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    Default Theater Seat Options..

    My wife has decided that she wants either a pair of theater seats or a loveseat to go in the living room....

    who am I to argue about a pair of theater seats..?!!

    Not that I would win, eh Jesse..!!

    Anyway.....I need some options..
    Please post some toughts and links for me..

    Thanks guy`s....I see a whole new theater/living room comming on..!!

    She went to a friends house and they had a screen/projector set-up , and now she is really into it...
    again, who am I to argue..!!?
    Seat`s first...screen/projector around or after Christmas...(I hope)

    This will not detract from my quest for Cary though, so , although the seats must look nice and be well built, let us not forget it`s winter and the leaves have fallen off the money tree..! (ie;keep costs down)..say , a pair of nice seats for around a grand or so...

    Thanks for your help...

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    Take a trip down to your local Tweeter and try theres out for starters. Lazyboy sells a very cool seat in rows or single. Most furniture stores now are carrying some kind of theater seating. Nice today as years ago they where almost out of hand.

    One other option is look into Salamander. They have 3 different chairs and all of them are very nice.

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    beardog, whatever you do, sit in it first. i got a set of 100% leather (no vinyl match) POWER recliners. although i love the damn hell outta them now, my body needed an adjustment period with them. the set i sat in at a larger furniture chain here in town felt good right from the beginning, but would end up costing about $2000 more than what i spent. but internet is the way to save money, even with the shipping price. i abso-friggin'-lutely love the la-z-boy home theater offering, but man, for only a set of three it was like $5500! i got all five of mine for just barely under $3000 delivered.

    here is a pic when i first set them up. i have since removed the protective plastic covering the footrest.
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    In a living room situation, I think I'd go for a couch/loveseat over a theater chair (mainly for the overall versatility of them).....not to mention that the couch/loveseat would be a MUCH less expensive option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIZILL
    here is a pic when i first set them up. i have since removed the protective plastic covering the footrest.
    Nice setup! First HT rig I've seen with a bouncer. I'll bet nobody effs with the gear! ;)
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    Check out HTauthority. Good prices!
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    Try looking at a double reclining loveseat. That way, you get to prop your feet up as well. I personally like Lane's rocking/reclining loveseat. I don't have one yet, but I've sat in one for extended periods of time and enjoyed it very much. The Lane loveseat can be had for $600-$800, depending on the model. I have the Lane Flashdance Sleeper Sofa and like it. Another plus of the loveseat is the extended fabrics available. Theater seats are usually limited to leather, so a few more options are even better.

    Have fun with the new upgrade(s).

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    we are going down to look at a laZyboy loveseat with the recliner built in to match my laZyboy recliner..

    The theater models just don`t fit the house decor...

    The price is about the same, give or take a couple bucks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMDPicker
    Nice setup! First HT rig I've seen with a bouncer. I'll bet nobody effs with the gear! ;)
    thanks for the compliment. yeah, my house is very well protected with surviellance equipment, security bars and dead bolts, me and also my glock. anyway, beardog, look into the possibility of fabric over leather for sure. i've found that while leather is very comfortable, the only way to get through an eight hour lazy saturday in front of the boob tube is by laying a soft blanket over the leather. ;)

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    Thanks for the tip..
    Nice digs...
    looks like you have the surround sound down to an art form..nice set up..!!

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    thanks. when/if i ever clean my house and paint the walls, perhaps i'll post in the showcase.

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    I must say, I tried out many makes and models of H/T seats and the ones I settled for were the Berkline 090's. Didn't spend to extra cash for the power reclines but I wish I would have. You can see what they look like in my showcase.
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    the berklines are kinda pricey. the thing i like about powered recliners is that they hold their position wherever you let go of the bottons, even in mid-travel, whereas regular non-powered recliners usually have fully up-right and then reclined positions. also be sure that the seats recline to a full horizontal position.
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    The Berklines come with a pretty heft warranty. I have a berkline sectional and it is nice. It's warrantied against workmanship and defects for the life of the couch. In other words, if a cushion wears out, I gotta pay to fix it but if one of the reclining ends breaks, they fix it.

    Anyhoo, I got a sectional sofa that has recliners at either end with a large ottoman. I think the total cost was $1800 but it is a nice couch. Everytime I sit on it, I fall asleep! I don't think anyone would be disappointed if they spent the cash on a Berkline piece of furniture. It's nice stuff and worth every penny.
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    I suggest lawn chairs from Target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai
    I suggest lawn chairs from Target.
    cuz ones from Wal-Mart would just be tacky.... :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorokusai
    I suggest lawn chairs from Target.

    EWWW!!! If you wanna go with the "white trash" motif, I suggest finding a few junked minivans and pulling the rear bench seats! If you are lucky, you can snag the folding rear seat out of a conversion van! just hook up a 12 volt deep cycle battery with a ratty old set of jumper cables and you and your honey will be livin in S T Y L E, style!

    Hey, teh best part is, if you get too drunk to sit up straight, the seatbelts will hold you in place!
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Got mine from Benchmark (behome.com). You can buy them in pieces.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkThug
    Got mine from Benchmark (behome.com). You can buy them in pieces.

    those are just like the ones i almost got from a local furniture store. very nice. are yours powered, thug?

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