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Does anyone here use the Berkline HT seating in their living room or do the majority of people have a dedicated HT room. I'm asking this because I have a smaller house and don't have any room that I can make into a HT room and want the "feel" so to speak in my living room. I have measured it out and there is enough room for 3 450003 in the wedge formation (which is what I'm leaning towards). And since I would be using them in the living room exposed to sunlight part of the time would there be any color change in the leather after awhile? Just curious because I don't have any leather furniture at the moment and want to make sure it looks good.
Also, I know there are some current deals on Berklines and I was just wondering from other people's experiences if prices pretty much stay the same on Berklines all the time or after a year or two they go down in price. Example: If I buy 3 Berklines now they will cost me $3k, if I buy them a year from now they will be $2k. I'm assuming furniture stays mostly the same in costs but wondering if I wait a year or two would I be saving any money or just go ahead a bite the bullet now?
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I've seen some sofas in local stores that nicely double as HT seats in non-dedicated spaces.

Basically they look like regular sofas, but the wedges/arm rests in the middle can be either in a raised position (to look like a regular sofa) or in a down position (to look like HT seats).

I don't recall if any had cupholders on the armrests. I believe all 3 seats reclined.

I have dedicated space so didn't need these but something like this may work for you.

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I have a couple of standalone 090's in my living room. We wound up with a couple of extras in our warehouse and I figured they would go great in front of the plasma screen. And I was right!

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Ok great, thanks. I'm definately looking at the Berklines to go in my living room. How do they do as far as color fading? I'm probably going to go with a black or some shade thereof and was wondering if the color fades after sitting with exposure to sunlight for a long period of time.
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We purchased a stand alone Berkline 075 a few months ago. I'm in a small 2-bdrm condo and wanted to try out the 075 before I bought 5 more when our house is finished later this year. It's a GREAT chair, we love it!! I sit in it daily and watch television, read the paper....it's just a great chair.

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awesome thanks, glad you like it. Anyone have any more pictures of Berklines used in their living room? Thanks.
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My Family room is also my theater. Not dedicated. I have 3 Berkline 094s in a curved row that serve as primary seating. Works great!


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Is there any real bonus to curve in a 3 recliner formation? The only thing I can think of is the compartment with storage but is there enough of a curve to give any bonus to the viewing of the TV? Thanks again. If anyone has pictures that would be great also!
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I mainly bought curved for the appearance. I think it looks more theater-like. I always thought the straight looked like a couch with cup holders. Doubt it affects Movie viewing at all. Personal preference, I think.


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Here is the way I have my Berkline's set up at my house in Arkansas - Simple, and effective:


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Very nice guys, thanks for your pics..keep em coming! Also for those with power recline where does the "remote" for it stay; in between the seat cushion and arm chair or what? Just curious. Also, there is noone around me that has the buttkicker's installed so I can try them out...do you all consider this worth the extra price? How would you describe it? Thanks again.
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vili,

Depending on the style group the control for power recline will be in different spot. ON the 090s and alike (091, 094, 099, 45003, etc...) the power control will be on the side of the armrest as long as the piece has at least one armrest. If it is an armless piece, the control will be on the side of the seating cushion. On the smaller chairs like 088, 086 and some of the others like 075 it is always on the side of the seating cushion.

Do a search on the forum - you will find tons of info about the buttkickers - it was discussed a lot.

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