I have the Z design phantom 50 with my 40inch xbr2 and it looks absolutely great. You can actually adjust the height of the TV and it's doesn't look too bad when you have it on the highest setting. Besides mounting the TV will cost right around the same as buying the actual stand. Hope it helps!
I recently sold a house and am now the first tenant leasing a new apartment......it may or may not be permanent. This will be the only TV in the apartment, and I am hoping it will not be too large for a bedroom.......it will be viewed from 10-11 feet away. If I knew of a Sony 36" screen that was as good as the XBR2, I would consider it.
Because I am leasing, I would like to mount it with as litte damage to the wall as possible, so there will be no problems with management if and when I move. To accomplish this, I am thinking of having the TV mounted on the wall, but to not pull the wires/cable into and behind the wall. The hanging wires can be covered with wide white plastic molding made for this purpose and a component stand beneath.
What I need to know is this: I have been told that the mounting plate does not leave excessively large holes in the wall and is not difficult to remove if need to do so. Is this all true?
I have a 30-31" high mattress and all the TV stands I have found are not high enough. Circuit City has a beautiful sturdy glass component and TV mounting bracket stand with wire management (Z-line Phantom 50). The TV appears as if wall mounted, but the bottom of TV would only be 34" from the floor..... and I would be watching TV through my toes.
Appreciate all suggestions -- I have been going back and forth on this for too long......it's a crazy-maker.