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post #181 of 852
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Originally Posted by coolplazma View Post

Nice setup.

I have a small HT I'm trying to squeeze maximum seating into, but still want fullsize chairs - maybe even Escapes in a curved format.

Can you provide some room dimension and chair placement (plaform size, view distance from screen w/size) specs? Do you think your platform is at the minimum depth possible for those chairs?

OK, I took some measurements of my setup. The chairs are 7" from the wall. When fully reclined and headrest back, the chairs touch slightly. That is about as tight as I would put them unless you don't mind them rubbing into the wall.

The front row is 70 inches from the back row (cup holder to cup holder). There is about 3 inches clearance between rows in worst case (foreground of picture). The middleground and background seats are a more normal position. None of the seats have the headrest forward.

My front row is 117 inches away from my 120 wide 2.40:1 screen. This is my eye location while sitting in the seat. That is just under 1 screen width and very acceptable in my opinion for movies. To put the distance in relation to the chair its self, add 13 inches for the seat back in the upright position or add 20 inches for the seat fully reclined from the eye position.

Regarding your question on platform depth - If I were to do it again, I would have made the platform 78 inches deep. I remember BigmoutinDC stating that the min is 6ft 6in (78in) in the build forums (you listen to him). 72 inches will work as in my case, except the seat will not set against the platform.
LL
post #182 of 852
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

Crb667 I am interested to hear your review of the Tributes. I am interested in them now as well. To me the pictures make them look like they are a "firm" chair, is this the case? Whereas the Lagoons that Roman has look more "soft/plush". I dont really want a firm chair and would prefer one that is plush however if you are not careful a cheap plush seat will collapse with team leaving you a chair with no support.

Also someone a while back here mentioned one of the other models did not contour the body well. When sitting in the chair does your lower back contact the seat all the way down or is there a gap near the bottom? Not a big deal but over time this could become uncomfortable.

I remember having a similar conversation with Roman and he stated that these are softer than the Lagoons/Escapes. Time will tell how well they hold out. The pocket spring coils are supposed to hold up over time. They seem cushy to me, but I don't have a good frame of reference.

Regarding lower back support, I really haven't though about it until this post. There is only a gap when upright. Reclined, there is some support. I wouldn't say it's the same as a nice car seat, but it's fine.
post #183 of 852
Has anyone compared the palliser rumbas to the fusion escapes? I'm about to order the escapes tomorrow, but I've never sat in them. I have tried the rhumba and loved them. With the extra options and much faster ship time of the escapes, I think I will take the risk. Anyone tried both and have opinions?

Also, are buttkickers worth it? Never experienced them. Thanks
post #184 of 852
Anyone? I would like to order chairs today.
post #185 of 852
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Originally Posted by dave98svt View Post

Anyone? I would like to order chairs today.


Buttkickers are worth every penny you pay for them. I have never regretted that purchase. IMO they are one of the best lower cost additions you could make to your home theater.
post #186 of 852
I ordered a row of 3 escapes with 1 buttkicker in the center chair.
post #187 of 852
Welcome to the Fusion Escape group. Mine got here today and I can't unbox them until Friday night. It is killing me, waiting to find out what they are like.
Let the countdown begin.......
post #188 of 852
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Originally Posted by dave98svt View Post

I ordered a row of 3 escapes with 1 buttkicker in the center chair.

Be prepared to fight over that chair
post #189 of 852
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Originally Posted by crb667 View Post

OK, I took some measurements of my setup. The chairs are 7" from the wall. When fully reclined and headrest back, the chairs touch slightly. That is about as tight as I would put them unless you don't mind them rubbing into the wall.

The front row is 70 inches from the back row (cup holder to cup holder). There is about 3 inches clearance between rows in worst case (foreground of picture). The middleground and background seats are a more normal position. None of the seats have the headrest forward.

My front row is 117 inches away from my 120 wide 2.40:1 screen. This is my eye location while sitting in the seat. That is just under 1 screen width and very acceptable in my opinion for movies. To put the distance in relation to the chair its self, add 13 inches for the seat back in the upright position or add 20 inches for the seat fully reclined from the eye position.

Regarding your question on platform depth - If I were to do it again, I would have made the platform 78 inches deep. I remember BigmoutinDC stating that the min is 6ft 6in (78in) in the build forums (you listen to him). 72 inches will work as in my case, except the seat will not set against the platform.

Thank you for the detail.

Others:
Are people with the Escape and Lagoon also finding the full recline to need 7" back clearance?
post #190 of 852
Hey all,

Could someone with the Escapes measure the height of the footrest to the floor at full recline?

Thanks!

I don't like how low my feet hang on Coaster Showtimes, hoping these raise the feet higher relative to the seat cushion.
post #191 of 852
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Originally Posted by coolplazma View Post

Thank you for the detail.

Others:
Are people with the Escape and Lagoon also finding the full recline to need 7" back clearance?

Lagoon here...5" minimum and the headrest is laying on the wall at full recline. 6"-7" is safer so you're not rubbing paint
post #192 of 852
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Originally Posted by fst96se View Post

Hey all,

Could someone with the Escapes measure the height of the footrest to the floor at full recline?

Thanks!

I don't like how low my feet hang on Coaster Showtimes, hoping these raise the feet higher relative to the seat cushion.

The height from the floor to the bottom edge of the foot rest is 18 1/4" and from the floor to the top of the puffy part is 21".
post #193 of 852
Still on the fence, Escape's or Tribute's...

I'd like to request some pictures from the owners of each seat type.

1. Up close of leather (real and bonded)
2. Multiple close up views of person sitting, upright and reclined.
3. Seats fully reclined with no person sitting in them.
4. Person sitting in reclined escape with headrest up.
5. Person sitting in reclined tribute with headrest up.

