DarbeeVision DVP-5000S provides depth and clarity to your home theater’s video or images.
Easy to setup
Small, sleek device
Adds depth to video content
Enhances 3D & 1080HD content
Plays well with nearly all input devices
May cause audio syncing issues depending on your setup
High cost for accessory
Limited to no effect on SD or 4k content
4 out of five stars – Despite strong skepticism, the DVP-5000S performs as advertised to add depth to your home theater’s picture. While noticeable by some, others did not notice the rich yet subtle difference. Home theater geeks will love the upgrade while many may question this as a frivolous accessory.
The DarbeeVision DVP-5000S HDMI Video Processor with Darbee Visual Presence Technology (quite the mouthful, right?) is placed between your video source (gaming console, cable, blu-ray player, etc.) and TV to enhance your video experience. At roughly the same size as your favorite candy bar, the DVP will not take up much space in your home theater and with a sleek design, might actually be in the forefront.
Setup is measured in seconds, not hours as the DVP needs to be plugged into the wall then in between your video source and TV. The DVP’s remote is simple but enough to navigate the device. However, with no buttons on the DVP itself, you will be out of luck if you lose the remote. Your settings may vary but 55% seems to be the DVP’s sweet spot for 1080p HD content. The color contrast isn’t changed but there is a difference with the depth of the content. The closest comparison I can think of: Driving a high-end sports car is nice but driving that same car with no traffic is better. That’s the DVP effect.
It is possible to purchase an off-the-shelf DVD player with Darbee tech built into it and the added cost is around $100. The DVP is a great value if you have multiple devices you’d like to enhance.
During testing, I placed the DVP in between several combinations of products including a 4k Sharp TV and LG plasma TV with a blu-ray player, Playstation 4, DirecTV and 4k player and soundbar. The ease of setup meant switching the testing products was as simple as unplugging and switching HDMI cables.
This device was given to me by getgeeked Media on behalf of Darbee for my review. All content and opinions are my own without any influence by Darbee or getgeeked. Please contact me with any questions you may have about this device.