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post #5071 of 6360
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Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post

why would you want dual HDMI output?

If not needed, the BDT-110 and BDT-210 have single HDMI output. I use the BDT-310 with Denon 3808ci which does not pass 3d thru HDMI so two HDMI lets me also get lossless audio.
post #5072 of 6360
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

Cap and HP7.1 work with D-Box in 3D. I have both of them.

Thanks for confirming this!

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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

My "Samsung" versions of the Shrek movies + Megamind did not synch, so I sent them to Antonin for a resynch. He should be getting them any day now. I think the "retail" versions of them should synch.

Thank you for sending those. I hope they resynce the Samsung versions because the 7.1 doesn't sync right now. My subscription is about to expire once again, but I will renew if all of these 3D titles start getting more motion code support.

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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

I've asked for BatB and Lion King to be coded and haven't gotten confirmation. I'm shocked that not only is KFP2 not done already, but it's still not on the list- though I've been told it's on the "other" list, the one that's not on the site. I would have guessed it would have far outranked Happy Feet 2, but maybe that's just me. Same for Puss in Boots.

Spy Kids and Gnomeo are the other ones from that list that interest me.

I'm with you on these. BatB and Lion King should get resynced if they are already coded for DVD/2DBD. KFP2 really needs to get coded. KFP has great motion codes. Puss in Boots would be great too.
post #5073 of 6360
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Originally Posted by ckenisell View Post

Thanks for confirming this!



Thank you for sending those. I hope they resynce the Samsung versions because the 7.1 doesn't sync right now. My subscription is about to expire once again, but I will renew if all of these 3D titles start getting more motion code support.

Shrek 1-4 and Megamind 3D Samsung Exclusives should now work. I don't have my discs back yet, but Antonin told me they were done and I saw them on the "Complete Library" list.
post #5074 of 6360
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

Shrek 1-4 and Megamind 3D Samsung Exclusives should now work. I don't have my discs back yet, but Antonin told me they were done and I saw them on the "Complete Library" list.

Nice, I'm going to download them tonight! Thanks again for sending your discs in. Is How To Train Your Dragon (Samsung Exclusive) coded?
post #5075 of 6360
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Originally Posted by ckenisell View Post

Nice, I'm going to download them tonight! Thanks again for sending your discs in. Is How To Train Your Dragon (Samsung Exclusive) coded?

I don't know about HTTYD, Samsung or Otherwise.
post #5076 of 6360
I have enjoyed the D-Box forum comments from day one. Having reached the point of now installing the full seats and D-Box stand alone system, I can't seem to find a answer to how much will the yearly subscription be? I understand that the first year is free. I would appreciate it if those of you that have a full system could tell me what your costs have been and are they increasing? I have never been able to get a answer from D-Box or my local dealer on this subject for some reason. Also what is that cost based upon, number of programming releases. Note: my wife is a *bean counter and rightfully deserves & demands to know. This new D-box system will complete my full high end home theater. It wasn't achieved overnight. (*I had to sell something to buy something to upgrade - it works)
post #5077 of 6360
$250 a year. I have not heard of this changing. The hope is that one day it will be free. I did a cost analyst by year a few pages back. So far 2012 is looking really good.

Congrats on the set up, what D-box products did you get?


http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...93724&page=162

I think I forgot to add theatrical releases, so that would improve things.

I also did not add TV shows (which they currently are not doing) or the many different versions of each movie that they do. They will re-sync a movie for free if you send it in (if you have a copy that does not work).
post #5078 of 6360
Just confirmed, D-Box will be coding the upcoming Jaws BD.
post #5079 of 6360
Yeah, I was told it is $250 for a year, or $800 if you buy 4 years at one time.

-Sean
post #5080 of 6360
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Originally Posted by 230-SEAN View Post

Yeah, I was told it is $250 for a year, or $800 if you buy 4 years at one time.

