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post #4891 of 6360
I think they do shut down when they get too hot. One day I was playing with some 0-15 hz test tones in audio mode and after about 30 mins they shut down for a while. My guess is they overheated. Can you take a picture of the hub housings that were destroyed?
post #4892 of 6360
The APM is able to handle 3 actuators, so that single seats can have 3 actuators with one APM. I think that was the most cost effective way to make them and minimize the total APM costs across all their different configurations.
post #4893 of 6360
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Originally Posted by Mr.Poindexter View Post

The APM is able to handle 3 actuators, so that single seats can have 3 actuators with one APM. I think that was the most cost effective way to make them and minimize the total APM costs across all their different configurations.

Makes sense. But thxman has a different motherboard with only 2 actuator processors, maybe this is an older motherboard?

Do you maybe have an idea what 'IBGT temp' value is corresponding to Mike? As you can see in the pictures I posted I installed custom cooling parts on the processors and I need to know if this is enough to prevent damaging to the processors. If the IGBT temps are indeed the temperatures of the processors I can ask D-Box what the max temperatures is they can reach without causing damaging/fry them. I then can check if my custom cooling is sufficient enough.

@thxman: I ll post some pictures of the broken hub housings tonight but believe me, they are really not fixable anymore.

EDIT: Just had contact with D-Box and like I espected they do not give any support to the custom cooling I put on the processors. (I don t blame them for not giving support to this). The IGBT temp value in the Advanced settings of the MCI Control Panel is indeed the temperature of the chips that drive the actuators. @thxman, could you check the temperatures in idle just after turning on and most important, after running a two hours (or so) D-Box movie? D-Box told me that the system DOES NOT have a protection to auto-shut the system down when running too hot.
post #4894 of 6360
I finally downloaded the scubasteve's HTDemo 2.0 and tried it out over the weekend. As already reported, D-Box worked with most of the clips. One clip that I was really impresses with, was the crash scene from Flight of the Phoenix. I was very amazed by the MFX intensity this scene provided.
post #4895 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

One clip that I was really impresses with, was the crash scene from Flight of the Phoenix. I was very amazed by the MFX intensity this scene provided.

I recently tried that clip too. My international confidential secretary was downstairs at the time and thought the whole compound was coming down.
post #4896 of 6360
I had some fun with it as well. I decided to let my sons demo it as well and recorded them during the clip. I used an old Sony camcorder with “nightshot” so the quality is not great, but I posted it on Youtube to share.


YouTube Link
post #4897 of 6360
Real Steel codes are up.
post #4898 of 6360
Anyone want to speculate when Rise of the Apes will be done? I just borrowed that movie from a friend. I've been waiting this long to see it, a couple more weeks aren't bad... but if it's in terms of months I'll just go for it.

I know none of you knows. But let's start a pool.

I say it will be 31 Jan.
post #4899 of 6360
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

Anyone want to speculate when Rise of the Apes will be done? I just borrowed that movie from a friend. I've been waiting this long to see it, a couple more weeks aren't bad... but if it's in terms of months I'll just go for it.

I know none of you knows. But let's start a pool.

I say it will be 31 Jan.

For the hell of it, I'll say today so I can pick it up on my way home.
post #4900 of 6360
Looks like Star Wars 3D will be presented in D-Box at theaters, but only overseas.

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D-BOX Only overseas... we received confirmation this morning that Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Netherlands are a go for Star Wars.
post #4901 of 6360
Why, because there are so many other D-Box releases in theaters in that timeframe that it would push Star Wars out? If you have the D-Box agreements in place, why would you not offer it that way in the US? If you are trying to get people to go watch a convert, it would make sense to sweeten the pot even more.
post #4902 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

For the hell of it, I'll say today so I can pick it up on my way home.

I had to go check d-box.com after you posted that to see if you were messing with me.

Sadly, you were not.
post #4903 of 6360
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

I had to go check d-box.com after you posted that to see if you were messing with me.

Sadly, you were not.

No, wishful thinking, but the day is not over.
post #4904 of 6360
Colombiana (not Rise of the Apes) is up today.

But in bigger news,

The Rocketeer has made it on the short list of "coming soon" on the website. YES!

Now where's Kung Fu Panda 2?
post #4905 of 6360
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

Colombiana (not Rise of the Apes) is up today.

But in bigger news,

The Rocketeer has made it on the short list of "coming soon" on the website. YES!

Now where's Kung Fu Panda 2?

Power of giving feedback, nice. Also hope to see Contagion added soon.
post #4906 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

Power of giving feedback, nice. Also hope to see Contagion added soon.

Contagion?? Huh?
post #4907 of 6360
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Originally Posted by drvais View Post

Contagion?? Huh?

Are you asking what movie Contagion is or do you think it is a bad choice for MFX?
post #4908 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

Are you asking what movie Contagion is or do you think it is a bad choice for MFX?

