Originally Posted by curlyjive
Well after spending the weekend experimenting with the darblet I'm torn on what I think. I do like the details it brings out my problem is that it makes any flaws in th source or especially film grain much prominent. At this point I have it backed down to 35. At some point the level at which you do not see any increase in artifacts or grain is such that the improvement the darblet makes is negligible. On clean sources like avatar or the hobbit this is fine and I can easily go to 40 or 45 without issue. But a movie like the fifth element is a bit dicey. I watched red 2 last night and needed to back it down to 35.
I also am testing to see if I can make out the difference if I turn it on and off while the movie is playing and not just when paused, which is much harder to do. Or whether if I start a movie without it on or turn it of while watching do I feel like something is missing. I'm not sure I do. In fact when I was looking at scenes from skyfall there where times when I almost prefer the softer more filmlike look with it off.
I have 15 days to return it to avs so I'll probably use it again next weekend and see if I'm any more decisive about it.
My experience has been, different sets react differently to the Darblet. My Plasmas seem to work well with the unit, my LED, if the input source is not pristine exhibits what you describe, I would label it as emphasizing the dithering the set does.
You can use the power button on the Darblet remote to turn the effect on and off while you are viewing. You will see the OSD at the bottom, Darbee 0% when off, and Darbee xx%(your setting) when on.
There are 3 modes for the Darblet, HD, Gaming, and Full Pop, try them all, like I said different sets react differently.