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post #5101 of 7863
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

There is an HD PVR with HDMI input? Which one? i'd like to transfer all of my home video to it.

What I own captures video (takes pictures as well), and it saves it on your PC. For instance, the device I own is the Hauppauge HD-PVR 2. What I own and what you are thinking of may or may not be the same thing, I'm not sure. However, I was able to rewire everything, and the Darblet works with it.

Here is an example from The Avengers, where I have a close-up of Tony Stark's face in the Iron Man suit. I captured 25% intervals for HD and Gaming (up to 100%), as well as a 0% shot.

Normal - 0%
HD - 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%
Gaming - 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%



And then I have a video where I do some wacky stuff flipping back and forth:





Sorry for the incredibly amateurish video. Next time I'll do something much more controlled for you guys. Maybe somebody can direct me as to what the best way is I should capture video to A/B it, as well as what movie/scene I should choose.
Edited by muffinmcfluffin - 12/16/12 at 1:16am
post #5102 of 7863
Before I call it a night, here are some with Drive. It's all 0% vs HD 50%.

Let me know if these are helpful, guys. I know they are a bit compressed, but the comparison is the important thing.

1) A | B
2) A | B
3) A | B
4) A | B
5) A | B
6) A | B
post #5103 of 7863
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Originally Posted by giomania View Post

I finished watching The Dark Knight, and then popped in Men In Black 3 to check on this "issue" again. I found an easy to locate scene to notice the film grain or whatever it is I am seeing; the beginning of Chapter 5. Agent J is sitting on the couch in his apartment; if you look at the wall behind him, in the large expanse of grey areas, there is some very fine black snow. I notice this with the Darblets (I have two in series) on or off.
Does anyone else see this, or is it my system?
Thanks.
Mark

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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

I just watched MIB3 and film grain is much more prominent in that movie than most.

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Originally Posted by fjames View Post

I watched MIB3 BD rental recently and remembered your earlier post. Yes, it was definitely grainy, more so than most modern BDs to my eye. Darbee didn't really matter.
But I've seen at least two glowing reviews, one of which specifically mentioned a lack graininess, the other said best of the year or something like that.
So something of a mystery, but luckily I don't really care since I thought the cinematography was boring and sitcomish, and in my little world, great BDs of movies with poor photography hold no interest for me visually. I thought the whole thing looked like it was done on the cheap really.

Thanks for the confirmations, guys. At least I know I am not the only one seeing this. Now back to our regularly scheduled program. tongue.gif

Mark
post #5104 of 7863
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Originally Posted by glantern30 View Post

Hello all! I'm looking to sell my darbee darblet I bought it in September. I just bought some speaker and need the cash to help pay for them. I selling it for 250 or best offer. I figured I offer here first before I put it on ebay or the classified section of avsforums. Just pm me if interested smile.gif[/quo

Maybe u gotluck I just checked and there are two going for 280 and I did say best offer smile.gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Darbee-DVP-5000-Darblet-HDMI-Hight-Def-Image-Enhancer-/261141906445?pt=US_Signal_Amplifiers_Filters&hash=item3ccd45440d

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Darbee-DVP-5000-Darblet-HDMI-Hight-Def-Image-Enhancer-/261141917023?pt=US_Signal_Amplifiers_Filters&hash=item3ccd456d5f
post #5105 of 7863
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Originally Posted by muffinmcfluffin View Post

What I own captures video (takes pictures as well), and it saves it on your PC. For instance, the device I own is the Hauppauge HD-PVR 2. What I own and what you are thinking of may or may not be the same thing, I'm not sure. However, I was able to rewire everything, and the Darblet works with it.

Thanks, good demo! The next to the last scene of the video is a good example of how I see the improvement on my TV. Glad it works for you.
post #5106 of 7863
I was playing the new Madagascar 3D bluray today from an Oppo BDP-93 to my Sharp Elite 70" and the picture went black a few times going through the Darbee. Never had any problems before.
One particular scene is when the lights in the movie are blinking On and Off. The Darbee flips out in that scene. I temporarily lose my signal to the TV and it reverts back to 2D, then when Darbee gets strait after 2-3 seconds,it flips back into 3D mode.
It does not do this if I play it in 2D. I also have not had any other 3D movie do this.
No receiver in the middle. Oppo to Darbee, Darbee to TV

Anyone else watching this movie in 3D with a Darbee
post #5107 of 7863
Ive had the darbee for months with no issues connected directly from oppo83 to Samsung 55 8500 LED.today while watching The Dark Knight Rises about ten minutes into film the screen went dark for a few seconds and came back.Darbee remained at its gaming setting of 46 and no lights flashed or went out.The audio kept playing so i know it was not disc or Oppo.Odd little glitch.
post #5108 of 7863
This product looks pretty intriguing. However, I think I might just wait for a second generation version.
post #5109 of 7863
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

This product looks pretty intriguing. However, I think I might just wait for a second generation version.

