I've been looking up and researching the topic lately and still cannot decide. I don't really find the tv stand w/mount aesthetically pleasing, the metal and glass ones, but I do not dislike them. I do like ones with wooden frames better, like this one which I almost bought, was looking at a similar one on amazon to. I also picked out a set of speaker stands for my 2 front onkyo speakers if I decide to go this route.
Then when deciding whether to wall mount I just fear that my tv will fall off, even though I know thats probably rare unless its not installed correctly. I rent and the walls are not drywood, they are thick, brick or concrete or some material like that, its hard so I'm sure it can support it. And I know you have to deal with cords which I'm sure is a pain but I can manage. I know wall mounted tvs give off a better look, especially for the tv I have (un55d7000 samsung). Picking out the wall mount will be easy, but I don't like alot of wooden entertainment centers or stands, but I do like this model alot, and is one reason why I haven't been able to decide between my new setup.
If I got this I would still like to wall mount my tv so I can set my center speaker on top shelf, then that should make room for my reciever, ps3 and 360. I know the sides of the tv stand is probably a little lower than what you would like to set your twofront speakers, but I don't mind. This route would cost more but I think it would ultimately look very nice.
My 3rd option is that I could wall mount and get 2 of these types of shelves
I can't say I love them more than the other 2 ideas but I think it still looks good, and its more simple and low profile than having a bigger tv stand and everything else, and then of course I would have the 2 speaker stands as meantioned above. I'm just having a real hard time deciding between the pro's and cons. Any input or help would be appreciated.
P.S. sry bout no link, have had problems with them and haven't taken the time to figure out how to fix.