Why do all the new TVs expect me to have a platform AS WIDE as the fucking thing?? Fucking shit!! God awful absolutely dumb thoughtless design choice

luckily this is just a 32; i had a 70 from the same brand with the same INSANELY FUCKING STUPID STAND DESIGN that i had to find something for…literally at the most extreme edges of the thing, what the fuck is this? this is so fucking stupid, it cannot be meaningfully cheaper than a proper design and it looks fucking dumb as hell and surely this has pissed off 90% of people that wanted a TV and want to put it on a little stand like a normal fucking person right??

Ab_intra,
@Ab_intra@lemmy.world avatar

To be honest they think that people plan ahead for something like this…

OhmsLawn,

And not have the TV hanging out in space to be knocked over.

glibg10b,

cat

glimse,

Putting a giant TV on a tiny stand is not normal… Be mildly infuriated at yourself, not the manufacturer

Kusimulkku,

That stand doesn’t seem tiny to me

glimse,

It’s too small for that tv

Pat_Riot,
@Pat_Riot@lemmy.today avatar

That’s just an end table by the looks of it. OP said it’s only a 32 inch TV. Hell they even provided a cat for scale.

myplacedk,

Yep, the included feet are just something you might be able to use until you get a real mount.

If you really want the TV to stand on furniture, buy a proper vesa mounted stand (they can be very cheap) and maybe even a proper TV table.

AngrilyEatingMuffins,
AngrilyEatingMuffins avatar

Jesus Christ lemmy is just Reddit now. Sorry that happened OP, it is super annoying

Centillionaire,

This is like buying 19 inch tires and complaining that they don’t fit 16 inch rims.

You check the product dimensions out before you buy it, not after.

Kerrigor,
Kerrigor avatar

They don't list dimensions for the stand, only the TV

guacupado,

I’m curious what picture you saw that made you think the legs would be any different.

Mitchie151,

Centre stands need to be way more sturdy to hold it up. You can buy aftermarket VESA centre stands though if you can’t wall mount it.

IWantToFuckSpez,

Yep OP went with a cheap brand, what did he expect.

orphiebaby,

Samsung and everyone else does it too.

ShepherdPie,

My LG C3 came with a center stand.

alvvayson,

This right here.

The TV comes with the cheapest removable feet, because VESA mounts exist.

NuXCOM_90Percent,

And considering the cost and relative light weight, are more or less a requirement

vanontom,
@vanontom@lemmy.world avatar

Exactly. I think an aftermarket VESA mount is pretty much required these days for modern TVs, that’s the bad news. The good news is that there are plenty of options (center base, wall, swivel, etc), some very affordable, and they should last for multiple TV generations (check VESA pattern, weight limits).

But I get that these tiny, wide feet can be mind boggling at first, since TVs all used to have center stands for decades. Finally, TVs got too large, the cost savings and stability from two tiny feet won out over the alternative of the large, heavy single center base.

DanteFlame,

They want you to stop being poor and get better furniture if you want a big tv

ridethespiral,

This post sure brought out the ugly in some people…

westyvw,

I had to double check to see if I was on Reddit instead of lemmy. It begins…

Smoogs,

How dare the tv manufacturers and homesense not discuss each other the exact width of possibility you would purchase both products.

Smoogs,

Even then just a piece of wood cut to size to lay on top wouldn’t hurt. Table looks scratched up pretty bad as it is anyways so it’s not like appearance is your game here.

shea,

almost all advice i see given in lemmy has at least a minor insult and i gotta say I’m here for it

itsdavetho,

Lmao u didn’t have to go this hard

TheBlue22,

Did you measure the table before buying the TV?

thatgirlwasfire,

I don’t understand why most of the commenters are against you, i find the change from center stands to edge stands annoying. Especially since it seems difficult find smaller TVs nowadays

newIdentity,

Because the TV is exactly the same width.

Seasoned_Greetings,

This is the conspiracy theorist in me, but it feels a little like they intentionally made it that way to sell more mounts.

tal,
@tal@lemmy.today avatar

Get a board and put it beneath the thing?

Krudler,

So many people attacking OP and perhaps not remembering there was a time when nearly all flat panel TVs came on a pedestal mount. The designs were largely changed to mitigate claims and liability.

mellejwz,

On the other hand, if you buy something, check what you’re buying. Don’t complain if you don’t even know what you’re buying.

clegko,
@clegko@lemmy.world avatar

Maybe the higher end TVs publish the feet width on the box, but the one I got a few years ago sure didn’t. It was actually really frustrating to find that info for any of the TVs I was looking at at the time.

Even looking at a modern budget TV from Amazon, it doesn’t say anything about the width of the legs on the product page. www.amazon.com/…/B0B3GTSQ9Q/

I found what I believe to be a very similar (if not the same) TV that OP has, and it also doesn’t have the specs listed on the Bestbuy website. www.bestbuy.com/site/…/6538141.p?skuId=6538141

GBU_28,

Did it have a picture on the box?

grayman,

Pedestal mounts suck. Too wobbly.

Katana314,

One large source of liability also sitting on the desk in that picture, in fact.

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