Originally Posted by Done Deal DR
Overall it seems like he was a fan of using both at the same time, with the HW50 RC set relatively low and I seem to recall him running the Darbee somewhere around 40 for most content. I'm interested in getting a Darbee to play around with, but will probably wait for a bit so I can get other aspects of my room set up better.
Originally Posted by JacobC1983
Sounds like you are having the same trouble I am having deciding between the two. I was thinking the HW50ES with RC on was doing some of the heavy lifting that the Darbee would be doing as well, do you think the PQ gain would be worth it? Do you think using both the Darbee and RC simultaneously will have a positive or negative effect?
I have seen the Darbee in action. It's different from the Sony's RC... Darbee on, and you will get a more brilliant/brighter/a little sharper image. RC on, you only basically get 'sharper' image.. so, using both would make sense. Basically, I think darbee plays with contrast/light/etc., whereas RC plays with pixels...
Originally Posted by cemo62
I heard all bdplayers pq is same when the subject is bdisc but dvd upscaling performance is not same. i m also stuck on darbee. we have RC; whats the benefit of darbee instead of RC and is it worth? 312$
After hearing so much good things about DUNE HD, and how it's supposed to play the best Blu-Ray pictures.. but after comparing it with my Sony Blu-Ray player, it's no contest. For almost any content, all the way from dvd quality up to blu-ray original, the Sony's much better... both on the same tv screen. And my Sony Blu-Ray is way cheaper.
As for Darbee, see above...