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Seats with Built on Risers

Are there any alternatives to Seatcraft and Octane? Right now I'm looking at the Octane Flex HR.

This will be for my back row. For my front row I have the Valencia Tuscany seats and they're great so far.
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Build a riser is the most often used alternative. I see HTmarket now sells pre-made risers if you lack the skills. A lot of theaters I've worked on require a vertical lift much higher than what the second row seating alternatives provide. It is a function of screen size, placement of the screen vertically and the distances of the two+ rows from the screen. It is geometry. There is a good online calculator to see what you need and I use it all the time. http://www.diymovierooms.com/Home-Th...s/Riser-Height

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Build a riser is the most often used alternative. I see HTmarket now sells pre-made risers if you lack the skills. A lot of theaters I've worked on require a vertical lift much higher than what the second row seating alternatives provide. It is a function of screen size, placement of the screen vertically and the distances of the two+ rows from the screen. It is geometry. There is a good online calculator to see what you need and I use it all the time. http://www.diymovierooms.com/Home-Th...s/Riser-Height
We have a new riser system either 8 or 12 high, ships assembled in sections of 24 inch wide and 82" deep and then goes together using pocket holes. Made all hardwood with finished sides. It's made for someone who does not want to make themselves or for people that have contractors overcharge on things like this. Had a guy the other day in showroom said his contractor wanted 5k for a riser build.

As for the seats with risers, I don't like them much as it's hard for a person to get in and out of the chair when it's so high up no step up to chair.

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Build a riser is the most often used alternative. I see HTmarket now sells pre-made risers if you lack the skills. A lot of theaters I've worked on require a vertical lift much higher than what the second row seating alternatives provide. It is a function of screen size, placement of the screen vertically and the distances of the two+ rows from the screen. It is geometry. There is a good online calculator to see what you need and I use it all the time. http://www.diymovierooms.com/Home-Th...s/Riser-Height
The problem I'm running into is that I'm limited on space because my entrance to the theater is at the rear. I was told that the riser should be 6 feet deep by code?
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To my knowledge there is no such code. But anything less than 6 1/2 ft won't allow for fully reclining your seats. If you are space constrained you should cross reclining theater seats off the list, maybe get quality bolt down home theater rockers.
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As for the seats with risers, I don't like them much as it's hard for a person to get in and out of the chair when it's so high up no step up to chair.


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