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post #4831 of 7863
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Originally Posted by terminal33 View Post

What TV do you have? I'm wondering if a better TV will benefit less from the Darbee since it already has a good picture. I have a Panny 65GT50, which isn't the best, but pretty good. So I'm wondering if I won't benefit that much from a Darbee since I'm already viewing a pretty decent picture. My main viewing is through a Directv box (HR-24). Keeping that in mind, I'm thinking that a calibration would benefit me the most since I've read that the Darbee doesn't do much for satellite viewing.

I had to jump in here on this one. You have a Panny 65GT50, as do I. PLEASE, do not underestimate the quality of your display. I believe the GT50 to be one of the top sets for 2012. It's certainly more than 'pretty good'! That being said, I briefly tried my Darbee on DISH satellite with small results, to my eyes. On Blu-ray, the Darbee SHINES. I've calibrated my GT50 by disc only. Would a pro calibration and the Darbee be better. Surely, but for now, I am beyond content. If your main viewing is satellite, perhaps a pro calibration would be better.....for now. Best wishes.
post #4832 of 7863
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Originally Posted by 5150zx View Post

I had to jump in here on this one. You have a Panny 65GT50, as do I. PLEASE, do not underestimate the quality of your display. I believe the GT50 to be one of the top sets for 2012. It's certainly more than 'pretty good'! That being said, I briefly tried my Darbee on DISH satellite with small results, to my eyes. On Blu-ray, the Darbee SHINES. I've calibrated my GT50 by disc only. Would a pro calibration and the Darbee be better. Surely, but for now, I am beyond content. If your main viewing is satellite, perhaps a pro calibration would be better.....for now. Best wishes.

Oh now you tell me! I just ordered my Darbee. biggrin.gif Well hopefully I'll see enough benefit through satellite viewing that it'll make me wanna keep the Darbee. Or perhaps blu rays will shine that much that it'll make me keep it despite how little benefit satellite viewing gets. I also play Xbox a lot too. Does the Darbee enhance the gaming PQ? Thanks for your thoughts.
post #4833 of 7863
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Originally Posted by terminal33 View Post

Oh now you tell me! I just ordered my Darbee. biggrin.gif Well hopefully I'll see enough benefit through satellite viewing that it'll make me wanna keep the Darbee. Or perhaps blu rays will shine that much that it'll make me keep it despite how little benefit satellite viewing gets. I also play Xbox a lot too. Does the Darbee enhance the gaming PQ? Thanks for your thoughts.

My pleasure! Congrats! Yes, the Darbee will enhance gaming too. Games are animation, so the Darbee does VERY well with them. Wait until you see what the Darbee does with animated titles on Blu-ray. I run my Darbee at 75% in HD Mode with animated BR discs vs. 50% HD Mode on film-base content. You can easily bump the Darbee up with stunning results. We look forward to your critique once you have it in your system.
post #4834 of 7863
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Originally Posted by 5150zx View Post

My pleasure! Congrats! Yes, the Darbee will enhance gaming too. Games are animation, so the Darbee does VERY well with them. Wait until you see what the Darbee does with animated titles on Blu-ray. I run my Darbee at 75% in HD Mode with animated BR discs vs. 50% HD Mode on film-base content. You can easily bump the Darbee up with stunning results. We look forward to your critique once you have it in your system.

Sweet, thanks! Can't wait!
post #4835 of 7863
I must say with Dish network on my LG the improvement with the Darbee is much more than marginal, for HD. I did not do it quickly, but took time to try various settings. There is much more detail just as pictures in this thread show. As with everyone, I agree the biggest improvement is with Blu-ray.

5150ZX hit it on the head, pretty much saying what I did in an earlier post. If you can get a picture with good PQ from a calibration disc, or even the THX setting posted, a Darbee will really enhance it.
post #4836 of 7863
Why do I leave the Darbee inline when calibrating?
As mentioned, I could only go up to HD 55% putting the Darbee on my pre-calibrated TV after. But when comparing before and after readings, I did find a slight rise in Red, This led me to re-calibrate with Darbee in at the HD 55% Point. Afterwards, I could put the Darbee all the way up to 80% before it became too much! Backed it off to 70%, and now 65% - still 10 percentage points higher then putting Darbee inline after calibrating and finding 55% was the highest. After 55% I didn't like the effect. The final outcome with inline, the PQ also appears smoother.
post #4837 of 7863
Just received my Darbee today. Plugged into my Sony XBR-60LX900 (LED) and was up and running in a few short minutes. Everything seems to be working fine to include 3D, ARC, HDMI Control etc. I am viewing DirecTV and Blu-ray. The Darbee effect is clearly visible. Like someone else mentioned earlier, setting Darbee to 75% Hi Def seems to be optimal for my TV too. Next up is to connect to my Panny VT50 to see the effect on a plasma.
post #4838 of 7863
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

I must say with Dish network on my LG the improvement with the Darbee is much more than marginal, for HD. I did not do it quickly, but took time to try various settings. There is much more detail just as pictures in this thread show. As with everyone, I agree the biggest improvement is with Blu-ray.
5150ZX hit it on the head, pretty much saying what I did in an earlier post. If you can get a picture with good PQ from a calibration disc, or even the THX setting posted, a Darbee will really enhance it.

