Originally Posted by nflguy
I recently had my Sharp 80" 844 Tv and my JVC RS-4810 projector (133" 2:35 screen) calibrated. I also bought a Darbee so the calibration guy could set that up as well. I had him try it on both displays so I could decide which one would benefit most from it.
On both displays I could see no worthwhile difference (especially for the $300 price tag) at low settings on the Darbee. When the Darbee settings were turned up higher it caused skin tones to look pixelated and colors looked similar to what you get when using the "dynamic" settings on most tvs.
I have read many posts on AVS from users saying adding a Darbee = mind blowing picture. So I was shocked and disappointed when my Darbee didn't improve the picture.
On the projector I also noticed that "Darbee" remained on the lower right of the screen and didn't go away shortly after adjusting the settings as one would expect.
Am I the only one the didn't see a "dramatic" improvement?
As has been before, the effect is not for everyone...Initially, I could not see a big difference.
The consensus is to try having the Darbee on for a week or so, then turn it off
. That helped convince me.
Consider that many high end HT companies are licencing the technology to use in their own products ( ie Oppo and Lumagen). IMO, that's a huge vote of confidence...They would not choose to pay the fees, if they could get a similar improvement on their own.
BTW, play with the menu on the remote to move/remove the logo.