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The Best Home Theater Seating Options

Home theater isn't just about the big picture and big sound anymore. Home theater seating plays as large a part in the audience's enjoyment of the movie as the quality of the speakers do.

For years, you've gotten used to sitting on a plain old sofa or recliner to watch your favorite movies and TV shows You've also gotten used to shifting your weight around every 20 minutes so your butt doesn't fall asleep. Just as how a front projector trumps any typical 25" TV, a good set of home theater chairs can make your 10 year old sectional look, and feel, like something out of grandma's house.

Jack of all trades, master of none.

You'd be surprised at how many companies make home theater furniture specifically for the home theater market. I found a couple companies who are so serious about the pride and workmanship of their home theater chairs that they'd accept fabric samples from you and make a custom chair with it. I personally love companies that decide to do one thing and do it right. Any product that does this, that, and the other thing is a product that does none of them right. And thats where real home theatre seating really shines.

In the last 10 years, home theater seating has surpassed the comfort of seats found in real movie theaters. Manufacturers now offer everything from stadium-style movie theater seats with a cup-holder in the armrest, to plush, leather sofas with built-in power outlets and factory installed tactile transducers. If you sat in one of these chairs, you'd be in danger of never wanting to get out.

Decisions, decisions.

But how do you choose the right home theater seating for you? The chair's style and color is entirely subjective and up to you but your theater's primary function should be carefully considered before choosing a particular seating configuration.

  • How many people normally watch movies in your theater?
  • What's the general size of your theater?
  • Is it a family room or dedicated?
  • Do you have small children? Pets?
  • Do you like leather recliners?

These questions, properly answered, can help you choose the right seating for your needs.

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