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post #6781 of 7870
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Originally Posted by GatorJZ View Post

You can leave it plugged in...it draws very little current. A better solution, and one that will save you money, is to use one of the new "green" surge protectors. Plug your TV into the master outlet, your Darblet, HT receiver, Btu-ray player and powered subwoofer into the controlled outlets. When you turn off the TV, ALL power is shut off to the controlled outlet saving you the devices' standby power consumption.
tks GatorJZ.
post #6782 of 7870
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Originally Posted by migraine24-7 View Post

Hello fellas,

I'm getting ready to install my Darbee. I've seen people say to install it closer to the display and others say it doesn't matter. It wouldn't be difficult for me to do it either way. But making adjustments to it would be easier if it were in my AV rack and not in the ceiling next to my projector. I'm using a Harmony 900 so I could run a really long ir blaster if in ceiling is the preferable location. Adam Darbee told me it should be fine either way.

So what are your opinions? Thanks

On page 3 of this thread (post 84) "Dr Darbee" himself seems to suggest that this gizmo works best if plugged directly to wherever your picture is coming from (blu-ray player, set-top box or whatever)
post #6783 of 7870
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Originally Posted by subavision212 View Post

Just in case you can't get rid of those darn HDMI handshake issues in your setups:
http://www.widescreenreview.com/news_detail.php?id=19959

Interesting. Makes sense that OPPO would be one of the first to jump on the Darbee wagon. smile.gif
post #6784 of 7870
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Originally Posted by madaudio View Post

On page 3 of this thread (post 84) "Dr Darbee" himself seems to suggest that this gizmo works best if plugged directly to wherever your picture is coming from (blu-ray player, set-top box or whatever)

While that may be true I think most of us are putting it just before the display device. That way it is effective for all sources.
post #6785 of 7870
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Originally Posted by erkq View Post

While that may be true I think most of us are putting it just before the display device. That way it is effective for all sources.

Same here. The output from the Darbee goes to the input of my display. I also don't worry about it being powered on all the time. It has been powered on since the day I received it. Almost a year and a half now.
post #6786 of 7870
Just pulled the trigger and ordered the darby darblet 5000 to use with my projector epson tw6000w (hc 3010e US model) and oppo 103.

I just hope i did well....

Thank you all for all the valuable info ...
post #6787 of 7870
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Originally Posted by muffinmcfluffin View Post

When you get it and finally get it running (sometimes it takes a few times figuring out how it wants to turn on in sync with your TV), it's going to default at Full Pop 100%.

The first things you'll want to do are:

1) Change from Full Pop to HD (or Gaming, but most use/prefer HD).
2) Lower the Darbee effect (start at 50%, then play with it a whole lot... you'll see yourself A/B'ing all the time haha it's really addicting).
3) Go to the Menu and Settings, and probably dim the LED lights on the Darblet as well as take off the Darbee effect display (if you don't, it's going to show how much Darbee you're giving it all the time, and you'll want to take that off).

Enjoy it when you get it! smile.gif

Ok heheh thanks and solid signal contact me and they sent a brand new darbee (i suppose pay for open box) at the same price so next week i will have it.
post #6788 of 7870
Darbee owners,
I received a new unit, and it seem to have an issue with the power plug where it goes into the unit.
It is loose, not tight fitting. Is that normal?
Reason I ask is when watching tv, sometime the picture screen will go black along with no sound. Then it comes back on. Happens randomly.
The connections to the 2 hdmi are snug. Connection where the power is, not snug at all.
When I move the power plug at the 5000, the picture and sound will go off, then back on, just like the situation when I watch tv.

I'm assuming bad unit.
Anyone else run across this?
How snug is your power connector at the unit?
post #6789 of 7870
Both of mine are kind of loose.

I had a span of a few months where my TV was blacking out every so often, and I still don't know what it was from. It's not happening anymore though. I'm not convinced it was from the Darblet.
post #6790 of 7870
OMG did you mean the hdmi plug from the darbee a lil too big, coz iam french, lol ???
post #6791 of 7870
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Originally Posted by changboy View Post

OMG did you mean the hdmi plug from the darbee a lil too big, coz iam french, lol ???


post #6792 of 7870
OMG, LOL ! Ce serait la prise female du conecteur hdmi sur le darbee qui est un peu grande ces bien cela ? smile.gifsmile.gif
post #6793 of 7870
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Originally Posted by changboy View Post

OMG, LOL ! Ce serait la prise female du conecteur hdmi sur le darbee qui est un peu grande ces bien cela ? smile.gifsmile.gif

You're lucky I know a little bit of French, though you just made things worse haha.

Are you asking whether the HDMI inputs on the Darblet are making the connections loose?

The HDMI inputs are fine. They are very snug. The power connector is fine too, but you can wiggle it a bit when it's plugged in.
post #6794 of 7870
heheh ahhh ok just kidding u a lil, so no problem with the darbee, just plug it correctly , anyway i dont think unplug and plug it many times, so it will be there thats it, of course after adjustement of the picture. I actually use my ZT as a monitor for my pc and i use special driver for my graphik card from a professional ati fire pro, its modded driver and it gives me a lot more deatails then normal driver. So with the darbee added to that i think i will have a superb picture, cant wait to install it. smile.gif
post #6795 of 7870
Is a Darbee only useful with large screen sizes? I have a 50" plasma

thanks for the info
post #6796 of 7870
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Originally Posted by kelseyhorne View Post

Is a Darbee only useful with large screen sizes? I have a 50" plasma

thanks for the info

It's actually a bit of a misnomer to just call it a device for large screens.

The effect is noticeable on any screen size. As I said, people (including myself) have posted shots of the effect that you see on your computer, so obviously it's there regardless of the screen size.

