Novia 8428 TV Stand by BDI
designed by Matthew Weatherly
At A Glance:
Novia may appear to have the traditional styling of a classic piece of furniture, but a closer look reveals a wealth of unexpected innovation. The BDI Novia media center modernizes this simple design with features that include hidden wheels to ease cabinet movement and facilitate access to the back, cable management to keep your home theater neat and organized, and integrated ventilation to keep your components operating at peak levels. This TV stand builds on great ideas from the past to create a unit that is as beautiful as it is functional.
The Novia TV Stand's top shelf holds up to 150 lbs, and the interior shelves provide more than enough strength for your consoles, unless you plan on stacking gold bricks inside. If you do, please take a picture so we can all enjoy the sight of massive amounts of gold in a TV stand.
Recommended TV size: Novia 8428 holds flat panel TVs up to 55".
What's To Like:
This TV stand is tall enough to put in a bedroom (about table-height), with a top compartment dedicated to the speaker system you've always wished wasn't just sitting on top of your TV bench. It's got room for a center channel speaker and two side speakers, with an internal slot for your game system or DVDs.
What's Not to Like:
While Novia does many things well, it's an expensive solution. We think it's worth the money, with its superb functionality - but it's still pricey.
The Bottom Line:
The Novia TV Stand is a multi-functional media cabinet that is well-suited for anyone who wants the TV to be at a higher level and has components and a speaker system to conceal. With its built-in game system compartment, it's great at keeping your media room looking clean.
The BDI Novia TV Stand is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 8428.
Materials & Measurements
Natural wood veneer wooden base. Cabinet fronts contain IR friendly tempered glass.
Overall: 29" h x 52" w x 22" d
Shelf A: 8.5" h x 43.5" w x 17.5" d
Shelf B: 13.25" h x 19" w x 18.5" d
Shelf C: 13.25" h x 5.25" w x 16.5" d
Top shelf: 150 pounds
Shelf A: 75 pounds
Shelves B/C: 100 pounds
Recommended for flatscreen TVs up to 55"
Concealed Speaker Compartment
This TV stand includes a concealed compartment designed for use with a center channel speaker. The compartment features a speaker-fabric panel front, allowing your speaker's sound to come through crystal-clear.
This TV stand features the finest quality materials and finishes. Sturdy construction and steel or interlocking-panel supports provide a strong foundation for your home theater. Additionally, BDI specifies only the finest European-style hardware. Door handles and other metal details are beautifully finished. The unique soft-close hinges on most door assemblies are fully adjustable to ensure that doors hang evenly, swing smoothly and close gently.
Removable Back Panel
This home theater cabinet is innovatively engineered in a unique way so that the back can be removed effortlessly for easy access to components and connections. Need to accommodate a very deep component? The back panel can be left off the cabinet without sacrificing any structural rigidity, allowing the component to extend from the back as needed.
Practically all of the glass used by BDI is tempered glass. Tempered glass is virtually shatterproof and four to five times stronger than standard glass. When used for shelves, tempered glass is strong enough to support the heaviest components and provides a high degree of durability.
All of BDI's furniture is designed with ease of use in mind. Grey tinted glass doors and windows keep components out of sight yet are compatible with the Infrared (IR) signals used by many remote controls.
Concealed wheels are built into this unit's leg assemblies. This means the TV stand can be moved (even if fully loaded) away from the wall by one person for easy access to cables and connections. Levelers allow the unit to be raised off of its wheels to secure it in place.
BDI home theater furniture is engineered to keep the usual tangle of cables and connections neatly under control. This cabinet features removable back panels for easy access to the rear of components. Integrated routing channels provide space for speaker and TV cables to be neatly concealed.
Floors can be quite uneven and your home theater needs to be level for optimum performance. This BDI TV stand includes easily adjustable levelers to compensate for minor leveling issues in flooring or to correct minor panel-alignment issues.
Because components come in many shapes and sizes, This TV stand features shelves that can be adjusted to accommodate a wide range of systems. Shelves rest on unique steel shelf pins, which are rubber-padded to minimize vibration of components, and high-quality threaded inserts allow you to readjust shelf positioning as needed.
In order to perform at peak levels, your components not only need to look cool, they have to stay cool. This cabinet facilitates airflow through generous ventilation slots integrated into the bottom panel, wood shelves and removable back panels. Cooler air is drawn in from the bottom of the cabinet, while hot air is naturally expelled out the back.
About the Manufacturer
Thoughtful design; sleek lines; material quality that is without peer. Becker Designed Inc. was founded in 1984 by Bill Becker with the goal of making top-notch modern furniture design accessible to the public. They've succeeded. With the most functional, well-engineered, and attractively designed TV stands on the market, BDI has raised the bar to an impressive height. Features like flow-through ventilation, IR-friendly glass, integrated wheels, and removable back panels are just a few of the innovative ways BDI has discovered to make the TV stand that much better. Today, BDI is best know for its home entertainment systems, but it has also applied its vision and craftsmanship in its lines of tables, shelving, and mirrors. BDI is located in Chantilly, Virginia.