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post #6481 of 7870
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Originally Posted by giomania View Post

Not all cables are created equal, I suppose. I use Blue Jeans Cable Belden Series HDMI cables exclusively, and have many shorter than six feet in my complex HDMI setup. The Darblets sync just fine.

Mark

Same here, almost all my HDMI cables are much shorter than 5 feet, never had any problems - using a mix of hi-speed cables from blue jeans, Emotiva and monster
post #6482 of 7870
http://www.passfail.com/news/yahoo/salt-labs-shows-off-their-new-ocule-video-purifier-at-ces-2013/salt-labs-shows-off-their-new-ocule-video-purifier-at-ces-2013-6654810.htm

The Salt Labs Ocule turns out to be a version of the Darbee Darblet made by Sewell direct. The 'cobalt' version is called the Halite.
post #6483 of 7870
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Originally Posted by Bukley View Post

http://www.passfail.com/news/yahoo/salt-labs-shows-off-their-new-ocule-video-purifier-at-ces-2013/salt-labs-shows-off-their-new-ocule-video-purifier-at-ces-2013-6654810.htm

The Salt Labs Ocule turns out to be a version of the Darbee Darblet made by Sewell direct. The 'cobalt' version is called the Halite.



So can I assume then that the Ocule outputs the same as Darbee but comes in a prettier
package?
post #6484 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mintchris View Post

I have a JVC HD350 projector. I use it for blu rays and HD sports.
Will the Darbee be a decent upgrade to the picture?
Also have an Optoma for 3d.
Is it worth the $320?

I have the HD750 (my RS20), and no doubt, it continues to force me to re-watch all of my blurays again confused.gif
post #6485 of 7870
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Originally Posted by KBMAN View Post

I have the HD750 (my RS20), and no doubt, it continues to force me to re-watch all of my blurays again confused.gif

Just curious what setting and strength you use for your darbee. I've been using HD at 35%. If I start to use more than that, I will notice a little bit of grain in the picture, especially in dark scenes or video games.
post #6486 of 7870
Any review sony hw50es + darbee together?
post #6487 of 7870
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Originally Posted by hodges69 View Post

So can I assume then that the Ocule outputs the same as Darbee but comes in a prettier package?

I can't confirm this, but I strongly suspect that the guts are identical.
post #6488 of 7870
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Originally Posted by JewDaddy View Post

I have a BenQ W7000 projector with a Darbee in the mix. I absolutely love it and am glad I made the investment. Just know that going into it, make sure your expectations are realistic. Will it make the picture quality go from good to amazing? No. It's actually a subtle improvement to the contrast and adds more detail and definition to the picture. It's not a huge jump from say DVD to Blu-ray. It's almost like comparing 720p to 1080p. Some people say they notice a difference and some don't. Whether its worth the $320 can only be decided by you. Good luck in your decision!

Reading completely through this thread you will find that it is hard to quantify what the Darbee does and it is very system dependent. Perhaps it's because you use a DLP projector that you don't find the picture quality difference amazing because on my Panasonic LCD projector it is.
post #6489 of 7870
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Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

Reading completely through this thread you will find that it is hard to quantify what the Darbee does and it is very system dependent. Perhaps it's because you use a DLP projector that you don't find the picture quality difference amazing because on my Panasonic LCD projector it is.

+1 on the DLP improvement comment. One of the Darbee positives is the impression of improved "sharpness". DLP projectors have the advantage of not needing convergence, hence they often have a high native sharpness. I've seen several posts saying that there was a less dramatic Darbee improvement in a DLP display (then with LCOS or LCD).
We have a Sharp Z30K DLP. There is a nice improvement in contrast with a high quality HD image. On the down side, the already sharp DLP image can look more grainy with a poor quality image.
My $.02
post #6490 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mintchris View Post

I have a JVC HD350 projector. I use it for blu rays and HD sports.
Will the Darbee be a decent upgrade to the picture?
Also have an Optoma for 3d.
Is it worth the $320?

Well, you are on the Darbee thread asking if it's worth it. Kinda like asking the barber if you need a haircut.

The Darbee is something that you don't even know (or think) you need until you turn it off. If you're one of the average Joes that doesn't even know what avsforum is, then no, you won't gain anything from a video processor or calibration even. But if you are here, ABSOLUTELY. Buy it and eek.gif. I bought 2!

My wife doesn't understand why I keep turning it off and on again while watching stuff. I tell her it's because I wanna keep being "wowed".

