Originally Posted by RonF
My feeling on this is that on any source including Bluray I will adjust the picture with what I have available to adjust it with, to what makes me
most happy visually with what is there as long as color is accurate. Specifically I am after as much realism and depth to digital projected images as I can get, and if I do that to where nothing bothering me of a negative sort then fine. If it's slightly different then I decide between the tradeoffs its no big deal. But I also project and display a lot more than just bluray movies....HDTV, sports, still photography. Because what is there varies so wildly film to film and transfer to transfer. And I find all the angst and guilt about doing anything whatsoever that might change some pixels "from what the director intended" to be "wow are you kidding me"?. I imagine if you paid your money in the theater and even better, now as well with buying the Bluray disc of the same production....that he or she doesn't care really all
that much. Theatrical presentation much more so
likely to them, since home displays are all over the map too. So much hand wringing! But that's just me.
Hi Ron. As a video nerd, I agree with you. While I don't feel that any display device should be adjusted to not meet a particular applicable standard such as Rec 709, I have no problem with display device changes whether internal or external that make the picture better subjectively. By subjectively, I mean say sharper even though some might prefer less sharp, for example. The problem with adjustment is that the vast majority of customers want to be told exactly what is correct when there is no correct. Please tell me, please what setting I should use they will ask me. Every time a new projector comes out we get post your settings please. Most customers just don't think they can discriminate correctly. Better to trust the self proclaimed experts.
Regarding correct settings for the Darblet, there simply is no correct one. The setting depends on the source, the display device, and the sensitivity to artifacts that the Darbee causes. As a sales person, I cringe when I publically state that something causes an artifact. No. No. If it causes an artifact I don't want it even some might say I can see it make the picture subjectively and even measurably better. No matter if they can not even see the artifacting. Many times we give the artifacting a name, say here noise. No noise for me. I can't myself see it but other say its there so although I don't see it myself I will set my Darbee to what they are setting so I won't have noticeable noise evern though I don't notice it on my display, source, chosen setting yada yada.
Personally, I set mine in a high quality FP system to between 50 and 65 depending. When talking yesterday to a highly respected and well known industry professional, that person acknowledged that the Darblet really improved the picture but that it had to be set for him very very low say at around 20, he said the 50 I was using was too high. What he meant that it was too high for him. Its just right for me and I am not aware when watching of any added adverse artifact.
I highly recommend the Darblet. Its price is a steal. But if one is insecure about making their own judgements re subjective setting adjustments such as motion smoothing to give a non Darbee example, it won't help your insecurity. There is just no right setting say related to setting it at 50 vs 55.Edited by AV Science Sales 4 - 7/6/12 at 4:30pm