Admittedly, I did NOT test my Darbee on my DISH set-up(which is in my living room) for any length of time, because I was excited to get it downstairs in my HT. wink.gif I need another one of these darn things for upstairs! The improvements you've seen make a potential purpose of another one of these more tempting. Thank you.
post #4839 of 7863
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Just received my Darbee today. Plugged into my Sony XBR-60LX900 (LED) and was up and running in a few short minutes. Everything seems to be working fine to include 3D, ARC, HDMI Control etc. I am viewing DirecTV and Blu-ray. The Darbee effect is clearly visible. Like someone else mentioned earlier, setting Darbee to 75% Hi Def seems to be optimal for my TV too. Next up is to connect to my Panny VT50 to see the effect on a plasma.

ARC is working for you? Everyone who has brought up ARC post-Darblet has said the feature doesn't work with the Darblet in the chain.
post #4840 of 7863
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Just received my Darbee today. Plugged into my Sony XBR-60LX900 (LED) and was up and running in a few short minutes. Everything seems to be working fine to include 3D, ARC, HDMI Control etc. I am viewing DirecTV and Blu-ray. The Darbee effect is clearly visible. Like someone else mentioned earlier, setting Darbee to 75% Hi Def seems to be optimal for my TV too. Next up is to connect to my Panny VT50 to see the effect on a plasma.

I'm interested to hear your comments regarding the VT50. smile.gif
post #4841 of 7863
question that i'm sure is answered in this thread, but searching got me nowhere... redface.gif

anyone using the darblet with urc basestations? if so, any issues using the "ir in" port?

tia...
post #4842 of 7863
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

question that i'm sure is answered in this thread, but searching got me nowhere... redface.gif
anyone using the darblet with urc basestations? if so, any issues using the "ir in" port?
tia...

Chris,

Search for my username and "IR" or "TRS", and you should find the discussion about some issues I encountered with the IR in port on the Darblet.

Mark
post #4843 of 7863
^^^

thanks mark, i'll check it out... smile.gif
post #4844 of 7863
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Originally Posted by kevin_mahaney View Post

ARC is working for you? Everyone who has brought up ARC post-Darblet has said the feature doesn't work with the Darblet in the chain.

I second that. ARC doesn't work with my 65" Panny VT25 through the Darblet. Maybe new units have this issue fixed?

G-
post #4845 of 7863
My Cyber Monday Darbee just showed up from AVS yea! I thought a 4' HDMI cable was included does it ship separately as I didn't get one?
Never mind, showed up later in a separate package.

I'm still working my way through this thread but have a question about the IR input. Will it work with a Xantech powered block? I see above that giomania had issues with Niles. Don't want to blow up the Darbee before I even start.
Edited by obie_fl - 11/30/12 at 1:44pm
post #4846 of 7863
Anyone try out Darbee with Sony Hmz-T1 or T2 ? i want to hear more thought about it . Thank you in advance
post #4847 of 7863
I just got mine today! Love it
hook to my chain of toys and its really impressive with the Panasonic PT-AE8000
The trick is not to over do it but tweaking just the right amount brings the PQ up another notch. Im a happy camper and I do believe others will be too.

This is my setup:
Panasonic PT-AE8000 w/ panamorph lens 1-OPPO BDP-103 blu ray 3-lipsch KL-650-THX Front 2-Klipsch THX (side)Surround Speakers KS-525-THX 2- Klipsch THX Surround Speakers KS-525-THX(rear surrounds) 2-Klipsch KW-120-THX Subwoofer 1-Klipsch KA-1000-THX Amplifier 1-XPA-5 Five Channel Audio Power Amplifier 1-UPA-2 Two Channel Audio Power Amplifier 1-YAMAHA RX-A2000 RXA2000 3D 7.2 CH HOME THEATER RECEIVER 1-Lumagen Radiance Mini 3D 1-Darblet DVP5000 12.5ft wide'' center stage ATS:D:D:D
post #4848 of 7863
anyone here hooked this is up to a Sony LED? XBR HX929 or 950?
post #4849 of 7863
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Originally Posted by widerscreen View Post

I just got mine today! Love it

The trick is not to over do it but tweaking just the right amount brings the PQ up another notch.

