Originally Posted by Aliens
If this is any indication, then it would be well worth it. I understand that 35% is the sweet spot and this is set at 75% and isn't from an Oppo player, but it does show what Darbee does.
Yes! Watching the many Darbee demos online gives you the best idea of what you can expect to see.
You will see more of a difference on high resolution sources like Blu-ray and 4k than you would with lower resolution sources.
I have experimented with it while watching things like sporting events from my cable box routed through the player, and the difference is very subtle there.
However if I put in a Blu-ray with top notch PQ, the Darbee is more than subtle to me, especially if you crank it up to higher levels.
A lot of people do like to use a "set it and forget it" type setting, and yes 35%/HiDef is a good place for that.
For me, I usually leave mine at around 50%, but sometimes can see some sharpness artifacting and then may have to dial back down to 35-40% for certain material.
I also like to sometimes turn it up higher when viewing the very best material, because when the best material is used,
the Darbee processing seems to look better and causes less artifacting from turning it up (too) high.
A perfect example of this, is just yesterday I watched Fantastic Mr Fox on Blu-ray and I turned the Darbee up to 70% and it looked magnificent.
I feel it is worth every cent of the $100 difference over the 103.