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Initial post: Mar 4, 2011 7:40:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 8, 2011 7:14:57 AM PST
Roy Zander says:
D-box has my full attention. Our local theater planted 28 D-box chairs in the middle of cinema #13 at the District 20 plex.
This motion simulator chair is precisely choreographed frame by frame to the action on the screen!
It's actually worth the $8.00 upcharge.
As I watched Inception in the D-box chairs I FELT Mol get off the chair Leo had tied his rope to - I dreaded falling off the snowy mountains -was rocked by explosions. You FEEL every bullit.
The chairs move only a little, but the on-screen action combined with movement feed on each other for an experience far more entertaining than what 3D has to offer. No motion sickness, either.
D-box systems are available for home systems, too. However they are horendously expensive -10 to $40K. I got a platform system I put my couch on. It was used so I was able to afford it. Otherwise - no way ever.

It would be nice if this product came into widespread use so it became affordable for many. Until then it's the big service charge at the cinema IF there's one in your area.
Even though I saw Avatar and Tron at the Imax 3D cinema (and was blown away) I'll still wait a while to jump into 3D at home. Avatar in D-box is amazing and I imagine would be mind boggling in both 3D AND D-box at the same time. Hmmmmmm - maybe I'll get 3D even sooner!
For a wealth of info and before I sprang in, I studied everything at d-box.com. There are deals to be had online, too.
Happy weekends!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2011 11:36:09 AM PST
A couple of pistons and springs for $10k-40k... I don't understand. It seems the pricing is based around the novelty factor. In actual material cost, the D-Box platform should be sold for under $400, in my opinion. And don't say R&D. If you sell $5 per code (per blu-ray), then you would still need some 2000-3000 titles in your library to cover the cost.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 12:01:26 PM PST
I AM A.M. says:
I would mos. def. want to try before I buy something like that.

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 7:13:54 PM PST
A/V guru says:
I'm only interested in D-Box if the Pirates movies get the cues. And no, I'm not talking about the Caribbean Pirate...

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 1:54:14 PM PST
I AM A.M. says:
Guru I know which one you are talking about.

You could have also gone with Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake D-Box but only the ladies would want that D-Box aka *!%^ in the Box.

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 1:57:08 PM PST
turkish says:
sounds a little cory to me

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 2:25:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2011 6:27:00 PM PST
Walking Tall says:
I don't find having a seat to vibrate, when you're trying to watch a movie very amusing. It would feel as if you're being possessed by a demonic force. What else are they going to come up with to bilk more money out of consumers.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2011 9:37:41 PM PST
It doesn't just vibrate. It also tilts, or shifts sideways (imagine being on a boat). If the thought of that doesn't make you seasick, you might still think it's a gimmick. I think there's potential, but way overpriced.

Now I wonder if there's D-Box for porn...

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 9:59:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2011 10:07:14 PM PST
A/V guru says:
If D-Box ever makes it to porn, my wife will probably get "university approval" to purchase it.

I'm a lucky guy. Just yesterday, this showed up on the porch...
California Exotics Vibro Pod Digital Music Stimulator

I promptly texted my wife and said "Want the stereo hooked up by the time you get here? Dinner before or afterward"

Her text back..."I'll bring finger food"

I love my wifes job with Indiana University.

By the way...if you ever wanted to know the real reason why trance and indian music has its "bass jacked"...now you know why...

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2011 12:34:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2011 12:44:58 AM PST
Roy Zander says:
The D-box technology uses NASA style electro-hydraulic actuators for a true 6 axis motion simulation. It can move a couch up-down, right-left, forward-backward and vibrate at 0 - 150 Hz. The movement is 3/4 of an inch with a capacity of 1 ton including couch and people. The system is also made for individual theater chairs.

Only the D-box company writes the codes for each movie. (No porn, knuckleheads) The code is precisely choreographed frame by frame to the movement in the movie from the cameramans point of view.

