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post #991 of 1116 Old 01-13-2015, 07:22 PM
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Been thinking about pulling the trigger on the streamline (1017). I would love to hear some reviews from new owners.
We purchased and received 6 streamline chairs in black leather. We're still in the midst of our build, so I don't have a receive per se. However, I couldn't resist setting one up (I have a pic in my build thread). So far, so good -- I haven't watched any movies but I have taken a nap or two. :-)

I really liked the looks of the streamline over the other styles. I was torn between powered headrest vs. lumbar support. But ultimately the looks and higher WAF led me to choose the Streamlines.

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The Streamlines are AWESOME! I got mine at the beginning of December (row of 3 curved, in Bonded Leather) and I could not be happier with them - the finish of the bonded leather is superb, better than any other bonded leather finish I've seen elsewhere. They're damn comfortable, and the added extras like the USB ports, aluminum trays & lumbar support are fantastic. Assembly was really easy too, just slot the backs on, line them up and plug them in.

Roman was also a pleasure to deal with, plus delivery was great (probably made it easier that I was relatively local, as they were delivered on a Saturday by a guy in his Dodge Caravan - my wife and I were thinking there's no way they could fit in there but they did!).

Anyone who is considering the Streamlines should go for it - I was torn between them and the Escapes and I truly believe that I made the right choice.
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Thanks for the detailed review. I'm strongly considering. How tall are you captainsensible202?
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I'm only 5'7 but my stepson is 5'10 and he loves them too!
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I'm 6'5" ... I know most chairs won't fit my size so that's what I'm a little worried about.
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I have escapes, and my feet don't touch the floor.. I'm 5'10". The streamlines are probably similar in size I would guess

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I went over to the warehouse today to look at these chairs. They are indeed very nice. My space only really has room for the narrower Jive chairs. Unfortunately I sat in all of the different chair models, and while the Jives are nice, the escapes are REALLY nice.

I'm thinking maybe I could squeeze 2 escapes(configured as loveseat) and 2 jives into a row instead of 4 jives. Has anyone done this? I wonder how it would look, does anyone have pictures?
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I'm thinking maybe I could squeeze 2 escapes(configured as loveseat) and 2 jives into a row instead of 4 jives. Has anyone done this? I wonder how it would look, does anyone have pictures?
It can definitely be done, but I am not sure it will look good. I had some customers who mixed and matched different style groups, but each of them was in its own row, and it looked fine, but putting the different style chairs in the same row will look odd. No one has done that yet. Not that anything wrong with it, and you may be the first?


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Any thought of coming out with a chair that has dimensions like the jive, but also includes a power headrest? For me that would be the ultimate.
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One of my chairs stopped working today after 18 months, but I've e-mailed Roman. I'm sure I'll go through the process others have of swapping components and I"ll get the correct one sent to me. Roman's reputation for service is amazing.

I'm glad I got the 5 year warranty on my chairs. I've only used them for 4 months of the 18 months I've had them since I had to redo my theater. (13 months) and spent a month in China.

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Jeff,

I found your email in my gmail trash box after reading your post here. Please in the future use sales@rtheaters.com email account, so I can get it right away.

Anyway, I have replied to your email.

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What does it mean when your controller lights blink and the functions don't operate?
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Dave,

Are you talking about the LEDs on the cup holder? It could be a faulty cup holder.

Contact me via email or phone, and I will help to diagnose the problem.

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Thanks Roman. I'll put a claim into the warranty company.

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The Streamlines are AWESOME! I got mine at the beginning of December (row of 3 curved, in Bonded Leather) and I could not be happier with them - the finish of the bonded leather is superb, better than any other bonded leather finish I've seen elsewhere. They're damn comfortable, and the added extras like the USB ports, aluminum trays & lumbar support are fantastic. Assembly was really easy too, just slot the backs on, line them up and plug them in.

Roman was also a pleasure to deal with, plus delivery was great (probably made it easier that I was relatively local, as they were delivered on a Saturday by a guy in his Dodge Caravan - my wife and I were thinking there's no way they could fit in there but they did!).

Anyone who is considering the Streamlines should go for it - I was torn between them and the Escapes and I truly believe that I made the right choice.
How is the bonded leather comfort and strength vs the leather vinyl combo? I'm still comparing with other out there..
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Roman:

While out the other night, I met a friend of a friend who is in the middle of building his 2nd home theater. He is looking for at least a half dozen chairs for his HT. I told him all about my experience with you, your customer service, etc. I sent him links to your website, brochures, configurations, etc...and told him all about the Fusion Line. He's got a link to this thread as well for the sake of reading reviews and experiences. Hopefully he will reach out to you in the coming weeks, months...
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Folks,

I will have the USBs w/split wires in a few weeks. Whoever is interested feel free to email me and pre-order.

