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post #7681 of 7863
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Originally Posted by JRWalker View Post



I am keeping my Darblet out of sight. The Darblet has an IR input jack but does not come with an IR extender. My Samsung F8500 came with a nice IR extender that I don't need to use with it. Connected the Samsung IR extender to the Darblet and passed the IR extender under the panel and slid it all the way to the right side of the set. It is gently wedged between the bottom of the panel and the top edge of the set's curved base. Only the head of the IR extender is visible from the front of the set.

IR extenders are cheap and almost any of them should work with the Darblet.

Thanks for sharing this! My Darblet has been shipped, but has not arrived yet. I just got an F8500, so I do have an IR extender kicking around. You just solved a problem for me that I didn't even know I had yet!!! biggrin.gif
post #7682 of 7863
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Originally Posted by rlb4 View Post

Where is everyone mounting their Darblet since it is IR and needs to be line of sight?

I actually have mine on the back of my 70" Sharp with the IR of the Darblet facing the front wall. Using a Harmony One remote instead of the supplied Darbee remote I am able to bounce the IR off the wall and make changes without  the need for an extender.

post #7683 of 7863
Tboe77, Thanks! Glad I could help.

If you are like most of us, expect to have your Darblet remote in your hand a lot for the next few weeks. If you are married, expect to hear "Put that thing away" from your wife, every time you use the Darblet remote. For some strange reason women do not like to watch TV in the Darblet DEMO mode. When you find YOUR Darblet sweet spot you will rarely change the settings, but over time you may crave/prefer higher settings.

The Samsung IR extender is unique in that you are supposed to place it 2" in front of the device to be controlled. The sensor/emitter must be in the top of the device. If you have trouble aiming at the IR extender, I find that bouncing the IR off the ceiling always works.
Edited by JRWalker - 2/11/14 at 5:50am
post #7684 of 7863
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Originally Posted by rlb4 View Post

Where is everyone mounting their Darblet since it is IR and needs to be line of sight?

Mine is also in a equipment rack out of sight. I used a cat5 cable for an IR receiver to catch IR in the theater and then transmit the IR to the Darblet.
post #7685 of 7863
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Originally Posted by JRWalker View Post

Tboe77, Thanks! Glad I could help.

If you are like most of us, expect to have your Darblet remote in your hand a lot for the next few weeks. If you are married, expect to hear "Put that thing away" from your wife, every time you use the Darblet remote. For some strange reason women do not like to watch TV in the Darblet DEMO mode. ..........

I wouldn't want to watch it in demo mode either.
post #7686 of 7863
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I wouldn't want to watch it in demo mode either.

Should have added an emoticon. wink.gif
post #7687 of 7863
So for those who keep the Darblet out of site, do you use the on screen menu to see what the setting is at?
post #7688 of 7863
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Thanks for sharing this! My Darblet has been shipped, but has not arrived yet. I just got an F8500, so I do have an IR extender kicking around. You just solved a problem for me that I didn't even know I had yet!!! biggrin.gif

Keep me updated on what you go with for your Darblet settings with the F8500. I have had a 64f8500 since last August and love it - but I just got a Darblet about a week ago and have been experimenting. My sources are DirecTV, AppleTV, ps3 for blu ray and ps4 for gaming. I have had my set professionally calibrated as well. I seem to have settled at 50% HD for the moment but my gf likes it higher than that - around 60%. I find the 60 to be a little too artificial for me but I'm curious what others with the same set think.
post #7689 of 7863
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Originally Posted by mmmccall View Post

Keep me updated on what you go with for your Darblet settings with the F8500. I have had a 64f8500 since last August and love it - but I just got a Darblet about a week ago and have been experimenting. My sources are DirecTV, AppleTV, ps3 for blu ray and ps4 for gaming. I have had my set professionally calibrated as well. I seem to have settled at 50% HD for the moment but my gf likes it higher than that - around 60%. I find the 60 to be a little too artificial for me but I'm curious what others with the same set think.

I have mine set at 55 HD with my 64F8500. The problem is that i like it so much, I may have to get another for my Pioneer. That will have to wait until next month, or may get an open box one.
post #7690 of 7863
rlb4, Here is a link to the Darblet User Guide. It will answer a lot of your questions before yours arrives.
http://darbeevision.com/assets/documents/DarbeeVision%20Darblet%20User%20Guide%2020120426a.pdf
post #7691 of 7863
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Originally Posted by JRWalker View Post

rlb4, Here is a link to the Darblet User Guide. It will answer a lot of your questions before yours arrives.
http://darbeevision.com/assets/documents/DarbeeVision%20Darblet%20User%20Guide%2020120426a.pdf

Thanks.
post #7692 of 7863
The Darvee Vision website http://darbeevision.com has a lot of pictures and info. Here are two links that describe the magic behind the Darblet:

White paper -- Darbee Visual Presence™ - Technology for Life-Like Images
http://darbeevision.com/assets/documents/DarbeeVision%20Whitepaper%20with%20Tech%20Details%2020120415.pdf

Darbee Patent document 7,995,835 Method and apparatus for altering two-dimensional images using three-dimensional information http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&p=1&S1=darbeevision&OS=darbeevision&RS=darbeevision explains the Darbee Vision image processing details.
post #7693 of 7863
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Originally Posted by rlb4 View Post

Has anyone used the Darbee with an Onkyo TX-NR818? It has both an HQV Vida and a Marvell Qdeo processor but uses the HQV Vida for upscaling to 1080p and then the Marvell Qdeo for 1080p to 4k.


