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Is D-BOX still a thing?

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Is D-Box still supported on Strato players?

Is D-Box programming available for new releases? (HD, 4K)

Curious.

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D-box is beginning to move back into the homeowner space having neglected it to focus on commercial (theater, etc.) accounts. Last I spoke with them they were planning to restart that market this year, but I have not updated my info in 6+ months so currently have no idea how far along they are in that plan, but they are currently supporting recent releases, including The Batman, Unchartered, The Lost City, Morbius, etc..

The last time I checked (awhile ago) all Kaleidescape players had output that supported Dbox systems. I can confirm that was the case on all M-class players, Cinema One, and Alto, but I have not confirmed with regard to Strato Players (but should be fine). Maybe Mike or John can comment.

Jim
 

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A friend with a Strato was watching The Batman today on a D-Box couch, (and spilled some of his drink on his shirt,) so I'd say "yes."
 

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...the same buddy texted me this morning and said the chase scene with the Penguin was so good it is now his new D-Box demo scene.
 
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It's a haptic technology that adds to the movie viewing experience by creating movement in your seating. The seat movements match certain on-screen movements in movies that they have coded. You have to have dbox enabled seats, dbox controllers, and be watching a coded dbox movie. See more here: D-BOX | Moving the World With Haptic Technology

Jim
 

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Has anyone had the chance to experience a D-Box three-axis platform with a couch sitting on it where your feet can sit flat on the floor and the whole platform moves, rather than the couch moving with your feet touching the floor where the floor remains stationary?

Having an entire platform move is a whole different experience. It feels like a Disneyland ride rather than a moving chair. Way better. Is it true that they discontinued the platform kits?
 

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I have tried the platforms, and do like it a little better, but the newest gear works great as well. I do believe the platforms have been discontinued, I no longer see that product listed, but I'll check with them later this week.

Jim
 

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The legacy dvd-rom controller is no longer supported with updates but will work with the content already in the system. The Haptisync product is the newest controller. Companies like Jaymar offer single seat solutions, but non-stock items are in for a wait.

D-BOX Experience/Jaymar

That said, it can be impressive to see a line of four recliners in motion - as long as everyone wants to participate :)

Although not a 'theater chair' product, for gaming content they have partnered with Cooler Master for the Motion1 - PC only, but will handle movie content.
Coolermaster/Motion-1

Links are for additional info, posted just for fun.
 
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