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post #5191 of 7870
I am getting a Lumagen 3D and I thought I remembered there was a FW update for the Darbee to fix an issue between them, is that correct? I have a shipment I think from the 1st batch, so I am thinking I might need to send it in for the update. Can anyone confirm?
post #5192 of 7870
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Originally Posted by ack_bk View Post

All my HDMI cables minus one are Monoprice. Some are under 6' and there have been discussions on this forum that some people have had issues with cables under 6'.
I did disable I/P scaling on the Denon and nada. Still getting the flashing magnetta and green screen.
We will see if the higher end Blue Jeans cables (8') make any difference. If not I think I will just have to accept that the Darbee will only be used with Blu-Ray for the time being. Glad I picked ths up for $200.

All monoprice hdmi cables here. With a monoproce hdmi 4x2 switcher and 1x2 splitter (both powered), I have cables ranging from 1.5ft, 3ft, 6ft to 25ft (the run to my PJ).
Source (cable/blu ray) 3ft to 6ft to switcher > switcher out 1.5ft to darbee IN > 1.5ft Darbee OUT to > 1x2 spitter to > 6ft (+ 9" port saver) to TV, 25ft to Projector. Also, lots of HDMI angle adapters used.
(AVR doesn't have hdmi)

All works like a charm smile.gif
post #5193 of 7870
Shocking. Hope you didn't just jinx it!
post #5194 of 7870
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Originally Posted by IceTBC View Post

I agree you are right about the 3 foot versus 6 foot cable length sometimes being a problem but there is a lot more to it than "If a cable meets specs it meets specs". Here's a link to a relatively recent post by Bob Pariseau (who is probably considered the most knowledgeable and helpful poster in the Oppo 93 thread) commenting on the various problems of HDMI and some of the possible reasons for these problems. Worth the read IMO. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1291855/official-oppo-bdp-93-owners-thread/21000#post_22040275

I do not see anything there that refutes what I said - brand name does not matter..... a "Better" brand does mean better working cables. If the cheapeast made cable meets specs and works, generally there is no reason to spend more. That is what I meant by if it meets specs it meets specs.
He is talking about something a little different, and he is right on. Any cable - cheap or expensive may work in one application, yet not another, in that sense meeting specs is not the whole picture.
post #5195 of 7870
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Originally Posted by kaotikr1 View Post

I am getting a Lumagen 3D and I thought I remembered there was a FW update for the Darbee to fix an issue between them, is that correct? I have a shipment I think from the 1st batch, so I am thinking I might need to send it in for the update. Can anyone confirm?

I have a Radiance XD that I currently use with the Dardee which has the original firmware. No problem. The latest Radiance firmware has a video setting for SD video related to 601 color space but I have never had an issue.
post #5196 of 7870
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Originally Posted by John Ballentine View Post

Shocking. Hope you didn't just jinx it!

Well, I still hate the hdmi protocol. It's not like I, or just about everyone else on AVS, hasn't had problems with the hdmi standard.

Can't think of any other standard that's caused more headaches for everyone than this one mad.gif

So I'm half laughing and half crossing my fingers at your comment.
Edited by fleaman - 12/24/12 at 4:58pm
post #5197 of 7870
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Originally Posted by fleaman View Post

Well, I still hate the hdmi protocol. It's not like I, or just about everyone else on AVS, hasn't had problems with the hdmi standard.
..........

I had problems, but they were so long ago I forgot about them........but when I bought my darbee, IT WAS LIKE THE YEAR 2006 ALL OVER AGAIN!! tongue.gif
post #5198 of 7870
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Originally Posted by xplorar View Post

Yesterday night my darblet got "reset" by itself for apparently no reason in the middle of viewing a movie. Had to put in my settings again.
Yesterday, the same thing happened TWICE while watching a movie. What could be wrong? Looks like my Darblet is going bad.
Am I the only one experiencing this?
post #5199 of 7870
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Originally Posted by xplorar View Post

Yesterday, the same thing happened TWICE while watching a movie. What could be wrong? Looks like my Darblet is going bad.
Am I the only one experiencing this?

