Available on Woot.com today in rosenut or black finish. Shipping from woot is typically $5 flat rate, and I don't see anything suggesting otherwise for this item.
rgrele - I checked it out and the Darbee makes no discernible difference with SDE. This makes sense, though, as the effect is a result of the way the pixels are projected, and changing the image going into the projector won't have an effect on how the projector shoots the image. You may notice a personal benefit in PQ, but you won't notice a decrease in SDE.
I am using a Darblet with my 5030. I am using an 88" screen at about 10 feet, with no noticeable SDE, so I can't speak to it helping with that. I can't imagine it would though, as it essentially acts as an edge sharpener. It works on the clarity of the image, but doesn't change how the projector sends light. I'd be happy to sit close to my screen tonight and see what kind of difference the image adjustment pre and post darbee makes and let you know.
I just finished watching Cars 2 in 3D with my family. What a great experience! We didn't much like 3d programming with our LCD that the projector replaced, but this was on a whole different level. The 3d was immersive, the PQ was great, and it wasn't too dark at all. Now we are really looking forward to watching more animated 3D movies.
On the topic of 3D, has anyone heard whether there will be an Olympic 3D channel for the winter games like there was for the summer games?
You are almost always going to find this to be the case. This doesn't have to do with resolution (1080p vs 720p) so much as compression. Digital cable heavily compresses their signal for bandwidth reasons, so the image quality can be quite poor, especially when compared to a good Blu Ray disc. As others have stated, some of this can be improved with image settings on the projector, and further improved with a processor like the Darbee Darblet. No matter what you do,...
I am about to join the world of front projection, but I am not feeling confident about which direction to go for my screen. I am hoping to learn from some of the great knowledge and experience on here to help make the right decision.
I am planning to purchase an Epson PowerLite 5030UB. I have determined that somewhere between an 88"-94" screen would be the right size for the room, but I have no idea where to go from here. My budget is $1000 or less for...
So you are using the HDMI input on the Xbox One? If so, there are some known issues with lag. Microsoft says the issues will improve over time as they upgrade the software. Regardless of if they fix the issues in the future, it's probably not best to use it for any sources for which you might be concerned with getting the best possible quality.
I recently purchased my first quality sub, a PB1000 joining my Energy Veritas setup. I upgraded from a Polk PSW505 sub. Despite going from a 12" to a 10" sub, the difference is night and day. Unfortunately my room still has some issues, but I'm working on adding bass traps that I hope will really clean up the sound.
This weekend I tried out the Reference 2: Bass blu-ray disc (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1469192/reference-2-blu-ray-demo-disc-bd9s-bd50) that...