AVF Burghley FS1250 TV Stand for TVs up to 65"
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Overall this is a good, stylish, well built product but be careful when putting it together.
Having read reviews elsewhere I was aware the doors could be tricky - they were. There is no adjustment in the door hinges to align the doors squarely with the front of the stand. The only adjustment is in the actual frame stand itself. Therefore you need to make sure you do NOT tighten up all the screws of the frame until everything is in place and aligned. I failed to do this and ended up loosening joints to try and create some room for adjustment. I got close but one door isn't completely true.
The unit does look good (I know this is a personal thing) but as it is gloss black, it does attract dust. Also, whilst the doors do allow for remote controls still to be used on equipment stored behind them, I experienced a definite lack of responsiveness from my Freesat box when placed inside the lower section. Yes, it does work, but I have to be slow and deliberate when pressing buttons on the remote. So much so that I am considering an infrared extender as it gets a little frustrating when trying to zip through menu screens and nothing happens.
One minor groan. The doors hinges come with small white plastic plugs in which the door hinges sit. Not overly obvious (you can see them if you look) but why not black ones? Given the quality of the rest of the components, I was surprised at this. So much so I thought it might be a mistake until I checked the Walnut version in store which also had white plugs. Mmmm.
04 April 2014
Good looking TV stand
I bought this after Christmas. Initially I was a bit concerned as it seemed a lot for flatpack, but I'm really happy I paid extra now.
The walnut looks great and it feels really solid once it's been assembled.
05 February 2014
looks good to me
Bought this product as we had got AVF before; it was easy to put together and looks good with our TV.
04 February 2014
Well designed and put together.
I was initially daunted by the size of the box and expected it to take an age to build. I couldn't have been more wrong! It went together without a hitch, the parts and well made and have a very sturdy look to them. It fits my TV perfectly and is an excellent addition to the living room furniture.
04 February 2014
Good, Easy to build Product
Excellent service and delivery from John Lewis again. Purchased the Walnut version looks excellent and a very good design. Very curved at rear and sides, ideal for placing in a corner and a gently curved around the front. Quality of the Walnut finish is variable, do not expect it to be like a piece of expensive furniture. To get the shape and finish various type of woods are used to achieve the overall effect. Look closely at the front curved bars made from plywood and on the edges you can see the different plys coloured over not a big problem but this would not occur with furniture. Excellent packaging and easy to build but make sure you fully read the instructions and what part goes where, take your time. Only tighten screws when you are at the stage where you are ready to fit the glass items. When you come to fit the glass doors you need to be relaxed and patient they are a real pain to fit and get right, but when done look good and Remote Control Infra-Red signals work fine through the glass. Finally had a couple of issues with missing parts and a damaged front curved bar. I must say that the Customer Service from AVF in Telford was second to none. Got to talk to a knowledgeable human being straight away who fully understood their products and the required parts were Couriered for next day delivery, absolutely remarkable.
22 December 2013
I purchased this stand to mount my Samsung 8 series TV on and as this TV has a full width curved mount the Burghley stand fits like a glove.
The construction is typical flat pack and comes with straightforward instructions. My advice on the construction is, READ the instructions. When it tells the user to leave the fasteners loose until they are all in, they mean it. I put all the bolts in the shelves and then tightened the 12 bolts, when I then went to install the back it wouldn't fit. Loosening the shelving bolts again allowed the back to fit without problem. I thought that the wood that makes up the back wall may have been an issue as it is bent along the back curve but i needn't have worried as the somewhat unique fitting worked perfectly. The only frustration was fitting the hinges to the glass doors, with patience they do though fit well.
All in all I am very pleased with the purchase and would buy an AVF product again.
26 October 2013
This walnut coloured unit has been a huge let down. The quality of the wood veneer was so bad we had to get a full refund. The styling is great but think twice before you buy
12 October 2013