Btw, I'd like to plug a Darbee into my eyes so that the world would look better. biggrin.gif
post #6491 of 7870
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Originally Posted by gweempose View Post

I can't confirm this, but I strongly suspect that the guts are identical.

That's what I''m thinking as well......you know the old saying..."if it walks like a duck,etc".

Just happens to be a cosmetically enhanced duck,IMO.
post #6492 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mp06011999 View Post

Btw, I'd like to plug a Darbee into my eyes so that the world would look better. biggrin.gif

Nice MP. For sure, the pretty girls would look prettier. But I fear the Darblet would be less kind to the others. Beer goggles, but in reverse. 😧
post #6493 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mogrub View Post

Nice MP. For sure, the pretty girls would look prettier. But I fear the Darblet would be less kind to the others. Beer goggles, but in reverse. 😧

Yep, like when HD came out. Some people should not be in HD. lol
post #6494 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mp06011999 View Post

Well, you are on the Darbee thread asking if it's worth it. Kinda like asking the barber if you need a haircut.

The Darbee is something that you don't even know (or think) you need until you turn it off. If you're one of the average Joes that doesn't even know what avsforum is, then no, you won't gain anything from a video processor or calibration even. But if you are here, ABSOLUTELY. Buy it and eek.gif. I bought 2!

My wife doesn't understand why I keep turning it off and on again while watching stuff. I tell her it's because I wanna keep being "wowed".

Btw, I'd like to plug a Darbee into my eyes so that the world would look better. biggrin.gif

Sold!! I am going to order one!
post #6495 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mintchris View Post

Sold!! I am going to order one!

Shop around. They were recently $255 on a July 4th sale. Also, goto Darbeevision or youtube to checkout what you can expect. It actually does what you see in the videos.

I'm an electronics junkie compared to every single one of my friends. Not a one of them would buy this thing. Like I said, I bought two. We all have our vices.... Then again, not a one of them has their displays set correctly. I've learned to not say anything tho.
post #6496 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mp06011999 View Post

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Not a one of them would buy this thing.
...

Had any of them seen it in operation? And they still wouldn't buy one?? Sheesh... the unwashed masses... smile.gif
post #6497 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mp06011999 View Post

Shop around. They were recently $255 on a July 4th sale. Also, goto Darbeevision or youtube to checkout what you can expect. It actually does what you see in the videos.

I'm an electronics junkie compared to every single one of my friends. Not a one of them would buy this thing. Like I said, I bought two. We all have our vices.... Then again, not a one of them has their displays set correctly. I've learned to not say anything tho.

Thanks for the tips!!
Where did you see it on sale for that price? Seems to be regular price at all the usual suspects.
post #6498 of 7870
They were $319 minus 20% ($255) at Smarthome for the July 4th weekend...

And...

Mistakenly listed at $259 from Solid SIgnal via Amazon, which has since been corrected and I don't know if they would have even honored that mistaken listing. I believe they were incorrectly listing the open box price on the "new item" listing page. But like I said, no more.

You really just have to shop around. A Google search DID NOT reveal the 255 deal on the fourth. It was another member's posting on this thread that did. Btw, thank you much for that!
post #6499 of 7870
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Originally Posted by mp06011999 View Post

... not a one of them has their displays set correctly. I've learned to not say anything ...

A wise but painful protocol to follow.
post #6500 of 7870
My Blu-ray player can send a 422 or a 444 signal. Which would be better to use with the Darblet in the path?

Thank you,

Steve
post #6501 of 7870
A couple of questions.....

The Darblet doesn't do 4K, however, on their website it is stated the unit is "upgradable."
Anyone know if there are plans for a 4K upgrade in the future?

Another thing statement on their website indicates their goal is to put the tech in 3rd party display devices.
Has this been done yet?

Thanx.
post #6502 of 7870
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

A couple of questions.....

The Darblet doesn't do 4K, however, on their website it is stated the unit is "upgradable."
Anyone know if there are plans for a 4K upgrade in the future?

Another thing statement on their website indicates their goal is to put the tech in 3rd party display devices.
Has this been done yet?

Thanx.

Just a guess, but I would think in the interest of keeping the cost low to get a customer base, they did not opt for hardware with enough performance to process quadruple the HD information stream.

