Originally Posted by mogrub
You have to be patient. This is your first experience with the late and great Paul Darbee's crack machine. Full blown addiction takes a little time. 😋
I have the same projector, and the difference is an absolute must have for us. What size screen are you on, and what sources are you watching? Are you calibrated?
My suggestions are to be patient, play with the demo mode, and especially watch Blu Ray programming you are visually familiar with. In my case, I can see significant impact, for example, in the introductory sequence (which fans see identically over and over again, providing a great test bed) to Game of Thrones. Everything is noticeably sharper with the Darblet engaged. Just find your best and most familiar sequence like that.
Your initial setting is about right, but fool with it just for grins. That's half the fun. 👍
Although I do not have the same projector as referenced here (I have a BenQ W1080ST) - - the Darbee showed dramatic improvement in sharpness of the picture - - right out of the box! So I'm surprised that folks with projectors do not see the improvement. I have mine set at 50% HD. If you are not seeing any difference I can only thing it's one of three things - 1) you have such a high end projector that it doesn't make a difference, 2) there is something wrong with the Darbee itself or 3) you're looking for something that isn't there.
I'm not trying to be negative or disparage anyone's comments about their experience with the Darbee Darblet. But for projectors - - I really think it's an absolute "no brainer" to purchase the Darblet.
I can tell you this from personal experience - - I have the Darblet used for both my projector and LCD/LED TV. I also use a "Monoprice" amplifier in splitting the signal between both displays.
I had a defective Darbee many moons ago and didn't understand what all the fuss was about. Make sure yours is working properly. When I added a projector to my setup, I decided to try the Darblet again because of all the positive reviews on the web and the fact that the projector was quite a step down in "sharpness" from my LCD/LED. The Darblet quickly fixed that!
Then I decided to try it on my LCD/LED - - which before (with the defective unit - the remote never worked) - - didn't impress me at all. The new Darblet with the Monoprice amplifer/splitter made all the difference in the world. It didn't add as much sharpness to my LCD/LED as it did my projector - - but wow - - the colors, depth, detail and luminance is incredible!
I wish you the best in getting your Darblet to work right.