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post #181 of 209
I am glad you are doing that and not wearing the sheet. smile.gif Gotta run, going to a toga party. smile.gif
post #182 of 209
Im wondering whether i should get this product or not. I own a Panasonic 50 Inch ST50 and use it mostly for gaming (Xbox 360, Wii), and watching Movies (Blu-Ray's) as well as TV Shows.

When the picture is enhanced with the device does the picture look real or "fake" if you know what i mean?
post #183 of 209
Get it. It really helps the look of games, dramatic improvement. It will also better enable you to discern fine detail in the source such as hair against a light back ground. I use it only for video and film. I don't play games other than in my posting on various forums but the improvement to games i saw with and without a Darblet at Cedia was dramatic.
Edited by mark haflich - 9/19/13 at 6:24am
post #184 of 209
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Originally Posted by mark haflich View Post

Get it. It really helps the look of games, dramatic improvement. it will also better enable you discerning finne detail in the source such as hair against a light back ground. I use it only for video and film. I don't play games other than in my posting on various forums but the improvement to gaes i saw with and without a Darblet at Cedia was dramatic.


Appreciate the info.

Thank You Sir.
post #185 of 209
Are their any images which compare any modern games with and without the darbee?
post #186 of 209
So what's the "difference" between getting this and upping the sharpness on my display and widening my color space?
post #187 of 209
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Originally Posted by CheYC View Post

So what's the "difference" between getting this and upping the sharpness on my display and widening my color space?


You obviously haven't seen the comparison images.

http://darbeevision.com/gallery
post #188 of 209
Hello: I have just listed a darbee darblet (very lightly used) for sale:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460289/darbee-darblet-model-dvp-5000
post #189 of 209
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Hello: I have just listed a darbee darblet (very lightly used) for sale:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1460289/darbee-darblet-model-dvp-5000

May I ask why you sold it?
post #190 of 209
I picked this up and thought the differences were slight at best. Am I missing something? And for 327.00 ummmm might just return...Any one else have the same thoughts?
post #191 of 209
The detail I saw was pretty significant. It was paired with a JVC. I'll add one when I finish my theater.
post #192 of 209
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Originally Posted by sbr100 View Post

I picked this up and thought the differences were slight at best. Am I missing something? 

 

I found it served a purpose however it was overkill for my two displays. One is HTPC driven and the video card supports Adaptive Contrast which is very close to the same thing. My projector has Detail Enhance and once again performs the same function. On both devices I keep Sharpness at zero.

 

When I put the Darblet in the chain I ended up in torch mode before I could see it making a difference. Then again viewing the images on their site I often favor the unprocessed one... looks more natural, less hyped... etc.

 

I do find its universal acceptance some what funny. Back in the day it was a sin to alter the source and Blu-ray players like Pioneer's that offered a similar feature were burned at the stake for not being videophile worthy.

post #193 of 209
It's really a kind of tough thing. I think at the most optimal settings (ie not looking overdone) it's a subtle change. That said I think that change is significant, and it's one of the best purchases I've made for my HT.

"Significant" does not always mean "large" and I think if you turn the Darbee up to where the difference is "large" it's too high and does more harm than good, but at lower settings it doesn't smack you in the face but it does make detail nicely crisper, kind of like getting a better display. Also it probably makes more of a difference on larger screens (like projectors). I should try hooking my "spare" Darbee up to my LCD TV and see what I think, the one I'm using is great on my projector.

One more thing, from what I've seen on video cards Adaptive Contrast is something completely different from what a Darbee does, that acts on the image/frame/picture as a whole adjusting the brightness/contrast. The Darbee doesn't do that, it works at a local level, Darbee is more like the Clarity control in Lightroom vs adaptive contrast which is like the contrast control in Lightroom.
post #194 of 209
Got this Darblett DVP 5000 some days ago and have been struggling to get it to work.
No matter of using it between Oppo BDP-83SE Nuforce edition and Epson EMP TW2000 projektor with preety long cables of 10m or with short cables
2m from sattelite receiver to 60inch LG TV , it looses sync. well to often to be able to use it. The only way to recover sync is to bypass Darbee so you get picture
again and than hook it up again !!
Even Darbee homepage recomend to change HDMI cables when you have sync issues...... hey what the F.... is that.
If you have a well functional hometheather you should ofcourse NOT be forced to start changing cabling and HOPE Darbee accept that and works :-(
So this piece of crap is nothing that I can recomend

/Anders
post #195 of 209
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Originally Posted by antr View Post

So this piece of crap is nothing that I can recomend

HDMI is the piece of crap, all the handshaking and content protection make it incredibly fragile. The more devices you add to an HDMI chain the more likely you are to see issues, and the more likely you are to expose marginal cabling.
post #196 of 209
Just got it. Using it for my DP highlite 260. It is great in my system. For now, have it at Full Pop %50. How did I ever go without the Darblet?

