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Thomas Baham
Film Handler

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From: Sweet Home, OR 97386
Registered: Oct 2015


 - posted 10-30-2015 10:40 PM      Profile for Thomas Baham   Author's Homepage   Email Thomas Baham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Is there a good system that is not too distracting to other patrons, and is cost effective for the Deaf? At this time I show On Screen Cations one day a week for our deaf community. The biggest complaint is that it was at a bad time or bad day. Now I'm looking at the glasses or the cup holder devises, but cannot find any reviews that are possitive

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Buck Wilson
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From: St. Joseph MO, USA
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 - posted 10-30-2015 11:17 PM      Profile for Buck Wilson   Email Buck Wilson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We have cupholder CaptiView units and they have been received very well.

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Stephan Shelley
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From: castro valley, CA, usa
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There is the USL infrared system. Cup holder units and glasses units. And Doremi's radio based cup holder units. USL's is incorporated with HI/VI audio system. The audio system is an option with the Doremi and have to be programed for each theatre. USL's receivers work on any screen without programming.

There is also the rear captioning system with reflective panels.

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Thomas Baham
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From: Sweet Home, OR 97386
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Do you have a Location on where you purchased yours or a sales person I can talk to?

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Stephan Shelley
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Your booth equipment supplier should be able to give you quotes on both systems and maybe even setup a demo. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

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Carsten Kurz
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From: Cologne, NRW, Germany
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USL is very responsive about direct inquiries and will forward sales contacts. And Harold on this forum is very knowledgeable about the products he designed. [beer]

- Carsten

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Justin Hamaker
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From: Lakeport, CA USA
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We have the USL system with the cup holder devices. For the most part they have worked well. The handful of regulars who use them seem to really enjoy them.

The USL system also has the two channels on the headsets so you can offer visually impaired narration. We only have one regular customer who uses this, but I think they come to the movie more often since this is available.

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Larry Zuverink
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From: Caledonia, MI, USA
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Fidelio has 4 channels which will be nice if they ever start alternative languages. We have both systems and we have always had issues with IR not covering the whole theater. I must say that Fidelio is the clearest audio I have ever heard out assisted listening device. While we have not had the Fidelio system very long. We have had several issues with USL panels dying. Both systems have their plus and minus. Right now I lean toward the Fidelio and captiview.

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