I got my Fusion Escapes in last Monday, I got a curved row of 4 in black leather/match. I set them up mid-week, they were easy to set up and I'm impressed with the overall look and feel of the chairs. About the only issue I had setting them up is that a couple of the silicone packets that suck of moisture had somehow been torn open inside of the box, and when I opened the box they went EVERYWHERE. Had to have been thousands of them that I had to vacuum up, I was initially concerned that my dogs may eat them but upon looking it up online a small quantity isn't toxic at all. I had heard the Fusion Escapes are firm, but I find the bottom cushion to be quite soft... almost like a sponge (in a good way). The leather is very supple feeling, I've had lots of other leather furniture but these feel like these are better quality. I don't find the leather to be too shiny, I'd consider it a satin sheen. I would prefer a bit more padding on the armrest and legrest, but it's not awful. There is a slightly strange sensation when you move the headrest back down while laying in it, you can feel some sort of support going down your back. I find the seats to be very awkward to sit in completely upright, not really a problem since I'd never sit in them that way (it is a theater after all).
The chairs were bigger overall than I had imagined, I'm a fairly big guy at 6' 230lb and my feet barely touch the ground, if at all... I had joked that I cant remember the last time that happened but it's true. There is a good 5-6" extra on each side of me, too. The chairs have a presence about them that really elevates the room. A bonus is that since the seating height is taller, I'm closer to the middle of the screen. It may be my imagination but it feels like the image on my Da Lite HP is brighter due to this. On the downside, I'm having to play with my center channel to get it to image correctly but that's no fault of the chairs. Without a doubt, the power headrests are a game changer. It was a primary complaint on my previous power reclining sofa that when I would recline, I would be looking up at the ceiling and would constantly have to lift my head or put an arm behind my neck so I could view the screen. It would cause strain, and these 100% alleviate that. This is by far my favorite aspect of the chairs.
The included aluminum tray tables are of much better quality than I imagined. They are very rigid, while I wouldn't stand on them they can more than hold the weight of anything reasonable you would place on them. I'm torn on the cup holder coolers, but right now I will say that depending on the type of glass you are using they can actually be effective. There is slight hum that I cannot hear unless everything is off. There is also a slight vibration, I don't personally mind it. I'm going to be testing some non-insulated stainless steel pint glasses, my guess right now is that they will be freezing cold to the touch and radiate the cold very well to the drink. Overall I'm fond of the touch buttons, lock system and LED layout. If I had a preference I'd prefer manual touch buttons on each of them, but these are okay and respond well to touch but are just perceptible to unintended button pushes, especially on the cup cooler. I don't find the red LED on the lock button distracting when watching movies in the dark, although the blue is not locked is quite intense and does distract me. The included USB charger in each of the powered armrests is a nice bonus for charging mobile devices or 3D glasses, if not a bit hard to get to and plug in properly.
I'm working on a few problems with Roman. I don't expect them to be perfect but a few things I really need to be fixed. One of the chair fronts, in the armrest section, has a lot of loose threading coming out of the seam. I'm not sure if I can trim it without the seam unraveling. One of the actual armrests/storage covers isn't sitting flush at all, with a gap large enough to easily place your fingers through. It's also a little cockeyed, which may be the source of the problem but I'm not sure. One of the chairs had a couple line indentations on the seating surface that I reported to Roman and I'm seeing if they stay the same... they aren't cuts but it looks like maybe the seat back was laying on it oddly in shipping or something. And lastly, a couple of the headrests are quite out of level. Roman has been a pleasure to deal with through this transaction, was always quick to reply to my emails even while out of the country, or late on weekends. We must have exchanged at least 25-30 emails. The chairs were delivered very promptly, I doubt it was even a week even though if was cross country from New Jersey to Arizona so he got them out immediately upon payment. I can see why Roman has gotten his great reputation on this forum, and I'm sure he'll take care of me and get these issues resolved.
Home Theater Build in Progress (Contemporary living room, Klipsch RF-7 II 5.2 audio, Sony VPL-HW50ES Projector, Da-Lite 16:9 159" HP, recessed Mid Atlantic rack, etc)