Not just any old cabinet will do when it comes to housing your home theater equipment. For a sleek, contemporary storage unit, Redline Studio is offering their first line of furniture that's devoted to consumer electronics components, the RS-32 Series. The group includes three freestanding shelf units and two bridges that join the units if you want to build a more-extensive shelving system. The RS-32 Series uses titanium-tinted steel frames with vertical, espresso-colored, inlaid-wood accent strips. Three TV stands range in size to accommodate just about any screen size. The RS-311 Wide TV Stand measures 45 by 21.25 by 24 inches and costs $399, while the RS-3212 Tall TV Stand (shown here) measures 30 by 29 by 22 inches and sells for the same price. Also available is a 23.5- by 60.5- by 22-inch Stereo Rack for $499.
If plasma isn't your thing, Sharp has an alternative: the 30-inch high-definition, widescreen AQUOS LC-30HV4U LCD monitor. Like its 37-inch big brother, the LC-30HV4U features the AVC System that houses the DVI, component, and S-video inputs in a separate box that you can put in your gear rack. The AVC system includes Sharp's Computer and Video Integrated Composer, which uses video-scaler circuitry to upconvert standard signals to the display's native 1,280-by-768 resolution. Sharp's Black TFT coating helps to reduce glare and heighten brightness in strong light conditions. The model features a 500:1 contrast ratio and boasts a 170-degree viewing angle. The LC-30HV4U is priced at $5,500 and comes with a stand or optional mounting brackets.