I have that AVR. Darbee works perfectly although I don't bother with 4k upscaling (wouldn't work anyway)
post #7694 of 7863
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Originally Posted by ambientcafe View Post

Thanks for the feedback Bill. Yes, it's possible that the menu is 1080@60. The Oppo is set at 1080p24, and the pj (1080-compatible) at 720p24. Thankfully, the problem is non-existent during the main feature smile.gif

You can't set the projector for it to display anything other than its native. So I would gather your display is 720p and it downscales 1080i or p. If that is what you have, set the Oppo to output 720p.
post #7695 of 7863
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Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

You can't set the projector for it to display anything other than its native. So I would gather your display is 720p and it downscales 1080i or p. If that is what you have, set the Oppo to output 720p.

Yes, my Panny PTAX100 is 720p native, and I will thus set my Oppo to likewise. Thanks for putting me on the straight and narrow, Mark ... cheers smile.gif
post #7696 of 7863
Can any Darblet owners recommend any specific material (likely blu-ray) that you found particularly useful in getting the Darblet dialed in to your preferred settings?
post #7697 of 7863
I am joining the darbee club. Just picked up a new unit on Ebay for a great deal! Looking forward to adding it to my video chain that includes a mits dlp wd 73835 display, along with an eecolor lut box (I calibrate with Light Space.)
post #7698 of 7863
I finally got my darbee to work, but I had to install it at the projector end. I couldn't get a picture if I installed it on the receiver side, which is about 60 ft away via an HDMI balun.

I have a sony hw55 projector 100" screen. With 45-50 it's a bit too High def. Women look old LOL.

I had reality creation on the sony at 20. I'm going to try 30 on darbee and maybe 10 on the sony to see if the next movie looks better. anyone else?
post #7699 of 7863

For those of you who subscribe to Widescreen Review, you may have noticed a report by Gary Reber (WSR Editor-in-Chief) in his article about new equipment seen at the 2014 CES, that Darbee's new DVP-5100CIE supports enhancing 4K video signals.  This was not my understanding, so I sent a note to DarbeeVision asking for confirmation.  I received this reply from Adam Darbee, Sales Manager:

 

"Hi Jerry, I am not sure how they got that wrong. We do not support native 4k in the 5100CIE, nor do we have HDMI 2.0. We do however work with upscaled 4k as long as we are in the chain before the upscaling takes place. Our algorithm works fine with 4K however the hardware needs to be upgraded to handle the information. Once native 4K becomes available and used by more consumers, we will most likely come out with a model that supports native 4K."

post #7700 of 7863
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Originally Posted by gadgetfreaky View Post

I finally got my darbee to work, but I had to install it at the projector end. I couldn't get a picture if I installed it on the receiver side, which is about 60 ft away via an HDMI balun.

I have a sony hw55 projector 100" screen. With 45-50 it's a bit too High def. Women look old LOL.

I had reality creation on the sony at 20. I'm going to try 30 on darbee and maybe 10 on the sony to see if the next movie looks better. anyone else?

Processing is set to 0 on my Panasonic 1080p projector and the Darblet (HD 40%) does the only processing in my signal chain. However some people like processing on top of processing.
post #7701 of 7863
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

Can any Darblet owners recommend any specific material (likely blu-ray) that you found particularly useful in getting the Darblet dialed in to your preferred settings?

Some owners in this thread like to change the Darblet setting depending on the movie being played. Some like to set it and forget it. Rent the Battleship Blu-ray to test the different settings, bad movie but great PQ. There are some screenshots earlier in this thread just do a search.
post #7702 of 7863
Thanks for the suggestion, Mr. G. I'm more of a set it and forget it guy.
post #7703 of 7863
Is it normal for the greenlight to constantly blink I don't think I noticed this before this is something I just overlooked or is it a problem. The red and blue light is on I remember that I just don't recall the green light blinking constantly

Thank you in advance
post #7704 of 7863
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Originally Posted by MYHOMETHEATER View Post

Is it normal for the greenlight to constantly blink I don't think I noticed this before this is something I just overlooked or is it a problem. The red and blue light is on I remember that I just don't recall the green light blinking constantly

Thank you in advance

That’s funny, I’ve had my darblet for several months now and I recently just noticed the same thing. I thought the green light just blinked until it received a signal, but apparently not. I’ve been into menu hoping to find a way to shut it off (cuz it is a bit irritating), but no luck. Does anyone else know if there’s a way to shut off this irritating green blinking light? confused.gif
post #7705 of 7863
There is always the classic solution of using a small piece of black electrical tape to block the LED.

Randy
post #7706 of 7863
You can turn the LEDs off completely in the menu.
post #7707 of 7863
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Originally Posted by MYHOMETHEATER View Post

Is it normal for the greenlight to constantly blink I don't think I noticed this before this is something I just overlooked or is it a problem. The red and blue light is on I remember that I just don't recall the green light blinking constantly

Thank you in advance

The blinking green LED signifies that the hardware is working OK. It is illuminated only if the LED's are set to "Brightest". If you select one of the dimmer LED settings, or turn them off completely, the green LED stops blinking. I just tested this to make sure my memory was correct.
post #7708 of 7863
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Originally Posted by tboe77 View Post

You can turn the LEDs off completely in the menu.
And if you dim them, even just one notch, the green light will go out.
post #7709 of 7863
I've given up on trying to get 3D stable with my Darblet in the path. I submitted a help request (asking for return/repair) on their website several days ago, but have heard nothing. How long does it normally take for them to respond?
Edited by hiperco - 2/21/14 at 7:31pm
post #7710 of 7863
My Oppo BDP-93 comes up and says my display (JVC RS60) is not 3D compatible when I have the Darblet in the loop. I thought this was normal and the Darblet just isnt 3D compatible. When I take it out of the loop 3D works fine. I still use the Darblet daily for 2D with both the plasma and projector, great little device smile.gif
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