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Any chance of getting a review of one of these, I no most people like to turn of any video enhancements but I've been hearing good things about this on some American podcasts.

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RE: Darbee

What is it?

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RE: Darbee

The_Lhc wrote:
What is it?

It must be The American Darbee! :oops:

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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RE: Darbee

Interesting, but somehow sounds too good to be true, there again I'm a born sceptic!

http://darbeevision.com/

 

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RE: Darbee

It's a video enhancer thing,it looks like something you would find in the pound shop but a couple of amateur reviewers on some of the podcasts I listen to have been impressed and I would be keen to here what the pros make of it.

agree that I'm am sceptical to :?

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RE: Darbee

I went to the Smarthome e-store, just to see how much they cost (for interest / a laugh). They state;

Smarthome does not offer technical support on this product, please contact the manufacturer directly for all product support. Smarthome does not accept any returns for this product. If defective, you will need to contact the manufacturer directly for all warranty issues.

That's interesting!

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RE: Darbee

The product is called the Darbee Darblet DVP5000. It is essentially a image processing device that makes micro-adjustments to luminance of selected pixels to improve percieved detail, and subtly enhance the three dimensionality of standard 2D content.

There are a couple of people that sell them. Try contacting Allan at Ideal AV, he's the best bet:

http://www.ideal-av.co.uk/ItemPages/darbee.htm

I have one, as do quite a few people who have contributed to the owners thread ower on AVForum:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/video-scalers-video-processing/1659965-darbee-visual-presense-darblet-owners-thread.html

Opinion is largely divided between purists stating the oft used phrase: "its not what the director intended", and those people that have actually tried it out and are pretty bowled over by the improvement in image quality they bring.

As I say, I have been using one in my system for a couple of weeks now, and the increase in percieved detail on screen, particularly on HD material, is simply astounding. I thoroughly recommend anyone trying one out for themselves - remember distance selling rules state you can return it within 7 days. Its also very easy to hook up and use - an extra HDMI cable is all thats required, turn it onand away you go.

I have certainly seen an improvement on most content (not all, but most), as have many others, even with expensive £25k DLP projectors, and the effects of the device can be set in 1% increments to suit the users preference, across three processing modes.

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