The SEI Narita Espresso Media Console is delivered in two boxes.
The boxes should be taken apart in a place where there is sufficient room and checked to see that all the parts and pieces have been included. This is very important, since it is a big problem if you start assembling and find something missing midway. If you find anything missing or damaged (the chances are very remote), inform the store immediately. Being a reputed manufacturer, you will not have any trouble in getting your problem solved.
SEI Narita Espresso Media Console Review
Once assembled, the SEI Narita Espresso Media Console is a sturdy piece of equipment and built to last. The manufacturers have done a very good job on the wood. They are made of real stained wood and not a cheap looking imitation. The wood grains standout beautifully, giving the whole piece a good look. Even the color, espresso, has been carefully selected as it imparts a natural look to the fireplace. The side shelves are adjustable and are very convenient for storage. Since they have glass doors, the shelves remain dust free and are ideal for storing video games, movies etc. The glass doors, with its woodwork design, are beautiful to look at and add to the overall good looks. The top shelf has sufficient space for DVR and the cable modem etc. The mantle can support a weight of 85 pounds and this is quite sufficient for most TV’s.
The fire place has been well received by customers. It had a good heating capacity and could heat up a 1500 cubic foot room in less than 25 minutes. There is a thermostat to control the temperature. It can be switched on using the remote. The flame has a realistic look to it. A few of the customers said that the artificial flame should have been a darker shade of amber, for a more realistic look. The movement of the flame was well designed to replicate an actual fire. The brightness of the flame and the logs could be varied and this was a convenient feature.
SEI Narita Espresso Media Console Pros:
• It can be shifted to any room quite easily.
• The mantle is designed to support a weight of 85 pounds and this is sufficient for even the largest TV.
• It has a good heating capacity and can heat a room of 1500 cubic feet in less than 25 minutes.
• Low power consumption. It uses as much power as a coffee maker only.
• It is Eco friendly. It does not emit any fumes or cause any pollution.
• It draws power from a standard wall outlet.
• The flame has a realistic look and its brightness can be adjusted by using the remote.
• There is a thermostat for heat control.
• For safety, the heating unit has been provided with a thick glass and thermal overload protector.
• The unit can be operated using the remote.
• The adjustable side shelves and top shelf offer ample and convenient space for storage.
SEI Narita Espresso Media Console Cons:
• Instructions for assembly should be more user friendly.
• The color of the flame should be deeper for more realistic effect.
• The remote can only switch on the heater, but cannot set the temperature. The temperature has to be set on the thermostat itself.
There is an instruction leaflet about assembly for the SEI Narita Espresso Media Console, but the devil lies in the details, as some of it is not easy to understand. Therefore assembly requires care. This unit has been crafted to close tolerances and once you assemble some part, it is difficult or almost impossible, to take it apart again. So read the instructions thoroughly and if you do not understand them, call the helpline number and they will assist you. Just to give an example, there is an optional center support that goes to the middle of the shelf, to prevent the top from sagging. If you forget this piece and you have a heavy TV, then there is no way you can insert the piece post assembly. Commence assembly only when you are sure how to go about it and do it exactly in the order given in the instructions. Most customers took a couple of hours to assemble it and they did fine.
SEI Narita Espresso Media Console Verdict:
On the whole the SEI Narita Espresso Media Console with Electric Fireplace has received a positive response from the customers. Barring one or two minor complaints, most of the reviews were positive. It is value for money and a recommended buy.
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