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post #10621 of 10640 Unread 12-18-2014, 08:04 PM
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If you run your game system in through the oppo and back out then yes it can process that. But if your asking for a game specific mode, no.

Personally I would not run any game system through extra processing. The only thing I use the darbee on is blu rays. Nothing else is passes through in my setup.
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Did anybody that owns this projector purchase a Darbee Darblet,Did it improve the picture quality?

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I just ordered a Darblet today to try out. I'll have it by Tuesday and can probably give impressions on Wednesday since I have that day off and can play around with it.

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Did anybody that owns this projector purchase a Darbee Darblet,Did it improve the picture quality?

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Yes, I have darbee built into my Oppo. I love what it does with the w1070 for most movies. Sometimes I like to turn it up but some movies require it down. But overall very pleased with it.
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I just ordered a Darblet today to try out. I'll have it by Tuesday and can probably give impressions on Wednesday since I have that day off and can play around with it.
This is very interesting to me but I wonder if with HTPC one is not able to achieve the same or better although with a lot more tweaking etc. I run an HTPC so perhaps this is not for me but more for people with regular Bluray Players. Still, I am a sucker for this type of devices

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Yes, I have darbee built into my Oppo. I love what it does with the w1070 for most movies. Sometimes I like to turn it up but some movies require it down. But overall very pleased with it.
Where do you keep your settings and what works best for different situations?

I'm wondering when I get it if I'll figure out a "set-and-forget" setting of 35-40 or if I'll constantly need be to playing with it. Personally I'd prefer a "set-and-forget," but I'm sure I'll constantly play with it at the beginning.

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Where do you keep your settings and what works best for different situations?

I'm wondering when I get it if I'll figure out a "set-and-forget" setting of 35-40 or if I'll constantly need be to playing with it. Personally I'd prefer a "set-and-forget," but I'm sure I'll constantly play with it at the beginning.
90% of the time I keep it on high def 50%. If you get a film with heavy grain I will lower it.
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This is very interesting to me but I wonder if with HTPC one is not able to achieve the same or better although with a lot more tweaking etc. I run an HTPC so perhaps this is not for me but more for people with regular Bluray Players. Still, I am a sucker for this type of devices
As far as I know there is nothing you can tweak to have the same effect of darbee. It is not a sharpness or edge tweak which is a no no in the video world.

It adjusts the contrast, luminance and chrominance in a video signal to make the image appear sharper and more detailed.
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yeah I keep my Darbee on Hi-Def 60%
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Darbee absolutely made a difference for me, i set it on gaming 55% about a year ago and haven't touched it since.

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Darbee absolutely made a difference for me, i set it on gaming 55% about a year ago and haven't touched it since.

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Wow, gaming mode. Game introduces to many artifacts for me.
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Wow, gaming mode. Game introduces to many artifacts for me.
I know I almost felt bad using gaming mode b/c I noticed everyone used HD haha, but to me, gaming introduced an improvement in perceived contrast (without completely killing shadow detail) on a projector which pretty much only lacks in that department (imo); so I took that slight improvement in contrast and lived with the tiny increase in artifacts, which I really only notice in text. Full pop really destroyed shadow detail so I never considered that, like most other people likely, although sometimes it's fun to put that mode on during animated flicks (Toy Story etc.).

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I know I almost felt bad using gaming mode b/c I noticed everyone used HD haha, but to me, gaming introduced an improvement in perceived contrast (without completely killing shadow detail) on a projector which pretty much only lacks in that department (imo); so I took that slight improvement in contrast and lived with the tiny increase in artifacts, which I really only notice in text. Full pop really destroyed shadow detail so I never considered that, like most other people likely, although sometimes it's fun to put that mode on during animated flicks (Toy Story etc.).
I will have to see tonight. We are watching Gardians of the Galaxy 3D. We watched the new ninja turtles last night in 3D and surprisingly it was pretty good.
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I have the Darbee and recently got a 1070. I keep the Darbee on Full Pop 50% and like what it does.

