Monday, February 20, 2012

Small Spaces: Home Theater Seating Options For Tight Quarters

Palliser 41946 Bullet Manual Recline
One of the most frequent misconceptions our customers have is that they need access to a cavernous room in order to install home theater seating. While a large area would certainly be ideal, it's not an absolute necessity—especially with the many space-saving units currently on the market. If you're wondering which theater seats to purchase for tight quarters, take a look at these options:
  • Palliser Bullet. This model comes with great features like power recline, 44" seatback, lighted cupholders, ambient base lighting, and removable tray tables.
  • Palliser Blade. Our best-selling space-saver offers slim arms, an articulated headrest, and a chaise-style footrest for supreme comfort.
  • Lane Grand Slam. If you like super plush seatbacks that practically engulf your body when you sit down, then this is the unit for you. The Grand Slam also features a nifty wallaway design that allows you to place it mere inches from the wall and still recline fully
  • Traditional theater seats. We carry a number of models that look like they came right from the local Cineplex. Each one has a gravity lift seat, flip up armrests, and durable upholstery that will withstand heavy usage.
Don't give up your dream of installing home theater seating just because you have smaller rooms in your house. Instead, check out the many affordable space-saving solutions from TheaterSeatStore.com and learn how you can fit a maximum amount of theater seats even in a very confined area.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Top Movies To Watch On Your Home Theater Furniture

Your new media room is set up just the way you envisioned it. You've mounted a huge flat-screen TV on the wall, wired up a tremendous sound system, and installed the most expensive home theater furniture you could afford. The whole project turned out better than expected and everything looks amazing. Now you're finally ready to sit back and enjoy some great films.

But there is an art to choosing the best movie to watch on any given night, so don't just grab the first DVD you come across. Instead, try to base your selection on the following considerations:
  • Audience. Are children going to be present? Will you be watching the film with a mixed audience or with an all-male/all-female crowd? Is this going to be a romantic evening alone with your partner? These are the questions to answer first.
  • Theme. Theme nights are fun, especially when you add appropriate decorations to the equation. Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day are just a few examples of great themes to try.
  • Favorite stars. If you can't get enough of Johnny Depp, Scarlett Johansson, or Martin Scorsese, rent all of their films and watch to your heart's content.
  • Genre. Some genres more readily lend themselves to big-screen viewing than others. A blockbuster action flick or the latest technological marvel (think Avatar) would look incredible when seen from your own theater seats.
You can also refer to various "Best of" lists that are widely available online and pick the top selections in each category.

Whatever you do, just remember that choosing the right films to watch on your home theater furniture is vital to the viewing experience, so keep these guidelines in mind before your next movie night!

How to Get the Most Out of Your Home Theater Room

Palliser 41926 Fortune with LED Lighting
You probably use your home theater room for a lot more than just watching movies. Video games, sporting events, and television programs all look great on your state-of-the-art equipment, and your home theater furniture guarantees that you always have the best seat in the house. But to ensure that you're getting the most out of your primary entertainment area, take a look at the following tips and make any necessary adjustments.

  • Acoustics. Various guides are available on the Internet that will identify ideal speaker placement locations based on factors such as the distance from your theater seats to the screen and the number of speakers you have installed. Use these guides so you get the best sound possible.
  • Lighting. Different activities require a different amount of lighting, so having several options will improve viewing conditions in your media room. A central overhead light, wall sconces, and recessed downlights (all with dimmer switches) are some ideas to consider.
  • Calibration. Not even the most expensive electronic equipment delivers superior performance right out of the box. You have to spend time calibrating your television and sound system to get the quality you want.
If you've invested a lot of money in awesome home theater furniture and top-of-the-line electronics, then you owe it to yourself to try to get the most out of your media room. Checking for ideal speaker placement, adding a few layers of lighting, and calibrating your equipment will help you achieve a mind-blowing entertainment experience, so try these tips now!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Get ‘Date Night Ready’ With Home Theater Seating

Valentine's Day is next week, which means it's time to finalize your plans for that evening. While most people will be scrambling to make last-minute dinner reservations or spending a ton of money on overpriced gifts, you can play it smarter by staying in and watching movies with your new home theater seating. Read through the following checklist to see how you can pull off a great date night with your loved one:
  • Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Start things off with a nice bottle of wine and some simple hors d'oeuvres such as cheese and crackers or fruit.
  • Dinner. Cook a special meal together or have something delivered from your favorite restaurant. Eat by candlelight or get a fire going in the fireplace to enhance the ambiance.
  • Movie. No date night would be complete without a movie, so have a selection of romantic classics or "chick flicks" to choose from. Watching the film from your reclining theater seats will make it feel like you're at a private screening.
  • Romance. Well it is Valentine's Day, so you can probably think of a few romantic activities to try next!
Staying in for Valentine's Day has its advantages. You and your date will be able to spend quality time together without having to deal with traffic, crowds, or bad weather, and you can make the evening as formal or as casual as you like. It all comes down to the details, such as watching movies from home theater seating instead of the couch. This year, give the above ideas a shot or think of your own ways to wow your sweetheart on February 14.