Real Flame Valmont Entertainment Center Electric Fireplace Review
Welcome to our comprehensive review of an electric fireplace entertainment center, the Valmont 7930E-DM.
Spoiler Alert: This electric fireplace media center is available in two finishes: Dark Mahogany and Chestnut Oak. This fireplace is designed to be a room focal point and is very attractive.If you like the fashionable look, this may be the one for you.
In this Real Flame Valmont Entertainment Center Electric Fireplace review you will discover the benefits and features of this media fireplace. Our intent with the review is to ensure that you have all of the necessary information that you will need to make an informed purchasing decision. Pros and cons of the unit are also included and these are summaries from real reviews left by customers.
If you are looking for a well designed and stylish electric fireplace and media unit combined then the Real Flame Valmont is a good choice. It has a realistic flame effect firebox that will provide good ambience for your home or office as well as supplemental heat.
Yes, you can put a flat screen TV on the mantel top.
This free standing electric fireplace heater accommodates a flat panel TV. The mantel can support up to 100 lbs, sturdier than most. The middle section is about 37″, each of the side panels are around 18″. If your TV is really wide, you can mount it on the wall above the unit. The mantel can support up to 100 lbs, sturdier than most.
Available In Two Different Finishes: Dark Mahogany And Chestnut Oak
Flame Effects - Elkmont Electric Fireplace With Mantel
Flame Effects Valmont Electric Fireplace Bookcase
The Real Flame Valmont offers realistic looking flames and burning embers which can be switched on without the need to run the heater function at the same time. There is an ambient light above the burning logs which adds to the overall effect. Everything is powered by the VividFlame LED technology and the LED’s will not require replacement.
The firebox has a dynamic embers function which will allow dimming or brightening of the embers for a more realistic look. The flame brightness can also be adjusted to five different levels and the ambient light above the logs can be turned on or off. The glass at the front of the fireplace should never get hot so it is safe for young kids.
This particular fireplace is going for the realistic flame effect of a real fire. There are no fancy colors or light shows. The flames operate independently of the heater. There is no need for the heater to be operational at the same time as the flame effects.
Valmont Electric Fireplace Entertainment Center Video - See It In Action
Valmont Electric Fireplace With Media Center
Heater Function of the Valmont Electric Fireplace Entertainment Center
Being an electric fireplace there is no combustion taking place which means that there are no smoke or harmful pollutants and emissions. The heater can provide an output of 4700 BTU’s at 1400 watts. There is a programmable thermostat with this heater so you will be able to set the desired room temperature and the heater will switch off once this is achieved.
The heater is fan assisted and designed to provide supplemental heat for most rooms. The heater plugs in to a standard 120 volt 60 Hz electrical outlet. Customers stated that the heater could heat up a 600 square feet room efficiently. The fan is fairly quiet in its operation.
We believe it is very important that everyone purchasing an electric fireplace heater be aware of the limitations of these units. With very rare exceptions and this electric fireplace heater is no exception, an electric fireplace heater is best thought of as a supplemental heat source. Or part of a comprehensive zone heating plan. Quite simply they will not heat your whole house.
The limiting factor is the ability of standard household plugs and circuits; not the electric fireplace. Generating more heat requires more electricity than the plug and circuit can handle.
Controls - Valmont Electric Fireplace
Controls Of The RealFlame Valmont
There is a control panel which is located at the top right of the firebox and there is also a remote control supplied which will provide full functionality. In order to activate the remote control the power must first be turned on manually using the control panel.
There is a power on and off switch and when this is used the previous heat setting will be automatically recalled. The brightness of the flames can be adjusted and so can the burning embers. There is a temperature adjustment control where the room temperature can be set. This can be set to zero if only the flame effects are required. A timer is included to shut off the heat and this can be set from 10 minutes to 9 hours.
Dimensions - Elkmont Electric Fireplace With Mantel
Dimensions – RealFlame Valmont Electric Fireplace
- Width: 75.5 inches
- Height: 27.75 inches
- Depth: 21.5 inches
- Weight: 102 lbs
- 6 foot power cord
Supports a Flat Screen TV
- Accommodates a flat panel TV up to 43.5″ W You will have to judge how much overhang is acceptable if you place it directly on the top,
- Supports up to: 100 lb. (mantel)
The Real Flame Valmont is a large media unit and measures 75.5 inches in width by 27.7 inches in height by 21.5 inches in depth. The unit weighs 150.5 pounds. The mantel can hold virtually any size of flat screen TV and will support 100 pounds in weight. Full assembly instructions are provided as well as a fully functional remote control.
Pros + Cons - Elkmont Electric Fireplace With Mantel
Pros Of The Valmont Electric Fireplace
The following positive comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “It looks so beautiful”
- “The flames look good”
- “Really worth the money”
- “This fireplace is simple to put together”
- “High quality materials”
- “Media storage is very good”
A lot of those that had purchased the unit were very pleased by the way it looked. A lot of people said that the fireplace was “beautiful” and one customer stated that the unit provided a huge compliment to the decor of the room it was installed in.
Also, a few people commented on the flame effects and felt that they looked good overall. The adjustment capabilities of both the flames and the burning embers were appreciated by the customers.
The available space for media storage was appreciated by most customers. Also the sturdiness of the mantel and the fact that it was able to support TV’s up to 100 pounds in weight was also appreciated.
There were quite a few positive comments about how easy it was to assemble the fireplace. Assembly times quoted varied from one to two hours. The detailed instructions were complimented and most people were able to put the unit together themselves without any outside assistance.
There were a few comments about the overall quality of the unit. It was felt in general that the pieces were well made and that they were strong and robust which is different to a number of other self assembly fireplaces on the market.
A number of buyers felt that the fireplace represented good value for money. One said that it was “worth every penny” and there were other comments about the high quality of the unit for the reasonable price tag.
Cons Of The Valmont Electric Fireplace
The following negative comments about the fireplace are summaries from real customer reviews:
- “It is starting to fall to pieces”
- “It didn’t fit together”
We looked very carefully for negative reviews and ‘cons’ in terms of fireplace function and design and found hardly any, really. The negative comments and down grades from 4 or 5 stars appear to be one of a kind issues.
One customer was unhappy with their fireplace as they found that the shelf supports broke and other things went wrong. This is far from the majority view and we believe that this customer was just unlucky with the unit that they received and that this would have been changed under the warranty.
A single purchaser had real problems getting all of the pieces to fit together claiming that holes were drilled incorrectly and that some parts were wrongly manufactured. Again this was not the view of most of the customers who felt that the unit was easy to put together. This unit should have been returned for a new one.
Summary - Elkmont Electric Fireplace With Mantel
Summary – Valmont Electric Fireplace With Media Center Review
Of those people that purchased the Real Flame Valmont Media Fireplace and left a review, 74% of them gave the product a 5 out of 5 star rating. Another 9% awarded the fireplace a 4 out of 5 star rating which gives a credible combined total of 83%.
This is a quality fireplace that has ample storage facility for all of your home entertainment media. The mantel is strong supporting the largest flat screen TV’s. The flame effects are good and the heater will take the chill off of most rooms. This fireplace is a recommended purchase.
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