Originally Posted by taichi4
I'm only going by the many reviews that are positive, from owners with different kinds of displays. I have not seen one in person, just pictures that users have posted, where there is a perceptible difference. It's true, though, that I've only seen static images.
Still, quite a number of people, including seasoned reviewers, seem to notice an improvement, including some with video processors that are quite a bit more expensive.
I believe it is not an edge sharpener, but a method of enhancing depth cues in the picture.
Since dreaux has one already, it will be interesting to see his reaction. From what I've read, most people like the processing turned up to 40%. In any event, the Darblet needs to be adjusted, not simply used at full on, from what I've read.
True it is not a sharpener. Even if you raise it over 100% I really don't see any artifacts. I used it with my Elite and really didn't see all that much difference but I believe that was because the picture was excellent to begin with.
I have it on the 90" at a range of 40 to 70% and have sort of settled on 55%. That seems to be a good setting. I do see a difference on the 90" with edge enhancement and a bit of a sharpener but still no artifacts, it not really like the 'Sharpen' on the unit settings. With that I do see a bit of artifacts and glowing edges (haloing).
Is it worth $260? I'm not sure I would miss it but if you want to get the max out of your picture it will probably work for you. I wouldn't be surprised if it is build into new TV's in the future. It seems to work best on regular HD programing...on Blu-ray there is a slight improvement.
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