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Bell'O - Media Cabinet with Built-In Electric Fireplace for Most Flat-Panel TVs Up to 65" - Espresso-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 177 reviews

97%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase I've made recently.

    Posted
    herandjinxandscamp

    ABOUT MY SITUATION: I live in a small 2 bedroom farm house that has ZERO insulation and was built, probably in the 30's. Maybe. Though it has been renovated, there still is no insulation so, I'm looking for a way to heat my little old abode on a budget. I'm oping to mainly use this and I do have other methods but my goal is to use mostly just this. ABOUT DELIVERY: if you've it delivered and you've stairs make sure you are looking out your window frequently so you can catch the delivery people before they drop it off and leave you to carry it up the steps. That thing is heavy and I do mean heavy! PUTTING THE MEDIA STAND TOGETHER: I decided to try putting this together by myself, be advised, put your pets in another room. I didn't use the instruction manual, instead I opted for using the video with the two guys putting it together. I think I must of run through and partially ran through that video 50 or so times because I was putting it together from back to front and they are putting it together from front to back and the video only shows one piece of two identical pieces being put in place with a complete view of the two pieces after they show you the guys inserting one. Confusing. First of all I didn't have enough room to lay out all the pieces like they are at the beginning of the video so I went by the video and by eyeing various pieces, some of which were laid out on the deck of my inclosed porch and some of which were still in the box. Well I had to restart the process of putting the stand together 3 different times because I kept starting off with the wrong large base piece. To make matters worse I read a review on here that the stand is flimsy when put together (sooo not true at all) so I decided to put some wood glue in all the holes that have those little wooden pegs inserted into them when putting it together (sooo not necessary). All I have to say is thank goodness Gorilla wood glue does not set as fast as super glue or I would of been in trouble lol! The key to putting it together is to make sure ALL of the wooden and metal pegs line up with their respective holes and make sure all the metal pegs are locked completely into place. It should not be too difficult to flip those metal switches to turn the T shaped peg. If you are sure the T is fit in the hole you may have to lift the wood a bit to be able to flip the switch but everything should go in place fairly easily. If you've secured everything correctly the stand is a brick that has zero wobble or give. It did take me roughly 2 hours maybe a little more because I didn't pay as much attention to the pieces as I should of been. In other words Lady Karma smacked me upside the head for scoffing at some of the reviews in which people said it took them 2 hours to assemble the media stand. INSTALLING THE HEATER: Once the media stand is together it's a simple matter of taking the fireplace out of the box and sliding it into place on the media stand. There is a block of wood with a wooden peg and two T shaped metal pieces that lock into place. It's that simple and what's nice is as another reviewer said, there is extra space back there. I have my surge protector and power block for my xbox resting neatly in that space. ABOUT THE ELECTRIC FIREPLACE: For those interested about the fireplace itself, the fireplace is the "Classic Flame 26 inch SpectraFire Infrared Electric Fireplace Insert" with quartz tubes. The model number for this heater is 2611033FGL. Specifications: Volts: 12 Amps: 12.5 Watts: 1500 Wiring: Plug in (features a safety plug that can gauge if the plug it's getting too hot and will automatically turn the heater off. @@@@@@@ Bulb Type: LED Approvals: Designed and Certified to meet CSA standards BTUs: 5200 Heating Area: 1000 sq. feet. Remote Control: Yes (Multifunction) This heater has 2 flame colors (one color is orange and the other color is a combo of orange with blue in the middle) and each color has three brightness level settings. This heater also has a digital thermostat ranging from 62 to I believe the highest setting is 86 and you can change the temperature in increments of 2. This heater also include a timer so you can set it for how long you want it to run before it shuts off completely. 2,4,6,8, and I do believe 12 hours is the highest it goes. You can use either the buttons on the front of the fireplace or the included remote control to change all the available settings. FINAL THOUGHTS: I LOVE my purchase, the stand is beautiful and solid as a rock (as the song goes) and is PLENTY big enough for my 60 inch black friday deal tv I bought for $300 a few years ago and big enough for my Dish receiver and Xbox console with room to spare. The fireplace is beautiful and provides comfortable heat through 85% of my small, old, non insulated humble abode. The flames are incredibly realistic and the heat and light settings are adequate for my needs and can be controlled with or without the remote. I would absolutely buy this thing again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cabinet fire place combo!

