I watched a few different movies, it was all automated and had the best demo clips from each movie... The demo was as well setup and calibrated as possible. The Incredibles, finding Nemo, and 2-3 minute clips from other movies.
Sounds like he wants it to be an amusement ride
Universal Studios movie rides are surely the standard
But in all seriousness, I was with three people and we all went together. One person also said they like it better than buttkickers, but also felt that all of the demos blurred together that every effect felt the same after a while. The seats tilted sightly left or slightly right, or rocked back and forth, but seemed monotonous after a while. One person said they think they could get annoyed after a while.
Personally, in an overall sense, I do like it better than the buttkickers. The Chairs also seemed very comfortable. but I think D-box could be better. I certainly applaud them for being pioneers for home theater since nobody else has taken up the 3-D motion cause for home. I do however think that they could continue to improve in both the range of the 3-D motion capabilities as well as the tactile experience. Please don't interpret this as wanting more in a sense that this is something to just turn the gain up, no! Nothing to do with some gain setting. This is about allowing for a greater range, which on occasion would have a greater degree of tilt. Tactile doesn't require more excursion from the actuators, but the range of motion needs to be extended.
I think it would be beneficial to extend the effects to 400/500 Hz (they are not 100% attenuated by the furntiture padding). That doesn't mean you have to use the full spectrum all of the time, but it allows for more variability, less monotony, and closer to real life experience. You have a discrete channel, so you have the ability to say what is appropriate and what goes into that track and at what level of gain.
That being said, I'll probably pick up some quest love seats and quest chairs for the front row and use Crowson for the second row. If something better comes out in the future, which I hope it does, I'll just upgrade then.
which of the Quest X3me chairs do you prefer and why? I'm talking about the models 200 and 300. What are the pros and cons?
Based on my experiences, I would not get less than the best 3-axis Quest chair they offer. Maybe someday they can increase the range of motion, but I did not feel that even the best Quest Chair had enough range of motion. I expected a significant difference over when I demoed a custom motion platform 2 years ago, but it was only a little improved in terms of range of motion.
My main question remains love seat vs individual chairs. Love seats are nice for couples, and that is usually most of the movie watching that goes on... I was debating on 6 chairs vs 3 loveseats or 1 loveseat and 4 chairs or 2 loveseats and 2 chairs....