Originally Posted by pieandchips
After thinking long and hard, I'm going to return mine ... I really do like the effect, but not with all this dirty baggage.
Pie, that may absolutely be the right choice for you, and you may have already sent your Darblet back. I had show-stopping EDID problems after I dropped the Darblet in place. It was a total nightmare. But those problems blew up only after
I'd had a chance to see the Darbee effect, and start playing around with what it could do in various situations. Crap. Addicted already.
So I started by making all the Darbee-friendly component setting changes described elsewhere in this thread. There is no reason to think those changes alone will resolve your issue, but the cabling technology you're using may also be a contributing cause. I know your HTS was completely stable pre-Darblet. Mine was too. My devices only started to have trouble communicating with each other after the Darblet joined the party.
In addition to switching everything over to Darbee-friendly settings, I also had to (1) replace a matrix switch (which had always worked fine) with a simpler HDMI splitter, (2) update a couple of HDMI cables to the latest generation of HDMI build, (3) make sure every HDMI cable in the HTS was least 6 feet long, and (4) replace my longest HDMI run with a powered Redmere HDMI cable.
After doing all of that, and only after doing all of that, I now have a fully stable stream from all sources with the Darblet now sitting in place at the end of my chain, between the AVR and projector. I'm about a month post-fix now. It all works simply and consistently. I am so glad I screwed around with it, even though I wondered more than once along the way whether I'd completely lost my mind.
In your post where you describe how your equipment is connected, you do not mention how long your HDMI runs are, nor what versions of HDMI cables you are using. The Darbee has had multiple reported problems with any HDMI run of less than 6 feet involved. Reflection or something. Also, the powered cable on the longer run proved absolutely necessary in my case. None of that was needed until the Darblet was part of the chain.
I worked with a good guy at Darbee to help get my issues sorted. If you are interested in pursuing this, PM me and I will put you in touch with him. There is also a tech support / customer service email address on their website that will get the ball rolling.
Pass the Kool-Aid.