How to buy a media cabinet/entertainment console | Explained


Comments • 142

  • michael
    michael  2 days back

    The BDI is a fair deal, at only $2,799 it’s cheap

    • Bin Boxxx
      Bin Boxxx  4 days back

      Old Man design..

      • couldn't think of a username

        I just got the KESLS50 wireless speakers and was wondering if I can put them in the cabinet/stand? Will it still sound as good?

        • M F
          M F  4 weeks back

          Looks great, but if you have a really expensive centre channel you certainly do not want to hide it behind wood. It almost certainly affects frequencies, if not audible then certainly measurable. In high end Home Cinemas you even use special acoustically transparent fabric, I would never put my KEF R600c behind a wood panel.

          • Thad Tangangco
            Thad Tangangco  1 months back

            Kindly link the power strip shown. Thanks!

            • dezmond roman
              dezmond roman  2 months back

              Don't hide a gaming console it will overheat

              • David Ratcliff
                David Ratcliff  2 months back

                We were fortunate to have bought this model for 200.00 from an estate sale and the seller even was gracious enough to deliver the unit. I could never pay the retail price for this cabinet, but I must attest that this is a fine piece of furniture and it is well made, looks great and is just fabulous.

                • Michael Walsh
                  Michael Walsh  3 months back

                  I cancelled a stand I had ordered a while back and bought a BDI Ola 8137 instead because I saw one in older Digital Trends videos.

                  Glad I did - and in my opinion it looks a heck of a lot better than the new unit shown here, even if you can't stow as much stuff in it.

                  • Jay Zim
                    Jay Zim  3 months back

                    You get what you pay for.

                    • Felipe Pérez
                      Felipe Pérez  3 months back

                      People, hes not reviewing the stand itself, he's just using it to exemplify characteristics you want to look for in a media stand. So don't complain about the price. There's other, less stylish pieces of furniture that have some or all of these characteristics for a better price.

                      • ladyvee7110
                        ladyvee7110  4 months back

                        The TV and stand are the same price? Hmm....

                        • flawlessvic
                          flawlessvic  4 months back

                          I see Caleb, I upvote.

                          • Marvin Solano
                            Marvin Solano  4 months back

                            Could we please have the name of the power strip.

                            • Digital Trends
                              Digital Trends   4 months back

                              Hey Marvin, Thank you for watching! I use the Tripplite 48"

                          • Randall Lind
                            Randall Lind  4 months back

                            I love it but I agree with Thomas Woodford $2700 is way out the budget for most people.

                            • Leo Monaghan
                              Leo Monaghan  4 months back

                              So... Buy a $700 TV and then get to $2300 TV stand for it....

                              Ummm..... Nope!

                              • JC
                                JC  4 months back

                                Very beautiful, very nice but at 2,300 bucks that is way too much.

                                • scotty miller
                                  scotty miller  4 months back

                                  I built a 6 wide besta ikea tv stand wall mounted and fully vented for under a grand with glass doors. No way this is worth the price but it’s good for people not wanting to hack and customs do their tv setup. It’s easy to add ventilation to a tv stand if you know what you’re doing.

                                  • scotty miller
                                    scotty miller  4 months back

                                    Ross Huey keep that piece till you die. It’s not for me. I wanted a fully custom made part the way I wanted it to look. I needed 140” of space for all my stuff. Again, it will last as long as I want. I don’t prefer this look. I like black glass doors. I have fans throughout.

                                  • Ross Huey
                                    Ross Huey  4 months back

                                    @scotty miller I reinforced nothing and it will last me till I die if I want it to. Also didn't have to vent anything as it came fully vented. If you think anything from Ikea will ever compete with something like the BDI cabinet, you're crazy. And I've had plenty of Ikea furniture.

                                  • scotty miller
                                    scotty miller  4 months back

                                    Will last as long as you treat it well. It’s not like it just falls apart over time. I reinforced everting.

