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post #3391 of 7870
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Want to place a bet on that? smile.gif

Meaning what?

It says in stock as of this post.



Amazon and Amazon fulfilled item stock is real time updated on the site.
post #3392 of 7870
From one frustrated Comcast Cable vs. Darblet customer:

WOO-HOO!!! I determined that the problem w/HDMI handshake was due to the Motorola DCH3416, so I swapped the unit out at the Comcast office for the Motorola DCX3501/RGN200n. EVERYTHING WORKS!!!. It appears that the hardware and software in the new set top boxes are far more stable. Enjoying my DARBEE!!! You may want to pass this along to all other Comcast customers.

Take Care and GOD Bless,
Sam

-DD
post #3393 of 7870
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Originally Posted by DarbeeDr View Post

From one frustrated Comcast Cable vs. Darblet customer:
WOO-HOO!!! I determined that the problem w/HDMI handshake was due to the Motorola DCH3416, so I swapped the unit out at the Comcast office for the Motorola DCX3501/RGN200n. EVERYTHING WORKS!!!. It appears that the hardware and software in the new set top boxes are far more stable. Enjoying my DARBEE!!! You may want to pass this along to all other Comcast customers.

Take Care and GOD Bless,
Sam
-DD

You can oftentimes stabilize an HDMI signal with an HDMI switch like the one I linked to above that has an equalizer. That would essentially 'prime' the signal before it goes to the Darbee.
post #3394 of 7870
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Originally Posted by DarbeeDr View Post

....Take Care and GOD Bless,
Sam
-DD

Well now I'm even happier that I bought from your company!!! <>< smile.gif
post #3395 of 7870
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Originally Posted by Dave Harper View Post

Well now I'm even happier that I bought from your company!!! <>< smile.gif

I believe that was the customers comment....
post #3396 of 7870
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Originally Posted by fleaman View Post

I believe that was the customers comment....

Ahhh good catch, thanks!
post #3397 of 7870
I see some people complaining about increased noise, or noticing film grain more easily with this device.

If you scale it back like some seem to suggest does it help, or will grain/noise simply be more noticeable any time its on due to how this device operates.
post #3398 of 7870
Yes, lowering the Darblet's level setting reduces the amount of film grain enhancement. At my "set & forget" level of High Def 40% even the intro to Casino Royale, which has very heavy film grain, is not too bothersome. If the whole movie had that much film grain I would prefer a lower enhancement level however.
post #3399 of 7870
Just had my first glitch with my darbee and i find it very strange.Its directly hitched from my oppo 83 to my Samsung 8500 using new monoprice HDMI and oppo 83 HDMI cables.I have had it set at Gaming 46 for most of the week ive had the darbee with excellent results.Today i was watching a poorly encoded sd dvd and i raised my darbee up to 56 setting.After a minute the screen went blank and darbee blinked(both red and blue lights went off-then on and picture came back on with level on darbee back to the 46 gaming setting.Strange since this was not technically a reset like others have mentioned here.Can anyone explain this? The dvd did not stop when screen went blank since i kept hearing audio.
post #3400 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mattg3 View Post

Just had my first glitch with my darbee and i find it very strange.Its directly hitched from my oppo 83 to my Samsung 8500 using new monoprice HDMI and oppo 83 HDMI cables.I have had it set at Gaming 46 for most of the week ive had the darbee with excellent results.Today i was watching a poorly encoded sd dvd and i raised my darbee up to 56 setting.After a minute the screen went blank and darbee blinked(both red and blue lights went off-then on and picture came back on with level on darbee back to the 46 gaming setting.Strange since this was not technically a reset like others have mentioned here.Can anyone explain this? The dvd did not stop when screen went blank since i kept hearing audio.

A minor handshake issue that happens occasionally and lasts but a second or two. I have it happen occasionally too when switching sources through my Monoprice HDMI switcher.

PS. You can turn off the darblet lights in the setup menu.
post #3401 of 7870
Thanks.I thought my power block had gone defective.i was under the impression that handshake issues involved magenta flashes and reset issues were when the darby reset itself back to factory settings.Since my issue was so different i felt i had a defective unit.
Just went back to watch rest of film and when i shut off the film my oppo screen went magenta.Damn ,i guess it took a week of no issues and now i get them all.i felt with direct connection between oppo and display i would avoid handshake issues .
Edited by mattg3 - 9/12/12 at 7:44am
post #3402 of 7870
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Originally Posted by Roxme View Post