-Sean

I know they don't have the lifetime membership anymore.
post #5081 of 6360
Update on the 3D support by D-Box:

D-Box is currently working on the following 3D titles:
Final Destination 5
Happy Feet 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
Piranha 3D


D-Box will release a codec for the following titles in the future:
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil

D-Box will look into the following titles soon to make them 3D compatible because there already is a 2D or 3D anaglyph codec available for these titles:
Captain America : The First Avenger
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part1
Shark Night 3D
Final Destination 4
Journey to the Center of the Earth


D-Box made a list of titles that should be 3D compatible. Please test as much as you guys can to see if they all work.
A Christmas Carol
Adventures of Tintin, The
Alice in Wonderland
Avatar
Bolt
Cars 2
Chicken Little
Chronicles of Narnia (3) - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Clash of the Titans
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Coraline
Despicable Me
Drive Angry
Fright Night
G-Force
Green Hornet, The
Green Lantern
Gulliver's Travels
Harry Potter (7) and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
How To Train Your Dragon
Hugo
Ice Age 3 - Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Immortals
Kung Fu Panda
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Meet the Robinsons
Megamind
Monster House
Monsters vs Aliens
Nightmare Before Christmas, The
Open Season
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 - On Stranger Tides
Polar Express, The
Priest
Resident Evil (4) Afterlife
Rio
Sanctum
Shrek
Shrek 2
Shrek Forever After
Shrek the Third
Smurfs, The
Tangled
Thor
Three Musketeers, The
Toy Story 1
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Transformers (3): Dark of the Moon
Tron: Legacy
Yogi Bear


So far I have tested 12 titles which I own on original Blu-Ray 3D disc. The next 9 titles are indeed working:
Tron Legacy
Cars 2
Green Lantern
Immortals
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Avatar
Hugo
A Christmas Carol
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Unfortunately I already found 3 discs that are not working despite the e-mail I received from D-Box that they should be 3D compatible. I ll inform D-Box about these titles:
The Adventures Of Tintin
Shark Night 3D
Priest
post #5082 of 6360
Trying to get some used actuators installed into D-box ready seating. I only got the 2 axis, so just 2 actuators per seat.

1) Do I put them on the front seat positions or the rear? I'm also doing a Crowson actuator on these chairs so I'm thinking put D-box on the front two legs.

2) How do you get the existing legs off? This is Jamar seating, which is just like the old Quest seating D-box sold. I have my integrator here (not a D-box dealer) and he can't figure it out either.
post #5083 of 6360
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Originally Posted by turls View Post


1) Do I put them on the front seat positions or the rear? I'm also doing a Crowson actuator on these chairs so I'm thinking put D-box on the front two legs.

The 2 axis can be programed for front or back. You should find out what they are programed for and put them there. Otherwise you will need to send it to D-Box to be reprogramed. I think most are put in the front. Also, you need a pivot leg on the opposite side. Like a tripod. 2 legs will be actuators and the other one will be stationary. This is important to get the side to side motion right.


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Originally Posted by turls View Post


2) How do you get the existing legs off? This is Jamar seating, which is just like the old Quest seating D-box sold. I have my integrator here (not a D-box dealer) and he can't figure it out either.

Just because it is the same seating, does not make it D-Box ready. You may need to cut holes to put the actuators in. My chairs were built for D-Box, but only for 3 actuators and not 4 like what I installed so I had to cut out 2 holes for each chair. For the screw holes I installed these T-Nuts just like what was installed on the ready side.
post #5084 of 6360
Just an update on the theatrical side, it looks like Snow White & The Huntsman will preempt Prometheus' chance for theatrical coding.
post #5085 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

The 2 axis can be programed for front or back. You should find out what they are programed for and put them there. Otherwise you will need to send it to D-Box to be reprogramed. I think most are put in the front. Also, you need a pivot leg on the opposite side. Like a tripod. 2 legs will be actuators and the other one will be stationary. This is important to get the side to side motion right.

Just because it is the same seating, does not make it D-Box ready. You may need to cut holes to put the actuators in. My chairs were built for D-Box, but only for 3 actuators and not 4 like what I installed so I had to cut out 2 holes for each chair. For the screw holes I installed these T-Nuts just like what was installed on the ready side.

My Jaymar/D-Box loveseat came with two actuators that were mounted in the back of the seat and the fixed picot point was mounted in the center of the front.

