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Darbee Vision Darblet - HD Images that pop!

SKU: DVP 5000
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I personally find the Darblet to be the most spectacular accessory box I have ever encountered and experienced! - Gary Reber Widescreen Review

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Product Description


What does the Darblet do?

If you want to enjoy the highest fidelity picture possible on your HDTV, the DarbeeVision DARBLET HDMI High-Definition Image Enhancer is the solution for you. DARBEE Visual Presence  (DVP) technology establishes a fundamental breakthrough for image realism. By embedding 2D and 3D pictures with depth information, a new visual experience is born. 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 (HD) TV's and components such as Blu-ray, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Cable and Satellite receivers, Mobile and PVR. It is Plug-n-Play and installs in seconds between any HDMI source and display. Using compatible HDMI cables (sold separately), first make a connection between the DARBLET (HDMI In) and your home theater component, and second between the DARBLET (HDMI Out) and your HDTV; then just plug your DARBLET in using the included power supply and you're ready to go.

Once your DARBLET is connected you can use the simple 4-button controls on the device, or the included Infrared (IR) remote control, to access your on screen menu and instantly enjoy profoundly improved image quality on your digital TV. With "HiDef", "Gaming" and "Full Pop" viewing modes you can adjust the picture to your desired setting. Using the latest HDMI 1.4 and 1080p/3D compatible technology, you will take pleasure in watching enhanced cable and satellite programming, the best viewing experience for your Blu-ray and DVD movies and shows, and video games become super-immersive. It can even be used with your Smart phone or tablets. 


A Plug and Play accessory to enhance your HDMI video entertainment.
Darbee Visual Presence™ (DVP™) technology establishes a fundamental breakthrough for image realism. By embedding 2D and 3D pictures with depth information, a new visual experience is born. 

Images actually help you to see them better.
Enabled by parallel processing in a single chip, DVP™ represents the next generation of computational image processing for depth and realism. Your eyes will thank you!


- "Tweener" Accessory installs between any HDMI source and display
- Plug-n-Play - no installation
- Easy to set up - simple controls
- Small and transportable
- HDMI 1.4 compliant for the highest fidelity


- Blu-ray, XBox 360, PlayStation 3, Cable, Mobile
- HiDef, Gaming, Full Pop viewing modes
- 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.

Applications - HDMI enabled products

- Digital TV
 image quality is profoundly improved
- Blu-ray and DVD movies/shows look best
- Video Games become super-immersive
- Cable/Satellite programming is much better
- Smart phone video quality is improved
- Tablet video output quality is improved



"...we have implemented it (the "Darblet") in our home cinema showroom, it is the best showroom in the country, and actually I had in there another video processor, that cost around $3,000. I took that product out and put the DarbeeVision Darblet in its place. The Darblet blows away the $3,000 product." - Alfonso M Velez Iglesias, AV Prestige


Manufacturer DARBEE Visual Presence
Manufacturer Product No. DVP 5000
UPC 609408233920
HDMI Compliancy Version 1.4 with 3D Support
Inputs HDMI, ower
Output HDMI
Buttons DARBEE, Up, Down, Menu
LEDs Video, Power (dimmable)
Power Supply 5VDC
Dimensions Specification
Specifications Type 2.50" x 4.00" x 0.75"
Weight 3 ounces

Video Compatibility: 1080p/60/50/24 or less (1920 x 1200 for computers)



pdf Darblet Technology White Paper

pdf Darblet User Guide


News & Review

Darbee Vision Darblet thread on AVSforums

Darblet DVP End User Review by Joerod

Home Theater's Magic Bullet? Review by High-Def Digest 09 July 2012

I personally find the Darblet to be the most spectacular accessory box I have ever encountered and experienced!
Gary Reber – Aug 2012

This is a tool I’ve already recommended to every one of my videophile friends as a must own and I pass that same recommendation on to you.
Kris Deering - 22 Aug 2012

What Others Have to Say!

