So I picked up a Darbee. Thought I would use it with my my non 4K DirecTV but it looks to have HDCP problems. I get a message that it can't display the content. Hell, it even can't display the content when I choose a different output from my AVR so the signal never even goes through the Darbee, but just having it in the possible connection chain gets the same message. I.e. connected through AVR Output 2, but TV is picking up signal from Output 1.
So do these work with DirecTV? I saw posts earlier from 2017 where people have it working with it. I have an old genie system, it isn't 4k.
I also haven't been able to get it to work with Nvidia Shield. I even set the Shield resolution down to 1080P but I still can't get a signal through the Darbee.
Also can't get it to work with my 4K player playing an old DVD. I don't see a way to set the resolution on the player down to 1080, if it is the 4K coming through which is the problem.
Not sure what else I could use this with.
Doesn't work as well if I connect it directly from components to TV skipping the AVR.
Is there anything I need to do to set up the Darbee other than connect the HDMI cables and connect it to power? I can't even get to an on screen menu from it. I am supposed to get a blue led if there is a video source. Non of the sources I connect to it bring up the blue LED.
Nothing happens when I click the demo mode. Clicking any button on the remote does nothing but flash the red Led light on the Darbee.
Could it be a defective unit? It is brand new.
No documentation came with it in the sealed box at all. I had to search the Darbee site to find a Quick Guide. The guide says nothing whatsoever about the remote. Is there something else I am supposed to do to turn it on somehow?
OK, took it down in the basement where I have an older DirecTV player. From there, at least I get sound and video. But how do I do anything with the Darbee? Nothing happens except the red LED flashes on the Darbee when I click a button on the remote. The lack of any information or instructions is phenomenally frustrating. Like on the back of the box it says "Toggle DARBEE On/Off to see the image benefit." How do I do that! Does the star looking button at the top of the remote that says "DARBEE" do that? Nothing happens when I select it. Is an onscreen menu suppose to come up? How do I get that? Clicking menu does nothing.
The only User Guide I can find online is for the 5000 not the 5000S.
Maybe those instructions would make some sense if something actually happened when pressing buttons.
This second location is older DirecTV going to 4K projector. Projector says it is receiving 720P signal from the channel I am on. AVR is not upscaling.
Last edited by RonBonnell; 03-16-2019 at 04:29 PM.