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post #7291 of 7863
In my case it is 6' hdmi from Yamaha receiver (which acts as my switch box for all hdmi components) to Darbee, and then 35' from Darbee to projector - no problemo so far.
post #7292 of 7863
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Originally Posted by lamontcranston View Post

Solid Signal is showing full-size photos and specs of the Darbee 5100: http://forums.solidsignal.com/content.php/2592-EXCLUSIVE-First-look-at-the-next-generation-Darbee-5100!

I think this is the more expensive 5100CI (custom installer) version which was listed on that fund raising site not the the normal 5100 that has been mentioned previously though it is a bit hard to determine what versions there are and their difference until there is something on the products page of the darbee website.
post #7293 of 7863
As a long-time Darblet user, I am faced with a new and perplexing issue that I am hoping has been seen before, and that has a solution. Here is the issue:

I have a Denon 4520 with a Darblet on the HDMI output to my monitor. For over a year, the monitor was a Sony HX909 1080p display. The Denon was set to up-convert all video sources to 1080p (e.g. my DirecTV DVR's). The Darblet worked perfectly in this configuration. Recently, I purchased a new monitor, a Sony X900a. I simply unplugged the HX909 and plugged in the X900a, and fed it the same 1080p signal. The X900a's picture is unstable, blinking on and off at a rate of approximately once per second. The blinking happens ONLY with a 1080p signal. For example, if I turn off video up-convert in the Denon and feed the 1080i signal from the DVR, the picture is completely stable. Then I turn on my AppleTV, which outputs a 1080p signal, and the X900a starts blinking on and off again. Same thing with my Oppo--feed the X900a a 1080p signal, and it blinks. Strangely enough, feed it a 1080p/24 signal and it doesn't blink.

I have connected a second HDMI cable between the Denon and the X900a, bypassing the Darblet, and the X900a is completely stable at any resolution with this second connection. This proves that it is something with the combination of the new X900a and the Darblet.

The Darbee web site FAQ mentions that if the deep color setting is on, blinking could occur. I can't find anywhere in the Denon or the Sony to turn deep color on or off, so this seems to be a dead end. I am desperate here--anyone have any advice?
post #7294 of 7863

try the apple direct to the x900a, set it at 1080p 60 and see if the tv still flickers. mine did with any signal over 30hz on any hdmi input. near the back of the manual, I believe page 206 to 209 lists all the different resolutions etc for each input. you can download it directly from the Sony site

post #7295 of 7863

I'll give that a try tomorrow and report back, thanks.

post #7296 of 7863
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

I ran 45ft Monster M1000HD to the Darbee and 1ft Audioquest Cobalt from Darbee to the projector with no problem.

Alternatively, I also tested using 1ft no-name HDMI to Darbee and then from Darbee using 60ft Monoprice Redmere to projector with no problem.

This is exactly what I was hoping for. I will first try processor>6 foot HDMI cable>Darbee>60ft HDMI cable>Projector. If that doesn't work then I will try processor>60 ft HDMI cable>Darbee>6 ft HDMI cable> projector. Thanks very much for sharing your experiences. At first I was completely dismissing Darbee because of my long HDMI run. Now I think it's at least worth a shot.

Happy Thanksgiving!
post #7297 of 7863
Anyone try a PS4 with the Darblet yet?
post #7298 of 7863
Yeah I am playing on my Sony 4k. I don't have any issues and it looks stunning !
post #7299 of 7863
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Originally Posted by Apgood View Post

I think this is the more expensive 5100CI (custom installer) version which was listed on that fund raising site not the the normal 5100 that has been mentioned previously though it is a bit hard to determine what versions there are and their difference until there is something on the products page of the darbee website.

