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Old 03-14-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Rack or Stand, what do you recommend?

Ok.. just bought my tv.. no I'd like to start buying the rest of the stuff, so I will need to plan if I will use a rack or a stand.

I'm planning to have those products:

HTPC
Xbox 360
Play3
Receiver
DVR
NAS

I hope that I'm not missing anything from here but as you see are 6 products that need a correct cable connections, ventilation, etc.

I want to make them nice and clean, but I don't care if the cables are on the sight... I mean it's gonna be on my living room so I don't want to make it as a server room.

so, I'm not sure what do you suggest me.
Also I really want to make this scalable, so if tomorrow I want to buy a new product I will be able to do it.

thanks for the answers.

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Old 03-15-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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A nice stand where all of the components can be placed on shelving beneath the TV (the center channel speaker as well). That way your remote(s) will work properly without having to aim it/them at different locations.

Something along these lines -

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hmmmm I worried with the refigeration...
I mean all of those products generates heat, and If I've put them on a closed space I don't think they will work well
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hmmmm I worried with the refigeration...
I mean all of those products generates heat, and If I've put them on a closed space I don't think they will work well
You could install ventilation fans or open the back if need be. Just make sure to get a stand that will hold your equipment with room to spare on the sides and plenty of space above the equipment. All should be fine.
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Also, when you go looking for a stand, don't look for a tv stand look for just a stand. That way you won't be charged an outrageous amount of cash. This is my stand, not a TV stand, ya feel me?





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Also, when you go looking for a stand, don't look for a tv stand look for just a stand. That way you won't be charged an outrageous amount of cash. This is my stand, not a TV stand, ya feel me?




There should be a little more space between your components, possibly placing strips of wood (painted flat black) along the outer edges allowing better air flow under the various components
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Gotta agree with MOD,,,especially if that be a pre-amp on the left hand rack (the middle one). Remember,,heat kill's unless it be in them new love potions.
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I have a rack to hold all my stuff and just a simple tv stand, and I love it. It is very functional and looks nice. You could go with something like this here, http://www.target.com/Merlot-Enterta...8&node=4035671 It is kinda like the best of both worlds.
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