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post #6991 of 7017 Old 05-28-2015, 01:13 PM
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7channel has these, maybe he can chime in. For me, these cost way to much and I just added this to my remote instead.
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So, I am seriously considering purchasing the MFX-ILC for my D-Box love seat. Has anyone here installed one of these?
I seriously considered it but two main things scared me off--1) cost and 2) potential damage to the chair if I didn't cut leather and wood correctly during installation.

And honestly, with IP control availability, I should be able to do this through my automation system, and avoid this, although it won't be quite as slick.

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It can be done with RS-232 (non-HEMC) as well if your remote system can do 2-way feedback.
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So, I am seriously considering purchasing the MFX-ILC for my D-Box love seat. Has anyone here installed one of these?



In the PDF brochure, it has a picture of the board with some cables on it.

I actually spoke with a D-Box rep today in Quebec and she was speaking with an engineer there. She said that the MFX-ILC is located between the MCI-2P and the Actuator Control Module. In other words, instead of hooking up the Actuator Control Module directly to the MCI-2P it would be like this:

Laptop (via USB) > MCI-2P (via shielded CAT5) > MFX-ILC (via shielded CAT5) > Actuator Control Module

So, the MFX-ILC would need to have an RJ45 input and an RJ45 output. She is sending me the installation guide, but I was wondering if anyone here had experience with doing this.

Also, if I am able to control the "Volume" of the vibe and motion with the MFX-ILC, how would the laptop software respond? Would there be two ways to control the amount of vibe and motion?
I almost never touch mine. I did when I first got it (as with most new toys) but with these controls on the new app and HEMC, they won't be needed. I've not even done my homework to see if they'll work with the new controller. I'm a bit of set it and forget it type tho. I guess it depends on how much you wish you could change the settings now.
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Good idea and you can count me in. I just don't know if we are going to be enough of a voice, but better to try then not to.
Here is what I posted to their support form (http://www.oppodigital.com/ContactUs.aspx?CatID=1), I encourage everyone to send a similar request:

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I will be upgrading my current Oppo Blu-ray player at some point to a 4K/UHD model for Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. I was hoping that you would definitely keep the unique feature that allows simultaneous output of lossless audio through HDMI and lossy audio through optical/coax for as many disc formats as possible. I need this for compatibility with my D-BOX system that is not compatible with HDMI audio, and also does not work with any type of conversion or extraction of HDMI audio because it requires a completely intact audio data stream to synchronize with the Blu-ray that is playing. Even if the Ultra HD Blu-ray specs do not allow this type of audio playback I still need it to work with legacy Blu-ray and DVD. Thanks.
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Did the same and got:

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The ability to keep all outputs on the player live at the same time is definitely something that we will continue to support in future products, including our UHD player that we will have released sometime in 2016.
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D'oh! D-Box's HEMC site has just been hijacked by a Men's and Women's Running Shoe Store.

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D'oh! D-Box's HEMC site has just been hijacked by a Men's and Women's Running Shoe Store.
I don't see that but something is still wrong. Can't pull up any movie lists.

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I don't see that but something is still wrong. Can't pull up any movie lists.

Clear your cache. The site is still hijacked

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Not cool. From a PR prospective, you can't let this happen if you expect to have folks shell out Credit Card info once a year. Get it together D-Box, I can't recommend a company to anyone that can't keep their own site from being hacked and then allowing to continue this long. They should be ashamed and I hope they care enough to reach out to their customer's to inform us of what other risks we have been subjected to.
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Also, for non-HEMC users, American Sniper codes are out.
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I don't see that but something is still wrong. Can't pull up any movie lists.
That's ok I'll take your word for it. No need to tempt fate of incoming malware. The old site never had this happen. Maybe they will go back to the old site

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Also, for non-HEMC users, American Sniper codes are out.
It's out for HEMC users as well, it's just that the HEMC website's list of codes is malfunctioning currently.

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I have often the problem that I can not install updates, for the new hemc controler.
Current I have a problem with the Update Version: 1.0.0.8016.
I copy the download file on a usb stick and connect the usb stick with my hemc controler, than I started the hemec controler with power on.
But nothing happens :-(

Do you have some ideas what I can do?
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Does anybody have any thoughts about the viability of the older D-BOX platform (pre-HEMC) in a UHD Blu-ray world?
I have one of the early series platforms, the Odyssee XL, later called the 4600p. They have the really fat boxes attached to the "hockey puck", not the skinnier ones that came out later. It works with my HEMC.
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I seriously considered it but two main things scared me off--1) cost and 2) potential damage to the chair if I didn't cut leather and wood correctly during installation.

And honestly, with IP control availability, I should be able to do this through my automation system, and avoid this, although it won't be quite as slick.
Just go with the HEMC and Ipad app and it will all work even better!
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Just go with the HEMC and Ipad app and it will all work even better!
No need to rush into that now that I know that my future Oppo UHD Blu-ray player will still support my current D-BOX controller!*

*at least on legacy content

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No need to rush into that now that I know that my future Oppo UHD Blu-ray player will still support my current D-BOX controller!*



*at least on legacy content

When did that get confirmed?

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When did that get confirmed?
Post 6996. Of course technically, we won't know until the actual player is released and tested.

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Question of the day:

Why does Nickelodeon Animation property Jimmy Neutron rate a D-BOX release, which hasn't even been released on Blu-ray, but neither SpongeBob movie gets any D-BOX love? And SpongeBob has even had a "4D" short film release that was shown in some specially equipped venues.
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There's now a calibration tutorial on the official HEMC site for fine tuning your sync delay.

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Posting my D-box setup for sale in the classifieds:

D-box SRP-330 + MCI-4P PC-Based 4 Port - $5499 OBO

Any questions shoot me a PM.
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Despite generous helpings of sewing machine oil, a couple of my actuators really like to squeak during certain movements when there's more than one body sitting in my three seater. Anyone had any success with a thicker lubricant? Maybe CLP or Tetra gun grease?

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Despite generous helpings of sewing machine oil, a couple of my actuators really like to squeak during certain movements when there's more than one body sitting in my three seater. Anyone had any success with a thicker lubricant? Maybe CLP or Tetra gun grease?

I oiled the 3-seater when it was front side down the other day, I think that licked the problem. Previously I was just being lazy and oiling it in place, I don't think I was getting the oil up high enough that way.

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Sorry if I've missed the discussion of this, but D-Box now has actuators (HD-6) with 6" of travel?!?! WOW!!! [Healthnut's dream come true!]

But I suppose using these for movie codes would result in "hyper-exaggerated" effects - unrealistic and distracting.

Anyone try these with movie codes?
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Sorry if I've missed the discussion of this, but D-Box now has actuators (HD-6) with 6" of travel?!?! WOW!!! [Healthnut's dream come true!]

But I suppose using these for movie codes would result in "hyper-exaggerated" effects - unrealistic and distracting.

Anyone try these with movie codes?

Oh, those are for commercial and industrial use only.

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Sorry if I've missed the discussion of this, but D-Box now has actuators (HD-6) with 6" of travel?!?! WOW!!! [Healthnut's dream come true!]

But I suppose using these for movie codes would result in "hyper-exaggerated" effects - unrealistic and distracting.

Anyone try these with movie codes?
When I was speaking with the D-Box team at Cedia last year, they said all movies would have to be recoded for actuators with longer travel. I think that's a good sign that it's unlikely we will see that anytime soon.
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