I'm not sure if the 5100 or the signature edition are still being planned. As I understand it, this is "the" product moving forward.
post #7300 of 7863
Just ordered the Darblet, cant wait to see the results on my RS60!
post #7301 of 7863
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Originally Posted by vega509 View Post
 

try the apple direct to the x900a, set it at 1080p 60 and see if the tv still flickers. mine did with any signal over 30hz on any hdmi input. near the back of the manual, I believe page 206 to 209 lists all the different resolutions etc for each input. you can download it directly from the Sony site

 

I connected the AppleTV directly to the X900a, bypassing the Darblet, configured it to1080p/60Hz, and there was no flickering.  I can set the ATV to 720p/60Hz, pass the signal through the Darblet, and get no flickering as well.  I guess I need to decide whether 1080p/60Hz without the Darblet is better than 720P/60Hz with the Darblet.  Due to an on-going issue with slow network speeds on the ATV when using Netflix (discussed extensively on the ATV thread), I am currently not using my ATV that much.

post #7302 of 7863
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post
 

 

I connected the AppleTV directly to the X900a, bypassing the Darblet, configured it to1080p/60Hz, and there was no flickering.  I can set the ATV to 720p/60Hz, pass the signal through the Darblet, and get no flickering as well.  I guess I need to decide whether 1080p/60Hz without the Darblet is better than 720P/60Hz with the Darblet.  Due to an on-going issue with slow network speeds on the ATV when using Netflix (discussed extensively on the ATV thread), I am currently not using my ATV that much.


is there an AVR in the chain when the Darblet is in use? is it doing any upscaling? the only other thing I can think of is swapping HDMI cables.

post #7303 of 7863
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Originally Posted by vega509 View Post


is there an AVR in the chain when the Darblet is in use? is it doing any upscaling? the only other thing I can think of is swapping HDMI cables.

AVR up-scaling is off. Tried different cables. Very frustrating.
post #7304 of 7863
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post


AVR up-scaling is off. Tried different cables. Very frustrating.


Is it just your AppleTV that has this problem?

post #7305 of 7863
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Originally Posted by vega509 View Post
 


Is it just your AppleTV that has this problem?

No.  The Oppo, when passing 1080p, causes a screen flicker.  And when I up-scale the DirecTV DVR from 1080i to 1080p, the screen flickers.  So, it is consistent with any 1080p signal with the Darblet in the signal path.

post #7306 of 7863
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post
 

No.  The Oppo, when passing 1080p, causes a screen flicker.  And when I up-scale the DirecTV DVR from 1080i to 1080p, the screen flickers.  So, it is consistent with any 1080p signal with the Darblet in the signal path.


have you tried it on another set? if that fails you might want to call Darbee themselves. I no longer own a x900a, but had no problems while I did. I have Darblets on my 2 plasmas and an old lcd, the only time I get a flicker is when I change inputs from the matrix switch ahead of the Darblet, and that is just one magenta screen for less than a second.

post #7307 of 7863
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Originally Posted by vega509 View Post


have you tried it on another set? if that fails you might want to call Darbee themselves. I no longer own a x900a, but had no problems while I did. I have Darblets on my 2 plasmas and an old lcd, the only time I get a flicker is when I change inputs from the matrix switch ahead of the Darblet, and that is just one magenta screen for less than a second.

As I initially reported, the X900a was preceded by a Sony HX909, so I am still using the same AVR, HDMI cables, and Darblet. Last week, I even swapped out the Darblet with the one I have in my bedroom system. So, nothing else has changed, yet the X900a causes flicker.

I contacted Darbee, and they had no useful suggestions, other than to make sure deep color was not enabled.
post #7308 of 7863
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post


As I initially reported, the X900a was preceded by a Sony HX909, so I am still using the same AVR, HDMI cables, and Darblet. Last week, I even swapped out the Darblet with the one I have in my bedroom system. So, nothing else has changed, yet the X900a causes flicker.

I contacted Darbee, and they had no useful suggestions, other than to make sure deep color was not enabled.


unfortunately that seems to leave the x900a as the problem, your particular set does not get along with the Darblet. in the x900 thread some have reported good luck using the Darblet, others who had flickering and X1 problems found certain DirecTV receivers were causing the problem, I can't remember which ones. Sony may be of some help. I hope you get this sorted out.

post #7309 of 7863

Thanks for your suggestions.  For the time being, I am feeding the X900a a 1080i signal, which doesn't seem to affect the PQ, since the Sony up-scales to 4K anyway.  It's just annoying when I can't get to the roor cause of a problem.

