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drvais's Avatar drvais
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So watched the reboot. I thought is was fine, but the MFX was actually better in the 80's version. I wonder if it has something to do with theatrical release codes.

I've found on occasion the theatrical codes seem a bit weaker when they make the transition to the home version.
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Lone Survivor was just added to the upcoming list.
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German Codes for Gravity are out. But they don't work for me, never had something like this before..
Controller says it syncs and shows "Gravity deu", but there simply is no movement. Seat does not "boot up" and nothing happens. Switched to english track or any other movie, and everything is fine, motion is available.
Switching back to german Gravity track: Sync is available, but no motion..

Anyone can confirm this or had similar problems?
thxman's Avatar thxman
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When I have this issue, i do the following in order and check to see if each step fixes the issue before going to next step.

  • Make sure nothing is on "mute". Does not hurt to check.

  • Reboot PC, or Controller, if using that.

  • Force the codes to download again. This one is a tad bit tricky and the rest of the steps need to completed entirely before testing again.

  1. Find the .xml file. It is called "FilmIndex.xml"
  2. Backup this file in case you make a mistake.
  3. Open the file with notepad, windows tends to pick IE.
  4. Ctrl - F and search for the film you are looking for.
  5. Once you find it, delete everything for that movie.
    The title will be between <Title> and </Title>. Above that, you will see <ID>###</ID> and above that <FilmIndex> Delete everything between this <FilmIndex> and up to and including the very next </FilmIndex> . If you do too much before or after, you can mess this file up or force the download of several movies. If the file is messes up, it could force the download of all movies, which is not something you want by accident.
  6. Save and then scan for new releases. It will think this movie is missing and re-download the codes.
Hope this helps.
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D-Box updated the german codes fpr Gravity and now they sync fine :-)

What are you favourite D-Box motion code demos? I have added a "motion code demo mode" to my homecinema control which allows me to play specific parts of a movie one after another, so I can let my guests experience 20 minutes of full D-Box motion experience.. At the moment I have the following movies configured:
(Movie / Start / Length)

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drvais's Avatar drvais
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D-Box updated the german codes fpr Gravity and now they sync fine :-)

What are you favourite D-Box motion code demos? I have added a "motion code demo mode" to my homecinema control which allows me to play specific parts of a movie one after another, so I can let my guests experience 20 minutes of full D-Box motion experience.. At the moment I have the following movies configured:
(Movie / Start / Length)

Read my FAQ for my top picks.
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Hi there,

at the weekend i watch" Batmans Begins" again, but first time on D box.
The ride with the Tumbler was very well done !
Another movie i saw again the mfx was "jack reacher" first with t.cruise. the mfx are near zero BUT there is one long carrace scene wich is demo worth.

Greetings dirk
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Glad you are enjoying your set up. Thanks for the feedback.
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ETA on the new controller is tentatively set for September for anyone curious.
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ETA on the new controller is tentatively set for September for anyone curious.
Any news on price? Any changes with actuators?

September seems like a Cedia announcement.
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Sorry, all I got was an ETA. My sub was expired and I asked before doing a renew, just in case.
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Finally watched the second Hobbitt movie. Really enjoyed the MFX on that one.
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The Conjuring codes are out.
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Stop the presses! They're finally coding The Hurt Locker! And it'll be ready by July 16th.
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Stop the presses! They're finally coding The Hurt Locker! And it'll be ready by July 16th.
I've always wondered why it wasn't done previously but glad to see it. There seems to be an acceleration in titles right now and I couldn't be happier.
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Good News and a reason to watch the hurt locker again!

5 th element is not coded right ?
All Time Homecinemaclassic for me.
I can find it, is the reason that is a france movie ?

Best regards dirk
drvais's Avatar drvais
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Good News and a reason to watch the hurt locker again!

5 th element is not coded right ?
All Time Homecinemaclassic for me.
I can find it, is the reason that is a france movie ?

Best regards dirk

The 5th Element has MFX available.
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thanx Drvais, i finally found it in the libery under f.
But it still not synch, the english audio track nothing ! i think it is because i have the german disc.

After all these years, no german codes...same sh.. with all the new codes i download right now lot of movies with por/tha and so on,but no german
I hope the movie was on Passis List he send to canada

Best regards dirk
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I hope the movie was on Passis List he send to canada

Best regards dirk
Yes, it is. If they proceed with the current speed of resyncing discs, it is a maximum of one year until the code is out for the german disc.... at the moment, about 1/3 of the ~90 discs I sent in are synced in more than half of a year..
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Yes, it is. If they proceed with the current speed of resyncing discs, it is a maximum of one year until the code is out for the german disc.... at the moment, about 1/3 of the ~90 discs I sent in are synced in more than half of a year..
Wow ! That's why they re-sync my discs so slow , cause u send them 90 discs at once time ! But there is a new rule , they are just finish two discs a week for one customer ! Probably better this way !
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Hurt Locker is already out. Baam!
drvais's Avatar drvais
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Non-Stop's climax was incredible in D-Box.
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Hello everyone
I just get a d-box system for my house.
Really fun, I watched Taken 2 last night .............
thxman's Avatar thxman
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Congrats, what items did you purchase?
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I have a 3250i Actuator Kit on my Jaymar Seat, with MCI Controller ...........next step a another one for my wife...
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Very nice, I am glad you are having fun. Welcome to the forum!
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I have a 3250i Actuator Kit on my Jaymar Seat, with MCI Controller ...........next step a another one for my wife...
How do you like you Jaymar seat? Post pictures if you get a chance!
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Who else here is closely monitoring Atmos and how it may (or may not) work with D-Box? Asking support, I have not gotten confirmation if it will work. Support only commented that D-Box needs the DD or DTS lossy bitstreams to sync. Nothing we don't already know. Perhaps I could ask Oppo if my BD player will still output both with an Atmos BD, but ultimately, it seems we just need to wait and see.
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Page 13 of the Dolby Atmos Whitepaper shows that the encoded track for Atmos is different than the 5.1/7.1 track. So my guess would be that D-Box would have to manually re-sync to those Atmos tracks. We haven't heard anything from D-Box regarding this audio analyzing receiver that will sync based on the audio analog waveform. So, hopefully, whenever that's no longer a pie-in-the-sky product, it won't matter how an audio track is encoded.
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Well, the bluray spec calls for the lossy tracks to be present. Obviously that does not guaranty anything for us and we really don't know how Atmos will be implemented on BD.

As for the new controller, I doubt it will be in my budget any time soon. I also really like the PC controller route, and will wait to see if they update it later. Not having to send my disks to D-Box from time to time would be nice though. Especially for the one off movies that I would rather not have to find a BD copy just for a one time view/D-Box experience. I am looking at you Lions Gate.

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