Originally Posted by jilla60
I tried all modes. Went from 0 to 100. Set at 45, 40, 50 , 60 & 75 and watched. No difference to my eyes at all. To me 0 looks the same as any other number in any mode. May be the change is so small & my eyes can't see it.
I will play with it over the weekend. If I still don't see any difference, I would probably return it. I bought from AVSCIENCE. Anyone can tell me what is the return policy on this? Thanks
I really think your darbee is defective. Look at these excellent screenshots here (mouse over the image after it loads to see the darbee on/off image)>>
You should be seeing what the comparison above shows. Also, note, those screenshots have the darbee only at 45%.
I just got my darbee today, and I'm very impressed! I have a 32" LCD and a Mits HC3800 projector (80" screen) in a small room. Haven't had the chance to fire up the PJ yet, but even 9ft from my small 32" LED LCD (Sharp 32LE700) I can clearly see the difference. So far with HD cable I'm toggling between 65% game or pop mode. I think that since its only a 32" screen from 9ft seating, I can get away with more % on the darbee?
I'm so impressed (toggling between on/off) that I'm even suspecting that the 'off' mode isn't a pure bypass! As if the darbee screws up the 'off' mode a little to make the 'on' mode look good/better!?!? Ok, probably not, but it's hard to test this 'cos you have to unplug the darbee out of the chain to hardwire bypass it---no quick easy way to A/B. Perhaps someone more suspicious than me has already tested this theory?
I suspect the improvement is gonna be even better on my PJ, yet I can't imagine how much better it can be from what I'm already seeing on a puny 32"!!
My next issue is how to have the darbee on both displays. I have a 4 x 2 hdmi monoprice switcher (blu/cable/dvd on the 'in', 32" LCD and PJ on the 2 'outs'), so I think I'd have to get another darbee if I want it on both displays
The other thought was a 1 in, 2 out hdmi splitter? http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011303&p_id=2522&seq=1&format=2
I could connect splitter on just one of the outs of my monoprice switcher, it then splits it into 2 outs (put the darbee between the monoprice out and splitter). I'm just worried about handshaking, since I will only have 1 display on at once. Any thoughts?
Or the powered splitters http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011306&p_id=8204&seq=1&format=2
Just trying to avoid another powered device
This is the monoprice switcher I have now> http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=5312&seq=1&format=2
Even though it's a powered switcher, I don't think it boosts the hdmi signal, it's just switched with power (has a remote, etc.).