Atlantic Inc. 35435668 The Media Tower Elite Large is a great way to organize your movies and music. Store Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs. A simulated carbon fiber back panel complements the black finish frame. A wall anchor kit and extended base provide added stability.
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Posted by: JokerSnk from: Syracuse,NY on
People Are On here reviewing the product that i dont think the majority of them bought. its a great shelf, granted the assembly process can be a bit on the downside of things. seems flimsy at first but once back board is on its holds pretty firm.. ATTENTION ITS NOT DESIGNED TO BE A MIDDLE OF THE ROOM SHELF IT IS A WALL HUGGER AND HAS WALL BRACKETS FOR A REASON..
Great Durability Once Against Wall And Wall Mount Screwed In
Holds A Great Amount Of Movies.
Great Color-Blends With Anything.
The Very First Shelf Can Only Hold Cds Nothing Bigger Then A Cd Size Case
Hassle Putting Together But Once First Part Is Up Second Is The Same.
Dvds DO Stick Out A Bit. But A Movie Collector Will Know It Allows Us To Grab Them With Ease.
Other Then That This Product Is Amazing And Im In love With It.. Couldn't Find One That Held Over 600 Movies With Out Paying Crazy Prices. Target Had One For $99 And Only Held 200 Movies Blahh.. Smae Price Better Quality
GO GET ONE!
9.5/10 (Cause Of Put Together)
30 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Doesn't hold up to what is advertised...
Posted by: GonzaloB from: Miami, FL on
I have to preface this by saying I am hardly an opinionated shopper. If it serves its purpose, I'm generally happy. The quality of this product is so poor that I actually searched for this product online with the specific intent of writing this review, months after the initial purchase (which I will explain below).
I think where I went wrong is that I am one of the few people that actually exercises the limitations of this product. My entire DVD, CD, & video game collection fit in this piece of furniture, and with room to spare; it has an incredible amount space.
Cheap building materials & poor engineering really ruined the experience. Each cubby hole is surprisingly shallow, leaving most of the DVD case hanging out. That said the foundation of the entire piece is a large, but low quality, plank of particle board. As I said earlier I actually exercised the limits of this product, and used the top shelf to house my CD's as illustrated (300+ in my collection). The weight of the jewel cases at the very tip-top, mixed with the extremely malleable particle board, made the furniture slowly warp and lean forward. Less than 6 months after the purchase I had CD's and DVD's falling everywhere.
I did not find the construction of this product particularly difficult or confusing. This product held more than I expected, and I was pleased that I was able to organize my ENTIRE collection easily, which is important to me. If it would have worked out, the price would have been okay, but as it stands there is no longevity to justify the $99 asking price.
26 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Excellent item for the price!
Posted by: Ricardo0522 from: New Jersey on
I was very hesitant to purchase this item after reading some of the reviews. Some people said it was too fragile, too hard to put together, instructions were hard, so on and so on. Thank god I didn't listen. The storage cabinet is fantastic. I had it built in under 45 minutes by myself. The look of the cabinet is fantastic. Compared to the prices of storage cabinets out there this is a bargain. I do aknowledge that the cabinet is not made of solid material (I am able to pick the whole thing up alone after it's put together) but that's the least of my concern. All the pieces came together great and after placing the wall mounts on the side of the cabinet, it's very sturdy. It's been 2 weeks since I set it up. I have a collection of games, tv shows and blu rays and they look great in the cabinet. The only thing to look for is that the top shelve is smaller than the others (they are all fixed shelve's and can't be adjusted). To give you an idea, I placed my Nintendo DS games on the top shelve for a perfect fit. All in all this was a great purchase and I plan on getting another one once this one fills up.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Easy build for novice with some common sense
Posted by: stannny from: South Florida on
53 minutes from front door to filling shelves with my DVD/Bluray collection without assistance.
TOOLS: Philips head and flat tip screwdriver, cordless power drill with magnetic philips head tip.
1. lay out and count parts
2. Do a mock-build of section #1 (completely build section #1 without screws, dowels & anchors. This will also assist you in the build of 2nd section as they are almost identical). Build section #1 with screws, dowels & anchors.
3. Build section #2
4. Attach sections #1 to #2, stand unit upright and lean front of unit towards wall as unit will fall backwards when not supported, attach back panels according to directions, anchor to wall and your done.
4. If you have more than a couple screws or a dowel left over it means you did not follow the directions and the unit will probably fall over and kill you...
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Great product at a great price
Posted by: from: Ocala, FL on
When you have like 300 movies, there aren't many shelving units that aren't 1) too expensive or 2) space-saving, and this worked out great! It's so narrow that it doesn't seem to take up much space at all - just hugs the wall great! And with the wall anchors, it's totally secure. It took a little time to put together and 2 people is definitely helpful to help move it around and connect everything. But we probably put it together in less than an hour. For less than $100 - it was a fantastic deal! I'm considering a second one for other things - maybe even shorter books and video games! If you don't have enough movies, it's great to hold knick-knacks and leave lots of room for expansion! :)
65 out of 86 found this review helpful.
It's a DVD shelf...what more do you want?
