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Berkline still making chairs?

I'm talking with the theaterseatstore folks about a couple of options for seating. I'm tall, 6'6" and was looking at some of their taller seats and he brought up Berkline Renos. I thought Berkline was DOA? I've seen some sites saying they are built by Lane, similar to Lane 103, maybe even the same. I've also heard they are the same as an Octane chair. I can get what I want from their current inventory, no waiting (hopefully).

Thoughts on these? My fear is it's a knockoff using the now defunct name of Berkline and not really quality chairs. I'm having a hard time committing thousands on a chair I can't sit in first. But every local dealer wants >$1000 per chair with power recline.
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Berkline name was bought by Ashley. They have all rights for that, and if you see authorized Berkline dealer selling "Berkline", he is basically sells Ashley quality "Berkline" recliners (made by Ashley).

All Lane imported groups including 103 were renamed Berkline recliners (after Berkline was liquidated) and were made at the same factory in China.

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Berkline name was bought by Ashley. They have all rights for that, and if you see authorized Berkline dealer selling "Berkline", he is basically sells Ashley quality "Berkline" recliners (made by Ashley).

All Lane imported groups including 103 were renamed Berkline recliners (after Berkline was liquidated) and were made at the same factory in China.
Not crazy about spending $5k for Ashley made chairs. I just found the other thread discussing these chairs. I'll post questions over there. Thanks.
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