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post #5671 of 6360
Some Matching D-Box Speakers.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ambiance-D-box-8ohm-bookshelf-speakers-/360606429289?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item53f5d17069
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Haha...wait.....huh?
post #5673 of 6360
They made speakers and subs before they got into motion.
post #5674 of 6360
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Originally Posted by turls View Post

Is anybody interested in pursuing getting IP drivers written for Control4 integration with D-BOX?

I've got control4 and a shiny new d-box gaming racing chassis. But, I'm not sure how incorporating the two would work. Even if I had a d-box chair in the theater, I'm still having a tough time envisioning the benefits of having a c4 driver. Can you elaborate?

Ps: my d-box system is awesome for racing. Can't imagine what movies are like.

tum
post #5675 of 6360
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Originally Posted by tumult View Post

I've got control4 and a shiny new d-box gaming racing chassis. But, I'm not sure how incorporating the two would work. Even if I had a d-box chair in the theater, I'm still having a tough time envisioning the benefits of having a c4 driver. Can you elaborate?

Ps: my d-box system is awesome for racing. Can't imagine what movies are like.

IP control of functions like adjusting vibration per chair, switching modes, etc. The stuff the remote does (that new systems don't even come with) plus maybe more. There is a document that lists the commands and the specs, so it should be "easy".

Not sure what it would get you with your setup.

In my case my controller isn't even in my theater so I have no good way to control it remotely.
post #5676 of 6360
If the drivers are done right, you should be able to get 2 way feedback as well. The controller should be able to tell you anything from current setting to what movie is currently synced.
post #5677 of 6360
Codes for Flight are out.
post #5678 of 6360
I watched Total Recall (2012) last night. I thought the D-BOX MFX was really good in this movie. There are a lot of action scenes that are very demo worthy. Anyone else check this one out yet?
post #5679 of 6360
In the 'we just watched it, so of course it gets coded, everyone else please thank me' category... we just watched Spy Kids 4 without d-box. I know, I know... just like the rest of you I've been patient for this timeless classic to get d-box codes... but I broke down and just couldn't wait anymore.

Please don't fill my inbox with PMs of gratitude... just say thanks here and click the paypal donate button. smile.gif
post #5680 of 6360
I did not think the codes for this where out yet.
post #5681 of 6360
Already watched it...

However, I can only imagine the terror that D-BOX will ad... which just reminds me we need actuators with increased excursion ... we should be able to invert and hang from our chairs....
post #5682 of 6360
I understand why you state we need more excursion, but sometimes I just wish the codes had more intensity. Allow us to turn it down if it is too much. What is the point of having volume if most keep it at max. Just a thought.
post #5683 of 6360
Skyfall ROCKED !!!biggrin.gif
post #5684 of 6360
Thanks, that is good to hear. I have it ready to go for this weekend! It has been said before, but I look forward to the older Bond movies being coded as well. Seems like there are a lot of us that are fans.
post #5685 of 6360
I have some questions for D-Box users and I do not own any D-Box equipment currently.

- First is for the HTPC -users. Do MKVs made from D-Box compatible blu-rays work if DTS/AC3 headers have been stripped? I don't know if such data is even sent through SPDIF, if it's not even sent, then it should work just fine as the DTS/AC3 data itself isn't altered. If D-Box relies also on DTS/AC3 headers, such files has to be transferred again into HTPC collection.

- I know movements and shakes are "intelligent", but are vibrations really "intelligent" as in separately coded for each movie? If you put your D-Box control panel slider all into vibrations, do you get only vibrations made from audio LFE-channel or are they really intelligent? I suppose with slider all on motion, you get some shaking also, is this the "intelligent" part? I looked inside .klk -files on D-box embedded blu-rays and they only seem to hold movement data (with dips and shakes of course).

- Any idea how fast D-Box actuators are being updated? I couldn't find such data on d-box specs. I'd be guessing somewhere around 400 Hz?
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Originally Posted by rizu View Post

- I know movements and shakes are "intelligent", but are vibrations really "intelligent" as in separately coded for each movie? If you put your D-Box control panel slider all into vibrations, do you get only vibrations made from audio LFE-channel or are they really intelligent? I suppose with slider all on motion, you get some shaking also, is this the "intelligent" part? I looked inside .klk -files on D-box embedded blu-rays and they only seem to hold movement data (with dips and shakes of course).

