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post #6481 of 6505 Old 08-12-2014, 05:58 AM
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I doubt it will be cheaper than the current controller, so even at $3500, I may have to pass. The sad thing is that there may be less pull to get resync fixes in. In recent releases, both Bullet to the Head and Pompeii don't sync for me. Add to that the 5 or 6 older releases that I have that don't sync and a handful of DVD to BD that I am waiting on. Keep in mind, most of these are rentals, so I won't be sending off anything to get fixed.

My HT budget right now is for Atmos (I am banking on the hope Atmos will sync, :O) and a new PJ & Screen. Any D-Box upgrades right now would be to add more seating with MFX.

Now anything in the sub $1500 range and I will bite.
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Well, if it is that price (over 3 grand or so) you can pretty much throw out any reason to provide a more mass-market actuator. Then you've got the subscription also...

Hoping for a nice upgrade program too. They should want to get these in everybody's hands, as it makes their coding job on the back-end easier. And the better the codes work, the more likely to get repeat subscription income, yada, yada.

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I hope for a cheaper solution for those how have MCI - 4P
Announcement @ Cedia ?
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Matt, I agree with you. If it takes 4 hours of labor to re-sync each copy of a move, it seems that it would be in their best interest to get this new controller in to as many hands as they can.

Also, I am excited about the cheaper actuators, but we shal see.

Dirk44, I have that PC controller too. I asked D-Box via Facebook back around May and they said they did not have plans for a new PC controler at that time. Perhaps this has changed.
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They do have a booth this year at CEDIA. They weren't there last year so I'm sure they will be promoting something new (controller is obvious). I'm headed out to the show so I will post when I get by the booth.
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That is great news, I hope you have a great trip and can't wait to hear what you see.
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Anyone have their Art of Flight bluray sync? I bought the two disc version from Amazon and it was a no go.
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Budget actuators are not going to be released within a year or more. There is one universal controller box solution and it is standalone so no mc4p piggybacking.
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Anyone have their Art of Flight bluray sync? I bought the two disc version from Amazon and it was a no go.
I have the same issue, but mine was a rental.
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Budget actuators are not going to be released within a year or more. There is one universal controller box solution and it is standalone so no mc4p piggybacking.
Thanks for the info. All sad news for me. If the new controller is priced rigtht, it will make up for the sad news.
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Thanks for the info. All sad news for me. If the new controller is priced rigtht, it will make up for the sad news.
My guess is that the new controller might not be PC based. For the 340c and the Series IV, the standalone controller simply was a PC controller that was built into the same case as the PC. Coincidentially, the PC case had a display and a few hardbuttons... But they reflected only the corresponding buttons in the controller software. That made developing and maintaining standalone and PC versions in parallel easy.

What if the new controller is e.g. Rasperry Pi based? Do you need a PC if the Shazam-Movie-Info is cloud-based, i.e. isn't stored locally? Only guessing from my side, but there could be a number of reasons why a PC controller could cause significant additional development cost or simply would not be needed anymore...

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I hope for a cheaper solution for those how have MCI - 4P
Announcement @ Cedia ?
I would not expect anything cheap or even a big trade in program for all the 'legacy' controllers out there.

When I was in contact with Carl from D-Box, he hinted that there might be some form of trade in for controllers that were bought after the new controller had been announced. But for the rest, anything but an "introductory offer" seems whishful thinking.

But maybe D-Box will surprise all of us!

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Good input. For anyone going to CEDIA, can you ask what platform the new controller is built on? Obviously, it won't be Win XP anymore. (Right??)


May be a good idea for D-Box to add a USB input to connect to a gaming PC for, well, games. Having to switch connections from the movie controller to the KAI-1P for a product in this league is silly. Not to mention it would be nice to have “passengers” for some games.
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Great news!

Not to exceed amount:2,500
No Less than amount: 2,000
No part number yet so no pre-orders.
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Add a 4 year sub and I will bite.
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Add a 4 year sub and I will bite.
...well, as long as my lifetime subscription will be valid for the new codes, I am fine...

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Rub it in why don't you.
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After Earth was added to the list. Such a bad movie.
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Rub it in why don't you.
...anytime!

For your comfort... I do have the lifetime subscription, but my dedicated home theater is far from being operational... so my D-Box system currently isn't even set up...

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Well, to be honest, I'd rather you be up and running so I am sorry to hear that. You have some very informative posts here and I learned a lot about the standalone controllers from you. My favorite is when you swapped out your motherboard and added a BD player!
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Is it possible there's more than one controller coming? When I was interacting with them at the time I was getting my subscription, I mentioned I'd be at Cedia and they said they would have a new booth and showing their new controllers. (With a S).
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Just the one for 2 and change.
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Cineramax, you are about the only dealer that regularly posts here, any chance of a group buy? I would imagine a big chunk of the dealers who sold many of us items here are no longer selling D-Box. So I don't think you would be stepping on many toes...
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if its ok with mod, sure pm me.
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Updated look at D-Box theatrical releases over time. *
2014 23 movies (as of 8/15/14). 3 movies are listed as upcoming at this time, but this is expected to grow.
2013 26 movies (16 movies by 8/15/13).
2012 28 movies (15 movies by 8/15/12).
2011 15 movies (8 movies by 8/15/11).
2010 13 movies (9 movies by 8/15/10).
2009 9 movies (Started in March 2009).

*Used D-Box's web site and Wikipedia.



EDIT: Looking at Wiki, the following are missing from D-Box's site.

1. 2012
2. Cabin in the Woods
3. The Avengers
4. Battleship
5. Snow White & the Huntsman
6. Prometheus
7. The Amazing Spider-Man
8. The Dark Knight Rises
9. The Expendable 2
10. The Possession
11. Resident Evil: Retribution
12. Alex Cross
13. A Good Day to Die hard
14. G.I. Joe Retaliation
15. Oblivion

Missing from Wiki where:
1. Red 2
2. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
3. Lone Survivor
4. Frozen
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