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Good news and bad news.

Good news is the projector I was sent is a nice refurb and works well. The firmware is upgraded and it also has the newer remote which is backlit and has more buttons/options. Picture quality seems as good as my previous one.

Bad news is that the HDMI handshake issue remains. My 35' redmere cable works fine with connected directly with a source, but if I bring in my switch or splitter to handle multiple sources, the connection doesn't work. This is the setup that worked beautifully for 18 months, and suddenly doesn't work anymore. And I've changed out the switch, used a powered version, changed out the other HDMI cables... basically troubleshot everything in the chain.

It all started when a Comcast tech came to my house to work on a cable box and then, without asking, bundled all the cables together in my basement. This bound up the HDMI with power cables. I unbundled everything but it hasn't worked right since then, even when I've replaced the cables. Annoying.

I've got two solutions left:
1) Try an actual HDMI receiver to replace my old HK AVR435. This removes the need for the passive HDMI switch. I'll be getting the Emotiva Fusion 8100 for Christmas and will give this a try.
2) Stop trying to use an HDMI switch and just get one more 35' redmere cable since the w1070 has two HDMI inputs. I'll be getting the 35' cable for Christmas as well, so one way or another this will be working in a few weeks.
That's great that it was covered. And a backlit remote, sounds great for my aging eyes. I guess you were still under warranty? Mine is out of warranty but I am still going to send it in after Christmas break and wish for the best $$.

I just picked up a Pioneer vsx-1124 (was on sale for $250 off) as I'm not messing with external switches any more after the last switch fiasco. (Had an HK AVR630) Figured I'll just get something halfway decent to hold off for a few years while the HDCP handshake gods figure out what they are going to do. Since then I've also found out that not only did the switch fry my w1070 hdmi ports but also the one in my Panasonic DMP-BD85k. Good thing I have a back up BD65 as its hard to find anything with component outs.

I'm also glad you have your projector for the holidays but sorry your having some handshake issues that are new. I was looking at Emotiva, and almost jumped on a umc-200 but decided I needed 2 hdmi out for TV and projector. I have not used the Fusion but have read some issues pushing distance over hdmi. Hate to see you get further frustrated.

Thanks for the update. Sorry it took so long to respond.

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Hoping to get a noise level comparison to the Marantz VP4001, which I've had for several years and has made me quite happy. But I've been toying with the idea of upgrading to 1080p and 3D. My pj is actually in my bedroom, and sits on the ceiling about 5' above my head. So I can hear the VP4001's fan, but not at a troubling level. Just want to make sure the BenQ isn't noticeably louder, and that would likely sour my upgrade.

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BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$

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Hoping to get a noise level comparison to the Marantz VP4001, which I've had for several years and has made me quite happy. But I've been toying with the idea of upgrading to 1080p and 3D. My pj is actually in my bedroom, and sits on the ceiling about 5' above my head. So I can hear the VP4001's fan, but not at a troubling level. Just want to make sure the BenQ isn't noticeably louder, and that would likely sour my upgrade.

ProjectorCentral specs put the W1070 at 33dB in High (Normal) lamp mode:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-W1070.htm

That's identical to your Marantz:
http://www.projector-manual.com/mara...projector.html

So you should be good as far as fan noise goes.

Also note that dropping to Eco mode on the BenQ will deliver about the same amount of brightness that your Marantz does at full power; but at a lower 30dB.

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I have the Darbee and recently got a 1070. I keep the Darbee on Full Pop 50% and like what it does.
Do you see that much of improvements?
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Did you wall mount this? I am shopping for one I can wall mount over a TV. I am wondering what the max distance between the wall and the screen is. Does it come with hardware for wall mounting?

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I set and forget my Darbee at 45% Gaming. Hi Def mode is intended for those who are very worried about artifacts. Gaming mode risks the occasional artifact for the sake of an otherwise better overall image.

I forget the actual number, but the input lag introduced by the Darbee is negligible, essentially zero. It's safe for video games.
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