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post #5581 of 6360
Monday sounds good to me especially if the codes for Dredd are available the same day . On another note are there any lists on here for best show off scenes to show others or enjoy yourself . The camper scene in The Incredibles is my current go to .
post #5582 of 6360
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Originally Posted by jillbrazil View Post

Monday sounds good to me especially if the codes for Dredd are available the same day . On another note are there any lists on here for best show off scenes to show others or enjoy yourself . The camper scene in The Incredibles is my current go to .

Sure there is, although I am sure there is a lot of personal preference involved:

http://www.thekingofbelgium.com/D-Box.html

There are others. I would recommend going through at least the last 2-3 years of posts here for good info you may miss otherwise.

I've been cheating and using the demo disk available on torrent there is a big thread about here. But not all the scenes on that disc activate D-Box. But I,Robot does which is my main one (although it cuts off before the robot fight).
post #5583 of 6360
Thank you for the article . It's time to re-watch a number of these films . This does bring up another question though . You can get signs for DTS-HDMA and Dolby True HD for your theater . Is it possible to get some D-BOX signage to display that you've got one ? biggrin.gif
post #5584 of 6360
Amazing Thread. Anyone here using d-box for gaming as well?
post #5585 of 6360
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Originally Posted by MauroAC View Post

Amazing Thread. Anyone here using d-box for gaming as well?
you cannot just use the Home Theater D-Box system for gaming. The gaming D-Box system is different hardware (both the seating platform as well as the decoder).
post #5586 of 6360
That is not accurate sanderdvd. The home theater controllers are the only things that won't work. Instead, you will need to buy the KAI-1P ($300). It is a small usb device you connect to your gaming PC and it has 1 Kinehub output. Simply reroute one of your seats to this output instead of the movie controller and download the codes for the game you want to play (selection is limited).
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Originally Posted by jillbrazil View Post

Thank you for the article . It's time to re-watch a number of these films . This does bring up another question though . You can get signs for DTS-HDMA and Dolby True HD for your theater . Is it possible to get some D-BOX signage to display that you've got one ? biggrin.gif

I haven't even seen any good ones for DTS or Dolby (I used to have one for Dolby Digital, but it was pretty cheap) -- do you have links to what you like?
post #5588 of 6360
Codes for Looper are out.
post #5589 of 6360
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Originally Posted by MauroAC View Post

Amazing Thread. Anyone here using d-box for gaming as well?

Hey is this MauroAC with the Vesaro rig? Welcome Mauro. D-box gamer here tongue.gif. Mayaman has popped in here also.
post #5590 of 6360
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And to make matters worse, the package includes the D-BOX Motion Code logo. Sat down to watch this tonight and forgot not to trust the logos.

This is now listed in the "working on" list.
post #5591 of 6360
I see that Looper has been released but Live update says I am up to date and did not download looper frown.gif
post #5592 of 6360
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This is now listed in the "working on" list.

Sure enough. Posted asking about it on facebook and disappointed the logo was false. Lo and behold a few days later--
post #5593 of 6360
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Originally Posted by Cilent1 View Post

Hey is this MauroAC with the Vesaro rig? Welcome Mauro. D-box gamer here tongue.gif. Mayaman has popped in here also.

Hi. Thanks for the welcome! I just found this awesome thread. I recently purchased another set of four actuators with the movie controller so I wanted to hear anyone's implementation of both (gaming and movies). I haven't watched a single movie yet.

Do you use solely for gaming?
post #5594 of 6360
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I see that Looper has been released but Live update says I am up to date and did not download looper frown.gif

I did not have this issue.
post #5595 of 6360
They sent me an email late yesterday. They made some changes to their server and I was able to get Looper finally :thumbup:
post #5596 of 6360
Do you own this movie or did you rent it?
post #5597 of 6360
I own it. As a side note, I can't remember when I last rented a movie smile.gif
post #5598 of 6360
Internet sales tax is a bitch, I'm so sick of these taxes... owning movies just got 9.75% more expensive. Terrible that we have to pay sales tax at amazon now.
post #5599 of 6360
Hi guys,

since four weeks I am a proud owner of a four actuator D-Box system (with Fortress Matinee seat) and I am really really happy about this purchase. I was a bit sceptical whether this makes a difference or not. But it definitely makes a difference! Wow. :-) I use it with a 340-C controller and also with a KAI-1P USB interface for gaming. And, it also adds a great "component" to racing games too. So far, I am happy and don't want to miss it. biggrin.gif
Well, nevertheless, I have a question where some of you might help me. Last weekend I tried out the "audio mode" (for all of those movies that are not being coded (yet)). So far it works, but I have the feeling that it is only very very subtle. I feel the motion, but probably expected more. Display on the controller shows that "level" is on maximum and "input" shows the incoming audio signal. Nevertheless, I just expected more "reaction" and "motion". Is there something, how I can improve this (any settings)? What are your experiences when you use the "audio" mode (if you do so).