Two more things:

Scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most comfortable seat you've ever sat in. What do you rate your seat?
Scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most FIRM seat you've ever sat in. What do you rate your seat?

Thanks in advance.

Its REALLY hard to purchase something of this cost without sitting in it first (as many of you already know).

Travis
post #194 of 852
I will try to get some pics of the Escapes up later on today but will say they are very comfortable. 3 out of 4 people fell asleep during the movie last night. Maybe too comfortable?
post #195 of 852
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Originally Posted by turbotboz View Post

Still on the fence, Escape's or Tribute's...

I'd like to request some pictures from the owners of each seat type.

1. Up close of leather (real and bonded)
2. Multiple close up views of person sitting, upright and reclined.
3. Seats fully reclined with no person sitting in them.
4. Person sitting in reclined escape with headrest up.
5. Person sitting in reclined tribute with headrest up.

Two more things:

Scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most comfortable seat you've ever sat in. What do you rate your seat?
Scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most FIRM seat you've ever sat in. What do you rate your seat?

Thanks in advance.

Its REALLY hard to purchase something of this cost without sitting in it first (as many of you already know).

Travis


You dont ask for much do you?!
post #196 of 852
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

You dont ask for much do you?!

haha. Yeah....I just dont want to pull the trigger and wish I had bought the better model.

My wife has to be tired of hearing me go back and forth about these seats. If I dont get the feedback I'm looking for by early this week, I will pull the trigger.

Travis
post #197 of 852
i love my 4 escapes. I have had them about 2 weeks now and i have zero regrets. I am not sure how much cheaper the other chairs roman sells are than the fusions but i knew i wanted all the features. I love the power head rests. I had 3 friends over last night to watch basketball thry were amazed at the headrests. They have never seen anything like it before. As to which ones are more comfortable only you can decide that. It is ofcourse hard to try out both chairs unless you go to the showroom or find people locally who have both. Also just because someone here says they tried both and like one better does not mean you will agree with their findings. I dont think you can go wrong with either one. I would buy the chairs with the features and style you like best.
post #198 of 852
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Originally Posted by dan webster View Post

i love my 4 escapes. I have had them about 2 weeks now and i have zero regrets. I am not sure how much cheaper the other chairs roman sells are than the fusions but i knew i wanted all the features. I love the power head rests. I had 3 friends over last night to watch basketball thry were amazed at the headrests. They have never seen anything like it before. As to which ones are more comfortable only you can decide that. It is ofcourse hard to try out both chairs unless you go to the showroom or find people locally who have both. Also just because someone here says they tried both and like one better does not mean you will agree with their findings. I dont think you can go wrong with either one. I would buy the chairs with the features and style you like best.

Agreed. Very good info.

just weigh what's most important spec wise and of course cost. I think both chairs will do you fine.
post #199 of 852
Thanks for everyone's help/advice to date. I officially ordered the 4 tributes in brown leather, love seat center configuration last night. I'm extremely excited to receive them, although the basement isnt finished yet...

Roman, thanks for your help and patience as well. After countless undecided phone calls, and countless reassurance from you, I was glad to finally make the plunge.

Travis
post #200 of 852
Congrats.
If anyone is interested in some close up pictures of the leather and underside etc of the Escapes. I posted some in this thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1399754
post #201 of 852
Well I just took the plunge and ordered 4 Tributes w/buttkickers.

Blew my budget all to hell but we are excited. Now to do something with the old sectional we no longer need, LOL.

Greg
post #202 of 852
Does anybody have pics of a loveseat configuration with the Fusion escapes?

IOIOOIOI

Thanks!

Lou
post #203 of 852
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Originally Posted by buggdog View Post

Does anybody have pics of a loveseat configuration with the Fusion escapes?

IOIOOIOI

Thanks!

Lou

In about a week or so I will be able to give you one but it will be of the tributes not the Escapes.

Greg
post #204 of 852
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Originally Posted by buggdog View Post

Does anybody have pics of a loveseat configuration with the Fusion escapes?

IOIOOIOI

Thanks!

Lou


I purchased this configuration. After a few days in this configuration I changed it to a two loveseat configuration. These seats can be moved around fairly easily.Works better for us for when we have other couples over to watch a movie.
post #205 of 852
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Originally Posted by outlikealight View Post

I purchased this configuration. After a few days in this configuration I changed it to a two loveseat configuration. These seats can be moved around fairly easily.Works better for us for when we have other couples over to watch a movie.

I though about doing this too. Could you post pics of that?

Thanks!
post #206 of 852
so do you have a double armrest in the middle?
post #207 of 852
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Originally Posted by buggdog View Post

so do you have a double armrest in the middle?

Yes the configuration with the love seat in the middle can also be configured in a double loveseat setup. So in the middle there is a double armrest.

This works better for us because if you have people over our guests always sat in the middle and my wife and I on the outsides. This way the couples can sit together. For family nobody really cares who sits where.
post #208 of 852
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Originally Posted by outlikealight View Post


Yes the configuration with the love seat in the middle can also be configured in a double loveseat setup. So in the middle there is a double armrest.

This works better for us because if you have people over our guests always sat in the middle and my wife and I on the outsides. This way the couples can sit together. For family nobody really cares who sits where.

How difficult is it to move the config around? Do you do this often?
post #209 of 852
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Originally Posted by buggdog View Post

How difficult is it to move the config around? Do you do this often?

It is not difficult to move the configuration around. The biggest pain is if you have buttkickers, rewiring them is tedious but not difficult. These are very solid chairs but I can manage them myself. Although two people makes it very easy. I initially had the loveseat in the middle and then switched to two loveseats. We have liked that configuration the best so we have left it that way.
post #210 of 852
Could you post a picture of them configured that way?
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