Posted by: TheOldSkooler from: Salt Lake City on
Okay, so I did a lot of research before buying this thing. I read every review on it on this site, and having already bought a similar item once before, I decided that if I ran into problems like some of the people say they had on their reviews, I could just return it and exchange it. So I went in, picked it up, and brought it home. I unloaded it, expecting pieces to be unorganized, or incomplete. All the hardware was separated by letters, and even had individually perforated trays. Every shelf was given a letter as well. The instructions were simple. They were easy to read and to follow. The only tool required was a screwdriver...Phillips head. I was able to unpack this thing, separate all the pieces, and put it together, all by myself, in roughly an hour. It did help that I had a power screwdriver though.
So, the positives? It holds a lot of media. It's big, and fits right where I needed it to. The construction was very easy, and the instructions are simple and do what they are supposed to (tells you how to put it together). Some people question the stability of this unit. Yes, it's made of more simple materials, but they are well supported. The unit doesn't wobble at all, and only forcing it to shift made it tip back...but it's leaning against a wall anyways, so no problem. And on top of that, it comes with a wall mount. If you want something stronger, you need to pay for it...which brings me to price. Just over $100.00 after tax. I've bought many pieces of furniture similar to this, and contrary to what many say, this is actually a decent price. If you want a sturdy oak cabinet or something, They are double, even triple the price of this unit. Sometimes even more.
The negatives? I only really have a couple qualms with this thing. First, yes there are a TON of screws that go on the back to hold the backing in place. Most things like this use tiny nails, this actually used little screws. It is rather monotonous and was the most time consuming part of putting the thing together, but that backing is not coming off...ever! Second, the overhang of the DVD's. I don't like this look personally, but I understand why they did it at least. It puts less space between the shelves so they can put more DVD's in a 73 x 40 space. So, I don't like it, but I understand it. But that does bring up a sub point...the shelves are shorter than any other DVD rack I've purchased, So a couple of the taller DVD box sets don't fit in the shelves, and they aren't adjustable. so, complaint 2.5? Shelf size.
So, in the end....No, this is not hard to put together. If you can read, and know what end of a screwdriver to use, you can put it together by yourself. Having a second person would speed up the process, and I definitely recommend using a power screwdriver to save time. If you have a stable level floor, you will have a stable level storage unit. It's not top of the line, but if you just want an inexpensive (relatively speaking - approx. 20 cents per DVD) way to store DVD's, this is it. And if you really are concerned with the stability after assembly, mount it to the wall. This does exactly what is says it does...It stores multimedia.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Good shelf for the price
Posted by: mrl13158 from: Duluth, MN on
I spent about 2 hours putting this together, and what took the most time was putting the back on it, cuz it is 58 little screws to go into it. For me it fits perfectly in the space I wanted and had no problems putting it together or putting it against the wall and anchoring it. For the amount of movies it holds for the price it is a good deal!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Kind of expensive, but I love it!
Posted by: TheGamerKitten from: Dallas, TX on
Ignore the price for two minutes here and let me explain this product in detail. It is a very large piece, however, it does exactly what I want it too, which is display my vast collection of DVDs all at once. And when I say large, I mean that it is fairly wide, and REALLY tall, once assembled it stands about a foot and a half below ceiling level. (so it's about 6 feet tall) But the oddly pleasent thing about this tower is that it is surprisingly slim lined. It is definitely an eye catcher, but it comes out only about 8 inches from the wall (and that includes the slight DVD overhang).
Now onto construction...... OMG this was a beast! since it is so big the construction was fairly awkward...I did it by myself in two and a half hours, but you can get it finished much easier with two people (and probably cut an hour off your time). The directions take a few minutes to digest, but once you look it over a few times it's really pretty easy to follow. All the hardware comes in a large blister package marked by letters and that was fabulously easy to follow, and it helped keep everything separate while you worked. (if you need screw R then pop out screw R and none of the other screws will fall out and get mixed up) All in all, it was more time consuming and awkward (for one person) than it was complicated.
Once it was set up it did seem a little unstable, but!!! This tower is meant to sit up against the wall and it has some hardware that attaches it TO the wall so it will not tip over! So, I would say that as a stand alone piece...be careful, it will want to fall over (its over 6 feet tall!) but if you use the brackets you'll be golden.
Most of all I love that I have room to grow with this tower. I have well over 300 DVDs already and the fact that it really does fit 530 DVDs really makes it a good investment. I would definitely recommend it to a friend. (It'd just be nicer if it was on sale)
12 out of 13 found this review helpful.
best storage cabinet ever!
Posted by: GeeBO23 from: california on
This cabinet is great! I love it! Now that I have this, I have a lot more room in my condo, since it can hold my dvd & blu ray collection, gaming and much more! Its capacity is amazing. Now I can get rid of the bulky cabinets I used before. I recommend it, its definitely worth the price and my time assembling it! While I was assembling it I had to be very careful but its definitely doable and great now I'm a happy camper. =]
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
sleek look, sturdy
Posted by: Muzic from: Phoenix, AZ on
I received this CD tower as a Xmas present this year. My husband and I have gone to best buy a zillion times and have looked at these and he knew how much I wanted one, so I got one. We put it together the day after, took about a half hour or so, it's very sturdy, love the color and we are planning on purchasing another one since I already filled up this one. If you follow the directions, it'll be a snap to put together, and easy to do as a team. It affixes to the wall so it won't topple over. Love the look of it and would recommend this to anyone. I just wish it were bigger since I've already filled it up and need another one.