I'm not a fan of entertainment units, but where else can we put the TV and stereo?
The easiest solution: Just put the tube on a piece of furniture that you do like. Really, why can't you set your TV on an elegant, marble-topped side table against one of the walls? Or on an antique wooden credenza that was sitting in the dining room? Try another sleek solution: Hide the cable box, your DVD player, and all of those ugly wires by relocating them to a new place entirely, such as a closet, suggests Johnny White, interior design consultant and art director for Bravo's Top Design and Top Chef 3 Miami. The one glitch might be the remote. If it won't work with the mechanics tucked away, you could always look into adding a remote system like Bang & Olufsen BeoLink.