If I decrease the weight from top portion of the body keeping all dimensions same, the center of mass shifts downwards, but does it makes it more stable against tipping from perpendicular forces ?
Background: I have a nice sturdy easel style wooden stand which has iron frame for VESA mounting TVs. Till now I've mounted a 55 pound TV on it and it seems pretty stable (w.r.t a general impact from back or front).
I am about to change to a exact same size TV new model which is 40% lighter & is 33 pounds.
Per my rough calculation the center of mass is shifting about 2-3 inches downwards but is that factor sufficient ? As per generic family opinion, if I switch to a lighter TV, my stand will be 'more 'prone to tipping. Any advice?
P.S: Dont need any calculations here.