SouthHampton 1 year later
First off I would like to thank everyone on this forum. I cannot tell you how often I'm learning something new on here. Over the last 2 years the home theater and really the whole basement is beginning to come together. I currently have most of the house connected to an 8x8 hdmi matrix (HDTVSupply) switch with inputs from XBox 360, XBMC (Kodi), and 3 DirecTV boxes. For the outputs I have 120 inch projection screen (remnant from Carl's on ebay) in the theater (Optoma TW631-3D), 3 42 inch TVs around the bar, there is also a 20 inch TV in the bathroom so you don't have to miss part of the game. There is also an hdmi cable running up to the main TV in the family room. I utilize an hdmi over Cat6 that I can move from the master bedroom to any other room as needed. One other output goes to an hdmi to RCA converter which then goes to a ChannelVision RF modulator so that any input can be sent to the older TVs in the house (2 of them are in the garage). The theater room is filled with sound from a Denon S900. Every piece has been researched and decisions made on cost vs benefit. I didn't go top of the line for anything but have every built out the way I want it so that I can slowly update 1 piece at a time. Again, ever piece of this has had me searching AVSForum at some point.
This leads me to my post today, as I was getting some warranty work done on my theater chairs I realized I have not returned the favor for the next person looking for good seating. Early last year we got 2 rows of the HTdesign SouthHampton chairs. I know Alan is around this forum and between him and the other folks on here we could not be happier with our choice of seating. Below is the review I left on HTdesign's web site. Along with some pictures of the theater.
Oh, forgot to mention the riser was researched here too!
Product: HT Design Southampton Home Theater Seating Top Grain Leather
Review Title: LOVE these seats
Review: We, like everyone else looking to spend nearly $10k on furniture, did a ton of research. We live near one of the largest furniture stores in the country and still decided to go with these seats. We have two rows setup with single seats at the end and a love seat in the middle. This allows cuddle time in the middle or we can put the removable divider in to keep the boys separated. We have had these seats just over a year and I'm finally getting around to reviewing them now that we have some real time in them. We have had a few small issues with LED lights but HTMarket has been great to work with on getting these resolved. The LEDs aren't the main reason we bought them anyway. The leather is great quality, I'm not a leather guy but the wife demanded so... at the end of the day I do like them. Or dog has even sat on these without a blanket underneath and I see no signs of scratches (I usually demand a blanket under the hound). Having powered seats is great for finding that perfect recline which you cannot do with manual recliners. If you are thinking about these seats stop thinking and buy them.
Pros: Comfort Good quality leather and construction in general big cup holders trays work well
Cons: wish the plugs were right angle (not a huge deal) heavy (not really a con as they are well built, just don't move them!)