So are we sure this thing will not allow the ARC (audio return channel) to pass between an AVR and the display device? If not, is it something a firmware upgarde might fix?
This is really bumming me out. I bought this thinking it was fully HDMI v1.4 compliant. Will the Darblet work okay between a BD player and AVR?
Really? No one can confirm this is a limitation of the Darblet? Currently, I'm looking for a HDMI v1.4 compliant splitter to attempt a work around, but I'm not having much success. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to pass video from a single AVR HDMI output through a splitter to the Darblet to feed an HDMI (non-ARC) input on a Panasonic TC-P55VT50 plasma display and running the "mirrored" signal around the Darblet to the display's ARC compliant HDMI input? Alternatively, I was thinking of using adding a switch before the AVR, where three video sources can be switched to a single HDMI that would then feed the Darblet and then pass it to the AVR. However, I've heard this is a less than effective arrangement for employing this processor. Any feed back would be greatly appreicated.
Ron
post #3403 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mattg3 View Post

Just had my first glitch with my darbee and i find it very strange.Its directly hitched from my oppo 83 to my Samsung 8500 using new monoprice HDMI and oppo 83 HDMI cables.I have had it set at Gaming 46 for most of the week ive had the darbee with excellent results.Today i was watching a poorly encoded sd dvd and i raised my darbee up to 56 setting.After a minute the screen went blank and darbee blinked(both red and blue lights went off-then on and picture came back on with level on darbee back to the 46 gaming setting.Strange since this was not technically a reset like others have mentioned here.Can anyone explain this? The dvd did not stop when screen went blank since i kept hearing audio.

Try this switch:

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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

For anyone wondering, this HDMI switch is a good one. It works better than the 2 others I've tried in the past (included a Monoprice one).
LEDs are a bit bright but I covered them with a strip of black tape.
http://amzn.to/Pa1Ng5


I had a Monoprice one previously and it was not reliable. It would cut out all the time. I've so far had no such issues with the Blue Jeans Cable HDMI switch.
post #3404 of 7870
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Originally Posted by audiophill72 View Post

Received my Darbee Darblet Friday! Played with it all weekend on all different material. I have a Oppo bdp93 to the darblet then to my Runco CL-420 720p hd dlp projector. I have to say i won't watch anything without the darblet in line! I love it! The difference is subtle but well worth the cost! I purchased from avscience for $269.00 shipped. If anyone doesn't think this devise works, fear not it works! Also don't worry about your cable lenghts, as i have a .5 meter Emotiva hdmi cable from the Oppo bdp93 to the darblet then a 2 meter to my projector and all works perfectly! I highly recommend the Darbee Darblet! smile.gif My preferred setting is on HD 80% most of the time.

For me it didn't work! eek.gif I could see no difference or very very small difference. I tried it with two of my TVs and went over to friend to try on a larger screen as well. Fortunately I bought it from AVSCIENCE and got the RMA and sent it back (Thanks to them!). Only had to pay return shipping. Ok for me.

If it works for you fine. Comments like this what made me buy. May be mine was partially defective(??) but I could see minor improvement in the crowd watching college pre-game show. If that is what Darbee does (better the non-focussed material) it may not be for everyone! rolleyes.gif
post #3405 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mattg3 View Post

Thanks.I thought my power block had gone defective.i was under the impression that handshake issues involved magenta flashes and reset issues were when the darby reset itself back to factory settings.Since my issue was so different i felt i had a defective unit.
Just went back to watch rest of film and when i shut off the film my oppo screen went magenta.Damn ,i guess it took a week of no issues and now i get them all.i felt with direct connection between oppo and display i would avoid handshake issues .

as gene9p stated it's a handshake or syncing up between the source component signal and the projector (or monitor). I've had it happen on occasion between my OPPO 83 and the Planar 8150 (with the Darbee in the middle). Slightly annoying, but that feeling goes away when I see the results on the screen (after the resync).
post #3406 of 7870
I received my Darbee a few days ago and last night when I got home from work and turned on my TV I had a black screen. When I removed the Darbee the video was fine. I cannot get the video to pass through the unit anymore. Any thoughts?
post #3407 of 7870
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 4 View Post

We give 30 days on the Darblet. That's what Darbeevision requested us to do and we attempt to keep our vendors and even more importantly our customers happy. If you have any problem just call me.

i can assure AV Science is great as they just approved my return quickly with no problem as it didn't appear do much for me.