                                  • Ross Huey
                                    Ross Huey  4 months back

                                    And that besta is made of shit particle board and won't last nearly as long as this.

                                • Antonio Zamudio
                                  Antonio Zamudio  4 months back

                                  As an Industrial Designer, I deeply appreciate the little details in objets such as this.

                                  • thenonexistinghero
                                    thenonexistinghero  4 months back

                                    When a cabinet is twice the price of your high-end TV from last year, it isn't even worth considering. No thanks, I'll take a cheap Ikea one instead and do some work on it myself.

                                    • Ross Huey
                                      Ross Huey  2 months back

                                      @Riley Lovendale I got the 8173 model which is not as tall as the 8179 so it's a bit cheaper due to that. I got it from a local certified BDI retailer this last March. They run a yearly manufacturer's sale in March and it was 15% off this last year.

                                    • Riley Lovendale
                                      Riley Lovendale  2 months back

                                      @Ross Huey Where did you get that deal? Haven't been able to find anything close to that.

                                    • Ross Huey
                                      Ross Huey  4 months back

                                      @thenonexistinghero and I got this media console for sub $2000 delivered and it will last me for my next 5 TVs at least. So no, this isn't twice the price of an even on sale high end TV.

                                    • thenonexistinghero
                                      thenonexistinghero  4 months back

                                      @Ross Huey You can get a previous year's high-end TV for $1500 or so without much effort.

                                    • Ross Huey
                                      Ross Huey  4 months back

                                      High end TVs start at $2K and break $3k without much effort. And this will last the life of multiple high end TVs. Thousand dollar TVs are not high end.

                                  • littlebigmarc
                                    littlebigmarc  4 months back

                                    i dont like it
                                    i have a center channel and i dont want it to be behind a window

                                    • ᛟᛞᛁᚾ
                                      ᛟᛞᛁᚾ  4 months back

                                      I hope for that price the cunt comes already made

                                      • Asiatic Leopard
                                        Asiatic Leopard  4 months back

                                        It's very overpaid

                                        • Lelio Ravagnani
                                          Lelio Ravagnani  4 months back

                                          You need to be FIRED.

                                          How DEFT can you actually be?

                                          Between stating TVs don’t have eARC when they obviously do, shamelessly shilling for Sony on their garbage 950G TV, putting as a “con” on the website review that this year’s C9 OLEDs are more expensive then the C8s, when in actuality the entire line came in at a lower MSRP (the 77 inch for example has a USD 2K lower MSRP at launch then the C8 did) and make an ADVERTISEMENT video for a goddamn $2000 piece of furniture no one in their right mind should ever buy, it’s completely clear that you are terrible at your job, maliciously steering people in the wrong direction with your shameless shill plugs and misinformation.

                                          You are a COMPLETE DISGRACE to this industry.

                                          • IamVenVile
                                            IamVenVile  4 months back

                                            How about you guys do a video using an example that most of the viewers can actually afford?

                                            • Michael Alderete
                                              Michael Alderete  4 months back

                                              Gorgeous cabinet, great design, and quality materials. With a price to match, but if you want quality, you have to pay for quality. Wish I'd seen this two weeks ago, I'd have bought it immediately! Hopefully the console I did buy will work well enough for me.

                                              (If you don't care about fine solid wood furniture, by all means, head straight to IKEA, and spend your money on something else. Nothing wrong with that. But also nothing wrong with wanting to buy something that will last longer than a couple years, and look truly fantastic the entire time, either.)

                                              • Ross Huey
                                                Ross Huey  4 months back

                                                I recently got the lower height version of this exact piece of furniture and it is hands down the best furniture purchase I have ever made. They run a 15% off sale a couple times a year which brings down the cost a decent amount too. I can't recommend this piece enough. Yes, it's expensive but you'll have it forever and will outlast the many TV's that will be on top of it.

