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Originally Posted by 7channelfreak View Post

^^^^

You ever figure out the Potter movies? I wonder what version works.

Parts 1-3 are out and as a super great surprise to me, they did the extended cuts for 1 & 2! Wow, thank you so much D-Box! smile.gif
post #5762 of 6360
Try purchasing a power supply, may times that is the sole problem. I am specking extra power supply to all my future systems.
post #5763 of 6360
Thank you everyone for all of the feedback. This has been a tremendous help.
post #5764 of 6360
Jurassic Park 3D codes are up.smile.gif
post #5765 of 6360
The rest of the Potter Ultimate Editions are complete. I hope this benefits others as well. smile.gif
post #5766 of 6360
As D-Boxs' maybe-maybe most influential dealer of the 21st century (heaven knows you have to love film to carry the cross of 4D) I ask that you move with Thunderball, then skip to On Her Majesty's (and make that tobogan ride unforgettable) the continue to the volcano and vegas connery, then skip the first Roger Moore and fast forward to the spy who loved me, then do the man with the golden gun, then ... .
post #5767 of 6360
You probably already know this, but they are working on The Spy Who Loved Me currently.
post #5768 of 6360
They need to release thunderball and ON HER MAjestys before. IMHO
post #5769 of 6360
Hello,

I have a few questions regarding the DBOX for home use,

Will the Gaming Simulators, work with movies, i know the controller is different for movies and gaming, but could you connect a Gaming sim to a Movie controller or is this not possible?

And also i DBOX as good in the house on a smaller screen than cinemas, would it still be worth the money sitting infront of a TV or does it only feel real on a large screen?

Thanks
post #5770 of 6360
The connection to the simulators are the same as the theater setups. If you have a simulator and a movie controller (PC or standalone) you can watch movies with full MFX. Alternatively, if you have home theater seats and buy the PC game controller, you can use it for games.
post #5771 of 6360
CINERAMAX, do you know if D-Box can sync with Dolby Atmos? It may never matter, but if Atmos ever hits the home theater market, I am going in head first.
post #5772 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

The connection to the simulators are the same as the theater setups. If you have a simulator and a movie controller (PC or standalone) you can watch movies with full MFX. Alternatively, if you have home theater seats and buy the PC game controller, you can use it for games.

Maybe the kinelink can be wired in series as the cinema controller can.
post #5773 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

CINERAMAX, do you know if D-Box can sync with Dolby Atmos? It may never matter, but if Atmos ever hits the home theater market, I am going in head first.

On certain digital cinema tilles yes, for home not yet.
post #5774 of 6360
Thanks for the info. I suspect you will be the 1st to deliver such a home theater system (Atmos with D-Box) if it ever becomes possible.
post #5775 of 6360
No Prob, I suspect it is up to Dolby to take a chill pill and trust there is home cinema beyond perforated screens. I understand they are zealously guarding their commercial rollout, but to hamper development of home cinema where many screens (do I hear rollable amoled?) ain't going to be perfed... It is befuddling, I had a perfect plan to circumvent the problem and their answer was No Go.
post #5776 of 6360
Thanks for the help thxman.

Has anyone experienced DBOX movies on a TV.
I have a 55" TV and sit around 1.5-2 metres away.

I will mainly be using it with a racing sim but will it be worth the extra money to buy a movie based controller for a TV. Or are the mfx only worth it on a big screen?
post #5777 of 6360
ckenisell used to have a smaller TV before he moved and now has a dedicated theater. He may give you some insight. I think it is worth it as much as adding surround sound so I'd say go with it.
post #5778 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

ckenisell used to have a smaller TV before he moved and now has a dedicated theater. He may give you some insight. I think it is worth it as much as adding surround sound so I'd say go with it.

Yeah i have a great surround setup already,
im just really impatient and dont want to wait a few years until i have a dedicated theater room.

i havent got the space for a recliner in my room, which is why i was looking for a racing simulator which i could put away.
I saw this

and i was thinking maybe i could add a fold down racing seat on top, which would help me to put this out the way when not in use.

If anyone else has any portable dbox options it would be appreciated.
post #5779 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

ckenisell used to have a smaller TV before he moved and now has a dedicated theater. He may give you some insight. I think it is worth it as much as adding surround sound so I'd say go with it.

Tis' true. First, I had it with a 52" LCD, then a 65" plasma, and now a 140" projection screen.

