Who says you have to organize your home theater components in a horizontal layout? Dave Owens' home theater setup is an example of how to pack in a lot of tech into a small space, thanks to a vertical component stand purchased from eBay... Dave explains:
"It was all done by myself and the cheapest way possible. The TV itself is a Sharp Aquos 42" 1080p LCD. With regards to the ambi-light it was simply 3 connecting strip lights (available from any decent electrical shop) with some blue gels wrapped round (bought from a sound and lighting store for about £3.00 GBP per meter). The surround sound was from an old PC setup, They are small 5.1 DD/DTS with decoder/Amp from www.scan.co.uk About £180 GBP 6yrs ago (still sound sweet and bassy). I managed to get hold of a THX surround sound demo and setup cd (Awsome for calibrating TV and 5.1). DVD payer is a Samsung 1080p upscaller (not HD not anough cash yet). The vertical stand was from Ebay (thank God for Ebay) £35 GBP, and the lower cable tidy was from the local B+Q (DIY Store) £10, cut into three sections. and last of all the Plug extension cover was made by me out of PLYWOOD (yeah i'm a cheap skate)."
Definitely an inspiration for anyone looking to setup a home theater system in a space-limiting area like a closet, nook, dorm or small apartment.
[via Pluggedinfo; image via Dave Owens]