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post #271 of 850
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Originally Posted by Bullitt5094 View Post

Started to order the Lagoons, go the Escapes. My bad.

We understand they are so comfortable that you had forgotten what you were sitting in...........I get it, I have the tributes and am very pleased.
post #272 of 850
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Originally Posted by dfpw View Post

Someone mentioned giving us a picture of the 3 seat (couch) version of the lagoon's but never showed it. Could someone who has this setup tell me, are you able to lay across the 3 seats comfortably like a couch, or are the seats more of a bucket design and would be bumpy to lay on that way.

Would like to hear/see opinions on this specifically as well. Plan on actually doing 4 across since 3 would basically just be like having any couch and I need more seating room so plan on doing 4 across of most likely the Lagoon.
post #273 of 850
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Originally Posted by Schloob1 View Post


Would like to hear/see opinions on this specifically as well. Plan on actually doing 4 across since 3 would basically just be like having any couch and I need more seating room so plan on doing 4 across of most likely the Lagoon.

I wouldn't do a couch arrangement with these seats. They really are great as theater seats, but part of that is the whole armrest thing.
post #274 of 850
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Originally Posted by FolsomEJ View Post

I wouldn't do a couch arrangement with these seats. They really are great as theater seats, but part of that is the whole armrest thing.

Thx, but that does not really answer dspw or my concern in regards to these seats.
post #275 of 850
Schloob1,

What exactly is your concern in regards to these seats?

In order to put together are 3, 4, etc.. seat couch/sectional, you would need to get left facing arm recliner, right facing arm recliner and as many armless pieces as you would need.

All pieces are independent and will be controlled and recline individually. You will loose the armrests hence the cup holders, so as soon as you go more then two seat (loveseat) configuration you will have people who would not have the cup holders.

FYI: The power recline controls on the armless pieces will be on the right side of the seating cushion (when you sit in the chair), and you will need to slide your hand between the seats and push the button there.
post #276 of 850
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Originally Posted by rsh View Post

Schloob1,

What exactly is your concern in regards to these seats?

In order to put together are 3, 4, etc.. seat couch/sectional, you would need to get left facing arm recliner, right facing arm recliner and as many armless pieces as you would need.

All pieces are independent and will be controlled and recline individually. You will loose the armrests hence the cup holders, so as soon as you go more then two seat (loveseat) configuration you will have people who would not have the cup holders.

FYI: The power recline controls on the armless pieces will be on the right side of the seating cushion (when you sit in the chair), and you will need to slide your hand between the seats and push the button there.

Roman, not too much of a concern, but as dfpw as well asked just soliciting for opinions on the comfort of these seats acting essentially as a "couch" based on the arrangement mentioned. That's all. Thx for your concern and posting though, much appreciated.
post #277 of 850
I would agree with Roman once you get past a loveseat configuration ( IOOI ) you lose cupholders and the power recline buttons are now down below seat level. If you want a "couch" then why not get a nice black leather couch for a 2nd row and then use some of the Fusion seats for the rest??
post #278 of 850
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

I would agree with Roman once you get past a loveseat configuration ( IOOI ) you lose cupholders and the power recline buttons are now down below seat level. If you want a "couch" then why not get a nice black leather couch for a 2nd row and then use some of the Fusion seats for the rest??

Being serious and not rude, but can you point me in the direction of a nice(decent) one then that would be at least 7ft of actual seating/lying down space and that would be 108" or less. Finally at most I would need to stay at or under 2K. It's just without going custom made, this seems like my best option that I can figure out in terms of at least what I need to have for my room. Personally I can't seem to find anything and I'm definitely open to options, but in terms of leather seating this seems to be the best one in terms of having that "sofa" look and feel that I can come up with.

This will be my one and only row of seating as my room is only roughly 12x12 and the only place in the house where we have a television.

Unfortunately unless I won the lottery and moved, I don't see for at least say 20 years getting out of the house we have so I am stuck with a tiny mancave and want to make it as nice and comfortable for me and my family when watching movies With a wife, 1 kid and 3 papillons the space is getting very cramped on the ol' futon to say the least and it is time to finally work on upgrading.
post #279 of 850
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Originally Posted by Iusteve View Post

I would agree with Roman once you get past a loveseat configuration ( IOOI ) you lose cupholders and the power recline buttons are now down below seat level. If you want a "couch" then why not get a nice black leather couch for a 2nd row and then use some of the Fusion seats for the rest??