If you were to search this thread, you will see that a small number of owners have experienced an occasional spontaneous reset to factory defaults (myself included). I am unaware that anyone has reported that this led to an eventual failure of the device. I don't think you should be overly concerned. Chalk it up to the quirky personality of this peculiar little device...
post #5200 of 7870
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

If you were to search this thread, you will see that a small number of owners have experienced an occasional spontaneous reset to factory defaults (myself included). I am unaware that anyone has reported that this led to an eventual failure of the device. I don't think you should be overly concerned. Chalk it up to the quirky personality of this peculiar little device...
Thanks for confirmation!
post #5201 of 7870
I had my one of my Darblets reset earlier this week for the first time. I think I had Total Recall (2012) to thank for that when I had audio issues from the branching titles. Now I have my DUO sending HDMI video straight to the Darblet and the HDMI audio going straight to the receiver so hopefully the issue won't crop up again for me.
post #5202 of 7870
I had my darbee reset to factory settings while watching a movie last night and while changing the % effect. First some of the picture took on a blue color (like the parts the darbee was trying to adjust) then all the darbee lights came on and the screen went blank. I cycled the darbee power and it came back but with only factory settings. Not a huge issue but annoying while half way thru a movie.

I also have a problem where occasionally the picture goes blank when my HTPC changes the refresh rate, but I think its the projector (JVC RS20) not the darbee. I'm replacing the RS20 with a RS56 next week so hopefully this problem will disappear.

Apart from these somewhat annoying quirks the darbee has been working well enhancing the picture quality as long as I don't go too much over 40 on green. The only disk I found I could go higher without creating a plastic face effect was the Avengers, I assume because it was such a good video transfer.
post #5203 of 7870
Deanbob, I replaced a HD350 (RS10) with an X35(RS46) and the resolution change still blanks the screen, Darbee or not. I'm afraid it's just one of those annoying HDMI handshake things that we have to lve with. I find it especially annoying that I miss the first few seconds of a trailer or the start of the main film as the resolution changes (or it goes from 1080/60i to 1080/24p). It would help if they made the menu and all trailers the same resolution and frame rate to avoid this happening.
post #5204 of 7870
Have now had the Darbee over 3 months - No Blackouts, No Flashes. Darbee sits on an old Laptop Battery as a Heat sink. 8' HDMI to the XE from the OPPO 93, 6' from the Sony 790, 3' from the XE to Darbee, and another 3' to the TV.
post #5205 of 7870
Watched 192 movies since installing the Darby on 8/3/12. I've had 5 instances of snow-flash (loss of HDMI handshake). Using 3' cable from Onkyo preamp out to Darby then 35' cable to JVC RS35 projector. Maybe I should swap out the 3' cable for a 6' cable. Although hard to imagine it will make a difference.
post #5206 of 7870
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Originally Posted by John Ballentine View Post

Watched 192 movies since installing the Darby on 8/3/12. I've had 5 instances of snow-flash (loss of HDMI handshake). Using 3' cable from Onkyo preamp out to Darby then 35' cable to JVC RS35 projector. Maybe I should swap out the 3' cable for a 6' cable. Although hard to imagine it will make a difference.

Wow, John, that averages out to more than one movie a day! Do you watch movies as a profession?
post #5207 of 7870
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Originally Posted by John Ballentine View Post

Watched 192 movies since installing the Darby on 8/3/12. I've had 5 instances of snow-flash (loss of HDMI handshake). Using 3' cable from Onkyo preamp out to Darby then 35' cable to JVC RS35 projector. Maybe I should swap out the 3' cable for a 6' cable. Although hard to imagine it will make a difference.