The only thing they're coming out with in the future (that we know of) is something more of a massive pretty $2000 box that has touchscreen features. No word on whether the technology within would actually change, but the Darblet seems to be the right "in" to this market even with the cheap hardware.
post #5110 of 7863
since i have my Darbee, it blackout for few seconds twice both on Blu-ray 3D ( different movie )

seem it happened to other darbee owners as well so i guess its a little glitch of the unit.
post #5111 of 7863
Just watched the Pod race on the Epson 9000w on a 100" 16:9 screen (6100w in the US) with darbee set to HD 65%. I was blown away by the sharpness and detail without artefacts . Used the toggle to turn it off and on and you really could see the difference. Love my Darbee smile.gif
post #5112 of 7863
I have black out too! What I did is power off the unit . After which it would be OK for a while, before it start again!
post #5113 of 7863
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Originally Posted by con219 View Post

Just watched the Pod race on the Epson 9000w on a 100" 16:9 screen (6100w in the US) with darbee set to HD 65%. I was blown away by the sharpness and detail without artefacts . Used the toggle to turn it off and on and you really could see the difference. Love my Darbee smile.gif

Which is why I am not understanding the reasoning of waiting for a yet to be announced next unit. This one is very good independently of anything that may or may not come out.
post #5114 of 7863

Any new FW updates to the darbee in the last 3 months?

post #5115 of 7863
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Originally Posted by dmusoke View Post

Any new FW updates to the darbee in the last 3 months?

SW=2.8.2214, FW=1.3.21
post #5116 of 7863
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Originally Posted by richmond5 View Post

I have black out too! What I did is power off the unit . After which it would be OK for a while, before it start again!

This is why I'll probably wait for a second-gen unit. Seems there may be a bug or two yet.
post #5117 of 7863
Of all posts here, a few experience that, and then most not often. I like so many never have on any Blu-ray 3D. Even at that, if you just don't like the results or feel it's just not for you, I understand. Or if you have the same equipment they do and just will always worry it will happen, I understand. But the enjoyment of such a better picture seems to me to outweigh that possible bug. Which again only some experience, and there is no other unit announced at this time or what it would or would not do. Obviously only you can decide if it's worth it or not, and if you are happy with your picture as is.
post #5118 of 7863
definitely the result of what Darbee does is outweigh little glitch ( signal blackout few secs twice ) and now i can't watch movie without Darbee biggrin.gif

to whom gonna wait for 2nd gen or 3rd gen, i can only tell you that ' Live Now' and enjoy life now .
post #5119 of 7863
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Originally Posted by mattg3 View Post

Ive had the darbee for months with no issues connected directly from oppo83 to Samsung 55 8500 LED.today while watching The Dark Knight Rises about ten minutes into film the screen went dark for a few seconds and came back.Darbee remained at its gaming setting of 46 and no lights flashed or went out.The audio kept playing so i know it was not disc or Oppo.Odd little glitch.

I had this happen while using my projector through the darbee. I unplugged the hdmi cables and re attached them and all was fine.Hdmi's are not a solid connection as they tend to float into the outlets and not lock in.
post #5120 of 7863
Hey everyone,

I've been a proud owner of a Darblet for 3 months now and am loving what it does for my 82" 840 Series Mitsubishi DLP. The added detail and crispness it brings makes it well worth the investment for me. I've attached some pics of my 82" beast in action. Watched The Dark Knight Rises yesterday and couldn't help but sit back in awe at what I was watching. Thought I'd share.

Couple quick notes. I have all my devices going to my Onkyo Reciever first and then to the Darbee. So there's some extra processing coming through on my Onkyo as well. I also like my colors to pop and my black levels to be deep, even if it means sacraficing a little shadow detail. Anyways, enjoy smile.gif





post #5121 of 7863
Thanks for the pics!
post #5122 of 7863
Does anyone else thing those Dark Knight Rises pictures look a bit like oil paintings...?

Batman's mouth, and around the eye of bane, then the kid standing to the side of officer Blake.
post #5123 of 7863
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

This is why I'll probably wait for a second-gen unit. Seems there may be a bug or two yet.


I went ahead and purchased after receiving the following note from Adam Darbee...

a new upgrade won't be available for some time.



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Edited by JimShaw - 12/17/12 at 7:39pm
post #5124 of 7863
I have owned the Darbee for quite some time and love it. At the $260 I paid, it easily has the most bang-for-the-buck of any video product I have ever purchased. The ONLY upgrades it NEEDS, in my opinion, are a sturdier metal case, all connections located on the back, internet software updates, and a more solid power supply connector. I would pay $500 to $700 for such improvements. The estimated $2000 price tag they are suggesting does not provide close to enough value. Even if it did all of the things my Lumagen VP did PLUS what the Darbee does, I would not pay $2000 since I paid $1000 for a new Lumagen XD.

