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post #211 of 6359
YannickG-
Does it look like there will be a solution for hddvd in the future? Or is this a technical limittion that might not be able to be overcome?
post #212 of 6359
No it will be solved... I just don't know when.

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YannickG-
Does it look like there will be a solution for hddvd in the future? Or is this a technical limittion that might not be able to be overcome?
post #213 of 6359
I've been really busy. I'm looking forward to the release of ghost Rider and 300. Do you know if the motion codes for these movies will be available on their release dates? Ghost Rider is released June 12, and I'm not sure when 300 will be released but I think it is in August. I have been told that both movies would be excellent with the chair.
post #214 of 6359
Watched Bullitt tonight. Awesome.
post #215 of 6359
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Watched Bullitt tonight. Awesome.


It was worth it?
post #216 of 6359
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Originally Posted by rzell View Post

I've been really busy. I'm looking forward to the release of ghost Rider and 300. Do you know if the motion codes for these movies will be available on their release dates? Ghost Rider is released June 12, and I'm not sure when 300 will be released but I think it is in August. I have been told that both movies would be excellent with the chair.


Randy

Not on the date of release but we will put extra work on them to get them out as quick as we can.
post #217 of 6359
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Originally Posted by YannickG View Post

No it will be solved... I just don't know when.

I hope so Yannick. I've had to buy NTSC/R1 copies of standard DVDs just so I can get motion codes, then manually sync them just so I can take advantage of your product.
post #218 of 6359
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It was worth it?

Oh, yeah, it was definitely worth it, and I appreciate it. It helped to bring an old movie back to life, and really enhanced my enjoyment of it.
post #219 of 6359
It would be a lot easier just to buy the Blu Ray version of the movie... Only Universal is exclusive... Hopefully Universal will not remain exclusive for much longer. I have both a Toshiba HD-A2 and a PS3... why not just get a Blu Ray player, especially with the new 1.8 firmware on the PS3 which is great (with more firmware updates yet to come it is a low cost good deal). With the new 1.8 firmware, the PS3 is as good if not better than existing players, and I'm fairly certain it can be firmware updated to have the Java upgrades as well...
post #220 of 6359
that IS really exciting!Makes me want to get a Blueray!
post #221 of 6359
Here's an interesting post on the topic...

http://www.philly.com/philly/column...mer_ win_.html

Jonathan Takiff | Universal's gamble: Will consumer win?

Universal Home Video's Ken Graffeo is the industry maverick by putting out content only on HD-DVDs.
THE GIZMO: Universal Home Entertainment holds the HD-DVD fort . . . and maybe the keys.
In what's shaping up as an electronics industry trial of the century - between two incompatible, high-definition video-disc formats - the holdout juror is Ken Graffeo, Universal Home Video executive vice president of HD strategic marketing. And he may very well upset the whole case.

Every other Hollywood studio (that would be Sony, Fox and Disney) is either backing the Blu-Ray high-def disc format exclusively or maintaining a Swiss-like neutrality.

In the latter camp are the likes of Warner Bros. and Paramount, issuing titles on both Blu-Ray and its close but incompatible rival, HD-DVD, and calling on other studios to do the same.

But then there's Graffeo's company. Universal Home Entertainment is the one and only "major" exclusively backing the other combatant in this trial, putting out content only on HD-DVD.

That means that if you crave a high-definition disc version of, say, "The 40 Year Old Virgin" or the futuristic thriller "Children of Men," the first season of "Heroes" (out Aug. 28), or any of the other 100-plus HD titles that Universal will deliver this year, then you've gotta accept his vision and buy an HD-DVD player.

What is this man thinking? We had to ask.

Q: I imagine the pressure on you is pretty intense when you talk with your studio peers. Having two rival formats keeps most consumers on the sidelines waiting for a winner. How do you respond to that?

A: I'd argue that this format war is actually beneficial to the consumer. A little over a year ago, the least expensive HD-DVD player was $799. Now, with Toshiba's current rebate promotion (good through June 16), you can get an HD-DVD player for as little as $299.

On the Blu-Ray side, the players started at $1,000 to $1,800 at the end of [2006] and this summer will be down to $599 with new models from Sony and Panasonic. It's the format war that's driving pricing down at such a dramatic, accelerated rate.

Q: Why did Universal opt for HD-DVD?

A: Several years ago, we looked at the technology and decided that this format would offer the better set of mandatory specifications.

From day one, every HD-DVD player made has to have an Ethernet port for online connectivity. And every player had software to support unique, interactive viewing experiences either programmed onto a disc or available online. We're exploiting this on many Universal releases.

In Blu-Ray, the interactive specs are still just an option. The only Blu-Ray player now sold with an Ethernet port is the PlayStation 3.

A lot of their players can't even support the interactive BD-Java software that's running the two new (Blu-Ray-exclusive) "Pirates of the Caribbean" titles.

[Editor's note: The balking Samsung, Philips and Sony players will eventually show the "Pirates" discs but only after a firmware upgrade.]