Vibrations are coded as well. The LEF channel is for audio mode only. In my opinion, D-Box vibrations may be even more important/immersing than the motion. I have owned and tired many different tactical transducers in the past and none of them can do what D-Box can. This is because the other systems are only doing what the sub is doing. For example, during a car chase scene, your subs are not going to do anything to mimic the tires on the road so those other transducers won’t either. D-box can code vibrations that you would feel if sitting in a real car. Think of it as D-Box adding another 2 discreet channels, one for motion and the other for vibrations. You can independently adjust these as well. I see posts where folks say they don’t like the motion but they run out and get tactical transducers unaware that they can use D-Box solely for vibrations (I understand the price differences). Keep in mind that D-Box does 0-100 Hz where some other systems can go higher. I don’t feel like I am missing anything being limited to 100 Hz, but that is a matter of opinion. I don’t know how vibration is saved in the codes/files, but I assure you they are in there.
post #5687 of 6360
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Originally Posted by jillbrazil View Post

Skyfall ROCKED !!!biggrin.gif

That's so good to hear. Can't wait to try them out this fall.
post #5688 of 6360
Has anyone tried Prometheus' codes? If so, how are they? I'm really looking forward to this title the most when I get my stuff set up again.
post #5689 of 6360
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Originally Posted by drvais View Post

Has anyone tried Prometheus' codes? If so, how are they? I'm really looking forward to this title the most when I get my stuff set up again.

I did and I don't remember anything special. We done, but no demo material.
post #5690 of 6360
Thanks
post #5691 of 6360
New (to me ) show off scene . Shoot em Up . The ridiculous but entertaining skydive shootout is now my demo for any non believers who come my way . If I hear the word porn and D-BOX used together again I'll scream . Thxman I am in total agreement . Some of the older codes are a bit underwhelming .
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Originally Posted by jillbrazil View Post

New (to me ) show off scene . Shoot em Up . The ridiculous but entertaining skydive shootout is now my demo for any non believers who come my way .
What movie is this?
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Originally Posted by jillbrazil View Post

If I hear the word porn and D-BOX used together again I'll scream . Thxman .
Show them The Man with the Iron Fists. There are some awkward thrust movements. I’ll leave it at that.
post #5693 of 6360
Shoot em Up is an action / comedy with Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti that came out a few years ago . It's a bit silly but I suppose that's the whole point . There's a great Heavy Metal soundtrack with Motorhead , AC/DC and Motley Crue . You should be able to find it on Amazon .
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Lol, thanks. I thought "shoot em up" was a description of the movie you were referring to as well. smile.gif Thanks for the recommendation.
post #5695 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

Thanks, that is good to hear. I have it ready to go for this weekend! It has been said before, but I look forward to the older Bond movies being coded as well. Seems like there are a lot of us that are fans.

Wow, just noticed that From Russia with Love Codes just hit. What a nice surprise. I wonder if this is an indicator of things to come?!? smile.gif
post #5696 of 6360
Agreed....nice surprise!! Looks like I'm going shopping.
post #5697 of 6360
Here are some facts about movies that where released from a specific year:

1930: 1
1951: 1
1958: 1
1962: 1
1963: 1
1968: 2
1970: 2
1971: 3
1972: 1
1973: 1
1974: 1
1975: 3
1976: 1
1977: 2
1978: 2
1979: 3
1980: 4
1982: 6
1983: 3
1984: 6
1985: 4
1986: 5
1987: 2
1988: 3
1989: 4
1990: 7
1991: 5
1992: 3
1993: 4
1994: 8
1995: 11
1996: 17
1997: 18
1998: 19
1999: 16
2000: 20
2001: 27
2002: 38
2003: 37
2004: 41
2005: 50
2006: 56
2007: 70
2008: 57
2009: 40
2010: 48
2011: 48
2012: 44

It looks like since the consumer introduction of D-Box in 2006/2007 they are aiming for approx. 50 releases of movies that where released in that specific year.
post #5698 of 6360
Interesting look, thank you. Consumer D-Box has been available since about 2001.

EDIT: It seems you are missing some. You have only 747 listed and they are now over 1000 "movie" titles. I am not sure where you pull your data from now they have updated their web site. I find it best to import from the XML on my D-BOX directory. You can import this right into Excel and it looks very nice. As long as my codes are up to date, it should be a complete list.
Edited by thxman - 3/21/13 at 7:45am
post #5699 of 6360
Batman (1989) and Zero Dark 30 added to working on list.
post #5700 of 6360
Whatever happened to Batman 1989? This was such an event movie and a treasured memory of my past. I just watched it (non-D-Box) last fall with my 9 year old son. Both of us offered a collective 'meh' when it was over and I tried to explain to him how big a deal it was in 1989.
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