                                                • Guy Katz
                                                  Guy Katz  4 months back

                                                  its nice to see such vids from time to time. to be honest, my interior designer did not want a media cabinet at all :) but this one looks nice

                                                  • BDI Furniture
                                                    BDI Furniture  4 months back

                                                    If you're thinking about mounting your television and are primarily looking for a cabinet for media storage and/or appearance, you could also consider the Corridor SV. It's a slim profile, with many of the same features, and comes as a double or a quad sized cabinet:



                                                • chiefmegadeth
                                                  chiefmegadeth  4 months back

                                                  I have an amazing modular Ikea BESTA Media stand. You can customize it. with doors,draws open and closed. or just shelves like what i did :) You buy the frame. then buy shelves,draws,doors separately. I think i spent just over $200au
                                                  To think i was going to have one custom made. Ikea already had me covered :)

                                                  In my Media Stand i put my XBOX ONE X Standing PS4 PRO Standing PS2 Standing NINTENDO SWITCH.XBOX,XBOX 360,PS3,PS1,PS2 SLIM,SEGA MASTER SYSTEM 2,SEGA MEGADRIVE 2,SEGA MEGADRIVE,SEGA SATURN,SEGA DREAM CAST,Nintendo Entertainment System,Super Nintendo,N64,Nintendo WIIU, Atari 2600. and surround sound. Ikea does have holes in the back for cable management. Theres room to breath for everything,Room for more shelfs

                                                  I got 60inch 4k 8000 series Samsung. I just bought Q90R 65inch so waiting for that to come. will have it wall mounted...
                                                  I can game till i cant game no more!
                                                  Love the show.
                                                  PS have you got a XBOX ONE X yet ":"

                                                  • SwissJordan 160th
                                                    SwissJordan 160th  4 months back

                                                    Can you be more specific. BDI makes 3 different Corridor models: 8173, 8179, and SV 7129

                                                    • BDI Furniture
                                                      BDI Furniture  4 months back

                                                      Hi Kenneth,

                                                      Thanks for your questions! This model is the award-winning Corridor 8179, which is a more spacious unit and ideal for larger home theater systems.

                                                      The 8173 is very similar, however, it's a lower profile for those who like their cabinets closer to the floor (more modern/Danish aesthetic, with low couches, etc.).

                                                      The SV is a slim profile and is perfect for those who have a more streaming-based or compact set-up (aka not intended to house large AV components) for gaming consoles, AppleTV/FireTV, soundbar, etc.

                                                      Thanks again for asking!

                                                  • James Turner
                                                    James Turner  4 months back

                                                    I noticed the Anthem MRX 1120 receiver in the console, have you guys done a full review on this receiver as yet? Is this the receiver that you guys use to test speakers?Would like to know your thoughts. If you have can you provide a link so I can watch.

                                                    • Stephen
                                                      Stephen  4 months back

                                                      $2300?!?!?!? Lol

                                                      • Marty Pape
                                                        Marty Pape  4 months back

                                                        My TV/entertainment center is in a corner so unfortunately this wouldn't work. I need something where the TV can rotate. Plus as beautiful as this stand is it is way too far out of my budget.

                                                        • BDI Furniture
                                                          BDI Furniture  4 months back

                                                          Hi Marty,

                                                          You could consider the Corridor 8175, which is specifically designed to fit in a corner:


                                                          In terms of swivel, we also offer two TV mounts, one which can be installed on the cabinet itself, and another that is free standing:


                                                      • The Laughing Man
                                                        The Laughing Man  4 months back

                                                        “260 lbs. unboxed and 230 lbs. boxed” how does that work? You lose the packaging weight when unboxing a product.

                                                      • Raafie
                                                        Raafie  4 months back

                                                        Looks amazing but way out of my budget unfortunately.

                                                        • paul woodward
                                                          paul woodward  4 months back

                                                          Yah right 2899.99 I've been doing carpentry for over 10 years there ripping you off

                                                          • scotty miller
                                                            scotty miller  4 months back

                                                            paul woodward people pay a lot to have ventilation. Something anyone can do with a few tools and a brain.

