I have been messing with my new Darbee and have found a setup I am extremely pleased with.
First of all, unlike most everyone here, at my summer digs the screen is only
Secondly, I sit 12 ft. back.
These 2 things makes my situation different from a lot of folks on the thread.
I started my experiment with the Darblet by running it at 50% and turning off all video "enhancements" in my chain (Oppo 95, Denon 4520, and calibrated Samsung DLP 5685w).
I wasn't too impressed with the Darbee's performance, at least when compared to what I was doing before with my hardware adjustments.
My next step was to turn the Darbee up to 75%.
Better, but I noticed a jello-type of image in long shots.
However, the detail was very good.
Next, since turning it up AND turning it down wasn't cutting it for me, I decided to turn on my display's (the Samsung) "DNIe" enhancement with the Darbee on at 50%.
According to Samsung, "DNIe" = Digital Natural Image Engine.
Not to bore anyone, I'll put the explanation in Spoiler Tags...Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Samsung’s unique DNIe technology encompasses four functions that analyze all signal input, from analog to high definition, in stages. The volume of noise in the signal is detected and the signal level is classified according into analog, SD or HD and then optimized accordingly.
Motion Optimizer: Processes Noise More Completely than Ever Before
This noise processing technology integrates temporal and spatial concepts to ensure clear images even when the motion is very fast.
Contrast Enhancer: For a Deeper Contrast
This technology employs a contrast ratio of one million or more and a new algorithm that can reproduce the optimal contrast to provide a deep and rich image quality.
Detail Enhancer: Complete Images, True to the Finest Detail
A vastly improved technology for automatically analyzing the picture signal reproduces images in amazing detail, resulting in more lifelike video.
Color Optimizer: Vivid, Natural Colors
The video signals being generated are analyzed and the quantities of reds, greens and blues are calculated to provide the colors most natural to the human eye.
For those of us who have this technology in our displays, we are aware of how well it really works.
At any rate, after turning on the DNIe in the display AND running the Darbee at 50-70%, I admit to never seeing a better image.
Kudos to Darbee Vision....job well done, folks.Edited by oink - 7/22/13 at 7:22pm