My issue/concern/curiosity is finding a couch that matches the two escapes I just ordered properly. I am shying away on the loveseat design since this seat isn't in a primary "hey come watch movies every day" position and I was looking for something to lie across (the couch will actually be along the wall perpendicular to the TV). Price wise, the cost of 3 lagoon's is comparable to a quality couch from lazyboy but I'd have a hard time matching the style between one of those and the escapes.
post #280 of 850
Not sure how easy (if possible at all) to find a matching couch, but when you buy the chairs that have the same cover (even if the style is different), it will help to have more of a matching look.
post #281 of 850
Does Roman offer led lighting on any of his Fusion Collection? If not, how difficult or easy is it to do it myself? I suppose its just a strip of led's that can be stapled/glued to the bottom somewhere...
post #282 of 850
stevedawg85,

We will never use LED lighting in the cup holders, nor we would use the base rail lighting in the chairs. I am a strong believer that this is a pure marketing tool that is used to attract customers and make more money. It is completely useless, and waist of money. The lighted cup holders create a very distracting effect, and the base rail lighting will wash out the picture on your screen.
post #283 of 850
I actually wish the lighting on the control buttons around the cup holders were dimmer. But that's far from a real problem. Just nit picky.
post #284 of 850
Good choice. Sitting on the floor on pillows I found to be less than optimal. It also takes a while to get there via LTL Freight. Mine only took 5 days from NY to TX, but I think that's the exception to the rule. Shipping Monday, delivering residential on Friday.
post #285 of 850
I know plenty of you checking out the online store for the home theater seating but I found this deal on local B&M store.

The price seems to be reasonable for the powered recliners. ( They got 3 seat set too).

http://www.vcf.com/webapp/wcs/stores...-1_10052_57504

I am thinking about this.Any ideas on these ?
post #286 of 850
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Originally Posted by rsh View Post

stevedawg85,

We will never use LED lighting in the cup holders, nor we would use the base rail lighting in the chairs. I am a strong believer that this is a pure marketing tool that is used to attract customers and make more money. It is completely useless, and waist of money. The lighted cup holders create a very distracting effect, and the base rail lighting will wash out the picture on your screen.

I agree with that 100%. I went through the trouble of making my room a bat cave, walls, floor and ceiling are flat black. I even have all of my equipment in the mechanical room below, so that I am not getting light off of the equipment. Not about to put chairs with lights on them in the room.
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post #287 of 850
Anyone able to chime in in terms of comparison of any of the Fusion line to say the Palisser Pepper chairs? The wife and I are were at our local furniture store and they had these and they were decent. So just wondering how the Fusion's possibly compare. thx
post #288 of 850
I just got 4 Fusion Lagoons for my TV area. I love them they are so comfortable. Roman was great to deal with. He responded to all my questions really fast and he even held my chairs at his warehouse as my renovation was delayed. I would def buy from him again.
post #289 of 850
Roman was also going to hold my order in his warehouse but accidentally sent it too early. However he accepted responsibility and was willing to have them shipped back on his dime. Luckily we were able to make other arrangements but he was very responsive and accommodating to deal with.
post #290 of 850
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Originally Posted by Bullitt5094 View Post

I actually wish the lighting on the control buttons around the cup holders were dimmer. But that's far from a real problem. Just nit picky.

I just skimmed this whole thread pretty good and read where Roman was trying to come up with a way to turn them off.

Is there any way to tint the lights? Like is it plastic, glass, something that can be painted grey or put a tint film on?
post #291 of 850
My wife is getting me a row of 4 seats for fathers day and I am having problems deciding on a couple of different things.

First is the theater will have 3 rows of seats. Front row 4 seats with love seat in the middle.

Second row regulat straight row of 4.

Third row doesnt have an outlet for power recline but can either have a row of 4,5,or 6. Am really thinking of just sticking with 4 as I can only think of a couple times per year that more than 12 people would ever be in the theater.

Here is the problem I am having. I really love the extra features of the escape but havent asked Roman about how the headrest will even work in a manual chair (maybe the battery backup I read about from a poster). And the wait time on the non stocked manual seats are long. Here is where I am going. I know Roman has been taking great care of AVS members for quite a while but since I will be buying these at different times. If something ever happens and manufacturing stops I will likely not be able to get the manual chairs so getting them first makes the most sense to me but not to the wife.

I dont know what to do. Wife says pick what you want and then says get the loveseat power recline since that is where we will be sitting. I'd just really hate not being able to get matching seats later down the road.

Escape or tribute is another question. The tributes bending chair back just seems weird though.

I'll stop rambling.
post #292 of 850
So I have had my Fusion Escapes now for a few weeks and wanted to post my review.

