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    Anybody have a "media fireplace?"

    We're shopping for a TV/media stand for our finished basement. We also need some sort of heating solution as it gets pretty chilly down there, but obviously with spring here that is a lower priority.

    So I'm looking at media stands in Homemakers the other day and stumble across a handful of electric "media fireplaces" like this one on display. This is a product category that I didn't realize existed until I saw this, but I'm intrigued...

    So does anybody have something like this? The biggest question is whether the fireplace really works as it's supposed to and can heat a relatively large space.



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    Re: Anybody have a "media fireplace?"

    I don't have that, but in my basement I have a corner gas fireplace that serves as my TV stand. I have a separate in wall cabinet where most of my components are stored and I run wires through the wall to the TV. Another option to consider, though I suppose you'd have a lot more work to do to put in a gas fireplace.



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    Re: Anybody have a "media fireplace?"

    I'm sorry but that just looks bizzare.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Anybody have a "media fireplace?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    I'm sorry but that just looks bizzare.
    Imagine putting your TV on that and watching "The Yule Log" at Christmas.


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    Re: Anybody have a "media fireplace?"

    I don't think I'd do that to my place, IMO



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    Re: Anybody have a "media fireplace?"

    I'd shy away from the combo myself. That's a lot of heat to be generated around all your electronics. I'm sure it's insulated really well, but still, it'd make me wary unless I could go lay hands on one and actually see it in action.



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    Re: Anybody have a "media fireplace?"

    Just buy a massive old plasma TV. I know my 4 year old Samsung can put out the heat.



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    Re: Anybody have a "media fireplace?"

    That tv stand should have these flames on it




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    Re: Anybody have a "media fireplace?"

    Looks kind of low rent to me



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