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Darbee Darblet DVP5000 Video Processor


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Introduction to the Darbee Darblet DVP5000 Video Processor

Darbee came into our lives after a dry period in the world of video processors. New video processors are coming out all the time, but the excitement behind them is pretty much the focus of videophiles and pro calibrators.


  • Design: Video Processor
  • HDMI in, HDMI out, Remote Control, 5V DC Power Supply
  • HDMI Version: 1.4
  • MSRP: $350 USD
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First a brief history of home theater video processors. About 13 years ago, I purchased my first plasma display. I was ecstatic about the possibility of owning a flat screen 42" (non HD) Fujitsu display that cost an arm and a leg. I was in heaven, for about 10 minutes, before realizing how many flaws this display had. In fact, I was getting rid of a 34" Grundig CRT display primarily because I was sensitive to various geometrical and convergence issues. I couldn't believe that plasma displays had issues too. They did and in fact I grew to learn about every single one of them… I was hoping that at least a few of the issues I saw could be mitigated by a video processor and ever since then, in addition to upgrading my display annually (until my trusted KURO 5090H entrenched itself in my living room) I had also started upgrading video processors.