Originally Posted by RapalloAV
Anyone here using the Darblet with a JVC X70 or 90, in conjuction with a Lumagen?
What are your thoughts and what way do you have it connected?
What are the results like when using an anamorphic lens as well?
Really does sound like the Darblet gives the image that extra pop we are always looking for!
I have an X70 (RS55) and a Radiance-XD. I connected the Darblet between the Lumagen and PJ.
I don't have a-lens, as I am using zoom method.
The combo works well, and I have not got any HDMI issue. The only "issue" is what had been mentioned before on RGB vs 422 output. I use to have RS55 configure to receive 422 and Rad-XD output 422 and it works fine. With Darblet in between, I have to change PJ to RGB or Auto. With the recommendation by Ronomy, I now change RAD-XD output to RGB-Video. I think the color do look a bit more vibrant and contrast seems to be better too.
Zombie10k also comment on this before, but a JVC-RS55 (eshift) + Darblet really makes a good combo. With my setup (130" screen and sitting about 1.2-1.3SW away), I can clearly see the advantage of the darblet. As most people do, it is much easier to just press the "ON/OFF" darblet to see the effect. It is really like lifting off a soft-lens, making it "look sharper". I like the effect, and I think so does others in this forum. The % that you can tune is another good thing as different people have diferent taste and different sitting position, so one might be able to tolerate more than others, and some materials area also more tolerant (like Avatar).
in summary, I think this is a good product. We hope that there will be a better one out there, but I think high on the list of changes are:
1) Field FW upgradeable. I think this is a no-brainer as there are practically no one out there that does not have this. Most had internet upgrade check too, but i think most of us are perfectly happy to do USB download.
2) no color space change. I think this seems to be already in the work and we might have a FW update later... I am contemplating if I want to send this in for an FW update (and also a processing fees?? I hope not as this is a BUG, not a feature change/add), as my picture seems fine working with RGB.
3) At least to me, change the HDMI port to co-located at the back.
4) Dual output for people that have multiple display output.. I know I can buy two, but from a spacing/power-outlet perspective, it is better to have 1 device.