initâ¢ flat panel TV stand, Model NT-C1140, is strong and attractive. We are very pleased with our television stand, and we would recommend this stand to anyone. If you find yourself shopping for television flat panel stands, especially for one that will hold a television up to 50 inches, check this model out.