In fact, the Ethernet and Java specs for Blu-Ray won't be fully firmed up until Oct. 31.

That's why Warner Bros. is putting out a more sophisticated, online-connected version of "Blood Diamond" on HD-DVD, and also why they've put out "Batman Begins" and the new "Matrix" box sets first on HD-DVD.

Q: How about the manufacturing costs?

A: Also very important - and lower for HD-DVD discs and players.

When you can get below $300 for hardware, you open up the mass market. Now people are willing to jump in and buy a player.

Even if the other format were to eventually win, there's no risk. Because that HD-DVD player you buy will still play your regular DVDs and, by upconverting, will actually make the discs look better.

I can't imagine Blu-Ray getting even close to a $300 player this year. I expect their lead dog, PlayStation 3 [now $599], to drop $100, but that's it.

Q: Sales figures for Blu-Ray movie discs are significantly higher this year than for HD-DVD. How do you counter the argument that the tide has turned in Blu-Ray's favor?

A: We didn't have many hot releases in the first quarter, or many releases at all. They had some real biggies, like "Casino Royale." The fourth quarter will be telling. Our releases will be stronger, and we're looking for a big attach rate [that's disc sales per player] when people jump for an inexpensive HD-DVD machine to show off their new high-def TV set.

To that end, we're doing a lot to educate the retailers and the consumers. You know, there are now HD sets in probably 25 million households. But more than half of those owners still believe, incorrectly, that anything they plug in - including basic cable and standard-definition DVD - is going to be in "high definition" on those sets. We've got to show them what they're missing.
post #222 of 6359
Thanks Phil, that's one of the things we believe that we can do, bringing old movie back to life. Glad we could reach you on this one!

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Originally Posted by Free View Post

Oh, yeah, it was definitely worth it, and I appreciate it. It helped to bring an old movie back to life, and really enhanced my enjoyment of it.
post #223 of 6359
Yannick- if managed copy is approved, and Kaliedescape supports it with hddvds, would the fact that the disk is played through the K or any other media server off of a hard disk change anything about syncing the motion?
post #224 of 6359
My guess would be no, but maybe... we have to try different things and this is one of them. I know we are getting samples so I'll keep you all posted.


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Yannick- if managed copy is approved, and Kaliedescape supports it with hddvds, would the fact that the disk is played through the K or any other media server off of a hard disk change anything about syncing the motion?
post #225 of 6359
Little off topic, but here goes:

What are D-Box owners using the PC-3 Controller doing to route digital signals when you have more than one SPDIF Coax or TosLink source? For coax, can a "Y" connector be used to send two digital signals from two sources?

Thanks for any input.

Mark
post #226 of 6359
I can't get my BR to work with D-Box. I have tried "Night at the Museum" and "POTC Dead Man's Chest". I have a Panny BR with analog outs to my preamp and the coax out from the Panny to the D-Box. Everything is set to Bitstream in the Panny. What else is there? Is there a firmware upgrade needed for the controller? I use a 340C. For what it's worth, the 340 is up to date as far as the movies go but not sure about aby firmware. Thanks for any feedback! I just got back up and running in my theater room and I have a STACK of BR discs that are D-Box coded that I'm jonesing to watch this weekend!!! Feel free to PM me as well as reply here. Thanks all.
post #227 of 6359
Chris,

You need to get a new firmware for BR movies. Send a PM to Yannick.
post #228 of 6359
Thanks Murat! I kind of figured but I have been out of the loop for a couple of months.
post #229 of 6359
Just got my Quest system up and running. The chairs are really well made. I can't understand why anyone investing in fine theater seating wouldn't just get the Quest chairs, since they are nicer and less expensive than Fortress, or other custom seats.

Anyway, I haven't had a lot of time to compare the standard and Xtreme seats, but will do that tonight.

I gave a quick demo to a local theater installer, and they were blown away. They are now thinking of getting D-Box in their show room. Yannick, should I tell him to contact Rob, or You, or someone else?? Do I get a commission.
post #230 of 6359
Ok guys, I have PMd Yannick and I know he will respond, but just in case... I have done the firmware upgrade using a CD-R I burned from the D-Box website. Everything went like it should have. It now shows I have the most up to date firmware version. BUT, my BR titles still aren't recognized by the 340. I am hoping it is something simple. Who out there has a panny BR player and a 340 and working codes? I was already up to date on all my codes and after the firmware upgrade, when I do a "force now", it says I have 0 movies to update. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

Thanks folks.
post #231 of 6359
Where did you find that firmware in their website? I don't remember it's available in there unless it's hidden very well

When you check out the movies list in your 340, you should also see codes for BD for that specific movie along with other versions of codes (SD versions for different regions) if you dont see a code starting with BD or BR then you don't have the firmware installed correctly.

How did you connect the Panny to your 340? I'm also using analog outs for audio and but I'm using Toslink connection and everything is just fine. Are you sure that your digital out is set to bitstream on the panny? Maybe you should also change the connection setting in your 340. Try to choose the connection type (Coax or toslink) manually instead of leaving it on Auto
post #232 of 6359
It is hidden VERY WELL. I ran across it during a very clever little google search. I never was able to find it directly from their site. The terms I used in my search were "blu ray" "d-box" firmware upgrade.

