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Home Cinema Seats?

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by stuart-f, Sep 23, 2001.

  1. stuart-f

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    This particular rant is not directly about projectors but as it is mostly people with projectors who will be creating home cinemas then this is an appropriate arena.

    The question is: Is it just me or does anyone else think that having Odeon style seats in a home cinema is totally naff?

    It seems to me that while we are all trying to recreate the audio-visual effects of the local flea-pit, (or perhaps more accurately the Empire Leicester Square), why would anyone want to replicate the discomfort of you average cinema seat. Unless a film is particularly absorbing, it is a constant struggle to find a comfortable position, legs crossed, straight out, slumped, bolt upright or any combination of the aforementioned.

    If you insist in cinema seats why not go the whole hog and make sure you have at least two rows so that you can sit in the back in order that your friends can come in late and have to walk in front of you. Next you could create a machine that makes random irritating noises at critical parts of the film, giggling, crunching crisp bags, coughing, mobile phones that kind of thing.

    A home cinema should combine the comforts of home with the sight and sound of the cinema. This of course could lead you to the ultimate couch potato device the ‘Lazee Boy' chair with built in fridge and phone point. Now that's really naff.
     
  2. Phil Hinton

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    Stuart thanks for that point of view.

    One thing I want to ask is have you been to the cinema lately? and where?

    My last trip was to WV Star city and would give my right arm for the seats in gold class.<br />Nice leather recliners with remote for moving leg position and head comfort.

    As I have a Dedicated room which is mine, then I will decide what is Naff!<br />Have you got a dedicated room?

    You are intiled to your opinion, but please dont lecture people it just gets our backs up.

    Out of interest what would you suggest Us Naff people sit on?
     
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    This is actually a bit interesting..... whilst everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I personally dont give 2 hoots so long as the audio visual performance matches the cinema!

    I admit my smal screen cant quite manage it, but what i loose out on there, i feel i make up for on comfort. My friends often prefer my screen simply because there is the soft leather sofas and all the comforts of home!

    So clearly there are 2 types of home cine-addict..... there are the purists, those who recreate the cinema experience- and there are the revolutionists, those who care not for old niceties and only care that their arse is comfortably seated!

    Are you a purist or have you joined the revolution?

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    You forgot to mention the annoying people who wait for quiet moments in the film to roll an M&M from the back onto the floor!. You know who you are!.
     
  5. Paul D

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    Stuart, it says your a new member but your ID is 674?.<br />Did you register last year etc, then not bother posting?. <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <br />Anyway, I can see by your post you are after a "reaction" rather than a reply!. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />So........Whats it got to do with you what people have in their "Flea pits"?.<br /> Also, I like people talking into their mobile phones whilst pointing their laser pointers at the screen.<br /> And a film is just not a film if somebody doesn't kick the sh*t out of the back of my chair.<br /> Plus if the chairs were too comfy i might fall asleep, therefore missing the grainy/pot marked/out of focus film.<br />I also like the idea of paying £5 to see the film and then spending £25 on a hotdog/popcorn/coke. Plus you just can't beat having a fight with the big gorilla who has sat in your allocated seat, because he is p*ssed up and lost his stub.<br />The hardest thing i found to recreate in my home cinema, was coming outside at the end of the film to find:-<br />A: Your car is not there<br />B: Your car is still there but your Stereo/Alloys/Nodding Dog isn't

    So am i a purist?

    Like hell i am!!

    My cinema will be better than the local multiplex!

    The picture/sound will be better.<br />The food is crap but cheaper(ouch! the wife just slapped me)<br />The only person using a mobile phone will be me.<br />The film starts when i'm ready.<br />I'm allowed to drink beer during the film!.<br />I'm guaranteed to "cop-off" on the back row!(ouch! second slap off the wife)<br />And the only thing i have to worry about my car, is if a bird has sh*t on it (i would pack her in straight away the dirty b*tch!). <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" />

    Well YOU started it!!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    <br />PS my preferred seating is Laz-E-Boys!

    [ 24-09-2001: Message edited by: fulabeer ]</p>
     
  6. stuart-f

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    Phil,<br />I'm sorry that I seem to have upset you - it was meant to be slightly tongue-in-cheek. Clearly everyone is entitled to an opinion and I am genuinely interested in other view points. I personally wouldn't recreate the whole cinema in the same way that I wouldn't make my dining room look like a restaurant.

    I do go to the cinema a lot, (although decent films have been very thin on the ground lately), but it's mostly the Odeon in Epsom which I think is pretty good from a picture and sound perspective but the seats aint much cop. Maybe I'll need to try a WV near me sometime.

    By the way I do have a dedicated room and use a big comfy couch to sit on. Also I have Sony VPL10HT so I have to endure a fair amount of slagging in this forum - however after 'the event' I think I'll need to go CRT!

    Paul,<br />I'm more of a reader than a contributor and don't contribute that often. But yes getting a reaction can be quite interesting - I'm always interested in different opinions but some things just baffle me. It's like Jeff,(Kryton) who has spent a lot of money and time producing a superb HTPC but, by his own admission, watches broadcast TV zoomed up to fill his wide-screen TV thus turning everyone on screen into Danny Devito. Beats me all ends up I'm afraid.

    PS Thanks for the spelling correction on the Laz-E-boy.
     
  7. Paul D

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    Stuart. Please post more often!!!

    [ 24-09-2001: Message edited by: fulabeer ]</p>
     
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  9. Stuart Wright

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    If your home cinema is only ever going to be watched by you and your missus, then the sofa is just fine and dandy.<br />But if you ever have a few friends round to watch a movie or the footie, what you going to do? <br />In that situation, proper cinema seats seem to be the only way to comfortably sit six plus people in the space taken up by two or three on a sofa.<br />That's why the ideal solution is portable home cinema seats. Ones which can be packed away easily. But still look great if permanently put into place.<br />And that's what myself and a partner intend to produce at <a href="http://www.homecinemaseats.co.uk." target="_blank">www.homecinemaseats.co.uk.</a><br />They certainly aren't naff.
     
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    Spectre,

    Photos please, I am interested in seeing these very promising seats. Are there discounts for buying more than one? Info needed.

    Roland,<br />You got that website finished yet?

    Stuart f,<br />No offence taken, could see you were looking for a reaction <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> I just gave you one <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> (reaction that is!) and as Fula said "Post more often", cant beat a bit of lively debate.
     
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    The most unreproducable part of the cinema experience is that my wife doesn't talk during the movie when she is surrounded by 200 complete strangers.
     

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