Originally Posted by Jay5298
Did you get this message on your screen "The HD content protection of your repeater has been compromised. All devices connected to the repeater will not be authorized to receive video over the digital link." This message appeared as a blue box on my screen with white lettering.
My experience is a bit different. I have a bedroom TV connected to the composite video out of my living room DirecTv DVR and when I try to view any of the premium channels I get a stupid content protection warning when the Samsung connected to the DVR HDMI output is turned off (I don't understand how this saves us from stealing HD on the composite video output but I digress). For the hell of it I tried inserting the Darbee between that DVR and the 40" Samsung LCD it drives. Bingo, the content protection warning no longer appears. Somehow the DirecTv is satisfied that the "display" is HDCP compliant when the Darbee is in the chain....this may have something to do with the fact that the Darbee doesn't turn off....
On another note, I see definite improvements in PQ on that 40" Samsung LCD TV when the Darbee is in the path (I sit about 8' away). It's not as apparent as it is on my projected RS55 image but it is noticeable. I do have to crank up the level some more on the Samsung but on this TV I prefer the POP mode at about 45%.
In summary the Darbee helps the PQ on the 40" set and it mitigates the content protection issue on the bedroom TV so it kills two birds with one stone. Now all I have to do is decide if I want to buy a 2nd unit now or wait until I buy the eventual replacement model (if and when they make one) so I can move my existing unit to the 40" Samsung.