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Not sure if you've heard yet bud... but Sound United has said to stop production on the RDO194 & 198 tweeters for the SDA's and Monitor's... I know you have a set so I thought I'd pass it on.

I ordered a couple/few sets to keep as backups/future builds.
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Get'um quick, they seem to be going fast...

I'm still breaking in the new crossovers... sounding good!
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Get'um quick, they seem to be going fast...

I'm still breaking in the new crossovers... sounding good!
Too bad those have to be hidden away inside the cabinet.

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Field Trip Report - Village THX Ultimate

Finally made it down to the Village in Westwood, the first THX Ultimate Cinema, which I gather is meant to compete with Dolby Cinema/IMAX. I saw the new Men in Black.

The auditorium hasn't changed much - no new lighting scheme, curtains or seats. The sound system is still a very capable and very good-sounding Dolby Atmos system, no changes that I could see (not that it needed any). In fact, I think Atmos in the Village sounds better even than Atmos in the Dolby Cinemas I've been in, probably because the size of the auditorium and excellent acoustics just make for an impressive starting point.

Projection is now handled by a pair of Barco Laser Phosphor - High Contrast model - projectors. The picture quality was absolutely perfect. I understand they are doing a custom grade for the THX Ultimate Cinema, but I don't know the details. Perhaps a bit brighter than 14FL, and certainly the contrast really showed, so perhaps THX is also doing a bit of custom grading to push the picture closer to HDR territory. I was thrilled to see the auditorium has retained its constant-height configuration, with a massive 2.39 screen with side masking to handle 1.85 movies. MIB was, annoyingly, a 2.00:1 presentation, so it was shown slightly letterboxed, but for that I blame the filmmakers not the theatre.

My only real complaint is the lack of branding - THX has been around for a long time, and if you didn't know going in you'd think this was just another THX-Certified auditorium, albeit with an unusually good picture quality. Even the THX logo trailer they showed was just the old THX Tex 2 Moo trailer.

Still, all in all, a great theatre made even better and it remains atop my list of places to see movies.
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It's my lucky day!!

The Theil auction just ended and I'm a lucky winner...
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I was thrilled to see the auditorium has retained its constant-height configuration, with a massive 2.39 screen with side masking to handle 1.85 movies. MIB was, annoyingly, a 2.00:1 presentation, so it was shown slightly letterboxed
Masked to 1.85:1, then letterboxed? Or masked to 2.00:1?
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Masked to 1.85:1, then letterboxed? Or masked to 2.00:1?
The package was letterboxed inside a flat container, and that's how the theatre projected it.

Proper presentation would have been to zoom in slightly and then move the side masking out a bit, to project true 2.00:1, but I don't really blame them for not doing that. They have automation presets for flat and scope; this would be a manual adjustment, probably need a focus adjustment as well, and all for a movie that may not play for more than a week.
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Finally made it down to the Village in Westwood, the first THX Ultimate Cinema, which I gather is meant to compete with Dolby Cinema/IMAX. I saw the new Men in Black.

The auditorium hasn't changed much - no new lighting scheme, curtains or seats. The sound system is still a very capable and very good-sounding Dolby Atmos system, no changes that I could see (not that it needed any). In fact, I think Atmos in the Village sounds better even than Atmos in the Dolby Cinemas I've been in, probably because the size of the auditorium and excellent acoustics just make for an impressive starting point.

Projection is now handled by a pair of Barco Laser Phosphor - High Contrast model - projectors. The picture quality was absolutely perfect. I understand they are doing a custom grade for the THX Ultimate Cinema, but I don't know the details. Perhaps a bit brighter than 14FL, and certainly the contrast really showed, so perhaps THX is also doing a bit of custom grading to push the picture closer to HDR territory. I was thrilled to see the auditorium has retained its constant-height configuration, with a massive 2.39 screen with side masking to handle 1.85 movies. MIB was, annoyingly, a 2.00:1 presentation, so it was shown slightly letterboxed, but for that I blame the filmmakers not the theatre.

