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BDI Elements 8779 Media Console: Unboxing

BDI sets a high bar with another modern media console designed to conceal all your electronics and a sound bar in an elegant ventilated cabinet.

A Dream A/V Cabinet

Before the cabinet looks as gorgeous as the photo above, this article will guide you through the unboxing and setup process. The BDI Elements 8779 arrives in a very large, heavy box. By heavy I mean a whopping 196 lbs. So if you’re not prepared to move that much heft, I’d highly recommend white-glove service, which will deliver fully assembled and place in your desired location. Otherwise, phone a mask-wearing friend and get them over. You’ll likely need help. However, I was able to confirm one person setup is possible. Now lets rip open the box!

BDI Elements 8779 – The photo can be deceiving. It’s just under 7′ long and 2′ tall and deep

Box Opened

Once unboxed, I tipped it onto its rear to access the bottom side to attach the base. Note each compartment is vented. Ideally you’d want it completely upside down to install the base, but as a one person job, this method worked.

BDI Elements 8779 – underneath view when tipped
Rear doors are packed at the bottom of the box
Shelves and doors come pre-installed with empty boxes for support and odor absorbing charcoal bag.
Base all screwed into place — two beams and two legs
Carefully flipped it back over — right side up
Removed all the boxes and packing material — not a blemish in sight!
Outer doors open outward — just push in to open
Center doors open outward to make room for a sound bar up to 38″ wide.
All doors open — allow remote control signal and acoustic pass-thru

All Done!


  • Maximum TV Size: up to 85″ TV
  • Overall Dimensions: 28.75H x 79.25W x 20D in
  • Side Compartments
    • Interior Dimensions: 18.25H x 19W x 18.25D in
    • Adjustable Shelf Capacity: 50 lbs
    • Bottom Shelf Capacity: 100 lbs
  • Center Compartment
    • Interior Dimensions: 18.25H x 37.75W x 15.75D in
    • Adjustable Shelf Capacity: 50 lbs
    • Bottom Shelf Capacity: 100 lbs
  • Number of Adjustable Shelves: 3
  • Adjustable Shelf Increments: 1.25 in; 7 positions
  • Component Capacity: 8-12
  • Top Shelf Capacity: 175 lbs
  • Weight: 174 lbs:
  • Packaged Dimensions: 22.5H x 24W x 82.5D in
  • Packaged Weight: 196 lbs

Price & Availability

Check BDI for authorized retailers near you.

BDI Elements 8779 is also sold online for $2,969 at Amazon.

Colors & Options

  • Wood colors – charcoal or walnut
  • Door styles – wheat, ricochet or tempo
  • Base styles: media console w/ wheels, or console base (fixed feet) 1.5″ taller
  • Length – either quad-door or triple-door (model 8777)

All color and style preferences are priced the same. The triple-door version is $2,639 at Amazon.

Size Variations

BDI Elements 8777 Triple-Door Media Console
Elements 8779 with Console Base (Fixed Legs 1.5″ Taller)

That’s a lot of choices for one cabinet. Have any questions, just ask them in the comments below.

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