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I will have the USBs w/split wires in a few weeks. Whoever is interested feel free to email me and pre-order.
Is there a price on these, and do you have an installation video?
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Is there a price on these, and do you have an installation video?
Yes, of course there is a price, but we are not allowed to discuss prices on the forum. Please email me for pricing...

I do not have an instructional video, but it would be a matter of cutting a small window in the front wall of the storage compartment, installing (screwing in the USB assembly), and attaching a splitter wire to the power supply, and USB.

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Folks,

Some new interesting products are coming in about 6 weeks
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Some new interesting products are coming in about 6 weeks
Something you can comment on in email, or not even privately yet?
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Sure, why not

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I went over to the warehouse today to look at these chairs. They are indeed very nice. My space only really has room for the narrower Jive chairs. Unfortunately I sat in all of the different chair models, and while the Jives are nice, the escapes are REALLY nice.

I'm thinking maybe I could squeeze 2 escapes(configured as loveseat) and 2 jives into a row instead of 4 jives. Has anyone done this? I wonder how it would look, does anyone have pictures?
Can you give me more of your opinion on the Escapes and the headrests? I am specifically looking at this chair as I would like the headrest to be able to push forward a little when fully reclined. I have Berklines now and I hate how soft they were, did the Escapes have good firm support on your back? I have been meaning to take a trip up to NJ to sit in them myself but just haven't had the time. I too don't have much space and can only fit three Escapes across so it would be nice if there was a narrower seat with the adjustable headrest.
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Fusion Collection Seating recliners will fill firmer than Berkline because of the pocketed coils springs we use in the seats. THey will also provide much better support and longevity of the seating cushion.

Check the Tribute-1015 chairs. They also have adjustable headrest like Escape-1019s, but it is manual vs. motorized on Escapes. THe Tribute-1015 will have a narrower footprint, and maybe something that you are looking for?

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Can you give me more of your opinion on the Escapes and the headrests? I am specifically looking at this chair as I would like the headrest to be able to push forward a little when fully reclined. I have Berklines now and I hate how soft they were, did the Escapes have good firm support on your back? I have been meaning to take a trip up to NJ to sit in them myself but just haven't had the time. I too don't have much space and can only fit three Escapes across so it would be nice if there was a narrower seat with the adjustable headrest.
The powered headrest on the escape was REALLY nice. Before going in to test drive the chairs I didn't really expect to care about it. But once I tried it out I could understand how nice it really was. The tribute has a manual adjustable headrest, but it was nowhere near as nice as the power adjustable headrest in the escape. I can't give you a reliable comment on the back support, since I wasn't paying that close attention to it.

Now mind you, I don't actually own any of these chairs yet. My opinion is only based around the handful of minutes that I sat in each of these chairs in the warehouse.
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The tribute has a manual adjustable headrest, but it was nowhere near as nice as the power adjustable headrest in the escape.
I agree the Tribute-1015 does not give you a luxury feature of pressing a button to adjust your headrest, and you need to actually use your hands to adjust it, but it does a perfect job, and the result is very similar.

Remember it is all subjective, and while one person could find it quite different, another may think that it is quite similar.

Just as an example, I will quote a customer who drove 4 hours to get to our warehouse and try all the chairs (we have them on the floor there):

"We got to go today to the warehouse and looks at the chairs. Long trip but a good experience. We talked to Enrique who was very polite and helpful. We decided we liked the Tribute chairs the best, they fit me very well and we liked the in arm storage along with usb charger location."

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Thanks tjtv and Roman, that helps. I will be driving about 3-4 hours to your warehouse to try out your chairs sometime this spring just to see which ones I like. I don't want to buy something that isn't comfortable to me and be stuck with it. I learned from that the first time around with the Berklines I have but at least now I know what I want in comfort after having these.
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Can you give me more of your opinion on the Escapes and the headrests? I am specifically looking at this chair as I would like the headrest to be able to push forward a little when fully reclined.
I spent about 2 hours at the warehouse this morning test driving the chairs. Based on my internet research, I had my mind made up about how I would rank the chairs based on price vs. features. All the chairs were extremely comfortable (which explains why my planned 30 minute visit exploded to 2 hours) however after sitting in them all for a good amount of time in person, I have a whole new completely subjective ranking now.

I was mainly interested in the Jive chairs for their smaller footprint, I didn't expect to care about a chair with an adjustable headrest (automatic or manual). But just like tjtv said, once I tried out an adjustable head rest I could understand how nice it really was. Using the push button headrest adjustment in the Escape was wonderful and had a real "cool" factor, however comfort wise I preferred the manual headrest in the Tribute. It basically tilted the entire top of the chair back forward, so both my head and shoulders were supported perfectly. I would't have known it was adjustable (or how to adjust it) unless I read about it first, where with the Escape you instantly know its adjustable thanks to the cup holder buttons. But based on price vs. feature vs. comfort, the Tributes jumped from last on my list to first. So right now for me it's a close race between first place (Tribute) and second place (Lagoon), I just have to narrow it down fast so I can get them in my theater to enjoy!
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