Originally Posted by WiseOwlFinds
I was told by D-Box that even though Audio Mode is the most requested feature from many D-Box home users; Audio Mode is on the very bottom of their to-do list. Stating that it's the lowest thing on their priority list because there are many other important projects for them to do. When questioned about why they don't just instead release the Audio Mode that they demo on HEMC at an event in 2014, she said that they weren't happy with the results because its performance was equal to the Audio Mode from the older D-Box controllers and they wanted it to be better not on par.
Now my assumption is that Audio Mode cannot be done properly on the HEMC since it lacks the necessary hardware of any LFE subwoofer input ports. Mostly likely it's troublesome to process the stereo down-mix effectively to isolate the low-frequency effect (LFE) signals and trying to resolve these issues using software alone is a pain in the butt which is why they have given up on it. I really miss all of the removed/missing D-Box features such as Demo Mode, Audio Mode, LCD display & IR remote control.
RIP: Audio Mode
Thats seriously bad news
Just goes to show what a mess the whole department is in, they have their priorities all wrong and really don't know what else they are doing.
Firstly, if the audio mode is on par with there old systems, then theres nothing wrong with it and they can and should release it. If they want to make further improvements they can carry on doing that after release, that is what software development is about, you gradually improve it over time. Not just sit on it until its perfectly working!
Even if its on par with the old system and doesn't improve, then thats perfectly okay, atleast it will work and then people don't need to keep there old HEMC boxes, that are useless and just wasting space in cabinets.
They are saying that they are working on higher priority things at the moment? But like what? There have not been any software improvements for a while right? Yes we see some new films releasing every one or 2 weeks, but apart from that i haven't seen anything else that is new apart from this new iPhone app that they finally released.
On a separate note, does anyone know when Resident Evil the final chapter will release on dbox? The film was released in cinemas with dbox feature already created and the bluray has been released weeks ago now but still no sign of the film on the dbox website?!?!