However, something like a large projector at only a 1920 x 1080 resolution can truly benefit from the Darbee effect. Not only that, but one might surmise that spending $300 on a < $1000 set isn't really working cost benefits as well as they could be (plus maybe a $400 calibration, since the Darblet works better with more natural sources).

So the thing is, it could be recommended to anybody... but it's most recommended to people with calibrated sets. Unless you spent a lot of money to calibrate your set and you're just trying to get more out of your calibration, maybe the amount that you spend on this thing (albeit pretty cheap as it is) just might be a little too deep in comparison to how much you spent on your television itself, etc. For somebody who spent thousands of dollars on their TV and calibration, especially if you're in the 100" region, it's probably more of a necessity to own it than a recommendation IMO.
post #6797 of 7870
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Originally Posted by changboy View Post

heheh ahhh ok just kidding u a lil, so no problem with the darbee, just plug it correctly , anyway i dont think unplug and plug it many times, so it will be there thats it, of course after adjustement of the picture. I actually use my ZT as a monitor for my pc and i use special driver for my graphik card from a professional ati fire pro, its modded driver and it gives me a lot more deatails then normal driver. So with the darbee added to that i think i will have a superb picture, cant wait to install it. smile.gif

Oh, you're not using it for film/TV/gaming?

I wonder how much you'll get out of it, then.
post #6798 of 7870
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Originally Posted by muffinmcfluffin View Post

Oh, you're not using it for film/TV/gaming?

I wonder how much you'll get out of it, then.

Yes i use my pc for watch film, movie, gaming and els, dont you know a pc its real entertenment center. Actually own more then 2000 blu ray !
post #6799 of 7870
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Originally Posted by kelseyhorne View Post

Is a Darbee only useful with large screen sizes? I have a 50" plasma

thanks for the info

I have a 65" Samsung LCD/LED TV - - and the Darblet provides great enhancement to the picture. Even though it is razor sharp to begin with - - it's even sharper and the colors are fantastic - - bright, bursting with color (luminance).

An absolute "no brainer" for a projector. I use the Darblet with both of my displays - - the Samsung LCD/LED TV & a BenQ W1080ST Projector - 100" Diagonal screen.

By the way - - I'll be at CEDIA Expo 2013 in Denver in a couple of weeks. Adam & Larry from Darbeevision will be at the show with the OPPO BDP-103D (first public showing) with the Darblet in upscaled (and probably native?) 4K, "OPPO" glory. I'll post on the Darbee site or the BDP-103D site when one gets created.

I'm very interested to see what an HDTV 1920 X 1080 "upscaled" to 4K picture looks like with the Darblet.
post #6800 of 7870
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Originally Posted by changboy View Post

Yes i use my pc for watch film, movie, gaming and els, dont you know a pc its real entertenment center. Actually own more then 2000 blu ray !

Legally? wink.gif

At first it just seemed like you used it as a very large monitor for "regular" PC use (by that I mean Internet browsing and work, etc).
post #6801 of 7870
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Originally Posted by JRWalker View Post

As I have posted before http://www.avsforum.com/t/1399154/darbee-vision-darblet/6600_100#post_23580238, plugging Darblet into "green" surge protectors does not work because the Darblet's several second boot time will interfere with TV / source HDMI handshaking.

Not in ANY of my 3 set-ups.
post #6802 of 7870
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Originally Posted by muffinmcfluffin View Post

It's actually a bit of a misnomer to just call it a device for large screens.

The effect is noticeable on any screen size.
Agree. It is even very effective when used with the two 0.7" OLED displays in my HMD.
post #6803 of 7870
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Originally Posted by GatorJZ View Post

Not in ANY of my 3 set-ups.

How long does it take from pressing power button on your remote to seeing a picture?

Wait for all LEDs in the Darblet to be off before pressing power button on remote.
Edited by JRWalker - 9/7/13 at 12:43pm
post #6804 of 7870
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Originally Posted by muffinmcfluffin View Post

Legally? wink.gif

At first it just seemed like you used it as a very large monitor for "regular" PC use (by that I mean Internet browsing and work, etc).

Yes like a big monitor, i think the picture quality its better then just a bluray player, i mean when u have the software for that and know setting all. Actually i use a big tv like this and all time a plasma since 7 years and i luv it.
post #6805 of 7870
Solid Signal really helped me out with my Darbee order, recommended cool.gif
Edited by Bukley - 9/18/13 at 7:45pm
post #6806 of 7870
BTW try to figure how can cost 2000 blu ray media and how many burner u need to burn them ! I not talk about where you will find all that movie and the time to download it ! Better at the store its really faster this way heheeh:)
post #6807 of 7870
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Originally Posted by kelseyhorne View Post

Is a Darbee only useful with large screen sizes? I have a 50" plasma
thanks for the info
With the other comments I will add, If you are 15FT away from your 50" unit you will never see the enhancement from that distance. If you refer to the charts all over the net and one is within the recommended distance to enjoy 1080P, then you will notice a difference, in this case about 6-7 feet on a 50" unit would be best. If you are about 11 feet or more you will probably see no change on a 50" unit.
post #6808 of 7870
I've been enjoying my darbee darblet for blu ray viewing for a while now. I'll be adding a tivo roamio strictly for ota viewing in the next couple of days and would like to add the darbee to enhance the pic quality. My set is a panasonic 65ST50. Is there some kind of an input switch/ splitter that can make this work for me or am I doomed into purchasing a second darbee darblet?

Thanks!
post #6809 of 7870
does anybody know what does the advance settings do? it says fine control- 1 percent adjustment. should it be on or off?
post #6810 of 7870
FWIW, I sit 12 ft away from my 720p, 56" RPTV and notice a difference rather easily.
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