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heavy amps on top of projection tv

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Len Cheong, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. Len Cheong

    Len Cheong Second Unit

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    Is this a bad idea? A combined 70 -100 lbs on top of the projection tv (receiver, external amps, center channel).
     
  2. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    I'm not sure of the construction of your TV, but it definitely sounds like a very BAD idea!
     
  3. Carl Johnson

    Carl Johnson Cinematographer
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    ditto
     
  4. Len Cheong

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    My tv is a pioneer elite 700. Looks like thick wood. I'll take a look at some ht pics. If nobody does it, I guess it's a stupid thing to do.
     
  5. DanaA

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    I have my receiver, DVD player, CD changer, Monster power center, VCR, and Klipsch center channel on top of my Mitsubishi 55". With my computer center on a huge L-shaped oak desk, and a king sized bed, it would be a real squeeze to fit an equipment rack into my bedroom, like it used to be with only a 35" TV. So far, no problems. I'll be interested if others do the same. I told the salesman what I was going to put on top and he said that I shouldn't worry.
     
  6. DanaA

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    Well, all the opinions seem to be negative about heavy loads on top of the TV. I really hadn't thought too much about it, but, after hearing what you all said, I decided to move the gear off of my TV top. To do so, I had to disconnect, reconnect, and test both my computer system and HT components. It took 3 hours and my wife thought I was crazy, but it was actually kind of fun. I got some satisfaction detangling all of the cords and cables, something I should have done long ago, but being kind of lazy... I spread the components for HT over my desk. As I said, it is pretty huge. Anyway, thanks for the good tip. By the way, my new Klipsch RC-3 arrives tomorrow. That's still going on top of my TV. It only weighs 29 pounds and I did move what I figure to be at least 80 pounds off of the Mitsubishi's top.

    Regards
     
  7. Allan Jayne

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  8. Steve Zimmerman

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    If space is an issue, you can still place the equipment above the TV--just not directly resting on it. Build or buy yourself a simple wood stand that fits snugly around/above the TV.

    --Steve
     
  9. Sheldon

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    I own a 46" RCA big screen that I bought in 1987 (still works great)and I have my H/K 510,2 Rotel Amps,1 DVD,1 5-Disc CD Player,a center channel and a VCR all piled on top.Had it this way for 4 years with no problems although the cabinet is not the chinsey plastic of today's sets but oak hardwood all around...a bitch to move though.
     
  10. Frank Frandsen

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    I have my center channel, Tivo and digital cable box on top of my Mitsubishi RPTV and I can notice in bowing in the middle. It is not severe enough to relocate the items but I will not be able to get a bigger center channel anytime soon. The picture still looks fine.

    My amp would crack it, however.

    Frank
     
  11. John Tillman

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    I just moved a bunch of gear off an Elite 610, back to a flexy rack. Even though the Elite has thick panels and doesn't show any warping, I feel I did the right thing.
     
  12. Vin

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    I've had the following on top of my 60" RPTV for the last 3 and a half years with no ill effects:
    Center Channel speaker
    Satellite receiver
    A/V receiver
    DVD player
    VCR
    A cooler that's always fully stocked with Sam Adams
    Just kidding, I don't really have a VCR..... [​IMG]
     

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