Z-Line: The Last Stand for Your TV

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A flat-panel TV can be so seductive that the buyer is blinded to the practicality of where to put it.  So, why not a multi-shelf A/V rack? Z-Line provides two types: tabletops (left) that lend support via the set's built-in pedestal, and rear risers that let you hang the set without breaching a wall. Z-Line forges metal frames and safety glass in sleek designs that enable your components to stand and deliver.

All the models here incorporate three shelves made from black tempered safety glass. While the top shelf is reserved for the TV, the bottom two can accommodate such video source components as a receiver, DVR, and Blu-ray Disc player. Open shelves provide proper air circulation. and since there are no doors, components have unobstructed access to infrared remotes. The frames on most models are made to hide cords and cables.

First, let's look at the tabletop models. The largest is the Vitoria 55" Wide TV Stand (right) that can accommodate most plasma or LCD TVs up to 65 inches in size. The stand has chrome cylinders and has a TV weight capacity of 150 lb. There's also a smaller version, the Vitoria 40" Wide TV Stand, for holding a TV between 36 and 50 inches. A simpler design can be found in the Z-Line Cruise TV Stand (above), which at 36-inches wide, can hold up to a 46-inch TV.

If black isn't your color, consider the Keira 55" TV Stand in Mocha for holding up to a 65-inch TV on its tabletop. The bentwood frame construction embeds chrome cylinder supports. The safety tea-colored glass may be a welcome change from clear glass. To get a sense of the finish, see the Keira mount version below.

The second type of Z-Line stand builds in a rear mount so that the TV appears to be wall-hanging, yet there are shelves underneath. With the stand positioned against the wall, no one has to know that plaster hasn't been broken and paint hasn't been touched. One model is The Vitoria Flat Panel TV Stand with Integrated Mount, which holds up to a 60-inch TV and features a swivel mount.

With a piano black finish and clear but black border tempered safety glass, the Madrid Flat Panel TV Stand with Integrated Mount (left) may also fit your needs. It supports up to a 50-inch TV. If you like this type of functionality in a piece of furniture but prefer squared corners, tea-colored glass and a bentwood frame with a mocha finish, consider the Keira Flat Panel TV Stand with Integrated Mount in Wood Veneer (right). It supports up a 60-inch TV.

One of the most flexible models available is the Phantom Flat Panel 3 in 1 Television Mount System (left). It enables you to mount your TV three different ways. First, it can be used a basic tabletop TV stand. Second, the TV can be attached to the system's rear tilt/swivel  mount. Third, the system can be mounted to the wall. The 3-in-1 stand supports TVs up to 60 inches, weighing up to 150 pounds. The system features metal construction and a black finish with brushed-nickel legs and black tempered safety glass. There are chrome cylinder glass supports and wire management for hiding cords and cables.

For a visual survey of all the models mentioned here, click on the slideshow below. The TV stands are filled with equipment, and in some cases, are pictured in rooms complete with rugs and couches. Sorry, rooms not included (Nor are the TVs or components.)

Check the caption/filename to glean the B&H model name. 

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