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Did anyone see any new revelations in home theater seating while at Cedia? Are there any new designs or low cost alternatives?


I understand www.acousticsmart.com showed a new theater seat that allows the back and footrest to recline separately for added flexibility and comfort.
 

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Last weekend I was at CEDIA and looking and talking to many theater seating manufactures. From my experience with theater seats they really take it to another level. Other than just sofa with cup holder but now with everything motorized and many different way to make the seats more comfortable and enjoyable for most homes.


As for prices coming down I really don't see that, but I am very impressed of "Acoustic Innovations" they come out with seats that are starting retail for $995 each if I heard correctly. The comfort and quality is there. Hopefully soon I can have some of those seats in my room.


Anyway the seating business have really taken off and here are a few brands I see at CEDIA. I am sure there are a lot more just I didn't get to see.


1) Acoustic Innovations

2) Irwin Seating

3) Continental Seating

4) Premiere Home Theater Surroundings

5) First Impressions

6) Bsss

7) Berkline

8) ICChairs

9) Home Theater by Design

10) Theater Chairs by Form Fit

11) Flexsteel America's Seating Specialist


If anyone can add more please let me know. I would like to keep my eye open and hope to find the theater seats of my dream of course at the price my wallet can stand.


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Does everyone here have something against Bass Industries or something? Anytime I see Jaymars discussed, immediately following is "rebadged and marked up for sale as Bass Industries Loungers". :)


I just looked at the prices on the Bass Industries ones here in the states, and woa, prices are too high for me. Too bad I don't live in Canada...
 

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But can we folks in the states get them directly from Jaymar or a CN outfit that resells them? Because the Bass Industries branded ones are way too pricey, but if they were lower from a CN outfit and I could get it shipped over the border... then we'd be in a price range I could live with.
 

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Leather Living makes some home theater seating....They are out of Toronto...I think they sell into USA.... they just started a home theater line....I have a quote for 3 seats with 2 wedges.. in good leather for $3,600 Cdn.
 

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Leather Living makes some home theater seating....They are out of Toronto...I think they sell into USA.... they just started a home theater line....I have a quote for 3 seats with 2 wedges.. in good leather for $3,600 Cdn.
Do you have a web site or any contact info for Leather Living? I did a few web searches but came up blank looking for a web site...


Edit: Did some more searching and came up with the following company out of Brampton (a few hours out of Toronto):

http://www.leatherlivingfurniture.com


120 Delta Park Boulevard, Brampton, ON, L6T 5E7

E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (905)-790-6075 Fax: (905) 790-6076

Toll Free: 1-877-L-LIVING (1-877-554-8464)


Is this the one you mean?


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I too have been looking for home theater seating. I did some searching and found this company - Renaissance Home Theater which seems to have only 2 different styles however they do offer a 30 day trial period. Probably because you can't try them out anywhere. Their web-site is http://www.rhtheater.com/index.htm


Has anyone tried one of these out?
 

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Its highly intentional. This is a "if you have to ask, you can't afford it / we don't want your business" market unfortunately.


Sort of like shopping for a $75+k BMW. If you have to ask the price of the car, you are wasting their time. Of course, this doesn't really hold to be true on the web, but I guess those extra few bytes of bandwidth (to denote their asking price) is just too costly for them.
 

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It's unfortunate that so many manufactuers seem to take the "no pricing on the web" policy. I think by nature, the individuals involved on the AVS forum tend to be people that like to do their homework before they invest their money. It's simply easier to go to a website, look at items, see the dimensions and then the price. If it's within your budget, you buy it. If not, you search for something else. From a business standpoint, I can't comprehend why a business would be so adverse to advertising their price. I'm sure the obvious answer is that it would allow another business to advertise a lower price, thus stealing company #1's business. However, I also think that AVS customers, while looking at price, will also take into account customer service and the other factors that distinguish one seller from another. Or perhaps I'm living in some kind of "buyers utopia".


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The problem with companies posting pricing on the internet is that in most cases all they're allowed to publicize is MSRP. Posting the MSRP is akin to car dealers posting a "sticker price". As we all know in a great many cases the "street price" is substantially lower.


It only take a couple minutes to fire off an email or make a phone call to obtain pricing, so I don't see it as that big a deal. Also, by contacting them you'll get a feel for the type of business they are before you send them your hard earned cash. (knowledge, responsiveness, etc.)
 

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I called my local store yesterday and asked for pricing on 6 of the la-z-boys. He said about $1000 a piece.
 

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If that price was not for leather, then I would look around some more.
Don't forget the motorized option - $1K USD sounds about right if they're fabric and motorized.


There are tons of options here guys so you need to mention what you were quoted on if you want to compare prices.


LazyBoy's have the following options:


- Motorized or not

- Leather or fabric

- Temperpedic cushions or regular cushions

- Some of the feet cost extra as well (if I'm not mistaken).


From my experience pricing LazyBoy's, a motorized seat with temperpedic cushions and leather will cost approximately 2-2.5 times as much as the same seat with regular cusions in fabric without a motor!


Kal
 
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