53% is a bit low but as long as it is not buffering frequently, I wouldn't sweat it. How is it with HD flicks....that would be a good test. Another suggestion is to get a wireless range extender to boost the signal. Pete
This is a very subjective question......therefore I will give you my very subjective answer. This BD player will not disappoint.......especially in light of the fact that you have been very satisfied with Sony products in the past!
How's the ambient noise in the room. Are you running setup with the projector/fan on? Is the Air Conditioning on? etc. I found this had an influence on my subs and speaker calibrations. I eventually used setup with an extra monitor (no projector) and the room deathly quiet. I know I am stating the obvious but just in case..... Nice Theater room BTW.... Chairs look great! Pete
Problems with power supplies are like anything else....sometimes you get a bad one. Forum members have not indicated that this is a specific issue with the Darbee. Mine appears to be fine....I would't sweat it.
To answer your remote question...just point it directly at the leds at the front of the Darbee. Pete
I had some luck calling Pioneer Customer Service at 1800 228 7221. They issued me a claim number and even shipped it free to one of their service centers for firmware updates. But read my prior posts to see what I had to go through for them to load the most recent firmware. You really have to stay on top of the process and know the latest updates as shown previously in this thread. I certainly will never buy another home theater receiver again unless its upgradable over...
Just received my Darbee today......all I can say is that "it is totally worth the price." I put it in the chain between my AVR and my projector and the result was immediate.
Also, A big thanks to Mike Garrett of AVS for his insight on this product!