I enjoyed the movie (I thought it was good, but not great), but I don't think it's a worthy candidate for MFX. I frankly can't recall any scene that would be enhanced via MFX.

Have you seen it?
post #4909 of 6360
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Originally Posted by drvais View Post

I enjoyed the movie (I thought it was good, but not great), but I don't think it's a worthy candidate for MFX. I frankly can't recall any seen that would be enhanced via MFX.

Have you seen it?

No, I have not seen it yet.
post #4910 of 6360
I have to say, movies that only have very occasional motion are of great benefit. So I sort of cringe when I hear the phrase "not a worthy candidate for MFX".

Heavy action movies, you often get desensitized from very frequent effects and motion. So movies that might only have one scene or 2 scenes often have a greater impect with D-Box. Even better is the fact they wouldn't take much time to code. Also, even if there is not motion to encode, there should still be some tactile events somewhere in the movie. Usually a movie has at least one explosion or one tactile event.


As far as scary movies, yes, D-box really needs to code more 'scary' movies, they are a match made in heaven. I have all of the Paranormal activity movies, 1, 2, and 3... The same people made the movie "Insidious" which I thought was the best of the bunch and recommended for coding. I hope they do code "Insidious".


I gave up waiting around for codes othe rthan day and date releases. However, I noticed planet of the apes was put on the list a while back, so I have been holding off on watching that one.

Like I said earlier, I have tons of patience. I deal with delayed gratification for a lot of my life. Movies are social for me as is home theater. If everyone else has already seen a movie, it does me no good 3 months later since everyone has already watched a particular title.

Anyway, I'm sure Planet of the apes will be out shortly. I just don't know if there will be anyone to watch it with.
post #4911 of 6360
Apes is online.
post #4912 of 6360
Can any of you recommend the theater chairs with the least possible weight?

My current chairs are too heavy and they are dumbing down the D-Box motion. I am looking for comfy leather chairs and not commercial type chairs but I am putting 4 of them on a platform and want them to be very light to let me maximize the motion.

Advice?
post #4913 of 6360
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Originally Posted by Petedwitt View Post

Apes is online.

Woop woop!
post #4914 of 6360
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Originally Posted by Russ Rubman View Post

I am putting 4 of them on a platform and want them to be very light to let me maximize the motion.

The total width of the platform is your biggest enemy in this scenario - much more so than weight. You may want to consider two smaller platforms side by side.
post #4915 of 6360
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Originally Posted by Peter Nielsen View Post

The total width of the platform is your biggest enemy in this scenario - much more so than weight. You may want to consider two smaller platforms side by side.



http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...postcount=4645
post #4916 of 6360
Rise of the Planet of the Apes' MFX are awesome, they really go a long way in enhancing the film. In the beginning of the film, in the jungle, the camera pans towards an almost 45 degree angle as it is descending down a tree. The associated motion with this shot adds some variety to the normal floating up & down MFX of such flying landscape scenes. Also, there's a scene towards the end of the film where a helicopter makes a run over the Golden Gate bridge - I really enjoyed the feeling of the chopper dropping down and then rising up as it flies over the course of the bridge. Finally, it almost goes without saying, but the MFX associated with the movement of the apes is spot on. Well done, D-Box, well done!
post #4917 of 6360
Cold Mountain 1/31/2012
Dream House (2011) 1/31/2012
Thing, The (2011)

All up today. Star Trek 6 is on the "in progress" list. I'm surprised it's not already done. Looks like I need to pick up showing my 9 year old the ST movies (er... some of them) so we can watch 6 when it's done.
post #4918 of 6360
Cool, now they just need to jump on Drive.
post #4919 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

Cool, now they just need to jump on Drive.

It's going to be added shortly. Demolition Man will be on that list soon as well.
post #4920 of 6360
I was a bit distracted watching the Planet of the Apes, but the codes seemed great.

I'll probably try "The Thing" 2011 this weekend. Always nice to have a scary movie and D-Box together.

I have "Drive" here, so I'll probably wait until the codes are out.

Couldn't find Star Trek V on Blu Ray... I have all the others on Blu Ray and thought I might give it a try if I could find a Blu Ray version. I did not see one for Region 1 on amazon.com

I've been on the fence about "Dream House" It has reviews that are all over the place. Seems like good actors, but mediocre reviews. One review says don't watch the trailer, or it will ruin the movie... I feel like that for every movie. Hollywood treat us like we are morons and feel like they need to show so much of the movie in the trailers, it is annoying... even show too much in the freakin start menu which I find annoying. I'm just about to watch the movie and important scenes are being spoiled. Anyway, it seems as if you are going to buy "Dream House" don't read about it or watch any trailers. Although that is the standard practice with me. Makes movies so much better, the less I know beforehand the better.

Cold Mountain was a really good movie. Watched it on DVD a while back and bought the Blu Ray. I'm sure I'll buy it again when it comes out on 4K Blu Ray and we are all buying these movies yet again in 4K resolution and watching it on our 4K projectors.
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