Originally Posted by Ronomy
Pop mode at 45% looks great watching the Olympics!
Watched John Carter last night and started with Pop at 45% but thought some of the outside on Mars scenes looked too contrasty. Jumped back to the HD mode at 45% and it was perfect.So Pop mode looks great on DirecTV but a little too much on Bluray movies.
Although it does make the image more 3D like using Pop mode.
I have not had any more handshake issues since the first night when I got my Darblet back with the first update. All is well here. Using 4:4:4 in and out of the Darblet. Duo on the input and JVC RS1 on the output. No flashing colors of any kind although it always gets 1080p from the Duo so no resolution changes.
Respectfully I don't think you can say that about either of those 2 types of "sources". I know some here want to just set it and forget it and would like different memory recall capabilities for each of the 3 modes. One for Games, one for HDTV from your provider and one for Bluray movies. But the levels of "quality" from these different types of sources are all over the map themselves. Just finished watching the fabulous USA vs Spain gold medal game. WOW to the game. But also wow to the fact it was on KNBC proper and either with better cameras and a better uplink than the other channel which has carried most of the basketball, or at very least a much better
uplink. Bit starved block artifact hell for most of the quick motion on the other channel for basketball coverage. The Darbee processing isn't meant to deal with that and improve it in any way and will exacerbate it if anything. But the game today was beautiful in comparison, at least watched on my Sammy 61" LED DLP with the Darblet. I will check it on the projection system later as I tivo'd it and it's definitely worth a 2nd watch.
But same thing for Bluray.....highest quality transfers like Avatar, Dark Knight , The Art of Flight, etc, etc can easily take more processing if you like it
to your personal taste with your own specific combination of gear. Even full pop mode on some level can be used sometimes with great transfers depending on content and type of movie, usually lower than HD. State of the art animated movies certainly. But as mentioned only if willing to do quick mess with the remote at the outset to see what looks best.