A few points:

  1. D-Box is worth it for any size screen. However,...
  2. When using D-Box with a smaller screen, you are more aware that the D-Box is there. Your brain is often reminded of how "cool" D-Box is when you're sitting there and you can be taken out of the movie experience. This is diminished by watching in a completely dark room, but the light from the TV illuminates the rest of the room. So, a completely dark room is impossible unless the entire room is covered in black velvet. wink.gif
  3. Viewing on a big screen virtually eliminates the thought process of the actual D-Box. You are much more emerged in the story-line, action, whatever. The D-Box chair become much more of the movie experience, that it seems more natural. On the small screen, getting jerked around seems a bit much, but on a big screen, it feels just right.
  4. Big screen + 3D + D-Box = Movie Heaven

So, I would say, go ahead and pull the trigger. Then, when the budget allows, increase the screen size to match the D-Box effects.

Finally, you might also want to lower the vibration strength of the D-Box when you have a smaller screen to make it a little more relative.

My 2¢.
post #5780 of 6360
Chet is 100% correct ." I" wouldn't lower the settings. My favorite demo was a platform with three recliners,using a very nice projection screen & full on sound system. Several times I demo'ed the movie "Polar express" where the train does a roller coaster kind of thing.When watching this scene over and again on the platform demo, I would curl my toes (much the same as on an airplane during takeoff-I want to drive),proves how great d box really is. So now while waiting for my basement theater to be finished,I have a single recliner with 3 axis in front of a 55" led tv in my main floor living room . Chet is right on . P.S. the train does not have the same effect on the small screen, no matter how dark the room. D box is fun ,fun ,fun (hey D Box more travel would rock-pun intended). The only people who poo-hoo d box are ones who A) take themselves to serious or don't understand HT is for entertainment and fun or B) they can't afford d box so they bad mouth it C) they should "ONLY" read really old books......Kelly




























































































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post #5781 of 6360
has anyone had an experience with a 2 actuator kit?
I can get a really good price for this kit and was wondering if the difference was noticeable?
When there is a high MFX scene do you forget to realise that you are missing an axis?
and how big is the difference between that and a 3 actuator system?
post #5782 of 6360
Codes for Gangster Squad are out. Life of Pi has been added to working on list.
post #5783 of 6360
is £5000 ($7764) a good price for a 3250i kit?
i could get a good price for the GPH-120, but is 2 axis still good? is there a big improvement? should i get the 3 actuator kit?
Whats the missing axis? does it not tilt down?
post #5784 of 6360
SRP-230 can be had for about $2000 less than that. Just FYI.
post #5785 of 6360
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Originally Posted by PanicRGH View Post

is £5000 ($7764) a good price for a 3250i kit?
i could get a good price for the GPH-120, but is 2 axis still good? is there a big improvement? should i get the 3 actuator kit?
Whats the missing axis? does it not tilt down?

I prefer 3 axis quite more.
post #5786 of 6360
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Originally Posted by YannickG View Post


2 axis means (pitch and roll) roll is moving left and right and pitch is moving forward and backward because you have 2 pistons and 1 fixe pivot


3 axis is (pitch, roll and heave) adding the weightless sensation (heave) which contributes a lot to the experience. Without a doubt the best option if planning on getting one...

Quoted from a few years back from a D-Box Rep.
post #5787 of 6360
Checked out an older title tonight, Bad Boys (1995). The MFX for the final car chase was insane. I recommend if you have not check this out before. Be warned, you do get tossed around a bit
post #5788 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

SRP-230 can be had for about $2000 less than that. Just FYI.

i heard about them but the Motion platforms are not available in the UK as they are not CE certified.
post #5789 of 6360
Others have gotten them, just has to be shipped from elseware. Back to your question, that is about what I have seen price wise when I shopped around 2 years ago. Give or take a few hundred.
post #5790 of 6360
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Originally Posted by thxman View Post

Others have gotten them, just has to be shipped from elseware. Back to your question, that is about what I have seen price wise when I shopped around 2 years ago. Give or take a few hundred.

Hello,

Could you tell me anyone who has done this?
If it is not CE Certified does that mean i will need a step down transformer or something?
Or will they still work in a UK Home?

Also if i get the SRP-130 is it easy to get the actuators out of the housing and into a DBOX ready seat with brackets?
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