David
post #197 of 209
Can this device be used on a plasma? I have a 51" Samsung F8500 plasma and I sit just under 2.5 meters away. Would it still be a worthwhile addition? I am aware that very large images should benefit more, but because I sit quite close to my image, I'm thinking the image and sharpness on satellite and blu-ray could be even better. Thoughts?
post #198 of 209
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Originally Posted by David Shapiro View Post

Just got it. Using it for my DP highlite 260. It is great in my system. For now, have it at Full Pop %50. How did I ever go without the Darblet?

David

Full pop 50? That's really strong and you are seeing a lot of artificiality. I guess you like it and that's all that counts but pretty much anything over say about 30 HD artififacts in several ways and presents info not captured by synthesized.
post #199 of 209
I've had one for quite some time and love it -- so much, in fact that I am selling my Oppo BD83 and Darbee and purchasing an Oppo 103 D that includes the Darbee in the player. Why? One less box and one less cable.
post #200 of 209
I just got the Darblet and so far very impressed. I have it set between an Anthem D2v and Pioneer Elite Pro-151. Can anyone tell me what the Full POP setting is and how it differs from the Hi Def setting?
post #201 of 209

put the Darblet after such global image modification technologies. Darblet creates a greater appearance of clarity and natural contrast so you may turn down the sharpening and contrast sweetening/modification technologies in the devices that are in line before it.thanks

qhWv

post #202 of 209
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Originally Posted by sbr100 View Post

I picked this up and thought the differences were slight at best. Am I missing something? And for 327.00 ummmm might just return...Any one else have the same thoughts?
We have gotten a few comments like this. We have about 5 returns out of about 200 sold. Pretty good odds of seeing a nice jump in PQ.
post #203 of 209
Information please before purchasing the Darblet 5000; I watch 95% ripped DVD's, ripped BluRay's and TV torrents. No cable/FIOS/Sat

List of equipment:
Panny 65VT60
Yamaha RX-V675
HTPC (XBMC) HDMI out

Will I see any benefit from this unit? HTPC people please chime in.
post #204 of 209
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post #205 of 209
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Originally Posted by Gary in NY View Post

Information please before purchasing the Darblet 5000; I watch 95% ripped DVD's, ripped BluRay's and TV torrents. No cable/FIOS/Sat

List of equipment:
Panny 65VT60
Yamaha RX-V675
HTPC (XBMC) HDMI out

Will I see any benefit from this unit? HTPC people please chime in.

 

Yes, it boosts both SD video and HD video. It's only going to be as good as the input material though. Crap in = Crap out. As long those are high quality rips you have there the Darblet is going to be a great addition to your HT.

post #206 of 209
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Originally Posted by Dan0myte View Post

Yes, it boosts both SD video and HD video. It's only going to be as good as the input material though. Crap in = Crap out. As long those are high quality rips you have there the Darblet is going to be a great addition to your HT.

Thank you very much.
post #207 of 209
I too have a question about the Darbee. I'm putting together my ghettofeid media/HT room. In short Denon AVR790, Sony BDP790 3D Blu-ray, Epson 5030 projector.
My AVR is HDMI 1.3 and the Sony 3D player is HDMI 1.4, and cannot play through the AVR. The player has 2 HDMI outs, one straight to the projector the other to the AVR for audio. My question is can I use a HDMI Splitter to plug the Blu ray player and the AVR into it, then plug the Darbee into the splitter to the projector?

Would this work?

Thanks in advance for your time and effort.
post #208 of 209
It should work, you should be able to put a Darbee wherever there's video over HDMI. Just make sure you get the right Darbee, I think the less expensive one is only HDMI 1.3.
post #209 of 209
Thanks for the quick response! Next question is, anyone have a splitter they would recommend for this application?
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