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post #1 of 7 Old 06-05-2014, 07:17 PM - Thread Starter
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A very interesting solution.

I'm anxious to see how it does.

People have said how the 750 Ti doesn't have enough horsepower to do all the goodies with MadVR, but this could potentially do away with the need.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-05-2014, 07:35 PM
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looks promising! Only time will tell...........

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madVR and Darbee do different things. I have a Radiance XS and a Darbee in my output chain. The Darbee enhances visual depth cues by selectively sharpening and adding contrast and realism to an image.

I use both. The Radiance due to its excellent scaling and deinterlacing. It also provides for automated display calibration with either Cromapure, Spectral or Light Illusion software. It also is a great HDMI switching hub. I send 1080i60 video to the Lumagen XS and let it deinterlace my HDMI from the HTPC.

My video chain is HTPC with intel integrated video>,AVR> Lumagen> Darbee> and finally the Mitsubishi 92" Rear Projector. The color correction of the Lumagen and the Darbee processor make the biggest improvement in picture quality.

Later Lumagen Radiance boxes than mine have Darbee integrated. The madVR renderer would further improve the video quality. I don't see the Darbee or madVR as a either or by any means. I don't use madVR much as I have chosen for convenience and usability reasons to stay mostly in Window Media Center. I watch more TV than film. I can tell you that if I had to choose between the two, hypothetically, I would choose Darbee. But again, if you can use madVR effectively Darbee will only make things better. Sometimes the 3D effect from the Darbee is uncannily realistic.

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No one was trashing the darbee. If you don't like it get the card without it. If you do, then you are in luck with this new card. It must do something if so many people rave about it. Personally I have never tested one.
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 I send 1080i60 video to the Lumagen XS and let it deinterlace my HDMI from the HTPC.


do you only send 1080i60? if not how do you switch between them?


I'm not sure if I even have 1080i60 anywhere. I think most channels are 720p60 or 1080i30, or am I mistaken? beyond that I have mostly 23.976 progressive files.

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 I send 1080i60 video to the Lumagen XS and let it deinterlace my HDMI from the HTPC.


do you only send 1080i60? if not how do you switch between them?


I'm not sure if I even have 1080i60 anywhere. I think most channels are 720p60 or 1080i30, or am I mistaken? beyond that I have mostly 23.976 progressive files.
Actually it is 1080i59.xx so it handles TV sources fine. The XS does the deinterlacing

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I have a darbee darblet and it is one of the best (and least expensive) upgrades i've done in my theater. However, unless you are only running one source (htpc) to a monitor, you'd be better served just getting a stand alone darbee product. That way you can stick it after your receivers output and all your devices benefit from the enhancement.

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