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    Sparty3269
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    This cabinet was fairly easy to put together in a short amount of time with little effort. It looks great once put together and looks good in a den or darker themed room. The fireplace is a great compliment to the cabinet and kicks out the heat! I have a 75 inch LG sitting on top without any issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice piece of furniture

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    Aptdweller
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    The unit was easy to put together. The instructions were clear and all the parts were in the box. The unit is a very solid nice looking piece of furniture...and the electric fireplace is a welcome addition to the piece. It functions well. The flames are bright and it puts out a fair amount of heat. Looking forward to winter to try it out for real.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome

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    JJB20
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    took me and my husband about an hour to put together, it is heavy so I'd definitely recommend two people. I wish the instructions were a little more clear of what way to put certain pieces, we had to backstep a few times because we put a piece on backwards even though it looked like it was on the right way according to the picture. Looks very nice when all assembled, very sturdy, puts out heat, can regulate temperature and set a timer, has "6" flame settings, one without a blue flame, one with a blue flame and dim variations of the two. Would recommend and would definitely buy again! I do wish it came with a warranty but it does not!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great entertainment center

    Posted
    Jason
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    This is truly a great entertainment center the built in fire place can be used as a heater or no heat just on to look like a fire place and is well built and very elegant looking. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Electric fireplace!

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    Adam
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    Bought one for my basement and also bought one for my parents for Christmas they love it easy assembly took about 45 minutes nice design heats up the room well I also like that it has a built in thermostat and shuts off when the room comes to temperature great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    Posted
    Mitch
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    Arrived a little late, but still before I needed it. Was very easy to put together. Very sturdy and electric fire place puts out a good amount of heat. Well worth the money. 55" TV fits just right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what we were looking for!

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    Amy16
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    Absolutely love this tv stand. It fits perfectly and looks awesome. The various settings for the flames is a really cool feature, and the thermostat for the heater is great. Very happy with this purchase, well worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cabinet for a basement

    Posted
    Numbers
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    I picked this for a basement family room. I chose it for the fireplace/ heater function plus blower. It works great and looks good too. I also like the storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Media Cabinet

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    OldPattycakes
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    Good quality, the heater works well. Very stylish. Watching the fireplace is quite enjoyable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It really works.

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    DrZaius007
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    Looks nice and really heats up our basement. Extremely easy to assemble. One of the best buys in a long time. Looks nice. Only bad quality is the price. Would buy again tho.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice cabinet!

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    JRL21
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    Cabinet is nice looking and the fireplace is awesome to look at and provides nice heat. One of the pieces was not properly cut to size and required me to cut it down in order to build the cabinet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Realistic Fire

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    sanewton
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    Very beautiful fire display and it heats up the room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice entertainment center

    Posted
    Robert
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    Decorative entertainment center. Plenty of room for not only a 65 inch tv, but games, movies, DVR & game console. Easy to assemble. The electric fireplace definitely takes the chill off, and heat a good size room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV stand

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    Happy5
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    Very durable and love the look of the entertainment stand. Fire place is awesome to look at and gives off great heat as well. Very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Posted
    Sami
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    Fell in love with the color and look of this product, not only does it look nice but it is sturdy as well. The electric heater is great as well. Has no problem heating a room but of course like a normal space heater it runs off your electricity. But when I run it I honestly don't see a significant change in my electricity bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks great... Heats well.

    Posted
    Nate
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    When I was looking for an entertainment center I wanted one with a fire place. This thing heats my basement quite well. Has a built in timer you can set to have it turn off automatically. It says assembles minutes... They don't tell you how many minutes though. It took me a little over an hour to assemble by myself. Probably would have went faster if I had help like they recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV stand

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    Bquick
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    Put this together by myself in a little over an hour. Looks great. Quality is superb. Great supplemental heat. Warms up my basement quickly which is usually about 6 degrees cooler than main floor. Definitely would choose this model for the price and fact it heats up to 1,000 sq feet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect stand and heater

    Posted
    Teewhy
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    I recently purchased and it was so easy to put together. It only took an hour and it works great. The fireplace works without putting out heat and it is wide and big enough to hold my 70" television.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The heater works great and the cabinet looks good.

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    Tazz
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    The cabinet has two doors for storing magazines and a shelve for your DVD player and the top where you can place a sound bar on it. The center looks good and the heater has a fan in it that is thermostatically controlled.

    I would recommend this to a friend