Thanks AVSCIENCE! SOrry it didn't work for me mad.gif
post #3408 of 7870
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Originally Posted by factorz View Post

For those of you who use this with the Edge what are your thoughts? What purpose does the Edge serve with this in the chain? Also do you go Source >AVR>Edge>Darbee>Display

From the Darbee website - end user review:
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The Darblet from DarbeeVision or Darbee Visual Presence (DVP) will enhance your HDMI sources like DirecTV, Blu ray 2D/3D, PS3 and or Xbox 360. I was excited when I first read about it coming to home theaters. I still have my old Razorvision Pure AV from Belkin that I used to use back in the day! So what is so special about the Darblet? For starters it is designed to go between your source and your display. For DirecTV, I have my HD DVR going into my Onkyo 3009 which then sends out 1080p into my Edge VP which then goes into the Darblet. The HDMI out from the Darblet heads down to my Sony VPL-VW1000ES projector. The Darblet takes the signal and sharpens while boosting color and contrast. Sure it is much like an iPhoto app I use on my iPad but what is wrong with that? Pure Videophile fans will most likely not accept it. I admit for Blu ray it may be a bit overkill but for Sports (like the NFL) it is amazing! I already am an eye candy extremist when it comes to the games. Now with the Darblet I really can let my hair down! I have a few screen shots below but believe me when I say it is much more "in your face" in person. Of course the effect can be turned down (or up) to your own personal preference. You have three modes. Hi Def, Gaming and Full Pop. There is also a DEMO mode so you can pause and set. The percentage will be in the lower right corner and will remain on until you visit the Menu and under Logo Properties set "persistent" to Off. The little Remote (pics below) has all these command buttons including Darbee more and Darbee less. Simple. Tip: If for any reason you are having handshaking issues unplug the HDMI IN and replug back in or unplug the source and replug back in. Another thing to do is unplug the Darblet and wait a minute and plug back into power.
post #3409 of 7870
I have been using my Darbee for 2 weeks, after purchasing it from AVS. It has the latest firmware, and it was working fine between my OPPO93 and my Lumagen, with YC 422 in and YC 422 out.

Yesterday, with absolutely no changes to the configuration I have been working for the past weeks, I got the pinkish screeen with the image still present but with all colors messed up. I went to verify what was going on, and now the Darbee is converting YC 422 to RGB.

I have been powering it down after each usage. Could the unit have lost the latest firmware update, or does it look like a defect ?

Of course I already tried uplugging and plugging everything again, as well as powering the Darbee off and back on a couple times - did not resolve it.
post #3410 of 7870
Sounds like a defect. Have you tried resisting to original settings. This is in the menu .
post #3411 of 7870
Having trouble with AVS editor. Reset to original settings. Turn off, unplug hdmi and then replug after turning on and off your source.

Darbee is 4.4.4. So RGB seems strange.

If my advice leads to nothing except for wasted time. Get an RMA from AVS and a new DARBEE sent to you.
post #3412 of 7870
Thank you for your prompt replies !! I will try the re-setting option tonight and let's see what happens.
post #3413 of 7870
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Want to place a bet on that? smile.gif

I got mine from Amazon within 2 days.
post #3414 of 7870
just watched the middle of Avatar, at 45% HD mode and saw more depth and crispness, almost to the point where it made some of the graphics look fake....this is a good thing wink.gif
post #3415 of 7870
Does any place have it in stock? I called AV Science, but the sales guy said he was on the other line. He claimed he would call me right back, but that was three hours ago. rolleyes.gif
post #3416 of 7870
Amazon doesn't sell it. Amazon stores sell it. It is possible that such stores had some left in stock. I called one of the stores early last week and the person told me they were sold out even though their amazon store site showed some left in stock. Note that the amazon store prices are higher than the price AV Science sells it for. We will shortly be placing it on our amazon store site but will not do so until we have more stock than already spoken for. Order now and we will ship to you by early next week for $269. We also have some open box (opened to have Darbee load the new software at the show) we which can give a small discount on. Give us a call and save. Thanks
post #3417 of 7870
Has anyone posted pictures comparing Darbee at 0% and Darbee unattached completely? I believe I recall seeing previously that Darbee at 0% does not equal No Darbee. (I really like mine, btw; I would just like to see that comparison.)
post #3418 of 7870
I know some people are sold on this product but I am really questioning why you would need to apply processing to a native 1080p digital signal. You still have to go through the projectors display processing so I don't know what you are really accomplishing unless your display's VP is not working correctly. All of the sharpness issues I have encountered are more to do with physical limitations of the design... 3chip v. alignment and/or lens quality. Not saying it is, but to me the Darby comes off as snake-oil, IMHO.
post #3419 of 7870
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 4 View Post

Amazon doesn't sell it. Amazon stores sell it. It is possible that such stores had some left in stock. I called one of the stores early last week and the person told me they were sold out even though their amazon store site showed some left in stock. Note that the amazon store prices are higher than the price AV Science sells it for. We will shortly be placing it on our amazon store site but will not do so until we have more stock than already spoken for. Order now and we will ship to you by early next week for $269. We also have some open box (opened to have Darbee load the new software at the show) we which can give a small discount on. Give us a call and save. Thanks

I'm planning on buying another one, earlier i had bought it from smarthome but I think if i order from AV Science will charge me CA tax, isn't it? I'm interested in open box but how much of warranty will come with it?
post #3420 of 7870
Wonder what Darbee at 0% equals?
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