First off I want to say that Roman's customer service is as good as it gets. It took me a month to decide what I wanted and many emails back and forth to Roman. The responses are always fast. I am 6'3" 240 and really did not want to purchase 6 chairs without sitting in them. After reading all the post I took the plunge and order 6 fusion escapes in black leather, 3 with butt kickers and a bka-1000 amp. I decided to go with the escapes because of my size and all the features. I normally do not gamble with such a big purchase, but all the reviews seemed good. I was skeptical about wiring the money, but Roman was great and let me know that he received it, and then sent me tracking numbers for everything. I had the chairs in my house 5 days from the day I ordered them. I am in Houston, Texas. Below I posted pictured of the chairs.

They arrived on two pallets and I was able to tip the guy to place them in my garage. My first dilemma was whether I should go with leather combo or the bonded leather. I ended up going with the leather combo. The leather is very soft and high quality. The chairs arrive in two pieces and are put together in seconds. I placed the 3 chairs with butt kickers in the rear and the other 3 in the front.

The chairs are better then I imagined. If you are trying to decide which chairs to go with, go with the Escapes. Its is well worth the extra money. The seats are very comfortable and when fully reclined my feet do come to the end, but do not hang off. Most chairs I was always too tall for. The reclining is smooth. The headrest is worth its weight in gold. I would buy these chairs just for the headrest. My wife is 5'2" and she never uses the headrest, but being 6'3" I can adjust it to whatever position I am in. It’s like having a pillow behind your head. With the chairs fully reclined I am able to move the headrest up to the perfect position every time. The blue lights by the cup holder do not bother me at all as some others have complained about them. I actually like the lights. I love that they have a lock button to prevent you from changing the position by mistake. The drink cup coolers do work and get very cold, but they do make a little humming sound like a refrigerator. It's not that loud to bother you and it’s a neat feature to have. I agree with some of the other post about the tray tables. The quality isn’t really there, but I really like having them, then not.

Now for the butt kickers. This was a last minute decision. Roman installed 3 butt kickers in the rear chairs. Let me say I am now kicking myself for not getting 6 of them. Once you watch a movie with butt kickers it’s very hard to go back to nothing. Anyone on the fence about ordering butt kickers. Get them they are great. Adds a whole new dynamic to watching movies. I wired the 3 in a series using the bka-1000.

I hope this helps anyone who is looking for media chairs.

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post #293 of 850
Very accurate review I have to say.
I love mine except for the "sedative effect" when you recline them too far. wink.gif
I am sorry I didn't get the buttkickers installed initially but at the time I didn't know enough about them. I will definitely be doing a retro fit in the near future.
post #294 of 850
I just wanted to post here I am in Summit NJ I am also a Fortress Dealer so I decided to go up and check out Romans chairs, looking for other options. Although not a Fortress seat, it sat just as well. I thought it could of been a little more pillow in the back but that is my preference. Needless to say I bought some and I will be stoking one in our demo room to sell I thought it was an exceptional value.

Things I liked and didn’t in the Escape.

I liked the power headrest, this is really a must it seemed to go in and up a little most tend to dive I am 5’10” so I don’t like headrests in my neck this seemed to not do that. This really put the chair over the top and the main reason I liked it.

The cup cooler is neat, however makes a little noise and the part that cools is only right on the bottom it seems if the whole cup holder cooled it would be better but I will reserve judgment on that till I get a beer in it after hours. But was another over the top feature.

The touch buttons are nice, the lock out is a must. One thing I though would be nice is a one button return or park also memory positions would be nice, just a thought.

I could not tell the difference between the real leather and the fake the fake had more of a cow hide texture and a bit colder the real leather was the shiny type leather. I got the fake one for no other reason than I thought it looked better.

One thing I didn’t like you can only do 2 in a couch, because of the controls, I have a lot of people looking for more couch type configuration these days and this limits it a bit.

It is not modular, for 99.9% of the people this won’t matter but how you order with what arm rests is it. Most brands you buy the chair and then pick different arm rests or wedges to attach them together. This one you purchase the chair with the arm rests or wedge attached and you can not change or detach them later to change configuration because the underlying frames are different.

Over all I though this chair was an exceptional value for the money, we will see how it holds up with a couple people sitting in it a day.

One last comment I tried all the other chairs and they were all comfortable, all great values. I would not hesitate to buy any of his stuff.
post #295 of 850
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The touch buttons are nice, the lock out is a must. One thing I though would be nice is a one button return or park also memory positions would be nice, just a thought.

