Originally Posted by Greg_R_STL
Ok, tangent time: I'd never heard of that gadget til you mentioned it, now I can see the massive threads on it, and the thing that cracks me up is, in the first couple of pages, NO ONE can say concisely what the heck it is the thing does. I went to the site and saw some unimpressive before and after screenshots that looked like edge enhancement mixed with the Photoshop levels tool. So in one sentence, what does it do?
It uses a proprietary algorithm to increase the perceived sharpness. You would have to read further into what exactly it does, but it does it's magic with zero ringing. Lumagen was so impressed with it that they will be incorporating it in their newer, high end, scalers.
I was skeptical when I first read about it until I got one. Then I ordered a second one. I had paid many times more for different devices over the last 12 years that didn't do as good a job as the darblet does. But you really need to try it to see if it's something you want. Just make sure you purchase it from someplace, like AVS, that has a good return policy in case you are not happy with the results. Although the vast majority of people seem to be pleased with the results.
It does a great job with animation so it should work well with Akira.