When d-box depended on using dvd's I did not thought much of the system.
You need a really good image and surround sound before you take the system to the next level. Now that Blu-ray D-box is here with a grand abundance of titles, I find inexplicable the lack of traction it has received in this (the high end) forum. Fortunately this client wanted "rumble and motion" with his movies and that he'll get.
Our previous implementation of D-Box was using the platform system.
I wanted to break up the seating in two platforms but the client wanted legroom to walk around consequently we crammed 4 very heavy chairs and the metal support structure for it on top of 4 pistons. This later precluded 4 big people from enjoying the ride fully, the system starts going up and down when it does not like the load it is bearing...
Also when you do the platform system you do have a seam on the floor that is visible.
For Sköll we (the Architect Designer and I both) did not want see a contrived room-purpose rigidity ( a la Spacecraft X ready to depart) which is inevitably imparted by the high-back cinema recliners, we wanted more of a stealth or chameleonic look to the room with sleek lowback sectionals, hence the Cineak Strato sectional was selected and the d-box pistons were to be fitted inside this very complex chair system. The complexity is added because there are great many systems inside the chairs designed to support the automation features.
The backs of all the chairs will always come up during movie time, leaving the control of the leg support to the spectator.
The layout has four corner seats actuated by the 250 per leg system, and two center 3 person sofas actuated by the 440 pound per leg d-box system. These actuators also offer double the travelling height of the platform seats, the whole room is going to be jumping.
Please NOTE that this is all custom, these seats were never designed to have the d-box inside of them, we are lucky that it seems it is going to work, but no confirmation ,yet.
All seat arms have large drink cup-holders in black , the material of the couches is Chocolate colored leather. For munching and what not there are 8 "plug into the cup-holders" stainless trays to be finished custom by the architect in croc hide.