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    Darbee Darblet, I've seen it...I believe in it!

    I know the Darbee Darblet is not a Calibration device. I wasn't sure where this topic was most appropriate.

    I have just now discovered this device after seeing it demonstrated on a family members Epson projector.

    I think this device is needing to be owned by anyone running a projector for sure and maybe for those with good to great HD TV‘s.

    The thing made a very definite difference to picture quality for the better on the system I saw it demonstrated on.

    I began to do some research on the device and found Kris Deering has a review posted on the Darbee Vision web site. Kris was a member of the SPOT back in the day and helped me greatly with Home Theater Gear purchase decisions. His review is icing on the cake for me to realize no home should be without one.

    Try the link if you’re interested and let me know what you think.

    Darbee Visual Presence | Computational Image Enhancement Technology | Embed Depth and Realism in 2D Images | A Revolutionary and Patented Image Enhancement Discovery
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    My 7.1 system:

    Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 LCD FP
    Carada Precision 96" BW 16.9 Screen
    Toshiba HD-XA2 HD-DVD Player
    Panasonic DMP-BD35K Blu-ray Disc Player
    Sony PS3 (Blue Ray)
    Rotel RB-1080 Amplifier
    Denon 4308CI
    Belkin PureAV PF60 Powercenter
    Axiom Audio M80 v2's (Mains)
    Axiom Audio VP150 v2 (Center)
    Axiom Audio QS8 v2's (Surrounds)
    Axiom Audio QS8 v2's (Rear Surrounds)
    HSU VTF-3 MK3 With Turbocharger (Subwoofer)
    SVS PB2+/2 Gloss Black (Subwoofer)

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    Never heard of it, I'll have to check it out.

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    It's an adaptive sharpness device that selectively applies sharpness to areas of the image while also applying a 1 to 2 pixel drop shadow in order to accentuate the differences between light and dark -i.e. contrast. It is most definitely ALTERING the signal and thus the director or filmmaker's intent. I know a lot of people do like it though it is definitely changing the intent and/or incoming signal based on the designer's desires -not the filmmaker's.

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    Andrew,

    I have read it said that the Darbee technology will likely be sold to equipment manufacturers so it can be installed in projectors out of the box. I don't know if that's true.

    I wasn't expecting to hear that it may "alter filmmaker's intent". To me it makes the picture more crystal clear like you would expect to see after a good calibration or fine tuned settings. Have you reviewed the Darbee with any of your films as reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Robinson View Post
    It is most definitely ALTERING the signal and thus the director or filmmaker's intent. I know a lot of people do like it though it is definitely changing the intent and/or incoming signal based on the designer's desires -not the filmmaker's.
    I suppose that assumes that the source and display combo have been properly calibrated to a known video standard.

    In the end, I suppose it comes down to personal preference.

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    I was about to ask what my Nephew had done to improve the picture when he started showing me how it works. I was thinking wow what a difference from the last time I saw a movie on his set up. I really was/am impressed. I'm going to buy one.

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    Just curious, what projector does your nephew have?

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    Kris Deering and Josh Zyber each have one of these and swear by it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Rainwater View Post
    Just curious, what projector does your nephew have?
    He has the Epson 8700 UB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Vaughn View Post
    Kris Deering and Josh Zyber each have one of these and swear by it.
    David,

    Do you know Kris? He is a great person. Years ago I had questions about Home Theater stuff. Next thing I know he offered me his phone number to call so he could explain why he likes all the different brands of things he was recommending!

    It was great talking to a guy that obviously knows what he's talking about and Home Theater is a passion not just a job.

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