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post #5191 of 6360
So.... this whole site is pretty dead since AVS took 30 hours off to update the place.
post #5192 of 6360
The D-Box topic seems dead too biggrin.gif
post #5193 of 6360
Yeah, I wonder if the AVSForum folks have been watching traffic and compared the before and after numbers. I'd be willing to bet it has dropped dramatically.
post #5194 of 6360
Chronicle codes became available about the same time it went on sale for $12.99. That worked out well.
post #5195 of 6360
Seems like Tropic Thunder deserves a code. That is all.
post #5196 of 6360
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Originally Posted by turls View Post

Seems like Tropic Thunder deserves a code. That is all.
No it doesn't!

(just trying to keep the conversation going)
post #5197 of 6360
I'm with xhonzi. I tried to watch that movie and turned it off after 15 minutes. Horrible Horrible movie.
post #5198 of 6360
Love me some Tropic Thunder. One of those love or hate movies. Reminds me of Zoolander (I wonder why). So many of my buddies try to sell me on Zoolander but I just do get it. I am down with codes for Tropic Thunder. I think the 90's move "The Game" would be a good pick too.


On a different topic, my son and I just finished watching the Matrix trilogy. I had demoed scenes in part 2 before, but never watched all 3 movies with D-Box until now. I was really impressed by the intensity and MFX in general. I know there is a general consensus that older codes were less intense then what we have now, but it almost seems to me that some recent titles don’t stand up to those from the mid 2000’s.
post #5199 of 6360
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Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post



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.


Yogi Bear

Rented from Family Video, works great in 3D. Pretty fun movie, lots of pop-out effects. I think it was actually filmed in 3D, not a convert. Probably a purchase when it gets cheap enough.
post #5200 of 6360
Speaking of 3D and Motion, the family and I went to Disney World earlier this month. Star Tours has been revamped since the last time I was there and I thought it was really nice. I can really see how 3D (good 3D) and D-Box make a great combo.
post #5201 of 6360
TGWTDT has just been added to the CWO list. I assume this is for the US version and not the Swedish film (which I preferred).
post #5202 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

Speaking of 3D and Motion, the family and I went to Disney World earlier this month. Star Tours has been revamped since the last time I was there and I thought it was really nice. I can really see how 3D (good 3D) and D-Box make a great combo.

Unfortunately, Star Tours (and the several other motion simulators I encountered on the trip) gave me excursion envy. I think they're doing 6 inches or more. Does anyone know?
post #5203 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

On a different topic, my son and I just finished watching the Matrix trilogy. I had demoed scenes in part 2 before, but never watched all 3 movies with D-Box until now. I was really impressed by the intensity and MFX in general. I know there is a general consensus that older codes were less intense then what we have now, but it almost seems to me that some recent titles don’t stand up to those from the mid 2000’s.

I actually feel like the mid 2000's codes are more aggressive than what we are getting now. I prefer the mid 2000's intensity. I suppose it differs per title and per motion code artist.

I guess the only way to know is to watch a movie, if I enjoy the codes, look at the motion coders' names and give them props here.
post #5204 of 6360
Yeah, we really should start ID'ing the motion coders on here. That info is contained in the headers of the codings, btw.
post #5205 of 6360
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Originally Posted by drvais View Post

Yeah, we really should start ID'ing the motion coders on here. That info is contained in the headers of the codings, btw.

Yep, it's readily available in the MCI Motion Controller software.
post #5206 of 6360
I can only imagine how much D-Box will love us if we don't only demand coding for certain movies, but that they're done (or not done) by specific coders. smile.gif
post #5207 of 6360
I think it's a good idea to highlight the coder - it lets the better coders get the credit they deserve.
post #5208 of 6360
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Originally Posted by drvais View Post

TGWTDT has just been added to the CWO list. I assume this is for the US version and not the Swedish film (which I preferred).

And it is out.
post #5209 of 6360
Just added a few minor updates to the Unofficial D-Box FAQ. Link in my sig, of course.
post #5210 of 6360
I was pretty impressed by the coding for "The Grey". Not a ton of stuff but what was there was great.
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post #5212 of 6360
BACK TICKLERS MY ASS! More like dorsal spine killing solenoids. I saw this in action in Galveston, and heard the Koreans talking about about motion being the 5D part.

These guys can label these cinemas whichever way they want, they will fail as a one time gimmick.

Like Columbus I have claimed in the name of Home Cinema that 4D shall be defined as 3-D plus D-Box.biggrin.gif
post #5213 of 6360
I didn't read the article yet, but I'm from Houston and saw The Polar Express in "5D" in Galveston. It was HORRIBLE. This thing kept poking me in the back, these really LOUD fog machines were attempting to spray fog, but there was no liquid loaded so it sprayed nothing and they kept shining this REALLY BRIGHT strobe light which washed out the screen and made it unwatchable. Horrible Horrible movie experience.

3D + D-Box = 4D. The buck stops there.
post #5214 of 6360
But the real question is do the theater owners realize this? I don't understand how a startup is getting any traction if it is as bad as you say. Its either cheaper/better sharing arrangement than D-BOX, or they fooled the theater owners/conglomerates. Or somehow they didn't do the comparison before they committed to "5D"...

I am fine with my Sony 1000ES, Kung Fu Panda in 3D, and D-BOX. But I do wish my copy of Spy Kids came with the aromavision card. Does anybody know where you can still get those?
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post #5216 of 6360
For those of you that use HTPC's with your D-Box controller... any of you using a laptop? If so, did you just happen to have a 6 year old one that has optical out, or how did you get optical into the controller. You can't break it out of the HDMI interface, right?
post #5217 of 6360
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

For those of you that use HTPC's with your D-Box controller... any of you using a laptop? If so, did you just happen to have a 6 year old one that has optical out, or how did you get optical into the controller. You can't break it out of the HDMI interface, right?

http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Advantage-Digital-Adapter/dp/B0036VO4X4/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp

Something like this, perchance?
post #5218 of 6360
That won t work. You will need to feed the D-Box controller with an unaltered optical singal. Just get a cheap external usb soundcard like the Creative USB surround 5.1
post #5219 of 6360
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Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post

That won t work. You will need to feed the D-Box controller with an unaltered optical singal. Just get a cheap external usb soundcard like the Creative USB surround 5.1

Can you post a link? My search didn't turn up anything that matched your description. And I thought that was basically what the turtlebeach guy was.
post #5220 of 6360
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Originally Posted by xhonzi View Post

Can you post a link? My search didn't turn up anything that matched your description. And I thought that was basically what the turtlebeach guy was.

This will work. It is not a spliter, it is a full blown audio card that connects via USB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102035
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