Exactly. Maybe up another two notches...lol
post #4850 of 7863
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Originally Posted by cosmos5861 View Post

anyone here hooked this is up to a Sony LED? XBR HX929 or 950?

I have the XBR52HX909, which is the predecessor to the HX929 (local dimming LED). I have had no issues with the Darblet, which is installed close to the display on the other end of a 20' HDMI cable from a Denon 4520. The PQ improvement is well worth the money.
post #4851 of 7863
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Originally Posted by cosmos5861 View Post

anyone here hooked this is up to a Sony LED? XBR HX929 or 950?

I just got a HX929 from Magnolia, so I'm planning to once I get the logistics squared away. I already have the Darbee working with a Panny G15. But from what Jim just posted on the Lumagen Mini thread, I'm going to have to do some homework first to see if they'll all play nicely together.
post #4852 of 7863
I'm now a Darbee Believer. I put it on the output of my Denon 3310 to Mits 3800, and after viewing lots of various material, finally settled on a one-size-fits-all setting of Full Pop 42. CNN was a good test bed of material, watching Erin Burnett & Piers Morgan, various Blu Rays and the DirecTV version of MIB 3. It really does add a level of clarity & depth to the image, like cleaning your windshield while driving down the road. I suggest finding an image of a face that fills the screen, pausing it, adjusting it to your tastes, then knock it down a couple of notches with the fine adjustment. I don't know if most people will find $300 worth of improvement, but I really believe videophiles will appreciate the extra bit of pop that gets squeezed out of the image. Impressive device.
post #4853 of 7863
In another thread a member implied the darblet is being used in a commercial theatre, http://www.avsforum.com/t/1440301/should-i-buy-sony-vpl-vw95es/30#post_22648415

Is there another "better" darblet version being offered to Theatres? Can us tweakers buy it?
post #4854 of 7863
The Darblet really shows the fine lines and blemishes on actors during close-up shots.

Never saw these details like this before.

The Darblet makes high definition what it was supposed to be.
post #4855 of 7863
Dose anyones unit get sorta hot? Im afraid to keep it on all the time. I do not see an on or off for power unless im really blind......
post #4856 of 7863
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Originally Posted by threed123 View Post

Okay, I bought a Darlet about 6 months ago and decided it didn't help my HD3300 much and returned it. I've now got remorse and with the Black Friday prices, I decided to give it another try. I will be brutally honest in my opinion, once again--more to come...

Received the Darbee yesterday. I previously had one and sent it back. I decided to try it again during the Black Friday price reduction. I hooked it up to my blu-ray player to my Optoma HD3300 and proceeded to watch Spiderman in 3D on my 159" High Power screen. After switching through all the modes and using the demo feature, I was able to "get it". The improvement for me is subtle for the HD mode, increasing detail and sharpness, and the other modes add more contrast, which made the scenes look harsh. I stuck with HD at around 70 % and it was perfect. I already have the sharpness on my projector turned up to 13 out of 15, so there already is much sharpness improvement. It was amazing how some of the Spiderman scenes was so sharp that they took on an artificial look--and then I realized it was the cgi in the scenes doing that. It wasn't bad, just was something I didn't notice before this. I now have to rewatch all my blu-ray. For me it's not jaw dropping, but it is amazing since there are no artifacts created, or should I say it actually seems to fix some mosquito artifacts I was seeing when I turn up sharpness on the projector. I will probably stick with just using it for blu-ray, though, as I'm satisfied with normal cable as it is.
post #4857 of 7863
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Originally Posted by widerscreen View Post

Dose anyones unit get sorta hot? Im afraid to keep it on all the time. I do not see an on or off for power unless im really blind......

This has been previously discussed, a few people have Darblets that run hot, most others it's barely warm.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399154/darbee-vision-darblet/4290#post_22503407
post #4858 of 7863
I leave mine on 24/7,and it is barely warm,i dont like powering components on and off.
have had some cdp ,prepro's on for yrs. and no problems.
post #4859 of 7863
I got my Darbee yesterday and I noticed there was a piece of plastic rattling around inside the case. It looks to be about 1/4 inch square and seems to be made out of the same material as the case. Not sure what to do about it. I'm afraid the piece will come to rest against a hot component and melt. I guess I can look at the bright side, at least it wasn't a glob of metal. Any suggestions ? I sent a note to support at Darbee to see what they have to say about it.
post #4860 of 7863
I have been reading this tread for sometime and very intrigued.

If purchased, I would attach the Darbee to an Oppo 93 and run directly to a Samsung 55" 8000 LED TV.

$319.00 is a lot of money for a slight improvement that has to be seen by flipping the Dardee off and on to see the difference.

In your opinion is it better than my statement above?


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Edited by JimShaw - 12/1/12 at 11:28am
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