My only real complaint is the lack of branding - THX has been around for a long time, and if you didn't know going in you'd think this was just another THX-Certified auditorium, albeit with an unusually good picture quality. Even the THX logo trailer they showed was just the old THX Tex 2 Moo trailer.

Still, all in all, a great theatre made even better and it remains atop my list of places to see movies.
sounds interesting and ticket prices normal
is it street parking there or a building , haven't been there in dozen years

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sounds interesting and ticket prices normal
is it street parking there or a building , haven't been there in dozen years
Street parking, which is annoying. On the plus side, Diddy Riese is still next door with their ice ream sandwiches.
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is it street parking there or a building
IF you can't find street parking, there are plenty of $5 parking lots nearby.
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There's also an Orange Line station a few hundred feet from the mall; Los Angeles does have transit, and some of it is quite decent.

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Too bad those have to be hidden away inside the cabinet.

Thanks...
These things have really opened up now and sound fantastic!!

I should have my Dreadnought built in the next few day or next week.
Then I'll be ready to move them to the big Moon Titan....
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There's also an Orange Line station a few hundred feet from the mall; Los Angeles does have transit, and some of it is quite decent.

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Orange Line is a Valley line (I live on it and use it all the time), but the theatre I was describing is in Westwood down by UCLA. However if things go according to plan the Purple Line subway will have a station at Wilshire/Westwood, walking distance to the Village and UCLA campus. Can't wait!
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Orange Line is a Valley line (I live on it and use it all the time), but the theatre I was describing is in Westwood down by UCLA. However if things go according to plan the Purple Line subway will have a station at Wilshire/Westwood, walking distance to the Village and UCLA campus. Can't wait!
Ahhh... that explains it. I don't remember there being a theater in the (identically named) Village mall in Woodland Hills. But I've only been there once or twice meeting friends, so wouldn't be surprised if it simply escaped my notice.

Yes, glad to hear about the Purple Line construction, underway now that the NIMBY bourgeois in Beverly Hills failed at their umpteenth appeal to block it. Los Angeles needs more transit.
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Happy 4th guys!!
Hope you are all surviving the E-quakes... this are really shaking up here in the Mojave Desert..!
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Happy 4th guys!!
Hope you are all surviving the E-quakes... this are really shaking up here in the Mojave Desert..!
You're near the epicenter? Happy Independence Day.

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You're near the epicenter? Happy Independence Day.
Yeah... It's about 60 miles from me.
I felt 3 or 4 today...
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Yeah... It's about 60 miles from me.
I felt 3 or 4 today...
I only felt the first one; about 10 seconds of gentle movement.

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The 6.6 was really rock'n up here...
We've been binge watching Stranger Things this morning...and wasn't sure if the others were the subs or quakes...lol

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That moment when you think when did the install D-Box seats, and why did they wait until half way through the movie to turn them on?

Was at the Burbank Prime Theater watching Spider-Man during the quake today.

There was quite a bit of movement and several people got up, and some left the theater.

I got as far as putting my recliner feet down just in case I needed to move.
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That moment when you think when did the install D-Box seats, and why did they wait until half way through the movie to turn them on?

Was at the Burbank Prime Theater watching Spider-Man during the quake today.

There was quite a bit of movement and several people got up, and some left the theater.

I got as far as putting my recliner feet down just in case I needed to move.
So how was the new Spider-Man...?
The previews look good..
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So how was the new Spider-Man...?
The previews look good..
It was good. I am not sure what I was expecting, after Endgame.

To me Spider-Man is great but I have been consistently unimpressed with the surrounding cast.

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[QUOTE=Eventually;58263536]It was good. I am not sure what I was expecting, after Endgame.

To me Spider-Man is great but I have been consistently unimpressed with the surrounding

Yeah.. I'm thinking I'll wait till it makes it's way to Blu-ray.

Thinking about going to see Annabel tho...
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Got rocked by the 7.1 today, about 100 miles or so from the epicenter.


Not like sub waves either, we were bobbing up & down a bit.

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Got rocked by the 7.1 today, about 100 miles or so from the epicenter.


Not like sub waves either, we were bobbing up & down a bit.
Hopefully no damage for either of you?

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