I gotta vent... what happened with the legs on most recent LCD TVs? When did all the manufacturers get together and agree to switch from a nice sturdy pedestal to something that looks like chopsticks sticking out the bottom?
My 13-year old Sony LCD finally crapped out with a bad power supply. It had a nice wide pedestal in the center that was not only very sturdy but it allowed you to easily turn (angle) the TV from side to side by pivoting on the pedestal. If needed, it also had a little strap (aka seat belt) on the back edge of the pedestal that you could attach to your TV stand to prevent the TV from ever falling over (or being pulled over by a child).
Enter the new stuff... why does virtually everything now have these two tiny sets of "bird legs" on the bottom edge that are placed almost as wide apart as the TV frame? The pedestal allowed you to place a 4-foot wide TV on a stand that was a quite bit smaller. Now you need a TV stand that is almost as wide as the TV itself. And since the new "bird legs" stick out the front and back the same distance you can't even push the TV back on the stand because the rear set of "bird legs" might slip off.
Why? What am I missing? When did all the TV makers get together and agree to "Do it stupid style?".
Thanks for listening. :-)