When the characters are in a car, you FEEL the road, changes in pavement, and anything they hit. After a few minutes of getting used to it, the motion propells you into an immersive and exciting movie experience unlike any other - way better and realistic than 3d. It's not meant to be a Disneyland ride.

Try the free demo in the theaters lobby. The line is often long. - Worth it, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2011 3:56:53 AM PST
Walking Tall says:
Jonathan,

That's even worse!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2011 7:55:47 AM PST
A/V guru says:
Talking Wall,

Did you lambast DVD when it first arrived?
Did you lambast VHS when it first arrived?
Did you lambast "talkie" movies when they arrived?
Did you lambast Edison for the Kinetoscope when it arrived?
Did you lambast the camera itself when it arrived?

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 8:17:30 AM PST
Worth every penny.

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 1:15:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2011 6:31:41 PM PST
Walking Tall says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2011 1:56:18 PM PST
Roy, that sounds like good marketing for sure. But what's so advanced about a couple hydraulic actuators? These are going to cost $40k, seriously?

I understand that D-Box writes codes for each movie, which is quite an intensive process. I maintain that they should sell with a per-title model.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2011 7:51:36 PM PST
Talking Wall,

No one is telling you to buy the product, but you are calling others "suckers" who do want to buy it. Apparently you have nothing better to do than judge others and tell them what is wrong and right. Quite appropriate for a founding member of the thoughtless three. Telling others what to do and not to do, primarily because you are apparently jealous, is your specialty. Thank goodness there is no "Talking Wall Almighty" script in development, there would be no fun for anyone because Talking Wall doesn't believe in toys.

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 9:02:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2011 9:02:17 PM PST
turkish says:
I`ll shell out maybe 80 bucks for that machinery and put the thing under my couch to have some fun. but that`s about it. 40K? they must be crazy. I would be surprised, if they can even get 2K for the thing. it shouldn`t be any more expensive than kinect or playstation move, etc.

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 9:26:54 PM PST
R. Flores says:
Why does everyone call Walking Tall, Talking Wall?

I would love to try out the D-Box but I'm apprehensive. When I'm in a theater, and someone (bastards) leans their knee on the back of my seat, the jolting feeling makes me instantly sick. After I pound the seat back to crack their knee caps, I still can't lose that feeling of disorientation. Hopefully D-Box won't feel the same, with the action on-screen and the jolts choreographed.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 6:01:41 AM PST
I started that. Basically because he/she isn't worth listening to. 100% of its posts are negative or telling people what to do. Also a founding member of the thoughtless three (Talking Wall, Guy Polka, and the name changer), who all have the same M.O. Basically, they act like that person behind you at the theatre.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 9:28:18 AM PST
A/V guru says:
I know a few ways I could make Talking Wall say something pertinent. Wonder if "it" would accept the offer...

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 1:19:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2011 3:54:06 PM PST
Walking Tall says:
C. Barbus aka A/V guru, Sandwich, etc,

Sybil, who are your other 13 personalities because, I've already identified three... Instead of trolling here on Amazon, you need to be committed in the psychiatric ward, at your local State Hospital. I bet this will shut you up!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 2:20:04 PM PST
Nice psycho rant, Talking Wall. Can't handle the fact that everyone sees through your self-indulgent rants and complaints?

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 3:53:18 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2011 5:30:53 PM PST
Walking Tall says:
Sybil,

You can't handle the fact that everyone have detected your mental illnesses? Moving on.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 4:39:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2011 4:39:39 PM PST
Talking Wall,

Why don't you start a thread have people vote on your hypothesis? See if anyone agrees with you without polluting other threads with your nonsense.

R. Flores,
Do you see now why Talking Wall is an appropriate name for this one? This thread is typical of all his posts.

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 10:30:03 PM PST
Mr Ray says:
D Box idea seems really cool but they don't have it near my area so I can't try it. Also $40k for D Box seems like a really high markup. The immersion would be incredible if this is more widely produce and cheaper.
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