As far as the brightness question, I have no where near 3000 hours, but after around 700 my output is still the same. (measured with a meter). I would agree it's probably a source issue.
Originally Posted by PhotoKevin
I am considering a Darbee Vision Darblet but am still undecided. Any thoughts? Mark says that it works well with the Vango but, I am happy with picture now.
Glad everyone is still happy with their purchase.
I would really like to hear your comments if you make this purchase. Jason at AVS did my calibration when I bought the projector, and it still looks "spot on". I've always been a little confused as to the need to "process" a digital HD image using a projector that has been properely calibrated to REC 709. I tried the EE Box and did not think the results improved the image.
I really haven't followed the Darbee discussion, but was very intrigued by a magazine reveiw that was recently done. The reviewer was very complimentary of the "new" image when watching Blu Rays, which is the majority of my viewing.