I DO NOT see anything other than the DVD (and is some cases DHVS codes). On the 340, when I go to VERSION, APPLICATION,, it shows

MC: 1.3.3
LU: 1.5.5
Package: 20070322a

The instructions on the site say that is what it should read after the firmware update.

But forcing an update after that, I am showing no movies to update so I guess this is a tech support issue? Thanks for the response. I am going crazt wanting to watch a couple of movies but I WILL NOT without the codes
post #233 of 6359
I forgot to answer the second part of your question... I have my analog outs on the Panny feeding my Arcam pre and I have Coax Digital feeding the 340. I have selected BITSTREAM in the Panny setup menu for DD and DTS so it is not sending PCM out. I tried with toslink, coax and switched from auto to each input but still no luck. I know it will get worked out. Yannick and the gang are great! (We just need some help on HDDVD)

Thanks again
post #234 of 6359
Hey guys, I'm sitting here watching Zathura on DVD. I haven't seen it and it has codes. How pathetic am I? Anyway, if my 340 says there are no more movies to update... is there a way to, shudder, erase everything and let it download everything all over again? Just grasping at straws here. I really am not that impatient, just figured I could let the 340 do it's thing over night. Have a good Saturday night everybody!
post #235 of 6359
Phil,
Tell him to call me, FYI Rob is no longer with D-Box... or PM me is info and I'll get in touch with them thanks...

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Originally Posted by Free View Post

Just got my Quest system up and running. The chairs are really well made. I can't understand why anyone investing in fine theater seating wouldn't just get the Quest chairs, since they are nicer and less expensive than Fortress, or other custom seats.

Anyway, I haven't had a lot of time to compare the standard and Xtreme seats, but will do that tonight.

I gave a quick demo to a local theater installer, and they were blown away. They are now thinking of getting D-Box in their show room. Yannick, should I tell him to contact Rob, or You, or someone else?? Do I get a commission.
post #236 of 6359
Chris,

hehehe Looks like you are about to loose it Unfortunately I won't be able to set you up with the BD before monday. I need to log your S/N with our database and set your preference. PM me the info and I will get you up and running.
In one way I truly understand your impatient but on the other hand I'm happy to see how addictive it is so that's why it needs to be part of every movie... (and it's going to be...)

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Originally Posted by TSHA222 View Post

Hey guys, I'm sitting here watching Zathura on DVD. I haven't seen it and it has codes. How pathetic am I? Anyway, if my 340 says there are no more movies to update... is there a way to, shudder, erase everything and let it download everything all over again? Just grasping at straws here. I really am not that impatient, just figured I could let the 340 do it's thing over night. Have a good Saturday night everybody!
post #237 of 6359
Mark,

A processor is what you need. You can get away with a switcher as well, but a Y won't work unless you have only one device powered on at the same time...



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Originally Posted by giomania View Post

Little off topic, but here goes:

What are D-Box owners using the PC-3 Controller doing to route digital signals when you have more than one SPDIF Coax or TosLink source? For coax, can a "Y" connector be used to send two digital signals from two sources?

Thanks for any input.

Mark
post #238 of 6359
Yannick,

I PMd everything but my serial #. I'll get that for you today and send that to you as well.

THANKS!!!
post #239 of 6359
Yannick, I set up my platform today in preparation for carpeting, and there is a problem. I have a 2kW Equitech balanced power (60V on the "hot", 60V on the "neutral") electrical sub-panel. Each of the ten 20A circuits has a GFCI outlet wired into the panel. I have two duplex outlets that I am plugging the actuators into.

Well, the Odyssee system is tripping the GFCI outlet for that circuit about ten seconds into the demo mode. When I hit the "reset" button on the GFCI, it will start again and then trip. I tried this many, many times.

When I plugged the actuators into a regular 15A wall outlet...no problem-o. I didn't try anything except the demo, as I have no other gear in there now.

I'm not sure what is going on here. Do you think the actuators are causing havoc with the balanced power?

Thanks for any help.

Mark
post #240 of 6359
Mark

Is there anyway for you to connect the actuators directly without using your Equitech?


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Originally Posted by giomania View Post

Yannick, I set up my platform today in preparation for carpeting, and there is a problem. I have a 2kW Equitech balanced power (60V on the "hot", 60V on the "neutral") electrical sub-panel. Each of the ten 20A circuits has a GFCI outlet wired into the panel. I have two duplex outlets that I am plugging the actuators into.

Well, the Odyssee system is tripping the GFCI outlet for that circuit about ten seconds into the demo mode. When I hit the "reset" button on the GFCI, it will start again and then trip. I tried this many, many times.

When I plugged the actuators into a regular 15A wall outlet...no problem-o. I didn't try anything except the demo, as I have no other gear in there now.

I'm not sure what is going on here. Do you think the actuators are causing havoc with the balanced power?

Thanks for any help.

Mark
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