Originally Posted by DarbeeDr
Happy to engage discussion.
The entire device is opt in at the end of the chain, at your pleasure.
Full Pop Mode does not restrict the algorithm (in many ways) and allows the presentation of the strongest modifications. Depending upon the content, those modifications may be appreciated or not. For low quality material that has a low signal to noise ratio the modifications that slip through (and might otherwise be offensive in high fidelity images), might go unnoticed. In that case you would appreciate the benefit to the image presentation and not be distracted by the modifications.
In Full Pop Mode, modifications when processing high fidelity material are both more accurately applied and therefore when applied in judicious amounts can create a wonderful level of depth and clarity perception.
Gaming Mode is a brother of Hi Def Mode. Full Pop is the cousin.
In the future, the Modes may have more knobs and dials for the user. It took 9 years to remove them, now everyone wants them back. Fortunately, lashing parameters to hardware is easier to accomplish than being asked to removing them altogether.
Thank you. If we can focus our discussion to high quality material such as 1080p/24 Blu-ray that would be great, as I do not watch much of anything else besides that except for good quality HDTV.
For me the Darbee adds a high degree of clarity compared to the original, even at mild settings such as around 40%. It works even better at 40% in POP mode vs HD mode. So I prefer POP in many ways because it adds the even extra clarity. But this comes at the expense of some darkening of highlights that may not be focus points of the frame, when compared to how it looks with Darbee off or in HD mode. What would be great is to have a slider that effectively has HD mode on the left, and POP mode on the right, and then we can move the slider to control how much modifications Darbee applies (strongest modification being on the right in full POP mode). I believe I am correct in my assumption that this slider would be completely different than changing the % level such as 35% vs 55% vs 100% etc. Yes? That is why I think it would be a great addition.
Also can you please explain in more detail how HD mode and GAME mode differ? It seems to be a very slight difference, with game mode being ever so slightly more aggressive. Then full POP mode goes the strongest. Could use some steps in between (hence the slider).
Thanks for a truly exceptional product. It is amazing how it makes my un-darbee-dized picture look soft and out of focus in comparison on my Sony VW95 which is no slouch to being with!