Does this media setup make my living room look fat?

So let's compare. The kitty tilework on the upper left side of each photo serves as a nice reference point for height in these two unequal photos.

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Soon, the brave new world

We've been in the middle of a major transition in our living room; we've sold off several components, bought a few others, and drastically changed our media consumption to fit our new equipment and plans.

We sold off our old media box, our old pre-amp, a vintage tuner, and our old 32" tube television. We added in a newer flat-panel television and media box that greatly simplified the number of cords needed to make our entertainment system work.