It could potentially be done, but it is not clear how that may effect the price...
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One thing I didn’t like you can only do 2 in a couch, because of the controls, I have a lot of people looking for more couch type configuration these days and this limits it a bit.

This is the only group where we do not offer the many seat couch configuration due to the fact that all controls are on the cup holder. Honestly it does not make much sense for people who are looking for sectionals/couches to buy HOME THEATER recliners since most of the features like storage, tray, cup holder, etc... will not be used. They better off just get a regular sectional furniture. The only reason I can see (and I can tell from experience) people would want a couch configuration is if one of the rows needs to have more seats and the room is two small to accommodate regular configuration with the armrests in between the chairs. Most people for their primary seating choose configuration with the armrests in between.
post #296 of 850
Roman,
I sent you an email about a quote for some chairs.

Thx
post #297 of 850
sent you a reply....
post #298 of 850
I've had my 4 Escapes for about two weeks now and just thought I'd add my review as many others have.

I ordered the row of 4 with love seat in the middle and when they arrived I decided to take advantage of the configuration by using two love seats. One in the front row and one in the second row. I have three rows to eventually fill so thought placing them like this would offer 4 good seats for surround enstead of having all four in one row.

First off, I sat in the seats at bestbuy the day before ours arrive just to have a feel of the difference. Man its more than just a difference. Its like one is a seat from a pinto and the Escape is like sitting in the cadillac of seats. They are very comfortable when fully reclined, so much so that you dont even think about being in the seat if the movie is good. Sitting upright is good but not nearly as good. This may bring on the only downside I have towards the seat. When sitting with the back upright the headrest isnt quite in the right spot for me but I'm also 6'2". Its just not on my head. More in the neck position. I never watch a movie without reclining so its a moot point but thought I would weigh my opionion on it. My feet just barely hang off the end of the foot rest so am happy that I am not having sore legs!

The cup cooler doesnt seem to do much with a glass of beer but may with a prechilled beverage as I pour from the tap.

The lights are a little distracting to me as my room is a total cave but will be putting some tint on them one way or another. Will report back with my results. And the lock button is a must when you are using the cupholder as if it isnt engaged you will change the position of the seat by accident without it being on.

The headrest is completely awesome! I love it and wish there was a memory for both the seat and headrest. Its not a negative by any means but would be another added bonus.

I have the bonded leather since it isnt as shiny. I think it looks and feels great. No complaints about it at all!

They were very easy to assemble but a second person to help move them from the garage to the theater would have been great. Taping down the armrest would have helped.

They arrived three days after my order so was quite happy about shipping as well.

One chair stopped working about an hour or so after I got them hooked up. The lights were off and the chair was in the reclined position. I emailed Roman and he had me going through all the trouble shooting within an hour or so of recieving my email. It was troublesome as I had to basically lay both chairs next to one another and find a way to make the wires reach the other chairs components.Once you see how well the wires are ran and tight to the chair framing you will understand why this was complicated. I probably had the chairs in three or four different positions of twister before I finally found which part was bad. It wasnt fun and dont know what I would have had to do if I didnt have other chairs to trouble shoot with, but I did so that does matter. It took about an hour and we figured it out. The only bad thing about this is that the chair has been stuck in the fully reclined position for two weeks now so has been unusable pretty much. I guess the first replacement part got lost in the mail because I still havent recieved it. He was supposed to send the second replaement part out 5 days ago and still havent gotten that one either. I dont quite understand what is going on with getting this part as I dont think Roman is responsible from the numberous applauds of his customer service. I know it shouldnt take more than 4 days to get here so am starting to wonder about the second one as well. Will report back on this after it arrives.

All in all I would rate these chairs at a 9 out of 10. Memory positions, dimmer lights, and a more stable tray table are the only things that could be improved upon I would think. For the money I would say a 9.5 should be awarded!

Great job Roman!
post #299 of 850
Alex,

I am not sure why you have not received the part that I shipped to you on 06/26/12. I was told by the clerk who took the parcel that it would be delivered within 3 business days.

I will call them on Monday and see if they can trace the package.

Sorry for such delay. We usually do not have any problems with the mail...
post #300 of 850
I would also like to comment on the good service by Roman. One of the Escapes I ordered had a cushion problem. Roman tried to find a repair shop that would come out to fix it but was not able. I ended up finding one within a couple minutes of my work. They repaired the chair and I was reimbursed. I am always hesitant to purchase from anywhere but local but AVS and RH Theaters have continually won my business and I would not consider going anywhere else.
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