I ended up purchasing the Palliser Blades, 4 in a row for my media room from theaterseatstore.com. In the process of selecting the right furniture for the rather small media room, I dealt with Martin on these forums, Rob Slayden on the phone and Bill Lorden in person. In a nutshell, it was a very pleasant experience and I am totally satisfied with the product and the service received from these guys.
Just a little background. I had never purchased furniture 'online' before and was a little unsure of taking the plunge. It so happened that I had a business trip to Denver coming up and decided to check the store (located in Golden close to Denver) out in person during my visit. My wife and I met Bill Lorden when I visited the store, he was very courteous and pleasantly surprised that I had come all the way from Houston to denver and decided to check his Sales office / Warehouse out. We spent about an Hour checking out the various Berklines and Pallisers in different configurations (in line, center loveseat etc.) in the warehouse itself. Bill was very knowledgeable in the products they dealt with and had a very good sense of the market (prices with other dealers). Best of all the wife was impressed with the chairs as well. This was on Dec 23rd and we requested Bill if he could have them shipped to Houston by the new year eve in time for the party.. we were having family come over and it would be nice to have the media room set up. On a side note Bill was also kind enough to spend 30 ~ 40 minutes to help my wife and I plan out stay in Denver and suggest places to visit.
We got back to Houston on 26th Dec and got a call from the shippers (RL carriers) that they would be delivering the chairs on the Dec 28th. Bill had shipped them out the same day ! The shippers were very professional as well and called 1 hr before arrival and did not make me wait as I had to get home from work to accept the delivery. The chairs were well packed. I had the guy open one of the boxes to ensure they were the same chairs I had agreed on before signing the slip.
I have taken some pictures of the boxes when they arrived as well as the Palliser Blades I have set up in the media room. I shall follow up with the same after I figure out how to upload pics on avs.
Thanks to theaterseatstore for their excellent service. I will definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy theater seating.
p.s - the back height of the Blades are just right and very comfortable.. I am about 6' tall and I am more than happy with the way I hear the rear surround speakers as well. My wife is 5'4" and she loves the seats as much as I do.