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post #5971 of 7856
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Originally Posted by 1forsnow View Post

Kilgore-

Do you use a Harmony remote or any sort of universal remote? I've had a very similar issue with my duo and Darbee in the past, but what i had to do was change the order in which the devices power up and my issues cleared up. You may just need to play around a bit until you find the right power on sequence. My .02

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Originally Posted by mogrub View Post

Add two more cents, what order did you previously power-on in, and what is the new order? Also, did you add in any delays?

This may be the answer. I do use a Harmony 700. I did try putting My Epson 8350 at the top of the power on list for every activity, but that didn't help. Maybe I should just try different orders.

I didn't add any delays either.

Here is my device list (all HDMI):

Epson 8350 Projector
DVDO iScan Duo processor
Motorola DCX700 Cable box
Oppo BPD-93 Blu-ray Player
Venturer HD-DVD player
XBOX-360
and the Darbee Darblet, of course.

Any suggestions as to the order I should try? Should I add delays?
post #5972 of 7856
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Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post


This may be the answer. I do use a Harmony 700. I did try putting My Epson 8350 at the top of the power on list for every activity, but that didn't help. Maybe I should just try different orders.

I didn't add any delays either.

Here is my device list (all HDMI):

Epson 8350 Projector
DVDO iScan Duo processor
Motorola DCX700 Cable box
Oppo BPD-93 Blu-ray Player
Venturer HD-DVD player
XBOX-360
and the Darbee Darblet, of course.

Any suggestions as to the order I should try? Should I add delays?

what i did i think was just grab the remotes for each device and just started messin with it until it was happy. Not sure about the delays though....
post #5973 of 7856
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Originally Posted by 1forsnow View Post

what i did i think was just grab the remotes for each device and just started messin with it until it was happy. Not sure about the delays though....

I wouldn't have a problem doing this, with the exception of my projector. I don't really want to repeatedly turn it on and off, over and over.

I'm going to try it with the projector on, and then try different combinations of the other elements.
post #5974 of 7856
Well, no go.

I tried with just the three components...Projector, Cable box, Duo in all possible combinations. At best, I'd get a picture for two seconds at most, then black screen. No matter which order I turned them on.

I even tried running the cable box using component cables to the Duo, and then out HDMI to the Darbee, then PJ. Still, no go. If I put the Darbee between the Duo and the Cable box, it works perfectly.

I then tried with the Oppo. If I put the Darbee between the Oppo and the Duo, it works famously. If I put the Darbee between the Duo and the PJ, even the Oppo goes to black screen.

I really think it has to do with the Duo detecting the Darbee and thinking it's not HDCP compliant. Maybe it's got something to do with the firmware. This is really frustrating. I'm stumped.
post #5975 of 7856
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Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post

Well, no go.

I really think it has to do with the Duo detecting the Darbee and thinking it's not HDCP compliant. Maybe it's got something to do with the firmware. This is really frustrating. I'm stumped.

By process of elimination you've come back to your original conclusion - the DUO thinks the Darbee is non-HDCP compliant device. If you're on the latest firmware for the DUO is there any way to roll it back to the previous version and see if that makes a difference? It's odd that 'aaronwt' has got his DUO working with the Darbee and you don't, perhaps there is a firmware difference. Or more simply you've got a bad Darbee unit.
post #5976 of 7856
I have noticed that occasionally my picture is heavy green or heavy blue, like the color sync isn't correct. This has only happed since I installed the Darbee. If I turn the Duo off and back on, the problem is gone and all is well. Kind of weird, but solvable with two presses of a button. I don't know the firmware version, off the top of my head, but can look it up later. I am sure it's not up to date.
post #5977 of 7856
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Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post

Which firmware version are you using on your Duo?

The most recent one. Firmware v2.40
post #5978 of 7856
Dumb question, what is this DUO that you speak of?
post #5979 of 7856
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

Dumb question, what is this DUO that you speak of?

It's a video processor, look it up !
post #5980 of 7856
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Originally Posted by Kilgore View Post

Well, no go.

I tried with just the three components...Projector, Cable box, Duo in all possible combinations. At best, I'd get a picture for two seconds at most, then black screen. No matter which order I turned them on.

I even tried running the cable box using component cables to the Duo, and then out HDMI to the Darbee, then PJ. Still, no go. If I put the Darbee between the Duo and the Cable box, it works perfectly.

I then tried with the Oppo. If I put the Darbee between the Oppo and the Duo, it works famously. If I put the Darbee between the Duo and the PJ, even the Oppo goes to black screen.

