Originally Posted by Josh Z
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).
Originally Posted by R Harkness
Agreed Josh. Anyone who says the Darblet works best for low quality sources doesn't know what he's talking about and I wouldn't trust any review that gave such an impression.
I have been following Darbee for over 2 1/2 years and remember emailing them and giving them props within just a couple of days in that 1st week of the Darblet's release, and saying to them the better the source the better DVP's performance. I had an RS50 JVC at the time at 8.5' wide 16x9 image on a bright, unforgiving Hi Power screen. Spectacular when fed a pristine source, but can also show all the warts and blemishes of any less than great images. There is no question about this. (best results on a pristine source vs lower quality source material)