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DarbeeVision Darblet DVP5000 HDMI High-Definition Image Enhancer

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Also available built in the Radiance 2xxx video processor or the Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray player.

DarbeeVision Darblet   
Regular price: $340 USD
Our price: $319 USD

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  "I use the Darblet with everything, even for Blu-ray reviews."

  - Gary Reber, editor Widescreen Review (read review)


"It will make the most beautiful images you’ve ever seen on your screen."

   - Kris Deering, HomeTheater.com (read review)


"Watching anything through the Darblet is quite a revelation."

    - David Susilo, QuebecAudio.com (read review)


"On a CRT... I think for the first time there is a device out there worth the money that will actually improve on the image, and would do so without making the projected CRT image look like a cheap digital."

  - Mike Parker, video designer/modder (read review)

 

What is the Darblet?

Up until now people have usually had to turn OFF most "image enhancement" features in their displays, Blu-ray players, and other devices as they destroy image quality.

The DarbeeVison Darblet is first image enhancement tool that actually gets it right and provides an exceptional increase in depth and detail for both digital and CRT displays. The better and more detailed your source signal is, the better the resulting picture will be.

Completely plug and play. The Darblet installs between your source and display. Installation takes 30 seconds. A useful "Demo" mode lets you view both the before and after pictures side by side.

We recommend using the "Hi Def" mode with a setting of somewhere between 30-45% to start.

Image enhancement? I'm a purist and do not want the image altered in any way!

This was also our first reaction when we first heard about the Darblet. Another box to muck up the picture that would probably only be purchased by the same consumers who prefer TVs with fake oversaturated colours. No thanks.

But then some of our videophile friends and no-nonsense industry experts we trusted (Kris Deering, Joshua Zyber, etc.) started talking about the Darblet and how well it worked, so we started to pay attention.

Our thoughts on using the Darblet from a purist standpoint are best summarized by quoting Joshua Zyber's review:

"As someone whose job it is to occasionally review Blu-ray discs, a device like the Darblet presents an interesting philosophical dilemma. Is it fair to evaluate the video quality of a Blu-ray disc with something like the Darblet engaged, when the very nature of the device is seemingly to alter the video signal?

After giving this a lot of thought and using the unit extensively, I’ve come to the determination that the Darblet doesn’t actually add anything that isn’t inherently present in whatever video I happen to watch. It simply helps the display to resolve the picture better. I would equate this to upgrading the display to a better model. The Darblet doesn’t change the picture so much as it improves the playback of what’s there.

If I were to upgrade my projector to a newer model with improved contrast specs and higher-quality optics that could focus the image tighter on my screen, would I say that the new projector altered the picture on the Blu-ray disc? Of course not. I should expect a better projector to improve the quality of whatever I watch. From what I’ve seen, that’s the sort of effect that the Darblet provides. I like it, and I’ve decided to leave it on full time."

Manufacturer Overview

If you want to enjoy the highest fidelity picture possible on your HDTV, the Darblet is the solution for you. Darbee Visual Presence (DVP) technology establishes a breakthrough for image realism  by embedding 2D and 3D pictures with depth information. Enabled by parallel processing in a single chip, DVP represents the next generation of computational image processing for depth and realism.

The Darblet is ideal for use with use with High-Definition TVs/projectors and components such as Blu-ray player, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Cable/Satellite receivers.

It is Plug-n-Play and installs in seconds between any HDMI source and display.

Easy to set up - simple controls, small and transportable, HDMI 1.4 compliant for the highest fidelity.

Features

  • Upgradeable after purchase
  • HDMI 1.4 Compliant, works with 3D
  • One HDMI input, one HDMI output
  • Buttons: Darbee, Up, Down, Menu
  • LEDs: Video, Power (dimmable)
  • On screen menu to access controls
  • Infrared remote control included
  • 5v power supply included
  • 2.5" x 4" x .75", 3 oz.  

Documentation

User manual (PDF format)
White paper with technical details (PDF format)

Pictures



Below are some split screen demo pictures provided by the manufacturer. (Note: We find that that the enhancement setting is set too high in these examples but it gives you an idea of what the Darblet does).







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info@darbeevision.com
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