- CD storage
- Blu-ray player
- Apple TV
- Record player
- Tape player
Lifehacker says to spend money where you spend most of your time, and I now use my tablet more than my desktop. Also, with all the streams I have access to, there was one chink in my entertainment system -- my TV was not actually big enough to appreciate high definition. Well, it seemed like a good deal in 2007, at $200 more than my new one which is almost twice as big.
The main thing stopping me was having to get new shelving, as a bigger TV wouldn't fit the current shelves. I was going to go to IKEA, but then I remembered JSeux's love of Menard's, so I tried it first, and was lucky enough to find the exact same color and design as my old wire shelves, just in a larger size. Shout out to my parents for helping me with the measuring, as I have the spacial sense of a drunken hamster.
The great things about wire shelving:
- Sturdy-I can break almost anything.
- Flexible - can adjust shelves where you like, store items in different ways.
- Doesn't need much dusting.
- Open shelves give a sense of space- my place is small.
JSeux has also convinced me of the genius of tub-based storage, though I like mine to be pretty. These ones from IKEA were really cheap, but look nice. If I need more space for DVD's or whatever in the future, there is plenty of room on the shelves.
My CD shelving was falling apart, so I bought these because of an online comment from a librarian that they were sturdy, plus they kind of look like the old card catalogs. They can also hold CDs in envelopes if I run out of room for cases.
Now, I just need an extra digital audio out, since TVs don't have the old red & white anymore apparently. Plus, a switcher, as my receiver's two digital audio ports are filled by the Apple TV and Blu-ray. Although, with my terrible reception, I will probably just watch live TV in emergencies and/or when the Internet is down.