As far as I know... so far... I think... the only third party equipment to include this technology is Lumagen's new VP.
post #6503 of 7870
"Well, you are on the Darbee thread asking if it's worth it. Kinda like asking the barber if you need a haircut.
The Darbee is something that you don't even know (or think) you need until you turn it off. If you're one of the average Joes that doesn't even know what avsforum is, then no, you won't gain anything from a video processor or calibration even. But if you are here, ABSOLUTELY. Buy it and eek.gif. I bought 2!
My wife doesn't understand why I keep turning it off and on again while watching stuff. I tell her it's because I wanna keep being "wowed".
Btw, I'd like to plug a Darbee into my eyes so that the world would look better"


Now THAT is funny! LOL!
I also don't understand all the knee-jerk opposition to the Darbee, even after reviewer after reviewer (ALL starting out pre-disposed to not like it by the way) end up buying one for themselves! rolleyes.gif ).
post #6504 of 7870
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Originally Posted by Thunderduck View Post

My Blu-ray player can send a 422 or a 444 signal. Which would be better to use with the Darblet in the path?

Thank you,

Steve

Thats not an easy question to answer. My advice is to buy the Spears & Munsil test disc (2d edition) and run the tests on there for all your equipment where you have a choice of color space to use. Some displays like one color space better than others and some sources do better with a particular color space. The Darbee should be agnostic in that it will pass through whatever you choose and whatever the display will except. As a default without tests I would choose 422.
post #6505 of 7870
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Originally Posted by Mad Norseman View Post

I also don't understand all the knee-jerk opposition to the Darbee, even after reviewer after reviewer (ALL starting out pre-disposed to not like it by the way) end up buying one for themselves! rolleyes.gif ).

Why is everyone talking about opposition to the Darbee?? I haven't seen anyone dis it. I've only seen people singing its praises. Where is all this talk about negative reactions coming from?
post #6506 of 7870
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Originally Posted by erkq View Post

Why is everyone talking about opposition to the Darbee?? I haven't seen anyone dis it. I've only seen people singing its praises. Where is all this talk about negative reactions coming from?

Go back and read the last ten pages of this very thread - nearly each page has at least one VERY skeptical visitor...
Even the reviewers at Sound & Vision Magazine, and Home Theater Magazine prefaced their reviews with statements of approaching it prepared to hate it and 'expose the king as having no clothes' - but all ended up amazed and praising it, then buying it for their own personal use. That kind of thing.

The Darbee remains one of HT's biggest secrets, because a lot of people (unaware pros and otherwise) simply can't believe that something that on first glance sounds like, and looks like some money scamming hoax, turns out to do exactly what it claims to do, and makes such a GOOD difference! smile.gif
post #6507 of 7870
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Originally Posted by Mad Norseman View Post

Go back and read the last ten pages of this very thread - nearly each page has at least one VERY skeptical visitor...
Even the reviewers at Sound & Vision Magazine, and Home Theater Magazine prefaced their reviews with statements of approaching it prepared to hate it and 'expose the king as having no clothes' - but all ended up amazed and praising it, then buying it for their own personal use. That kind of thing.

The Darbee remains one of HT's biggest secrets, because a lot of people (unaware pros and otherwise) simply can't believe that something that on first glance sounds like, and looks like some money scamming hoax, turns out to do exactly what it claims to do, and makes such a GOOD difference! smile.gif

Oh... yeah... that. I though you were talking about people who had actually seen it. Thanks. I don't pay attention to those who haven't even tried it.
post #6508 of 7870
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Originally Posted by dsinger View Post

Thats not an easy question to answer. My advice is to buy the Spears & Munsil test disc (2d edition) and run the tests on there for all your equipment where you have a choice of color space to use. Some displays like one color space better than others and some sources do better with a particular color space. The Darbee should be agnostic in that it will pass through whatever you choose and whatever the display will except. As a default without tests I would choose 422.

Thank you very much! Will do.
post #6509 of 7870
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Originally Posted by JewDaddy View Post

Just curious what setting and strength you use for your darbee. I've been using HD at 35%. If I start to use more than that, I will notice a little bit of grain in the picture, especially in dark scenes or video games.

These JVC's do exhibit some digital 'noise', and that is probably what you are referring to. I use the darbee at 50% HD with a 115" diag. screen with an A-lens (Rs20). If 35% works for YOU, then it's ALL GOOD wink.gif

As a side note, have you calibrated your pj lately? If not, then you can lower the blacks slightly to offset the digital noise in low lit scenes of, say a Bluray.....
post #6510 of 7870
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Originally Posted by erkq View Post

Just a guess, but I would think in the interest of keeping the cost low to get a customer base, they did not opt for hardware with enough performance to process quadruple the HD information stream.

As far as I know... so far... I think... the only third party equipment to include this technology is Lumagen's new VP.
Thanx for the info.
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