And we tend to only cite or seek out opinions that help us affirm our own preconceived notions. That's where reading between the lines is so useful. We'll choose to ignore Josh Z's review. We'll choose to ignore measurements taken by other forum members that show that the Darbee does not affect any measurable things. Therefore we are left with the subjective. Subjective of many versus subjective of a few. Your choice. Seek information or affirmation. I decided for myself and bought one. I like it. So I guess I must defend my purchase while others defend other people's opinions or inferences between lines.
Back on topic, I'n glad I got a chance to support AVS and try out the Darbee. Love mine.
From the audio world we've been there and done that with the engineers who say, "If I can't measure it, it doesn't exist." However, we're always discovering that the ear/brain combo can discern far more than we've come to know. And new technologies like digital take quite a long time to catch up to analogue. Only in the past decade have we gotten CD's and associated computer-based players to sound as good as vinyl (without the inner groove distortions and other anomalies). And it takes quite a bit of effort for tube-based designers to deliver much of what solid state can offer in many areas of performance. Now if we can get the content providers to give us a much higher than 44k sampling rate for their entire catalog.
So, the Darblet comes along to uncover an area of visual/brain capability that has never been brought into the technology before. Ah, that siren song of the engineering response is heard once more. But seeing is believing. I think, like in a good music reproduction system, the best never call attention to themselves and seem just right. We sense that we're hearing things without distortion and with a rightness that goes way beyond meeting any specs. Same should be true of video. Applying the Darbee in a way that makes the visual more three-dimensional would seem the objective, while preventing it from projecting etched and disconnected shapes. However, each source seems to present its own challenges to the processing. I suspect that over time DarbeeVision will develop more intelligent algorithms to identify the source material so that the application of Darbee is a bit more "automatic". That could be identification of film vs. video content, the degree of film grain versus other characteristics. I believe much of the latter is already being done, but more is needed, especially if the technology is to succeed in the larger sphere of home user products. The display/projector manufacturers won't put this into products unless and until it just works with nothing more than an on/off switch and slider, if necessary.