I really think it has to do with the Duo detecting the Darbee and thinking it's not HDCP compliant. Maybe it's got something to do with the firmware. This is really frustrating. I'm stumped.

hmmm....do you have another tv in the house you can throw it on? I never had an issue between my darbee and the duo. So either you have a bum darbee that others have suggested or your pj isnt playing nice with it.
post #5981 of 7856
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

It's a video processor, look it up !

I googled it, thank you! I went through several pages and nothing remotely about a video processor. Sorry if my question offended you. I'm not saying that you are a "forum snob" but you came off that way. I've had numerous people tell me they don't like the AVS forums because they are demeaned and made to feel ignorant for asking questions. There are many people on the AVS forums that are gracious, kind and generous with their time. To those people I say "Thank you"!
post #5982 of 7856
I don't understand why the condescending tone? Especially from a fellow Canadian!

We are here to help everybody. If one is so effended by such "stupid" or "annoying" questions, feel free to ignore the question but don't insult the person who asked it. Just my 2c
post #5983 of 7856
Very well said David. smile.gif
post #5984 of 7856
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I googled it, thank you! I went through several pages and nothing remotely about a video processor. Sorry if my question offended you. I'm not saying that you are a "forum snob" but you came off that way. I've had numerous people tell me they don't like the AVS forums because they are demeaned and made to feel ignorant for asking questions. There are many people on the AVS forums that are gracious, kind and generous with their time. To those people I say "Thank you"!

DVDO iScan Duo video processor. It's a staple piece of equipment is many equipment racks. Allows for video switching and scaling of any input signal to 1080p output. Also very handy when used to calibrate displays using Spectracal or Chromapure software packages. Hope this helps. There is a forum thread in the video processor section with a MONSTER amount of replies, if your interested in learning more.
post #5985 of 7856
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

I googled it, thank you! I went through several pages and nothing remotely about a video processor. Sorry if my question offended you. I'm not saying that you are a "forum snob" but you came off that way. I've had numerous people tell me they don't like the AVS forums because they are demeaned and made to feel ignorant for asking questions. There are many people on the AVS forums that are gracious, kind and generous with their time. To those people I say "Thank you"!

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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

I don't understand why the condescending tone? Especially from a fellow Canadian!

We are here to help everybody. If one is so effended by such "stupid" or "annoying" questions, feel free to ignore the question but don't insult the person who asked it. Just my 2c

Whoa sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone in any way. There are no stupid questions. I only meant to say what the duo was in short and that there's lots of info out there, especially if you search AVS for it or look into the video processors section of the forum.

Again, my apologies if I offended anyone.

K back to my hockey game now.. 😉
post #5986 of 7856
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Originally Posted by BroncoSport View Post

DVDO iScan Duo video processor. It's a staple piece of equipment is many equipment racks. Allows for video switching and scaling of any input signal to 1080p output. Also very handy when used to calibrate displays using Spectracal or Chromapure software packages. Hope this helps. There is a forum thread in the video processor section with a MONSTER amount of replies, if your interested in learning more.

Thank you for the info. I have a home theater but I'm just getting into this "next level" stuff. My first addition is a Darblet which should be installed next weekend if I'm not too busy. Thanks again.
post #5987 of 7856
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post


Whoa sorry, didn't mean to offend anyone in any way. There are no stupid questions. I only meant to say what the duo was in short and that there's lots of info out there, especially if you search AVS for it or look into the video processors section of the forum.

Again, my apologies if I offended anyone.

K back to my hockey game now.. 😉

Apology accepted. I appreciate it. It's easy to misinterpret the tone of a written reply. So I went overboard also. I apologize to you also. I don't know you and I shouldn't have made such a judgement. Hope your game is going well. biggrin.gif
post #5988 of 7856
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

Apology accepted. I appreciate it. It's easy to misinterpret the tone of a written reply. So I went overboard also. I apologize to you also. I don't know you and I shouldn't have made such a judgement. Hope your game is going well. biggrin.gif

No worries i can see why looking at my initial post..

Well we loss tonight but we're in the playoffs next week so it's all good 😀

I'm sure you'll really like your Darblet, I've had mine for a few weeks now and I think it really does amazing things! Get it into your system! It's really easy to connect and there isn't many options to tweak with, it's pretty much plug and play, as long as you don't experience any HDMI handshake issues😳
post #5989 of 7856
Not sure if this is the place to post this or not. I am strongly considering a Darbee to go with my Panasonic 8000U and 120 inch screen but I have a subwoofer that is pretty small and pathetic( Polk PSW10).