This should not be possible. I cannot believe my eyes. I have a RS40 but that isn't the projector I am most impressed by what the Darblet is doing. It is my lowly Acer H5360 720p dlp projector that I use strictly for 3d. I feel like the Darblet has completely transformed this projector into something I would never have thought was possible.


First of all the obviously low resolution of this pj now is hardly a factor with the significant increase in perceived resolution and detail. It's so much better that it's ridiculous. I put in Coraline and Hugo, both containing extremely detailed images. My jaw dropped to see what the Darblet did to those movies.


Next, a big weakness of dlp's, especially those without a dynamic iris, are the lower light scenes. I'm not talking a fade to black, as nothing can be done about that. The Darblet has somehow managed to make this cheap little dlp look like it's contrast ratio jumped up 3 or 4 times. Scenes that looked flat are now alive and vibrant.


Dlp's already have that "pop" to their image. With the Darlet, prepare for even more "pop". My RS40 now looks even flatter in brighter scenes.


Still amazed at what the Darblet is doing for my Acer H5360 in 3d. Everything is popping! Tried Toy Story, Megamind, and Born To Be Wild. I use Game setting on 80 for animated and HD at 50 for real life movies.

I played Gladiator on my rs40. Unbelievable with Darblet! Dlp-like pop.


Last night I came across Cars 2 on one of the HD channels. I set the Darbee to 65% POP and was just mesmerized. Things are definitely juiced up with POP mode especially above 50%, but for animated movies it has a very compelling effect. Indeed "POP" mode was a great label for Darbee to use. HD mode looks very good to and keeps the image more natural. I was torn between which I liked better because HD mode was much closer to the original (but clearer with more detail) whereas POP mode definitely changed the image from the original some, yet it was an improved change. Incredible really.


I'd say IGNITED. I have played around with those same enhancements on blu ray players and Receivers (Onkyo) and they don't have the same amazing impact the Darblet does. Sure they can increase it somewhat but not nearly as good.


All I can say is "wow"!!! This  device just added a few more years to my Panny PT-AX200's lifespan. (Wife very happy with that.)

Watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Star Trek, and HTTYD. In all cases the image just jumps out at you with increased depth and detail. (Wonder how the actors feel about their wrinkles getting the Darbee treatment.) The Darbee makes my aging $1000 projector look like a $10,000 projector (or what I'd hope such a projector would look like if I could ever afford one.)


Customer Reviews (5)

Great but not perfectReview by Jeremy
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Took a little time to appreciate what this little box did and I was initially underwhelmed but after working with the settings I have grown to be a fan. It was as if it had a running in period but I am told this is not the case. It does however produce distinct graininess in low light scenes, and clay like complexions with some tv programs. This contrasts with very enhanced detail of skin tones on most so I put this down to the source not the darblet. This is my experience with a Panasonic plasma which may not show off the advantages as well as a projector. (Posted on 7/04/2014)
Really does workReview by Monty
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Buy with confidence. This thing really works with projectors. I don't think I really need it for my plasma TV though. (Posted on 10/01/2014)
Excellent Product - Simply AmazingReview by Douglas - Melbourne - Australia
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I agree with almost everything Doug Farr wrote in his review, except for the negative comments about the remote control. It has buttons for all the functions it needs, and that's it. It does what it needs to do, without costing more than it needs to.

As for the Darbee unit itself. When you first get it and hook it up, which is very very easy, you will find the improvement to the images on your TV or projector to be stunning. You will play with the adjustments until you settle on what is best for your tastes. Then you'll forget about the Darbee. That is until you watch your next movie, on Blu-Ray or DVD. Sometime during the movie, it will hit you that the image is simply brilliant and amazing compared to what you've been used to seeing. If you're like me, you'll pause the movie, grab the remote, and hit the "Demo" button. This will highlight for you again just what an amazing little device this is.

It's very flexible in terms of the settings. You can have virtually no effect, or lots if you want to. If you go to "Full Pop" at 100%, it does introduce some "artifacts". Most other reviews I've read have ended up leaving theirs set on "HD" at around 50%. I've set mine on "HD" at 75%.

