It adds natural definition and depth to all sources especially Dish network.. An unexpected pleasure is what it does for laser disc reproduction. It takes a murky picture and gives it a remastered DVD look-I was in shock at what I saw it---totally artifact free. Let my wife who thought I was out of my mind when I bought this give her observations. Ok---I'm supposed to put into writing that my husband was correct, and it does indeed make a difference. But it's really hard to explain how a device such as this smooths out rough edges of a perhaps too clear picture, and yet adds subtle definition and depth of that same picture. It's really a pleasure to watch. A delight for the eyes.
I have been hearing about this company and their products for a few years now. But a recent conversation I got involved in with people saying how greatly it improved 3D finally got my to buy one. They were right, its like all this time I was looking out a dirty window, and now its been wiped clean. I use this in my projector theater, and can not imagine going back. Perfect option for those who aren't ready to jump into 4K yet.
If you want to improve the Picture quality of your TV by at least 10 to 15%, then this Video Processor does the job. Really does what is says it does by improving the picture quality - Used it on my Mitsubishi 73 inch DLP and the 65 inch DLP and really improved the PQ - My wife even noticed it, so I know it did its job
Hooked up to a JVC rs35 projector and a 160 inch screen. Picture was very good before, but the darbee adds just a bit of sharpness and definition. Hair on a persons head is more defined for example. I think it was enough of a difference to keep
It's truly s stop-gap between 1080 & 2160 (4K) in terms of viewer enjoyment!
I, too, am waiting for the 4K//UHD/HDR10 format wars to subside and for OLED technology to really take a hold in the marketplace. Until this and HDMI 2 get finalized (and a new delivery format are settled upon, like a BD revision), I am abstaining from upgrading my current 1080p 240hz LED/LCD set. I have full backlit with local dimming and and simply not wanting for image quality at my current viewing distance of 10 feet from my 55" set. To maintain the proper pixel density in a 4K set, I would need to move my couch closer AND transition to a 75"+ 4K set. Just not a good value at the current market prices.
Enter the Darbee DVP-5000S. It makes my already professionally calibrated TV look amazing. It enhances details, but unlike any "sharpening effect" I've ever seen. It seems to be going down to the pixel level and enhancing local zones of contrast to add a true depth to the image (and to amazingly enhance textures). However, and this is huge, even at high levels (like 75% in HD mode), there is virtually ZERO artifacting. And, what few artifacts may pop up, always seem organic in nature and never discordant...so you usually don't notice them, if present, unless you're doing a fast A-B comparison on a paused image.
If a TV manufacturer incorporated this level of image processing into a new TV, they could easily charge a $500+ price premium over other TVs of the same size and feature set. Maybe more than that.
NOTE: Turn OFF all image sharpening and noise reduction settings in your TV and your source (turn sharpness to the neutral setting, which is NOT always all the way down to the lowest setting). Once I disabled all sharpening, NR, and 3D NR effects in my TV and in my BD Player, the magic really happened. The Darbee needs as much of the original signal as possible to work best.
PROS: Impressive performance that has stunningly convinced me to delay my 4K TV purchase for a few years.
Excellent remote and remote-IR-sensor
You can easily fine-tune for your TV and your source.
CONS: I wish the "out" HDMI connector were on the rear panel and not the opposite end. Can't even call it a flaw.
Ordered on a Wed and was hoping to receive this on the following day since I got an email saying it shipped on Wed night. But I received it on Friday and I am in LA County, even when I order from companies in Nevada I get it the next day. I was hopping to receive the next day to run some test before screening a film on Friday. Oh well.
Anyways, about the Darbee DVP-5000S, I did a lot of research, forums, youtube, etc and decided to pull the trigger. I am using the last Mits 92' 3D DLP and it is not as bright or clear as my other newer Samsung LCD. So I thought this Darbee would help. It was not exactly what I hoped while watching Blu-Ray films or gaming on PS4. However IT DOES make a difference as I constantly would turn it on and off to see how much of difference it would make and playing with the % as well. For what it does, for me it wasn't worth the price, it should have been priced around $79 ($99 tops). but not the $179. I've decided to keep it, since it definitely does make a difference, especially on a 92" and for 3D, its a bit sharper as well.
PROS: It does make a noticeable difference
CONS: not the big impact as I thought it would and priced a little to high for what it does
I originally owned the Darbee Darblet and upgraded to this model due to the better remote and v 2.0 Processing. It looks fantastic! Friends come over and see the set always compliment me on the PQ (picture quality). It sharpens the TV picture very naturally (if you adjust it properly!). I have a plasma set, so this device gives me the extra detail that goes well with the great blacks to make the picture "pop". When you're watching a streaming movie and you can see the pimples on peoples faces...you become a believer! Monoprice had it for an exceptional price. It was a no brainer!
PROS: Inexpensive (relatively) Very effective small no "side effects"
I'm trying to give my current 60" Sony HDTV a little more life while I wait for the HDR10/Dolby Vision format war to pass (then I'll upgrade TVs). I've been looking at the Darbeevision DVP-5000S for months, but never pulled the trigger. Since it went on sale for $159, I had to jump on it. Wow - got it in delivered the next day! I connected it between my AVR and HDTV so that everything going to the screen gets processed. After some playing, I have settled on "high def" mode 45% as a good overall setting for most everything. On screen objects seem to "pop" more and faces look outstanding. Nothing looks artifactual at all. I'm impressed.
PROS: makes a great picture even better, nicely built, easy to operate, demo mode lets you see differences easily.
CONS: bulky power supply, having HDMI input and output on opposite ends of the device makes it a little awkward to install. I think all cables should be on the same side for ease of installation.
This replaced the earlier model which is now out with the projector. This version seems to be sturdier and the remote control is a big improvement. It is also a lot less noticeable if you keep it out in the open.
PROS: These work very well and in a way that makes even great TVs better. Affordable way to improve your set - may not want to upgrade for a long, long time.
CONS: I am still learning the quirks of the remote but I think it needs an exit key so you do not have to scroll through the menu to end your adjustments.