D-Box SRP-230 Motion Platform and Standalone Series IV-BD Motion Controller Specs

Specs

SRP-230 Motion Platform
Available Finishes: Black Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 30 x 13.7 x 50-80 (variable) Weight (pounds): 90 Max Load Capacity (including seat, pounds): 750 Price: $8,000

Standalone Series IV-BD Motion Controller
Connections: line-level, RCA; digital, optical, serial; RS-232; Ethernet Hard Drive Capacity: 500 gigabytes Available Finishes: Black Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 13.5 x 3 x 17 Weight (pounds): 13 Price: $4,000

Company Info
D-Box Technologies
(888) 442-3269
d-box.com

COMPANY INFO
D-Box Technologies
(888) 442-3269
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Animal1984's picture

I've known what d-Box does for a while and have even seen some theaters that have them installed. Even when I bought my blu-ray of "Live Free or Die Hard", I noticed written on the back cover that it even had D-Box motion code and even in the main menu is tells you it's equipped with it. However after finally seeing prices on it, i just can't understand paying that much for it, unless you have the money to spend and your audio is already top of the line too.

notabadname's picture

2 f212s (at $6,000 apiece) or a $12,000 couch shaker? . . . . hmmmmmm . . . . .

No contest. Sign me up for the 2 f212s.

I saw a demo of a motion system in a $100,000 HT store/studio. Not impressed personally. Entertaining for a moment and "neat". But 10 minutes later, I found it distracting. I was paying more attention to the seat, and it's synchronization with the action and sound on screen than I was the actual film. I think it removes the viewer from the immersion of the film and becomes analogous to a poorly executed 3D movie, that is constantly penetrating the viewer's space with cheesy 3D effects. Next we will be putting spray misters in front of the viewer's seat for any water scenes.

Poci's picture

It sure does sound good and I believe you when you say it isn't distracting from but immersing in the film.
It sounds like they have done a masterful job with the programming and that could be the difference between this and the system "notabadname" experienced I would imagine.

I think I would still prefer the f212 speakers though as a more desirable addition.

If the price was lower then I think this could become a common home theater item. And that said I'm sure prices will drop as they do with everything so who knows, maybe one day we'll all have one?

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