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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.

BDI Elements 8779 Wheat Charcoal Media Console with TV in Room

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

All Done!

BDI Elements 8779 Wheat Charcoal Media Console Angle


  • 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 $3,849 at Amazon and Crutchfield.

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 $3,409 at Amazon and Crutchfield.

Size Variations

BDI Elements 8777 Wheat Charcoal Three Door Media Console with TV
BDI Elements 8777 Triple-Door Media Console
BDI Elements 8779 Wheat Charcoal Storage Console Fixed Feet
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.

Related reading: BDI Corridor 8173 Low-Profile Media Console Review

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