Insignia™ - Gaming TV Cabinet for Most TVs Up to 55" - Brown

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Keep gaming accessories organized with this Insignia TV stand. It has a dedicated gaming nook for consoles, two drawers to protect items from dust and five shelves for additional A/V equipment. This Insignia TV stand supports a television up to 55 inches or 60 lbs., and all mounting hardware is included for easy set up.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Insignia Gaming TV Cabinet for Most TVs Up to 55"

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (173 out of 179)

Features


Holds TVs up to 55"

With a maximum weight of 60 lbs.

Custom space for your gaming gear

Built-in gaming nook provides a vertical space for your gaming system and accessories.


Customer rating

4.7
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice ... but don't assume your stuff will fit

    Posted
    Chuck

    I purchased this TV stand/entertainment center a couple of weeks ago based upon the reviews I had read here, and I wasn't disappointed. In fact, after all of the comments about easy assembly, I was a bit surprised at how complicated it was and how many of those danged "cam-lock" fasteners I had to fiddle with during assembly. Let me provide a few pointers to prospective purchasers and offer some details that I couldn't find in the current crop of reviews. First I want to make one very important point to anyone who, like myself, purchases this piece of furniture to serve as a cabinet for their audio and A/V equipment. (Sorry kiddies, I'm not into gaming. I have this thing called a life, lol.) Measure the width and depth of your components before you buy this, or you may be in for a bad surprise! My components consist of a "standard-width" Sony A/V receiver, DVD player and CD player. All are 17 inches wide and, while their depth varies, the receiver needs at least 16-17 inches for itself and all of the plugs and connections on its back. My initial intent was to place these pieces of equipment on the vertical shelves on the stand's left side; however, going to the store and measuring the display unit revealed that those shelves are only 15 inches wide! So I had to resort to "plan B," which, if you look at my photo, worked out pretty well -- but since the stand is only 15 inches deep, I had to cut off half of the heavy fiberboard backing behind the top shelf to allow room for the connections behind the receiver ... and also to provide ventilation around it. (If you score it with a knife, it'll snap along that line very cleanly.) As you can see in the photo, the receiver just barely fits that shelf vertically too ... the opening is exactly six inches tall ... which you can expand by about an inch and a half if you leave off the trim piece under the top shelf, but I decided not to for aesthetics and the fact that my receiver *just* fit. OK ... let's move on to assembly. The stand came packed very well ... much better than some pieces of customer-assembled furniture I've purchased that have arrived damaged. There are Styrofoam panels not only between pieces, but also surrounding everything in the box and protecting the contents from the inevitable bumps and slams during shipment. Mine arrived undamaged even though the box had a few dings in it. I was impressed at the organization and thoughtfulness of packing. A very detailed assembly booklet was included -- one nitpick, however: the diagrams could've been a bit larger. Some were pretty hard to make out. Each piece is numbered or lettered with a decal that corresponds to each step in the booklet, along with each piece of hardware, which also was well-packed and organized (see photo). Make sure you have a sharp knife (like an X-Acto) to slit open the hardware package along the semi-scored slits on its back. Like most blister packaging today, it's nearly impossible to open without destroying the contents or your fingers, and tearing at it risks sending all that stuff flying across the room, under the sofa, etc.! There's a second, orange bag containing the hardware necessary to anchor the stand to your wall if you have a TV on top of it. (Since I wasn't doing this, I didn't open that bag and the stand is very sturdy for my purposes.) A few pieces of assembly advice: (1) Have regular and short-handled Phillips screwdrivers at the ready. Some of the cam-locks are in places where a standard-length screwdriver (not to mention your hand) won't fit. (2) Clean out the holes for the cam-lock cams, which there are a LOT of, before you insert the cams. Many of the holes in my pieces were partially blocked by wood scraps from manufacturing. (3) Invest in a $15 cordless screwdriver. Believe me when I tell you that many of the screws (especially the dozens of cam-lock anchors) are long and difficult to drive in. Your hands and wrists will thank you! (4) I have a disability in my legs, and I found this rather short stand much easier to assemble at waist-height on a folding table. If you do this, make sure your support table is sturdy. While this stand isn't huge, it weighs about 75 pounds. Final thoughts: Yes, it's very well-made and sturdy. No, it's not solid wood; it's that standard particle-board stuff with a (nice) veneer -- which, btw, is darker than the photo at the top of this page suggests. It's very dark brown with some black grain in it, which (as you can see in my photo) worked out well for me since my surrounding bookcases are black. I'm very happy with this piece of furniture, even though I'm not using it as a "TV stand" for my 55-inch ... my main reason for buying it was because I needed a place for my turntable and a rather tall center speaker, not to mention my A/V equipment -- and I hate stands with open sides to show off your rat's nest of wires. This one hides it all nicely (even comes with two Velcro loops to attach to the rear to contain your wiring) and looks good while doing so. Highly recommended ... just be aware that it's well-made, which means it's going to take a couple of hours to put together properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Assembly, Great Looking Cabinet

    Posted
    Trial
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    This cabinet gets a 2 star rating for assembly and a 4 star rating for looks and design. The assembly instructions say you simply need a Phillips screwdriver. In reality, I needed a power drill to get the screws in all the way. If you do not drill in the screws all the way, the locking caps will not fit in the proper holes to secure the screws in place and the three middle boards will sway. On the bottom back of the cabinet, there are no pre-drilled holes meaning you have to make them yourself (which, once again, means you need a power drill). There were also a few instances where the instructions were not completely clear (usually having to do with which boards are front facing or back facing). As for the looks and design, the final product looks great. The shelving units on the bottom left and bottom right are adjustable where you can set them high, low, or in the middle (review pictures show the shelving boards in their middle placement options). The only complaint I have about the design of the cabinet is the bottom right section. It has a door with hinges on the right-hand side, but the door looks like a sliding shelving unit. It is nearly identical to the left side except for the magnet and different holes in the back. In summary, if you purchase this cabinet, be sure you have a powered screwdriver/drill handy. The cabinet looks great, just be aware the board with handles in it is a door and does not slide open.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but difficult to put together...

