Hollywood Media Fireplace
I love our Hollywood Fireplace. The logs and fire look fantastic, and you have control over the amount of heat that the fireplace gives off. The dark wood is a beautiful shade that compliments so many interiors. I love the trim details that surround the mantel and hearth areas. There was a slight scratch in ours when we unwrapped it, but they include a stain marker so I was able to fix the scratch and any future ones that may happen. The only negative thing is that you can see the fire lights reflecting off the back wall behind the fireplace when you look at it from the side. Great product!
November 9, 2012
Quality is great
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this product. The MDF wood is very dense and heavy with a really good finish to it. I recommend putting it on a sheet or carpet to avoid scratches when assembling it.
It was packaged really well with no damage to it. Booklet instruction were easy to follow. Glue is not included for dowels so a thick glue would be recommended. Make sure all the dowels go in all the way and are even when set. (about 1/3 of an inch sticking out from each hole or the pieces will not go together properly. I did have to cut a few off that were too long. I recommend a rubber mallet for putting the bottom on. There a number of dowels to line up. It took me a while but I got it done. (I am a 60 year old woman and did this alone). Trust me it is heavy.
The fireplace insert is very quiet with 3 setting for heat and the flame can be adjusted as well. The remote works very well and came with battery. It heats my livingroom beautifully.
I got this unit on half price and very pleased with the whole unit. I would recommend this fireplace to anyone and since I usually only buy real wood products. That says something in itself.
February 17, 2012
as the other review mentioned, I got this on sale also while it was half priced, this was actually a replacement unit for a sylvania fireplace i had that died within the first year, esthetically speaking this is as nice as they come in this price range, it is very sturdy, and doesnt have the fake wood feeling to it, as with most. keeps our living room at a comfortable level, without requiring another heat source. the only downfall, is that it doesnt have a different fan speed, you can adjust the temp, but you cant increase fan speed. outside of that, it looks awesome, with our 50inch tv placed on it well worth the money, maybe not at the 549.99, but if you can get this for 400 or below it is a good buy
November 27, 2011
A good buy when its on sale
Just bought this at half price and for $275 its definately a decent buy. Its suprisingly sturdy considering the material of the "fake" wood. The top and the base are very solid. The fireplace has some good features and a remote which is nice, the only thing missing is a thermostat but can live without it. It operates very quietly and keeps the room pretty warm (~350 sq foot room) If you are in the market for a decent media center along with an electric fireplace I would recommend this unit...but only on sale. At $599 its over priced, but at $275 its a decent buy. Assembly was quite easy, less than 30 min.
November 25, 2011