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I am in the process of pinning down two rows of Berkline 088 for our dedicated setup - two rows of 3 seats. I noticed that they have the curved and the straight row setup. What are most people getting for the 1st, 2nd row, and what are the major differences (besides the setup).


I have not really noticed the differences in the forums.


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George
 

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George,


The curved configurations from a functional prospective make sense when you put many chairs (5-6) in a row in a wider room. This puts everyone who seats in this row approximately at the same viewing distance to the screen.


In your situation it will be only matter of taste and your preference. The curvature would not be dramatic, so it does not really matter. The only advantage of having curved row would be in having wider armrests (in the back), so you can share the armrest easier with someone sitting next to you.
 

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I am in the process of pinning down two rows of Berkline 088 for our dedicated setup - two rows of 3 seats. I noticed that they have the curved and the straight row setup. What are most people getting for the 1st, 2nd row, and what are the major differences (besides the setup).


I have not really noticed the differences in the forums.


Thanks,

George

I have ordered 4 088 in a straight row, the center two are actually a love seat so I can have the sweet spot when listening to music. My room is not very wide at 13 1/2' so the choice for the straight row was nessassary. Did you order them with buttkickers?
 

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For me, it was from the rsh fellow a few posts up from here.....
 

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I am in the process of pinning down two rows of Berkline 088 for our dedicated setup - two rows of 3 seats. I noticed that they have the curved and the straight row setup. What are most people getting for the 1st, 2nd row, and what are the major differences (besides the setup).


I have not really noticed the differences in the forums.


Thanks,

George

Here's what an 088 curved configuration looks like in my house:




I think its more aestetically pleasing with the curve -- plus you get wider armrests with the curve.


Here's a shot down the line to show you its a very small curve:

 

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where have you guys found to be the cheapest place to order the 088s???

Ordered mine from tv specialist's in slc utah.
 

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I bought two rows of three from Roman (rsh post from above). I had not thought about the curved giving me a wider armrest, but I went with straight arms. Mainly due to my room configuration.


Either way you won't be disappointed. I have had my seats for about a month now and have been loving every minute!!


Check with Roman on pricing. I give him 4 out of 4 stars!!!!
 

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smcgrath - Are those 088's with the brown microfiber? How do they hold up on stains, spills, etc.?

Actually they are black microfiber. I believe the specific fabric is...


Group 2

Pattern: 3074

Color:29


We don't allow any eating or much drinking in our theater so I don't know how well they hold up to that kind of abuse.



HTH

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smcgrath, thanks for posting the pic. I'm still looking at the 088's and my wife hates leather (I'm not really a fan either). But I worry the fabric looks cheesy. Your set up looks very, very classy. I'm impressed.


On the other hand we do allow eating/drinking in the theater room. So that is something to think about.
 

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Here's a picture of my Berkline 088s. Two rows of four seats in a straight row.

That's very nice...
 

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How much space are you putting between rows?


My room is 15' 7" deep and I'd like to squeeze in two rows (second on an 8" riser), but this means I need to push them back as far as possible. I'd put a loveseat w/two single chairs in the front row and five chairs in the back row to maximize seating.


The back row will be as far back as possible (I think 3"), and I was planning to put the front row 66" away from that. According to berkline's website the '88 takes up 66" when fully reclined.


Has anyone else tried to put them that close? Any other ideas?
 

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Rick,


Do not make a platform less than 6 feet deep. This is for straight configuration, and the curved will require even deeper riser.


Your room is quite small for 2 rows of seating, especially if you are going with the front projection system. You front row will be about 9.5 feet away from the screen. That means that you should not get a screen bigger than about 87" diagonal...
 

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I went with kyle mccabe of carolina interiors.
 
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