Ive had the original Darbee (until power supply failed) and now I use the 2019 Nvidia Shield Pro that has an upscaling setting that seems very much like the picture I was getting using the Darbee.
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There should really be no difference in the image quality improvement provided by either the original model and newer one. The differences are mainly centered around vastly improved cosmetic and build quality provided by the newer model. Not to mention, that the 5000S will be running on later issued firmware ... which could provide some improvements in HDMI handshake performance. The other major plus for the new model is the improved power supply... whereas the older model suffered from early failures of its external "wall wart" power supply .... and at times the original 5000 would randomly reset itself back to its factory default settings and require you to adjust it back to your selected settings. It's a bit of tough choice as a $30 price for a "properly working" 5000 is a great deal, but I myself would spring for the 5000s to virtually remove any future glitchy headaches..Apologies if this was answered somewhere in the last 519 pages, but was hoping someone could help me make up my mind...
What are the major differences between the 2nd gen DarbeeVision Darbee DVP-5000S and 1st gen DVP-5000?
If I can get the DVP-5000S for say $150 right now vs. $30 for the older 1st gen 5000 version, which would you go with? Is there a noticeable difference worthy of extra cost?
I don't know if the 5000 remote works on 5000s, but Harmony has the 5000s it in their database, so you could control it with a $50 Harmony 665. Probably not worth buying a Harmony just for that, but Harmony remotes can be life-changing in a good way depending on your system (I couldn't imagine running a projector without one).Does anyone know if the 5000 remote works with the 5000s?
I bought it to use with my Panasonic plasma, and it made a pretty remarkable difference on every source used on it. On my Sansung QLED, it doesnt really make much of a difference on 1080P material, and I really dont view much non UHD content. I could keep it but I really dont need it honestly. I'd prefer to sell it and I'd cut someone a fairly generous deal on it. If I dont get a buyer, I'll keep it and probably forget it's even hooked up to my TV lol.Why don't you just keep it, you'll still need it for the 1080 programs, which basically all sat/cable systems.
Try posting it in the Classifieds under 'Video Source Items':Guys I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this, and I will gladly erase if it is or if someone could direct me to the right place to post this but I have a used 5000S that I purchased last year that I am looking to sell, upgraded to a 4K TV but the Darbee works perfectly. Let me know if anybody would be interested, I can provide pictures, info, etc
Absolutely!Try posting it in the Classifieds under 'Video Source Items':
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I am no expert but for the most part this is discontinued and NLA. You can try to see if one of the AVS sponsors have one, or the classified section. Hopefully soon they will release the 4k version.
Sorry to hear that, I bought one off Amazon last April but doesn't seem to be there any more. Hope you find one as it does a nice job!
You could try placing a WTB ad in the AVS Video Source classifieds, people have been upgrading to 4k sets and selling them because they don't pass 4k signals.