When I upgraded to 4 actuators, I had to send the existing two and the syndrive to D-Box and they made sure the set of 4 would work just fine.

I also had to work on the seat because there were no preparations for the additional two actuators in the front.

Cheers!

Markus
post #5086 of 6360
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Originally Posted by turls View Post

2) How do you get the existing legs off? This is Jamar seating, which is just like the old Quest seating D-box sold. I have my integrator here (not a D-box dealer) and he can't figure it out either.

Twist it like he-double-hockey-sticks until they break off. I'm serious. I tried and there's no other way.
post #5087 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

The 2 axis can be programed for front or back. You should find out what they are programed for and put them there. Otherwise you will need to send it to D-Box to be reprogramed. I think most are put in the front. Also, you need a pivot leg on the opposite side. Like a tripod. 2 legs will be actuators and the other one will be stationary. This is important to get the side to side motion right

Just because it is the same seating, does not make it D-Box ready. You may need to cut holes to put the actuators in. My chairs were built for D-Box, but only for 3 actuators and not 4 like what I installed so I had to cut out 2 holes for each chair. For the screw holes I installed these T-Nuts just like what was installed on the “ready” side.

Ok, that's an issue then. Is there a way to tell if the syndrive was programmed front or back by hooking it up and doing the demo, or some other trick?

Don't misunderstand, this is Jaymar D-box ready seating. It has the bracket to hold the controller and everything.

I guess I'm lost on the "tripod" third leg. I assume it is centered between the two existing legs on the side you don't remove the factory legs on. Is that right? Is it the same leg as the other two factory legs, and is it the same length?
post #5088 of 6360
Thanks guys for all the great replies

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Originally Posted by mv038856 View Post

My Jaymar/D-Box loveseat came with two actuators that were mounted in the back of the seat and the fixed picot point was mounted in the center of the front.

When I upgraded to 4 actuators, I had to send the existing two and the syndrive to D-Box and they made sure the set of 4 would work just fine.

I also had to work on the seat because there were no preparations for the additional two actuators in the front.

So basically you bought this seat when they were still selling the 2-axis is why you didn't have the prep work in the front? Because my D-box ready I bought March '11 has all four prep holes, but I don't think anything for a pivot point. In one case, I have to some how come up with a tripod pivot point the seat wasn't designed or prepped for. In the other case I send the controllers off to D-box. So I have work to do either way. Any thoughts which way to go?

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Originally Posted by ckenisell View Post

Twist it like he-double-hockey-sticks until they break off. I'm serious. I tried and there's no other way.

Channel lock pliers and a pry bar actually ended up working pretty good once my dealer and the posts here verified what we were working with...
post #5089 of 6360
I just picked up Firefly on BD and was a hopeful for a brief moment that it had been coded. What's the deal with TV shows? They're not doing them anymore at all, and they've said so, or they've just sort of dropped off? Firefly is short(-ish) and seems more deserving than most. What are my chances of getting them on the list?

Why is MI: Ghost Protocol not on the list? This seems like it should be a fairly high priority.

And why is KFP2 still not on the website's coming soon list? Baffles the mind.
post #5090 of 6360
I agree with both those movie choices. I have actually have been waiting to See Kung Fu Panda 2 just for the codes.
On the TV side, I would like to see, but I like movies to have priority so since they are always behind with movies, I am in the no TV show camp for now.
post #5091 of 6360
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Originally Posted by YannickG View Post

This will/may occur for loveseats that were purchase two years + ago. The set of actuators included in the loveseats at the time were 4250I standing for 4 actuators with a lifting capacity of 250Lbs max. When using the loveseat without the recliner you can sit 2x 300 LBS person no problem because the weight remains centered between the front - back actuators , the problem will arise when using the recliner function. Then the majority of the weight will shift towards one of the front actuator and create an overload problem. 2 years ago, after finding that 2x 250 Lbs person was triggering the system we changed the actuators for the 4400I, 4 times 400Lbs actuators, on the production line. Well the cost significantly went up on the loveseat at that very moment though...

It's a delicate situation when this is occuring, the only solution is to either not use the recliner or pop it out a little so your feet are not touching the ground, but not in full position so most of your weight is sitting on the actuators.

