Join Date: Oct 2010
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I got my OPPO BDP-103D last Friday and played around with it this weekend.
It was my first exposure to Darbee. I remember reading in this forum that around 30% was a good setting for it, so that's where I started, using Hi-Def mode. In the demo mode, I really didn't see any difference. I was using a blu-ray version of the TV series LOST. So, then I started at 120%, just to make sure it was working, and worked my way down. So far, I'm liking it set at 68%. Over 70 is a bit too much and under 60 it's hard to detect it's working.
It's most noticeable on faces and skin texture. The more Darbee that's present, the more the faces have a greasy appearance. But I do like the extra detail that it provides. It's a more realistic representation of what was originally recorded.
On a side note, I also purchased and tried out the URC R-40 remote. So far, not impressed, but probably just need more time with it.
Equipment: 1) 65 inch Panasonic VT50 calibrated ISF. 2) Pioneer SC-67 receiver. 3) OPPO BDP-103D. 4) Axiom Audio speakers.
Last edited by CatBrat; 07-15-2014 at 02:20 PM.