But that's just me!
post #5125 of 7863
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Originally Posted by kaotikr1 View Post

Does anyone else thing those Dark Knight Rises pictures look a bit like oil paintings...?
Batman's mouth, and around the eye of bane, then the kid standing to the side of officer Blake.

Lol. Far from it, I promise. I'm not sure if my iPhone 5 is doing any enhancements to the pics but those are genuine. I'm still amazed at the picture my DLP can produce in a dark room. With the Darbee of course smile.gif btw, it may look a little weird because I didn't pause the movie when I took the pics. Part of that can be motion.
post #5126 of 7863
Well folks, I'm sad to say this but I just packed up my Darbee and will be returning it. Ultimately, the subtle difference just wasn't worth it to me. I think I just expected too much. As I've mentioned before, I was impressed with the difference it made with animated movies. But when it came to live-action, I was not impressed. Since I watch mainly live-action BR's, I decided to return it. Yes, I tried multiple settings and movies, but it just wasn't worth it to me. On top of that, what little difference I can see with live-action, it seemed like most of it could only be noticed if I paused the picture. If I let the movie play, I couldn't really tell any difference since there was movement and action on the screen. I didn't think it was worth it to only notice differences with paused, still, or close-up images.

If live-action movies would have benefited as much as animated movies did, then I probably would have kept the Darbee. This is the same with Directv viewing. I was disappointed with what the Darbee could do, or not do, with satellite programs. I think one of the reasons the subtle difference wasn't worth it to me is because I have a Panny 65GT50, which already produces an excellent picture. Therefore the Darbee only added a minute amount of improvement to the picture. That minute difference just wasn't worth it. I guess I am just happy enough with the GT's original performance. But thanks for everyone's advice, I'm glad I was able to try the Darbee. I also have a suspicion that the Darbee benefits projectors much more than my set. I guess I'll have to get the Darbee again if I ever get a projector. biggrin.gif

BTW, I ran across an interview with Paul Darbee at the 50:00 minute mark, he hints at a new/updated device, perhaps for cheaper. The interview is from the beginning of November so he may have changed his mind. I bring this up because I've read people asking about an updated Darbee. Anyway, Merry Christmas everyone! smile.gif
post #5127 of 7863
I respect your decision.

The only thing I wanted to say is that the Darbee isn't the next coming... however, people spend thousands of dollars for a new television that only betters their old ones by an amount sometimes less than this, and claim it as the next coming. It is like an added calibration tool, on top of the $300 calibration you already spent money on.

By the way, I own a Samsung PN-59D7000. I can't recognize the difference enough when watching sports. However, at HD 50%, I notice it everywhere else but fast action scenes. Animated content (like you said, including video games) allow me to raise it to about 75% (sometimes in "Gaming"), and it's a massive improvement for some games, like a breath of fresh air. This compressed YouTube video will only show so much, but it is just too awesome for me:





I don't expect somebody to walk into my room and ask if I did something new with my screen. I didn't even expect that after calibration (low and behold, nothing was said). It's just not significant enough. However, it's all the more important at the same time.
post #5128 of 7863
I love game mode at 65 on PS3 and PC , it make the game look like run on high resolution texture pack ( water effect , armor, skins ton more alive than ever with darbee )
post #5129 of 7863
New user here. I was hesitant buying one of these but when I got a PM from someone offering a "open box" but new model for $100 I couldn't pass it up. I hooked it up while watching Ice Age. All of my components and Sat box are in another room so I am unable to change setting while watching TV but I paused it and changed it. It is impressive to me. The fine detail just makes the picture look better to me.

I am running on HD 55%, what do most people set their boxes on, mode, percentage? What are the differences in the modes? Because I have to run to another room to make adjustments it's hard to see minor tweaks.

Only issue that I am having is small and think it is referred to a "handshake" issue. Here is my setup DTV --> Onkyo 607--> Darbee--> Panny 65VT50. When I am watching the TV using the Onkyo for audio I used to be able to use the TV remote and it would turn up the Onkyo volume and display Home theater vol up/down. Now with the Darbee it turns the TV volume up. If the TV isn't all the way down I can no have tv speakers and external speakers running. It never did this in the past. Any idea how to fix this? It's not a huge deal because I am using a Harmony remote anyway, was just kind of a nice feature.

Thanks All.
post #5130 of 7863
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Originally Posted by fjames View Post

I watched MIB3 BD rental recently and remembered your earlier post. Yes, it was definitely grainy, more so than most modern BDs to my eye. Darbee didn't really matter.
But I've seen at least two glowing reviews, one of which specifically mentioned a lack graininess, the other said best of the year or something like that.
So something of a mystery, but luckily I don't really care since I thought the cinematography was boring and sitcomish, and in my little world, great BDs of movies with poor photography hold no interest for me visually. I thought the whole thing looked like it was done on the cheap really.

The production budget of MIB3 was 225 million. A very expensive movie.
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