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I do believe Sandman did the D-Box.
 

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There's a rather long thread in the Ultra HT forum on D-Box.


I'd love to use dbox for my next home theater, but the distribution/channel model doesn't really lend itself to the DIY crowd.


It seems to me d-box works very hard to maintain their margins and their dealer channel and this high end positioning is somewhat at odds for a DIY install.


The only dealer I found nearby wanted $40k for 6 seats installed, and wasn't really interested in selling me just the parts to do it myself.


I wish d-box would have a product or dealer (perhaps under a different brand), that offers online sales, parts information, actuator load information - the stuff you need to know to be able to roll your own).


Or even - a software only solution where I can roll my own d-box PC controller and buy the actuators from the OEM.
 

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Well thats a interesting idea ... if it were more affordable then we would be talking about D-Box Rough-ins in our Theater builds more often ... any idea what kind of cable is needed between the controller and the actuators ?
 

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OMG. That gamers chair would be awesome for playing R-Factor.
 

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I got a d-box system on 12/24, and its quite awesome;


about 12K for the SRP 330 and Series 4 controller; super easy to install; i was up and running within 90 minutes.


only issue i ran into was the stupid pcm type settings in my DVD player; 1 phone call to d-box, and that ws fixed a minute later.


I've been using it every day since.
 

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If prices on this technology dropped a bit, I would love to use it in my theater. Until then, bass shakers are the best I can do.
 

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I'd love to have a D-Box, but the gazillion dollar price tag was a bit steep for me. I'd rather pay an astute midget $20 per movie to shake my chair for me.
 
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