Another thing to do occassionally, is unplug and replug the HDMI cables, both ends, several times incase: #1 Plug as become partially dislodged. #2 Gives a chance for contacts to have some rub down time, and possibly give better contact.
post #5208 of 7870
Just installed the Darblet. Works with 2 different hdmi cable chains for my HD player, the HD cable box, my old first Sony BD player, but not my 2 Samsung BD players. The picture just keeps rapidly flashing, trying to stick. Any one experience this with Samsung players (or other makes), and if so, can I adjust the player settings to accommodate?
post #5209 of 7870
I'm going to assume you have turned off Deep color if they have that setting?
post #5210 of 7870
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Originally Posted by tampa8 View Post

I'm going to assume you have turned off Deep color if they have that setting?
No deep color setting on the 3600 and 1600 Samsung's as far as I can tell.
post #5211 of 7870
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Originally Posted by cdnscg View Post

No deep color setting on the 3600 and 1600 Samsung's as far as I can tell.

4:4:4 is also Deep Colour - Reset down to 4:2:2.
post #5212 of 7870
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

4:4:4 is also Deep Colour - Reset down to 4:2:2.

Many thanks, but where might I adjust those settings on the Samsung?
post #5213 of 7870
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

If you were to search this thread, you will see that a small number of owners have experienced an occasional spontaneous reset to factory defaults (myself included). I am unaware that anyone has reported that this led to an eventual failure of the device. I don't think you should be overly concerned. Chalk it up to the quirky personality of this peculiar little device...

Yes it happened to me as well.
post #5214 of 7870
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

Wow, John, that averages out to more than one movie a day! Do you watch movies as a profession?
Nope. Just a hobby. Watch about one movie a day (two on the weekends). Watch early (4:00 am) in the morning before anyone is awake and no interruptions smile.gif
post #5215 of 7870
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Originally Posted by John Ballentine View Post

Nope. Just a hobby. Watch about one movie a day (two on the weekends). Watch early (4:00 am) in the morning before anyone is awake and no interruptions smile.gif
I love watching movies early in the mornings too. Sometimes, I wake up at 3:30am, can't sleep, so its movie time.
Nice and dark, never any phone calls that early. I just can't blast the volume. Even the dog leaves me alone. tongue.gif

I have a question.
I have 2 Darbee's in my system.
One Darbee is for Direct TV and one is for an Oppo BDP-93
I don't want an HDMI switch and use just one input on the TV
I want to use all inputs on the TV.
That is why I have 2 Darbee's for 2 inputs.

Is there anyway to get the Darbee remotes to control only one Darbee.
I would like "Darbee Remote A" to only control "Darbee A", and not Darbee B and Visa Versa
The Darbee's are on top of each other so one remote changes both Darbee's at the same time..

Currently, I am unplugging power to one Darbee while I tweek the other one.

Is there a better way?
post #5216 of 7870
Piece of electrical tape over the ir receiver of the unit you don't want adjusted?
post #5217 of 7870
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Originally Posted by p5browne View Post

4:4:4 is also Deep Colour - Reset down to 4:2:2.

Are u sure about the part to 4:2:2 ? Since I remember reading it somewhere that the Darblet is 4:4:4 inside, so it is better to set the source plyer to 4:4:4 for better picture n smoother handshake. Pls let me know if I am wrong since I set my Oppo 93 at 4:4:4 at all time without any problem.
post #5218 of 7870
4:4:4 processing internal is right in the User's Guide. I was seeing a gray bar flashing on the bottom of the screen last night while watching Casino Royale BD on my Oppo 83. I had mine set to RGB output. Set it to YBCR 4:4:4, and problem has not reappeared. I have also had 2 or 3 instances of the screen having a all green color when watching Dish TV. Turning on and off the TV resolves that. All HDMI connections are running through a Marantz 5004 AVR. No conversions being done at the AVR.

Have my Darblet set at 45% in Hi Def Mode.
post #5219 of 7870
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Originally Posted by Lee Bailey View Post

4:4:4 processing internal is right in the User's Guide

Contrary to what the User Manual says, the Darbee processes internally with RGB, NOT 4/4/4. Dr. Darbee posted this several pages ago after conferring with their engineers.
post #5220 of 7870
Who ya gonna believe, Dr. Darbee's engineers or the User Manual Writer's engineers?? smile.gif
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