Originally Posted by xtremehometheatr
D-Box - Current Owners would you recommend I buy one??? I am always impressed at Cedia with the d-Box demo. I already have a butt kicker and I love the effect as long as I have it low enough to integrate with the music / movie. I am afraid that d-Box will be annoying / gimmicky after a while. So, I would like to hear from any owners, before I sink big $ into one. Questions:
- Is it gimmicky?
- Is it overkill and annoying?
- Or does it truly enhance the movie experience?
- How reliable is it?
- Do you use it whenever you watch a movie?
- What do guests think?
I'll qualify my comments, I don't do 2d, I use the teranex which is a much better 2d to 3d converter than most of Warners post converted movies (ie. avengers). So I am a 3d superfreak, but without d-box and 3d to me it's not home theater. I am having exhorbitant growth in global custom installation installs due to sticking only to 4D, 3D with d-box. If the majority here will say converted 23d is not acceptable, I say you are full of maneur until you expeirence return of the king on a teranex, simply breathtaking and of course d-box.
There is much improvement to do in home theater, 3d brightness with contrast, frame rates etcetera.That being being said both 3d and d-box are indispensable for true home cinema, without it we are left with what is otherwise a very loud and large TV. I have personally proven this point to Leonardo de caprio, will smith,adrienne Brody and many many others alisters. They all said it was VERY GOOD, Will asked that the roller coaster scene of Despicable Me be played again. With the correct equipment 2d to 3d conversions are SUFFICIENT to engage the fight or flee responses that d-box reinforces.
Jsut like I coined home theater in 1979 several years earlier than Sam Runco registered the name in California in 1982, I am telling you all, YOU NEED 3d and d-box, otherwise you have not lived to the fullest.