post #7310 of 7863
Just wanted to thank everyone for their helpful comments. Also, AV science has a sale today for the Darby DVP 5000 it's only 259.
post #7311 of 7863
Has anyone tried the Darby with the new ZT 60? It lacks the clarity of my Kuro and had been planning on replacing it with the Samsung F8500. I just heard about the Darby and wonder if it can help improve the PQ on this display?
post #7312 of 7863
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Originally Posted by Newenglander View Post

Has anyone tried the Darby with the new ZT 60? It lacks the clarity of my Kuro and had been planning on replacing it with the Samsung F8500. I just heard about the Darby and wonder if it can help improve the PQ on this display?

I have the darbee on my 65ZT60 and i luv it, for me its a perfect match.



But think the effect of the darbee cant be seen from my pic post coz if i look at that pic and put off my darbee i loose the deatails in the pic, anyway just try it.
Edited by changboy - 11/29/13 at 3:38pm
post #7313 of 7863
Hi, not sure if this a darblet question or a splitter question, I guess a bit of both,I would like to run two sources thru a darblet to one display. I would run one hdmi from my satellite receiver to a 2 in 1 splitter another from my denon receiver to the splitter and then a hdmi to the darblet and another to my panasonic st60 plasma , this would bypass the avr for the satellite receiver and still keep the darblet in the chain, this would allow me to watch t.v. And listen to music on the ps3 at the same time, I haven't figured out how to do this when all sources use hdmi and go thru my 4520,for all I know this May be a standard way to use a 2in1splitter.
post #7314 of 7863
I am not sure I followed what you are trying to accomplish. Simply place the Darblet in the HDMI output from the Denon to the display. That way all video sources receive the Darblet processing.
post #7315 of 7863
Thanks for the reply austenjerry, I'm trying to figure out how to not go thru the denon for the satellite feed and still benefit from the darblet, I don't have a darblet yet, talked the wife into getting me ome for Xmas. Thinking about it a bit more my idea would still be using one input on the t.v. anyway so I may as we'll run it all thru the denon.right now I use two inputs om the panasonic, one for the the sattelite and the other from the denon I was kind of hoping to use a simular setup.
post #7316 of 7863
Theres not much you can do short of getting yourself a second darblet for that direct connection. I feel your pain, technically I need three to cover my whole system. Except in my case its because one of my Oppo's HDMI outputs is direct to the projector and the second AVR output goes to a third display in a zone 2.
Edited by Type A - 12/2/13 at 3:37am
post #7317 of 7863
HI!

I have decided to try the darblet...

I was unsure at first but when I saw the price a new one was selling for at Solid Signal, I gave it a try...

I will first try it on my SONY 1080p TV, the, when I get it, on my JVC projector which I should recieve within a month.

I am expecting to be flabergasted, nothing less!
post #7318 of 7863
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Originally Posted by stef2 View Post

HI!

I have decided to try the darblet...

I was unsure at first but when I saw the price a new one was selling for at Solid Signal, I gave it a try...

I will first try it on my SONY 1080p TV, the, when I get it, on my JVC projector which I should recieve within a month.

I am expecting to be flabergasted, nothing less!

Flabbergasted? I seriously doubt that....what the Darbee does,it does very subtly. The change is slight...but noticeable.The true litmus test is to watch TV with the Darbee on for a week....then turn it off...If you don't miss what the device does after that,return it.
post #7319 of 7863
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Originally Posted by stef2 View Post

HI!

I have decided to try the darblet...

I was unsure at first but when I saw the price a new one was selling for at Solid Signal, I gave it a try...

I will first try it on my SONY 1080p TV, the, when I get it, on my JVC projector which I should recieve within a month.

I am expecting to be flabergasted, nothing less!

Well... I wouldn't expect that! My wife never knew I got something new. She just likes to sit in the 1sw front row now and can't figure out why.
post #7320 of 7863
Well TDi, I noticed the same thing a while back, AVS has an inordinate amount of thin skinned, highly opinionated individuals, that have never been wrong about anything, ever.

I would have to agree, your post was difficult to read, but what you said was worth reading, so I suffered through it. Still a great place to gather info though, one of the best actually
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