Originally Posted by R Harkness
That should be fun reading zombie10k.
I've a history of buying things like this (both audio and video) and being disappointed, but the user reviews combined with the price makes it seem worth a shot.
I'm already bemoaning a bit of loss of a film-like look on my RS55, compared to my RS20 projector, so I don't know how much I'll use ithe Darblet for movies, though I'd use it for sports and other "realistic" sources. It would be great if it also turns out to do what I want with movies on Blu-Ray as well. (I'm often happy for more image depth and clarity, but sometimes that works well with movies, other times it can hinder).
Interesting that you observed a film like look to the RS20, the motion blur on pans was driving me to distraction, but since I haven't been to a movie house to see film since 1999 when I first started up my HT, I can't say for sure anymore what film looks like. But I doubt it had that annoying blur on slow pans.
I can say though with the Darblet that it doesn't smooth motion on my vw95, but it does produce a 'richer' looking picture that seems to be due to improved contrast/sharpening. I think umr commented in his trial with it gave lcos more of a dlp look but check his comments just in case I misinterpreted it. I guess if that sharpened dlp looks digital then maybe those who like the film look may not find the Darblet useful, but in lower percentages say up to 30, that effect is not as noticeble and the apparent contrast effects may be more appreciated.