This is Chris from Columbus, Georgia. In this installment of Show Us Yours, he manages to cram his favorite super heroes, NFL players and movies into a relatively small space. With enough room for his family of four.
"I don't have the luxury of a finished basement (or even an unfinished basement)," he says. "Instead, I have a 13-by-12-foot spare bedroom, and to paraphrase Commissioner Jim Gordon from 'The Dark Knight,' I have to do the best I can with what I have."
"The benefit to having a smaller room is that I only needed one main piece of furniture and was able to allocate the majority of my budget to AV gear and decor. Hope you enjoy!"
"Other than my actual electronic equipment, my other investment into my home theater was decor," Chris says. "I have a somewhat tri-themed room: movies, Batman, and sports. This is the sports part, autographed jerseys from three of my favorite NFL former players: Michael Vick, Peyton Manning and Lawrence Taylor."
The center channel speaker from the Energy Take Classic 5.1 speaker system. "I was looking for something that 'offers outstanding sound quality for a compact surround-sound speaker system,'" Chris says. "I put that sentence in quotes because it's directly taken from CNET's perfect five-star review of these speakers, which is what ultimately led me to purchase them."
They were about $395 on Amazon when Chris purchased them in 2015. You can now get the package for closer to $300 from Amazon.
The back view of the entertainment center. The TV stand is actually an aftermarket universal bracket. "The OEM stands didn't sit the TV high enough, as my center channel speaker blocked the bottom of the screen," Chris says.
So he purchased these, which allowed him to adjust the height of the TV. They also screwed into the mounting holes of the TV, so they actually seem more secure than the plastic factory stands, he explains.