Anybody dealt with this issue by swapping actuators around between single chairs and loveseats and getting stuff reprogrammed by D-Box? Assuming my used actuator hodge-podge is all compatible enough to get reprogrammed, this may be the best short term solution for me.

My hope is from reading this that the older 2-axis chair pistons were the 400lb model, not the 250lb model. Not sure if there is a way to verify what I have, that's what I will work on next.

I have 8 pistons to go between 3 recliners and a love seat. I suppose another possibility would be sacrificing the love seat and stealing the pistons from that and moving them to the recliners.

Any recent good experiences with finding used stuff that anyone would like to share?
post #5092 of 6360
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

Why is MI: Ghost Protocol not on the list? This seems like it should be a fairly high priority.

And why is KFP2 still not on the website's coming soon list? Baffles the mind.


I agree. They have made improvements to the coming soon list a little while back, however, timely communication of the coded titles is critical.

Its a no-brainer that Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol would be a highly deseired code. Personally, I would have put it on the coming soon list the day of release or a few days before. It is not on the day and date release, but putting it on the comming soon list on or slightly before release would at least tell me that it is being given a high priority (as it should). My guess is that it will be on th ecoming soon list very shortly. I don't know if I'm going to wait for the coding regardless. I'd have more incentive to wait if it was on the coming soon list already.
post #5093 of 6360
Sorry if this has been asked before (it's quite a long thread), but does anybody know whether the actuators can also be bought separately?
post #5094 of 6360
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Originally Posted by Count Alucard View Post

Sorry if this has been asked before (it's quite a long thread), but does anybody know whether the actuators can also be bought separately?

you can buy SRP modules (check D-Box site).
post #5095 of 6360
Very good news for HTPC/D-Box users! New versions of MPC-HC and LAV D-Box where released last night! Check out http://sourceforge.net/projects/lavfltrsdboite/files/ and http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc-dboite/files/
post #5096 of 6360
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Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post

Very good news for HTPC/D-Box users! New versions of MPC-HC and LAV D-Box where released last night! Check out http://sourceforge.net/projects/lavfltrsdboite/files/ and http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc-dboite/files/

What is LAV and MPC-HC in relation to D-Box? I know what LU & MCI are, but don't know what these do.
post #5097 of 6360
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Originally Posted by ckenisell View Post

What is LAV and MPC-HC in relation to D-Box? I know what LU & MCI are, but don't know what these do.

They are software for Windows to play Blurays on your computer (rather than a standalone Bluray player) and use a DBox system.

I am developing them, I am not related to DBox but I have a DBox system. sanderdvd helps in testing but honestly, beside us, I don't know if many people use it

Basically, MPC-HC plays the Bluray and the LAV Filters redirect the HD audio to the HDMI receiver and the (lossy) DTS/DD to the DBox controller

There are a few explanation and screenshots here: http://htpcfordbox.over-blog.com/ but the links point to old releases.

Normal Bluray players for computer like PowerDVD can't play HD and lossy audio at the same time, that's why I am doing that (actually MPC-HC and LAV Filters are free softwares and I adapt them).
post #5098 of 6360
I would like to add that this also is the only way to get PCM and D-Box, so you get HD audio for movies like POTC with D-Box MFX! Thank you Germain for your work on this!
post #5099 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

I would like to add that this also is the only way to get PCM and D-Box, so you get HD audio for movies like POTC with D-Box MFX! Thank you Germain for your work on this!

Jep, only Germains MPC-HC/LAV combi can do this exclusive. Oppo etc. can t do this. What s even better, standalone player cannot compete with madVR renderer which can be used with MPC-HC. The last thing we need is 3D support in MPC-HC and I m 100% satisfied. Keep in mind that Germain id working on some lastest small fixes in LAV/MPC-HC, some of them are already solved and I think a new versions will be released soon but I will leave that up to Germain.

I really don t understand why there are not more D-Box users who are interested in the software Germain compiled......
post #5100 of 6360
It looks like D-Box is not prioritizing new codes at the moment..... Only 3 new releases until today in this month. They also seem to ignore KFP2 requests
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