Flimsy Samsung TV Stand


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Old 05-05-16, 07:14 PM
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Flimsy Samsung TV Stand

I just bought a 50" Samsung 4K HD TV and I'm questioning the design of the 2-piece stand. The pieces don't sit flush against one another and therefore is impossible to tighten fully. Regardless of how much I tighten the screws, the base swivels when applying pressure. As you can see in the images below, the top piece has four holes that are essentially flush, but the bottom piece has two holes with spacers that protrude about 1/8". This is what is preventing the pieces from sitting flush and causing the stand to he unstable. I can't for the life of me understand why it was designed this way.

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Old 05-06-16, 05:55 AM
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It looks like there is a latching tab on the curved side. Try inserting the tab in the slot of the base and rotate the top down onto the base then install the screws.
 
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Old 05-06-16, 06:12 AM
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I have noticed that the new generation of TV's seem to have flimsy basis. I think it's because they are so much lighter than those of 10 years or older. It's strongly recommended that you secure the TV to a back wall by mounting plate or tether with guy wires.
 
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Old 05-06-16, 06:44 AM
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I got a 48" TV a little over a yr ago and while the base did seem flimsy, my biggest concern was how light it was so I attached 'guy wires' to the back to make sure it won't inadvertently get knocked off of the the table.
 
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It looks like there is a latching tab on the curved side. Try inserting the tab in the slot of the base and rotate the top down onto the base then install the screws.
That's exactly what I did, but that doesn't allow the pieces to sit flush against one another. Why on earth would Samsung put those integral spacers and ears on front two mounting holes of the base piece! I may just dremmel them off. And I will for sure secure the TV to the back wall.
 
 

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