I finally have a few extra dollars that I can use to buy a row of 3 HT recliners. My budget is about $2,500 max, but if I can get good seats for less I'm not committed to spending every last nickel. I'm thinking I want to go with leather (well, leather and vinyl combo is fine) in either red or black, but I'm open to considering other materials and colors. I've sort of been looking for months, but as you probably know there just aren't that many retailers with HT seating displays. My questions: Any reason I should go with a material other than leather with vinyl side panels? Problems with leather? What things should I look for, besides subjective comfort? Is motorized reclining worth the extra cost and complexity? Particular brands and styles to consider or avoid? What color should I go with? My room is dark red, with black ceiling and tan berber carpet. Here's a photo. It's not shown in the photo, but the 4 old seats on the platform (that will stay) are painted black with a sort of peach colored tweed fabric on the back and seat cushions. I may change the fabric once I decide what I'm doing with the front row. (The new seats will be on the floor level and will replace an old sofa.) Any success or disaster stories on purchasing seats online unseen? Without your help, I'm likely to agonize over this for weeks or months. I therefore greatly appreciate any guidance you can give me! Edit: forgot to mention my width requirement - about 100".