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RDJAM. We are talking two different things here. Truview eeColor Processor and the Darbee Visual Presence (trade mark) Processor. two separate things though the next version of the Truview eeColor Processor will include the Darbee processing and will upgrade both to HDMI 1.4
The Truview eeColor Box is essentially a 3 point (RGB) color management system that properly derives the correct secondaries as is also an essentially infinite axis color management system that allows one to move multiple points or areas in a color space to alternate locations by LUT substitution. So in say an expanded color space available from LED machines, colors which are noticeably wrong such as flesh tones can be moved to their proper Rec 709 location. The machine stores 6 specially developed LUTs developed under contract by Rochester Institute of Technolgy. One mode is to compensate for an operating mode in an LED DLP projector developed by TI to hold RGB constant but elevate the white point to get more light out of an LED engine. But this screws the colors up and if one were to unscrew them significantly, the extra light would be lost. So the mode in the Truview moves the colors which your memory tells you are really wrong, flesh tones and blues, and leaves other colors in the expanded color space wrong.
But the machine does a lot more. It has other modes (read LUTs) which can compensate the washing out of colors caused by some ambient light and lots of ambient light and this has nothing to do with LED projectors, it applies to all projectors. The machine can load other LUTs developed in the future for other display technologies such as laser or laser LED hybrids.
The Darbee Visual Presence (trade mark) Processor doesn`t deal with colors. It does use a fair amount of computational power. I saw it in a flat panel before and after display and through the vango LED projector not using the color box. Whatever it does it makes the image almost 3D like, deeper, sharper, and much more like real vision. They call it immersive realism. Like the EE Color Box, it goes between the source and the display. It uses some very advanced and complex algorithms inspired by neuro-biologic models of human vision according the the inventor. I really don`t understand exactly how it works but it is not edge enhancement, it doesn`t ring, but it adds sharpness and depth and clarity to everything I watched. One really could not go back and watch the unprocessed image because the processed image was soooooooo much better. I WANT ONE OF THESE NOW. It was the most amazing thing I saw at the show except for one or two ladies I met but never mind that.
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