Reclaim Lost Home Theater Real Estate with a New Wall Mount

Spring cleaning time is here, and it’s time to clean up your home theater room. You’ve already replaced the dozen or so remotes you have for all your devices with a universal remote, swapped your old component video cables with HDMI, and tied them all up neatly behind your components. Are you finished, though? With cleaning and de-cluttering your viewing area, maybe, but how about maximizing your space? Real estate is expensive, and you don’t want any of it to go to waste.

Holiday 2012: TV Essentials

No matter how smart the set, the TV will be challenged to deliver the most effective entertainment experience to you unless it is accompanied by a cadre of accoutrements—some useful, others essential.


Sanus Ships the CFR144 A/V Rack

If you’re master of your home theater, you need a masterful rack to accommodate all those audio/video components. Sanus, a company known for its TV mounts and furniture, just unleashed the latest addition to its Foundations Component 100 Series, the CRF144. At 85-inches tall, the rack features heavy gauge, welded-steel construction that can accommodate 1,000 pounds of A/V gear.

iPad: To Have and To Hang

Apple’s iPad is almost always thought of as a traveling companion. But sometimes you just want the tablet to stay in place: safe in a corner of the kitchen, upright on a desk or at rest against the wall of the larger pad you inhabit. Now, Sanus Systems, a company known for its flat panel TV mounts, has unveiled what it should have named the iHang but instead calls the VisionMount VMA301 iPad mount adapter.

Hang Tough: Furniture & Mounts To Support Your Skinny TV

Now that your new HDTV has become a member of the family, it's time to reevaluate how well it fits its assigned space. There are practical and stylish options to consider from wall mounts that  save floor space to furniture that puts the TV on top while accommodating source components underneath. Some mounts secure the TV flush against the wall while others also enable the TV to be extended outward and swiveled around.

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