Originally Posted by hodges69
What does it matter if some "expert" gives a good,bad or mediocre review on the Darbee? There are somany factors that enter the equation making a truly objective review nigh impossible...one must really consider factors such as equipment,size,distance,etc when equating....and no one owns the same gear,sits the same distance away from the display or even daisy chains in the same fashion.Add to this the fact that everyone has different eyesight plus different values for perfection,you have a huge,huge area of differing ranges of evaluation,
IMO,if you love what the Darbee does for you...the hell with other's opinions.
If you've already formed your own opinion of the product, then the reviewer's opinion probably doesn't matter much to you. However, a review like this can have a great influence on readers who haven't been able to test the product for themselves. If they were interested in it before, they're more likely to be turned off bothering with it because the reviewer told them that it wasn't necessary or worthwhile for Blu-ray viewing.
It's fine that the reviewer has a different opinion of the product than I personally do, but his statement that it works best with low-resolution sources and not very well at all with Blu-ray is misleading and potentially factually inaccurate. Those of us who've used the Darblet extensively know that it has better results the better the quality of the source image. The Darblet enhances visibility of details in the source. A high-quality source like Blu-ray has a lot of details to enhance. A low-quality source like DVD or broadcast TV doesn't give the Darblet much to work it, and so the Darblet has little effect on those. This review states otherwise, and therefore misinforms readers who might have otherwise considered buying the product (or who will now buy it believing that it magically makes crummy TV broadcasts look like stunning high defintion, only to inevitably come away disappointed that it doesn't actually do that).Edited by Josh Z - 9/13/13 at 10:45am