I love to sit down on cold dark nights with a bowl of popcorn and a fuzzy warm blanket and just watch a good movie. For a while we did not have a good place to set our TV so we used a little desk that could roll around, it got super annoying, so I went out and spent $219 on a big Stand for another tv of ours, that was a flat screen. I ended up putting the smaller normal tv in my room and the flat screen was mounted on the tv stand I just bought. The stand is made of smooth dark shiny wood and the shelves are thick 8mm beveled tempered safety glass, you can put your dvd player, dvd's, and anything else you need the shelves will hold a lot. The wall mount will hold almost any flat screen tv and up to one hundred and fifty pounds, and the mount will tip or raise up and down so you can ajust it to where you feel you like it most. There is a scratch resistant finish they say they put on it and I think it does work, the first day I brought it in the guys banged it up against the wall and it seemed to be ok.