We opted to go with a simple chair, no butt kicker, no power. All of that stuff breaks and we don't have a good way to fix it. We did use Legett and Platt reclining mechanism but since we have this manufactured out of the US, we opted to not pay the extra for the warranty.
If you take a look at other people's warranty though, it's not that easy to get something fixed. Take Coaster's for example, you have to get your retailer to take the chair back (assuming the part that broke is under warranty and can't be passed off as wear and tear) and then it's up to Coaster to give the yea or nay if they are going to fix the item. So if you ordered the item online, what are the odds in a year your online vendor is going to want to pay to have a freight company pick up your chair, bring it to Coaster, have Coaster possibly not repair it, and then pay the shipping of the chair back to you? I would say it's about 2% tops. Just my opinion.
That's why we didn't opt for a warranty and just lowered the price. I can give you a really empty warranty like if you ship the chair back we will see what we can do, or I can just lower the price and cut the transaction clean. Also, since ALL of our theater seat business is online, you would see all of the negative commments about how bad our seats suck, if they suck. As it stands there are ZERO negative feedbacks on our theater seats.
let me know if you have questions!