Thanks for you help in advance. And - this thread here was the main reason why I purchased the D-Box system. So, compliments. smile.gif

Best regards
Kilma

P.S. Especially KingofBelgium's D-Box FAQ has been a great help as it is very difficult to find such "real experiences" in such a well written form. Explicit thanks from my side!
post #5600 of 6360
I have not used the audio mode, as it has been pretty rare to find movies that deserve the D-Box treatment that aren't coded. I could see trying to use it for music, but it seems a waste (to me) to fool with it for unencoded content...
post #5601 of 6360
Matt, I understand your point. But I am from Germany and although a lot of movies are coded for the German audio track, there is quite bunch of movies where this is not the case. And - there are sometimes issues with a Bluray (bought in Germany) that has the original English audio track available but does not sync properly with the 340-C. Well, I knew about those issues and they are not really serious. But it would great to know whether the the "audio mode" performance can be improved, e.g. by considering specific settings etc. So, for me it would be nice to have the audio mode running for not coded/not working films instead of using the D-Box at all.

Regards
Kilma
post #5602 of 6360
The few times I messed with Audio mode, I was able to adjust the output from almost unnoticeable to over the top, just intense shaking. Audio mode turns the D-Box system into essentially a high end Buttkicker that can provide tactical vibrations from the sound track in the 0-100 Hz realm. There is no motion created in this mode, just vibrations. Be sure you are using the same sub output from y our SSP/Receiver as your subwoofer(s). If you don’t want to split this output, you can go to your D-Box controller then out to your sub(s). You may want to adjust the settings to some good bass tests. I listened to frequencies from 5 Hz to 80 Hz.

Ultimately, I would rather get these vibrations from my subwoofers, then my from chairs, so I don’t use audio mode anymore.

On a side note, Looper did not sync for me on the rental nor retail. I forced the codes to download again with no luck. Guess I will need to call support.
post #5603 of 6360
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Originally Posted by jillbrazil View Post

Thank you for the article . It's time to re-watch a number of these films . This does bring up another question though . You can get signs for DTS-HDMA and Dolby True HD for your theater . Is it possible to get some D-BOX signage to display that you've got one ? biggrin.gif



As you can see, it's possible, but unfortunately it must be created on your own using the D-Box image that you can find through a Google image search. As far for the marquee itself, check out this link.


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Originally Posted by Kilma View Post

P.S. Especially KingofBelgium's D-Box FAQ has been a great help as it is very difficult to find such "real experiences" in such a well written form. Explicit thanks from my side!

Thank you for the positive feedback!
post #5604 of 6360
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Originally Posted by turls View Post

I haven't even seen any good ones for DTS or Dolby (I used to have one for Dolby Digital, but it was pretty cheap) -- do you have links to what you like?
. The only ones I've liked are from Cinema 360 which is unfortunately a European company (all cool things come from there) . It looks like I'll have to make my own signage for that . On the plus side you guys must be psychic . I just spent the weekend using the audio mode for music and it really makes you question the role your subwoofers play in your system . Normally used to shake the floor as well as play the low notes the audio mode replaces a lot of that room shaking . This past year I've purchased subdudes for all of them so I can have pure tone instead of vibrations going to the floor muddying up the sound . I also own a pair of Crowson tes-100s which provided much of the vibrations from LFE . The D-BOX easily beats it in this category . It's a good idea to keep the control laptop nearby because music is all over the place with bass ( that rhymes ) . Overall I really enjoyed what it does for music and I won't be listening without it .tongue.gif
post #5605 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

On a side note, Looper did not sync for me on the rental nor retail. I forced the codes to download again with no luck. Guess I will need to call support.

Weird, it worked for me just fine. I guess that's why you were asking if my movie was a rental or if I bought it smile.gif
post #5606 of 6360
Did you get the steal book or normal retail copy?
post #5607 of 6360
Normal retail copy
post #5608 of 6360
I'm seeing if this guy will make D-BOX signage (see near end of thread).

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=130077&page=3

I gather he isn't super responsive but the product looks great at a good price IF I can get him to make ones that aren't in his current Ebay list. He responded initially to me pretty quick on what I was looking for that he didn't have, and hasn't responded to my follow up for 5 days.

Just in case it comes up, is anybody else interested if he needs to hear from more than just me before he commits to adding a template for D-BOX?

He is "bettersigns" on Ebay.
post #5609 of 6360
Oh yeah put me down for one . I would like to try the 9 pack that he's offering .
post #5610 of 6360
Btw, everybody, I made some minor touch-ups to the FAQ yesterday. Cheers!
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