New D-BOX CONTROLLER infos
My name is Frank and I work for Vision HD . Our company is in close partnership with D-BOX and I couldn't help but notice that A LOT of you wanted information on the new controller that will be presented at CEDIA, in Denver, from September 10th to September 13th.
I have some information for you, coming straight from D-BOX, which we can share. Hopefully, you will find answers to your questions in this post.
With the Series IV-BD, the controller could recognize a movie and synchronize the movement code with the film in question only from a Blu-ray or DVD physical disk . The Blu-ray player would send a coaxial signal type or Toslink FPDIF.
This connection limited the 5.1 surround system; there was no possibility to use a 7.1 surrounds sound system and code motion simultaneously. Obviously, no other source could function as the synchronization information was provided strictly from the reading of the disc. In addition, any changes from one version to another (ex: language change) made the motion code totally unusable.
Now, with the new Series V-Connect (might not be the final official name), recognition and synchronization for the new controller is made in a completely different manner.
The new controller "listens " to the soundtrack of the film to identify it and also to synchronize the code . To do this, we simply need an "audio jack 3.5mm" stereo that can come from a master of the TV, an amplifier and even a headphone jack.
It will also be possible to use an "external sound card" or an "external converter" capable of receiving a signal FPDIF coaxial or Toslink and an HDMI signal and convert it to simple stereo RCA signal. This type of connection no longer limits surround sound system since we are now at the end of the "sound system" or parallel to 'stream' principal. The technology used is similar to the one used for the "Shazam" software.
In conclusion, the new way to recognize the film and synchronize the movement code with the audio frame of the film now allows the use of any source; whether it’s Apple TV, Netflix, a traditional TV network or YouTube; the device will automatically recognize digital stream of all kinds.
This is the biggest change and the biggest benefit also on the new device.
The new controller type is therefore a "black box" with no screen and no disk drive. The entire user interface application will be downloadable on tablet and eventually on multi OS smartphones. The new application will be all you need to access your initial start-up and user interface for your D-BOX system.
I will give you more information as D-BOX releases them to me, to keep you up to date with all their new products and features.
Thank you and I hope this might have answered some of your questions.