Originally Posted by xhonzi
Any reason my system would be underperforming recently? I assume it's just that the initial novelty has worn off (after 3 years) and it's more subliminal now than it was when I first bought it. If that's the case, I think I'm okay with that.
However, it really does seem like some of the magic smoke has escaped the black box and the range isn't what it used to be. I checked to make sure the motion was turned all of the way up (it is). Is there anything else I should check? Could my ethernet cord be holding the system back?
I had this happen before. I just thought I was "used to it." I even tried out some of my old fav demos and thought the same. Then one day I upgraded my D-Box PC (most likely unrelated) and the D-Box software was reinstalled. That "fixed" whatever was going on. I tried my fav demo again and they were what I remembered. Maybe you should try some content you are familiar with and see how that goes. Does Flight of the Phoenix still rattle your teeth? If not, there may be an issue.
Originally Posted by Health Nut
They need to get 3" range on the actuators for home... Its up to them how to best use that range, but yes, they need to double it... Especially for love seats and platforms which have the actuators spaced further out.
I am very curious to see if the new 6" actuators do anything extra for movies. I know they were made for simulators.
In addition, they should increase the MFX for moves or allow us to run our “hot” like some folks do with their subwoofers. Would be nice to have some headroom to spare vs running everything maxed most of the time.
Originally Posted by Tedd
Aren't the commercial theaters two axis only?
No, 3- Axis
Originally Posted by kromkamp
Just curious - does anyone know if the motion effects have more or less travel in the commercial seats than the home seats?
They have the same travel (1 ½ “) however, since the actuators in the commercial theater seating are right under you and they are fairly close together, they have the ability to feel like they are more aggressive than any home system. I actually think this is part of my complaint earlier in this post. Perhaps they had to “turn down” the effects for commercial theaters and this translates to “turned down” effects when they get coded for home use. This is pure speculation on my part, but who knows.