I have a little extra money to put towards the theatre and I am wondering if I should get a Darbee or a bigger sub of equal value. Want the best bang for the buck in the theatre

Thanks
post #5990 of 7856
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Originally Posted by chadcj7 View Post

Not sure if this is the place to post this or not. I am strongly considering a Darbee to go with my Panasonic 8000U and 120 inch screen but I have a subwoofer that is pretty small and pathetic( Polk PSW10).

I have a little extra money to put towards the theatre and I am wondering if I should get a Darbee or a bigger sub of equal value. Want the best bang for the buck in the theatre

Thanks

If it was me, I would replace my sub before getting a Darblet. But if you're saying that you want to buy a sub for the same price as the Darblet, then I'd get the Darblet, or wait a bit to save more money and get a better sub - like an entry level SVS sub for example, under $500.

Just my opinion of course smile.gif
post #5991 of 7856
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Originally Posted by Blu_One View Post

If it was me, I would replace my sub before getting a Darblet. But if you're saying that you want to buy a sub for the same price as the Darblet, then I'd get the Darblet, or wait a bit to save more money and get a better sub - like an entry level SVS sub for example, under $500.

Just my opinion of course smile.gif

Well I'd mostly agree but would get the Darbee first and a new subwoofer last. smile.gif
post #5992 of 7856
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Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

Well I'd mostly agree but would get the Darbee first and a new subwoofer last. smile.gif

Those in the subwoofer section of the forum tend to disagree on this, of course wink.gif
post #5993 of 7856
I would also suggest a better subwoofer first. Something in the $5-600 range so you can experience the movies better. Having a better looking picture does not have the same effect as having better sound to draw you into the movie.
post #5994 of 7856
Darbee first - Better Sub Woofer later when you can get a great price on Black Friday in November! Just my opinion, in that the monies saved then, will more than pay for the Darbee you got today.
post #5995 of 7856
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Originally Posted by chadcj7 View Post

I am wondering if I should get a Darbee or a bigger sub of equal value. Want the best bang for the buck in the theatre

If the sub is heinous, replace that first. The Darblet is a great enhancement, but if the sub is a constant distraction / disappointment I'd start there. My $.02
post #5996 of 7856
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Originally Posted by chadcj7 View Post

Not sure if this is the place to post this or not. I am strongly considering a Darbee to go with my Panasonic 8000U and 120 inch screen but I have a subwoofer that is pretty small and pathetic( Polk PSW10).

I have a little extra money to put towards the theatre and I am wondering if I should get a Darbee or a bigger sub of equal value. Want the best bang for the buck in the theatre

Thanks

I'd look at my local Craigslist and get a quality sub woofer while purchasing an "open box" Darblet from someone like Solid Signal and enjoy BOTH!
post #5997 of 7856
INTERESTING ARTIFACT

My media server can output the Windows desktop on the screen. I noticed the Darbee above 50 green mode totally removes the drop shadow around some of the icons.
post #5998 of 7856
Quote:
Originally Posted by chadcj7 View Post

Not sure if this is the place to post this or not. I am strongly considering a Darbee to go with my Panasonic 8000U and 120 inch screen but I have a subwoofer that is pretty small and pathetic( Polk PSW10).

I have a little extra money to put towards the theatre and I am wondering if I should get a Darbee or a bigger sub of equal value. Want the best bang for the buck in the theatre

Thanks

Ok- some important missing info needed.

Room size, layout, # rows seating, seats , room acoustic treatments, screen type, dedicated room with doors or open multi room, ambient light control etc.

Without more objective info pure subjective guess by most people here.




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post #5999 of 7856
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Originally Posted by mtbdudex View Post

Ok- some important missing info needed.

Room size, layout, # rows seating, seats , room acoustic treatments, screen type, dedicated room with doors or open multi room, ambient light control etc.

Without more objective info pure subjective guess by most people here.

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He gives the size of his screen (100+ inches = Darblet would be useful on this) and says that his current sub is not too good (bigger better one is in order).. I don't think you need all that info you requested to provide him with an opinion.. regardless it would be subjective anyways.

He needs a new sub first and foremost wink.gif
post #6000 of 7856
Ron,

Thank you for pointing out the great new Redbull footage.

Where the Trail Ends film trailers

-DD
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