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Used or New Theater seats for your home theater or auditorium?

Friday, May 14th, 2010

With today’s economy, it is practical to consider all of your options when shopping for theater seating. Used theater seating, will be, no doubt less money than brand new theater seating. Many times used theater seating is half the price of new theater seating. So why not choose used theater seats? Well, ‘used’ means that the movie chairs can show some signs of wear, used theater seats usually come with only a 30-day warranty, and they come in the color that they are in, in other words you do not get to choose your fabric color, it is already decided for you.
So let’s talk about these concerns. “Signs of wear”: when purchasing used theater seats always ask the seller, what is the condition of the theater seating? If there are scratches, where are they? How bad are they? Scuff marks on plastic theater seating rear-of-back shells can easily have their appearance lessened by applying a plastic / vinyl protestant such as Armor All®. Scratches on metal legs or seat pans can be touched up with paint, or repainted entirely. Reading these fishing kayak reviews, you will know how to choose the right kayak.
“Soiled fabric”: Fabric can be cleaned; in fact, some used theater seat cushion bottom covers can actually be easily removed and simply placed in a machine clothes washer for cleaning. You definitely do not want a used theater seat that has any rips or tears in the fabric.
‘Fabric color choice’: The color that the seller got the chairs in is usually the only color you can get. So it may be prudent to order some ‘attic stock’ theater seating, to keep as spares. Remember theater seats last a long time, 15 years at least. So who knows if you might have to replace a cushion 10 years from now? Matching fabric again in the future can be near impossible.
So those are some of the things that are good to consider when deciding if you should go with new or used theater seats.
New seats come with a 5-year warranty, you can choose your fabric color from 50+ colors, and you can choose the height, width, and armrest preferences.
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Home theater seating. High back or low back chairs?

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

That’s a great question.
High back theater chairs (40 to 44 inch tall chairs, measured from the floor to the top of the chairs back) gives you shoulder, neck and head support. But… if you are audio purist, they can blur your sound quality.
Low back theater chairs (32 to 38 inch tall chairs, measured from the floor to the top of the chairs back) allow you to listen to every speaker channel, from every direction. No chair back to ‘block’ the sound.
Low backs are also great for level floors with ‘line of sight’ concerns. Your screen can be the lowest.
But if you have a sloped floor, or better yet risers A.K.A. steps / decking… well the high backs line of sight issues are all but over come. Plus the audio can be adjusted for those high back theater seats. Yes the rear channels are still being, somewhat, blocked, but comfort needs to be considered, and a ‘balance’ needs to found. sells both types. Factory direct. Real movie theater seating made to order in just 10 days.