                                                        • Matthew Rudy Jacobs
                                                          Matthew Rudy Jacobs  4 months back

                                                          Thanks for this.
                                                          I'm always wowed by those beautiful white KEF floorstanders.

                                                          Any chance of a video introducing them, and your audio set up.

                                                          (Seems you had different speakers a year ago)

                                                          • Chris G
                                                            Chris G  4 months back

                                                            I like it, didn't know it could roll as well. That price though 👀

                                                            • BDI Furniture
                                                              BDI Furniture  4 months back

                                                              Thanks, Chris. The hidden wheels are a really nice feature found on many of our cabinets, making it a lot easier to move it away from the wall and access connections through the sliding/removable rear-access panels, which also help with the flow-through ventilation that keeps gaming consoles and AV components cool. It's a thoroughly thought-through and engineered design. :)

                                                          • Nick Cheng
                                                            Nick Cheng  4 months back

                                                            Cool stuff but a tad too tall for my taste

                                                            • BDI Furniture
                                                              BDI Furniture  4 months back

                                                              Hi Nick,

                                                              If you like the Corridor design, but prefer a lower profile, we also offer the Corridor 8173:


                                                              It is much lower to the floor, for those who prefer a more low/modern aesthetic. Thanks!

                                                          • George ogbeide
                                                            George ogbeide  4 months back

                                                            Its a great looking/ functional stand but for over $2k its not affordable for your average consumer. I rather spend that extra cash elsewhere ie getting the best TV, Speakers, audio receiver etc.

                                                            Its like building a gaming PC with a case that cost $2k , makes no sense.

                                                            • dago
                                                              dago  4 months back

                                                              Really like it, but for the price i prefer buying a nice tv, now it has the same price as my oled😱😂

                                                              • Dumiso Siwawa
                                                                Dumiso Siwawa  4 months back

                                                                That stand cost 4 times more than my 49" Samsung NU8000 tv

                                                                • Steve 30x
                                                                  Steve 30x  4 months back

                                                                  Save yourself a lot of money and build your own or get a friend or family to build one for you. My brother built my unit for me with proper strong wood (not mdf or chipboard) which cost €400. If I was to buy it , it would have cost 3x the money because its 8' talll by 3' wide.

                                                                  • Jimbomania
                                                                    Jimbomania  4 months back

                                                                    Or I could buy an OLED. Or a used car. $2300 is a no.

                                                                    • Arvind G
                                                                      Arvind G  4 months back

                                                                      260 pounds unboxed 230 boxed? It's not a stand it's a science experiment!!!

                                                                      • The Laughing Man
                                                                        The Laughing Man  4 months back

                                                                        Arvind G I thought the same thing. This tv stand defys the laws of physics and mass density.

                                                                    • Samir  Shaaban
                                                                      Samir Shaaban  4 months back

                                                                      This is what we call TGDE = TOO GOD DAMN EXPENSIVE as YouTuber Floss Carter would say 😂 - CALM DOWN WITH THE PRICES BDI

                                                                      • Raymond Leggs
                                                                        Raymond Leggs  4 months back

                                                                        A new Tv stand is all I need to get my setup perfect I won't be looking for glass TV stand though. movers might break it when I move out lol!

                                                                        • sypen1
                                                                          sypen1  4 months back

                                                                          But it’s an ugly stand.

                                                                          • Takodana
                                                                            Takodana  4 months back

                                                                            What.... I don’t want DOORS covering my amp, center speakers and game consoles. Sorry dude, you can’t just recommend 1 style to everyone, people have different preferences. For me this stand is terrible, simply bc I don’t want doors!

                                                                            • Takodana
                                                                              Takodana  4 months back

                                                                              I just reread the video title, the tile DOESNT match what you’re talking about. Come on man.