Originally Posted by kiwi2000
Review February 2013
1.+ Re calibration,(long overdue anyway) has solved this issue and Darbee at any but the highest setting does not affect the whites blooming but only improves the image.
2.- Yes agree, more of what is present within the image with Darbee engaged is presented and enhanced for better or worse.
3.+ Big yes.
4. Neither + or - I still concur with my first reaction. Still images are strikingly different and better via Darbee, I do not see that same striking in your face difference on moving images.
5. Neither + or - Same no 3D. I do not know what that gushing editor Gary Reber of widescreen review was doing prior to his review of this product that day but there is no 3D effect with this product .
6.+ I am now positively sure that the Darbee treated images are more satisfying to view, deep and richer than untreated images. Easily seen.
7.Neither + or - True.
8. Neither + or - Although this is again true.
But that is just for two pair of glasses. Also the 3D hardware purchase is restricted to 3D material only and 3D sources are pricey compared to their non 3D counterparts.
Only two people are included in this scenario, extra glasses $100.00 a pop. Batteries are $$$ that do not last long.
So 3D delivers more bang but less accessibility and versatility as the Darbee improves all images presented for all viewers. You cant have a 3D movie on for 8 and have two pair of glasses handy.
Out of my eight initial observations, 3 are positive.
For the increase in perception alone #3 supplied by this product is worth the price.
I am pleased with the purchase although there have been unforeseen HDMI compatibility issues that unfortunately will remain unresolved.
The HDMI compatibility issues with Darbee apparently only affect Marantz product.