It might have been better if it had both the HDMI sockets on the back, rather than at each end, but that's not a major problem. (Posted on 13/12/2012)
No need to upgrade my plasma and projector!Review by Joshua
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Gives that extra dimension (pop) to the picture without affecting picture quality! Works like a charm! A worthy investment for videophiles! For what it does, the price is a bargain! Now I see no need to upgrade my plasma and projector :) Most highly recomended! (Posted on 16/09/2012)
A very effective add-on device for improving image quality (adding clarity, depth of field and sparkle) Review by Doug Farr
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Darbee Visual Presence Darblet – review by Doug Farr:

Having been lucky enough to see the Darbee unit in undoubtedly one of finest and the most high tech home Cinemas in the country, it is hardly surprising the Darbee unit was able to perform its magic. After all, the more data for it to work off, the greater you would expect the end result.

What did surprise me however, is that this same device was actually able to perform an equivalent level of magic on a modest theatre set up using only standard entry level equipment.

I have a Panasonic PT-AX200E projector and play mostly DVD’s though a pretty basic blue- ray player (Panasonic DMP-BD45) and get quite satisfactory results. At least that’s what I thought, until I connected the Darbee unit.
Now with the unit connected and set to my favourite setting, the picture seems to stand out more, is brighter and has a perception of greater depth of field. (Not the slicing kind you would see in a 3D stereoscope slide, but a difference in richness in view) In reality the difference is almost like comparing a photo taken with a quality 35mm camera instead of an instamatic camera.
Does the Darblet really live up to the manufacturer’s claims and is it really worth all the hype?
Well, Seeing Is Believing. The unit itself is not that flattering to look at, but don’t be fooled by the see though outer casing. This is not just another fad device or something you may buy on “as seen on TV” advert. This unit is capable of performing real magic. Using this device is a very effective way of not only adding extra realism to high-end theatre equipment, but also for off the shelf products used by the average consumer.
What does the Darblet really do?
Well for starters, the Darbee unit is able to sharpen the image, without the usual adverse effects. It creates depth of field and adds detail, which in turn makes images come to life. This clever processor also removes the haze from a picture and is comparable to looking at an image though a clear glass window (rather than though a window with a film or fine net curtains).

This unit not only adds clarity, but somehow brings out detail previously masked from view, but obviously hidden in the original data source purely as digital information. This is not a sharpness/softness adjuster, which works on outer image lines, but a very high tech. processor turning previously unused data in to visible picture information.

The Future
This is an amazing discovery and I am sure it will not be too long before all discerning manufacturers will want to obtain the necessary licenses to include this technology in their projection and/or source data equipment (after all the public will soon demand it).

Enables upgrades to existing theatre equipment by adding clarity, higher visible definition to pictures and is very easy to set up.
Unit does not come with it’s own extra HDMI cable (this may however simply be an effort to try and keep the price down).

Remote is pretty basic and honestly I would expect a higher quality remote to be supplied for the price paid and to reflect the quality of the other componentry used.
Although that said, the remote does perform well and I have no issues with it apart from its look.

Is it worth it?
Yes, to me anyway, but then I enjoy the whole experience of picture quality and not just the story line in a movie. You soon forget you have this device on and become immersed in the picture, so every now and again I turn the unit off momentarily, to remind myself on what I would be missing without it.
Summing up:

A very effective add-on device for improving image quality (adding clarity, depth of field and sparkle)
Relatively inexpensive (considering the technology involved and processing power of the unit) After two weeks of constant use, I only managed to find one DVD in my collection where this unit didn’t appear to make much difference.

It is not often a device can make a copy appear better than the source, but this device manages to do just that.

Would I buy again or recommend to my friends?

Don’t just take my word for it, check out the link

The link provides a pretty accurate rendition of the expectation you should expect by incorporating the unit in on your home theatre set up weather it be high end or average equipment.
Note : I have not yet trialled the Darbee unit on a regular TV set and all information is based after viewing images via projection equipment only. (Posted on 4/09/2012)

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