About a year ago, we began the fun (and sometimes a little frustrating) process of designing and manufacturing our own universal TV stands. We think the two final products turned out awesome, and you guys proved that theory — they’re two of our top-selling products!
If you’d rather watch a video than read product details (welcome to the club), check out these short clips we made for each TV stand.
For flat-screen TVs from 26″ to 32″:
For flat-screen TVs from 37″ to 55″:
Plasma TVs. You know ‘em, you love ‘em. If you’ve tried to troubleshoot one, you probably love to hate them. Or mostly hate, let’s face it. Repairing a plasma is right up there with giving the dog a bath. By the end of it, everyone’s angry and scratched up and paranoid, but at least it’s done.
One of the worst things about repairing these TVs is the weird misinformation you run into during your research. Oh, did I say “misinformation”? I meant LIES. Here’s a few you may have heard…
1. RADIATION HAZARD!
I sort of get it. “Plasma” is kind of a scary term, but so is “electron gun”, “litter box” and “microwave”. Two of those things actually give off sterilizing radiation, but no one ever sweats them. Except me — cats are just filthy, awful things. The real truth is that the plasma in a plasma TV is essentially the same stuff in a fluorescent bulb.
2. Fill ‘er up!
I can’t imagine who started this rumor. A plasma screen is not an aquarium filled with super-heated poisonous gas that you’ll have to refill at home. And if you thought this and still bought one, are you like a super-villain in training or something?
3. Plasmas have an expiration date.
This myth is at least a bit more grounded, as people toss around terms like “planned obsolescence” all the time. The truth is much less conspiratorial, however. They’re not designed to fail. It’s just a fast moving technology, like cell phones or cyborgs.
As long as you treat your plasma TV like any other high-end tech, it will last you. Just remember to keep it cool, clean and in good repair.
The real truth to plasma TV repair is that it’s not easy, but it’s far from impossible. Also, it’s a whole lot cheaper than buying a new TV. Best of all, we’re here to help! Search our site, call our Customer Service, or you can even talk to our tech support for free!
So don’t be afraid. We can get through this. Together.