    Posted
    Silver359
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    The product looks amazing and has plenty of space for electronics, books, movies, etc. However, the assembly process is quite difficult and took me about 4 hours. There is no way someone could do this solo in an hour without ever doing it before. I appreciate the instructions and they were very helpful, but there are dozens of screws and parts you need to put together and for some steps, its possibly a two person job. A few of the holes were also slightly off so I had to battle with the parts for a good 30 to 45 minutes. Not to mention the two back boards that cover the backside, you need a drill to make the holes for the screws as they are not already made. I will give it 3 stars because it looks very nice, it is priced very fair for the quality, and is exactly what I needed for my 50" TV. It loses 2 stars unfortunately because it does require a lot of time and patience to build it so be mindful of that if you plan on purchasing this product. One last thing I would like to mention is that the 1 year warranty states that if it was bought at Best Buy, you must take it to Best Buy in its original box or similar box offering same protection as it came in. That is ridiculous because everything came packed into a box and I wouldnt dare disassemble and reassemble to try to fit it into a box. It does look very solid and strong and hopefully it will last several years so I dont have to mess with the warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Parts & Instructions Do Not Match

    Posted
    RW66
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    Once I was able to finish the assembly, the product seems fine for the intended purpose but I gave it 2 stars for the manufacturer's customer service. In a couple of instances during the assembly process either the part ID required or the parts quantities do not match the instructions. In one case, there were several screws missing from the blister pack of hardware. Since they are metric screws and appear to be specifically designed for assembling this type of furniture, I called the manufacturer, Insignia, to see about replacements. They politely took my explanations regarding the discrepancies and said that they would update their instructions and parts package for the future. However they also told me that "they do not ship screws" even when missing from the package and that I should go to a local hardware store to get them. Since they are metric and appear to be made for this furniture, there are very few places that you can buy metric type screws let alone this special type. I managed to find a suitable alternative but not without a lot of searching and time on my part. I have assembled a number of furniture pieces such as this in the past and this is the first time that a manufacturer has declined to provide missing parts for the product that I purchased. Since the discrepancies do not show up until you are well into the assembly process, taking it apart and trying to repack it to return it isn't much of an option.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality tv stand

    Posted
    Asdf

    This tv stand is very good looking and has a lot of space for multiple consoles. I currently have a 55in. tv on top, with a soundbar across the top shelf (the divider for the two top shelves is pushed back a little, which is perfect for how I use it), a blue-ray player and my Xbox. I use the cabinet for movies and games. Assembly was not difficult, but it was tedious, especially if you are assembling it alone. The wood material is soft, so I was able to screw in all the screws pretty easily with some elbow grease. I was even able to insert all the required screws into the back panels, despite the wood not having any screw holes. I just pushed down with the screw and turned, and they went right in. I'd say the most difficult part as a lone assembler was putting the door on. I fixed that issue by taping the door to the hinges to keep it in place, then removing the tape after I fastened the door. I recommend taking your time and making sure you understand the instructions clearly as you assemble; if you do it carefully, it should come out very sturdy. It is a little front heavy, but it comes with wall anchors to prevent tipping. I needed the anchors because my stand sits on plush carpet. I also love that it has Velcro cable ties in the back to keep all the cords hidden. I would absolutely recommend this tv stand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very solid and sturdy cabinet

    Posted
    GerryW
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    This is a heavy and sturdy cabinet. I was able to get it upstairs by myself, but it wasn’t the lightest piece I’ve ever moved. Others have mentioned the large number of pieces, which were packaged very nicely and easy to reference to the instructions. Having a power screwdriver is wise. After taking a fair amount of time to assemble, I moved it into place and set a 55 inch set on top, which fit nicely. My initial reservation was with the color, which I didn’t think would fit in with two existing wall units, but now the difference is barely noticeable. That’s the only reason for a 4 rather than a five, but the more I’m around it, the more I like it. Great value for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You need a power drill!

    Posted
    KayB

    I would’ve given this a 5/5 because I love the way it looks and it’s a great price for the size, but there were a few things that I had issues with. 1. The color is much darker than pictured (which I don’t mind) 2. The door section on the right isn’t a drawer, which could be my mistake from assuming. But it is literally just a door covering the same shelving as the left side. 3. You 100% need a power drill. The instructions say you only need a screw driver, but when you go to put the back on it they tell you to put 36 screws total but there are only about 10 actual holes in the back to be able to screw without a power drill. Just seems like a design flaw to not add the screw holes. Those 3 things don’t stop me from liking this product for the price though. Just some minor set backs or things someone buying this should be aware of!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Garbage

    Posted
    RustyDonovan23
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    This shelf looked nice in the product description and had a lot of positive reviews, so I thought I'd pick it up. This shelf requires a TON of assembly. There are at least 75 screws that you need to screw in by hand, into holes that are too small and resistant. Most of the screws won't go all the way in, so it makes later stages of assembly even harder. Whoever said it took 1 hour to put together must have had helpers. It took me about 4 hours just to get the frame (no back), and the screws and joints are so loose, the whole thing sags left or right. It is not stable at all. Furthermore, there are so many screws and the holes don't fit, that I ended up jamming the screwdriver into my hand and causing a bad wound with blood and everything! I do not recommend this product for anyone. The way they decided to put this together is beyond moronic.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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