Sunday, June 5, 2011
Dispelling the Myths on Power Recline
The motors used in power recline theater seats generally all come from a small handful of manufacturers. These same brands make the exact same motors that go into cars today. There is no hesitation when buying a car with power recline seats so their should be no hesitation buying a theater seat. In the event that you do have a problem with the motor there are fail safes. One, all motors have at least a one year warranty and from my experience if you are going to have a motor breakdown, it happens right in the beginning - within the first week in about 80% of the cases we see. The remaining 15% of break downs will occur within the first year and then there are about 5% of motors that will give out beyond that period.
Lets further assume that the motor breaks outside of the warranty - circumstances are not as bad as you may think. Replacing the motor is easy. The cost of the replacement motor with shipping to your home is between $75-$100. The motor itself can be installed by a child - it literally takes less than 5 minutes.
So, with some fears abated - go out and enjoy those seats!