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I did a "hands on" review of a pre-release version of the Darblet, which I'm sure you'll have no problems finding with a google search.

I think that it does a good job when left at a modest level of enhancement. Like other home theater equipment, it comes with a demo setting that introduces sharpening artifacts that are distracting and undesirable.

For someone who wants a one-button method for adding a bit more "pop" to an image it should be quite pleasing.

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I did a "hands on" review of a pre-release version of the Darblet, which I'm sure you'll have no problems finding with a google search.

I think that it does a good job when left at a modest level of enhancement. Like other home theater equipment, it comes with a demo setting that introduces sharpening artifacts that are distracting and undesirable.

For someone who wants a one-button method for adding a bit more "pop" to an image it should be quite pleasing.

hmm... I thought the algorithm was sophisticated enough to not have artifacts -sounds like the Razorvision from Belkin
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In the normal settings you really don't see noise or excessive sharpening, but it's there in the demo mode.

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Having seen this large screen, terms like "Razorvision" and "sharpening" seem very limited and much below the impact of what is going on here with patent protected technology. Sure you have 3 modes and in any of them you could take the level of effect too far. So....stop where that particular mode on that particular source looks good. Other image sources and transfers of movies will take different settings.

Gary Reber in this pasted section below after seeing it on the 50" flat panel at CES, was for me much more intriguing to read and verifies what I saw. Before the subsequent firmware improvements were even made, over this past 9 months.


"According to DarbeeVision's founder and CEO, Paul Darbee, "Our images resonate with the viewer, because DarbeeVision takes into consideration how human vision evolved to perceive a 3-D world." Darbee noted that his company's technology embeds 3-D depth into 2-D images, with perceptible enhancement of detail and depth separation, Darbee says that his team has discovered that pic- tures can be made even better than what the most perfect camera and display systems can produce. DarbeeVision was awarded a patent in 2006 for its proprietary visual computing technology, known as Darbee Visual Presence" (DVP) The real{ime digital logic-pro- cessing algorlthm uses parallax disparity as the basis for local lumi- nance modulation on a per-pixel basis to embed stereo depth infor- mation into monoscopic images.

Using a patented defocus-and-sub-tract method, the process is selectively applied, based upon a fast and accurate saliency map called the Perceptor'", The real{ime pro- cessing is done intra{rame so no large buffer memory or time delays are required. Processing is solution independent, scaling linearly with the number of pixels in a frame. According to Darbee, the effect is a generalization of the "drop shadow" effect. Darbee says that the technology simulates cues that the human brain gets from interprel ing depth through monocular elements, which include size (distant objects subtend smaller visual angles than near objects), texture gra- dient, lighting and shading, and "distance fog" (the foreground has high contrast; the background has low contrast).

The Darblet is a plug-and-play unit that does not require tuning or calibration and has simple controls, which are operated by a remote control, During the demo at this year's CES I again perceived an impressive sense of enhanced clarity and resolution, resulting in a greater sense of depth and dimensionality, and thus, realism. This was true for every 2-D image processed compared to the original image in side-by-side demonstrations. The benefit of the Darblet enhancement was quite apparent and beneficlal, and definitely pre- ferred to the original. Details were enhanced, whlle noise was sup- pressed, wlth no apparent edge enhancement or other unnatural arti- facts experienced while viewing the enhanced images. The Darbee process appears to definitely improve the realism of both monoscop- ic and, expectedly, stereoscopic imagery, in which the 3-D video stream consists of two monoscopic images.
While at present the technology is embedded in a silicon chip housed in an outboard box, the intended application segment is image processing inside display devices, The image processing is 1080p, 60 frames per second, ln real time. Widescreen Reviewwill be the first to review this new imaging technology and report on its performance using calibrated displays."
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I'm not that eloquent but that seems about right.

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So, where are the 1080p24 AVCHD demo clips for download ?


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All that raises a question - what does it do to content that isn't supposed to look real?

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ITS Here, ITS Here, ITS Here, ITS Here, ITS Here, ITS Here, ITS Here, ITS Here, ITS Here, .......... I am opening the box as I post. The sticker on the box says: By opening this box, you agree that you will not use the video output for commercial enterprise purposes. This adds to the suspense. ahhhh
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I will be hooking it up shortly and posting my first impressions. The model # is DVP 5000
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I will be hooking it up shortly and posting my first impressions. The model # is DVP 5000

Looking forward to what you think. FedEx ground is slow to me from CA. I won't have mine till Friday.
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When I requested my FedEX shipping number I asked Larry Pace what the latest firmware did. His reply:
"The latest firmware improves the AI control parameters for the Full Pop mode. As such, Full Pop is more gracefully expressed than in the past. Its pretty amazing with high quality content. Try Full Pop at a 70-85 setting on a good Blu-ray disc."


Let us know how this works out Mark.
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I connected the Darblet between my PS3 and PT-AE7000. I used the movie Avater for the review. The best way to describe the image with the Darblet connected was that a slight film was removed from the picture creating a more detailed image with improved color and contrast. I would call the difference slight but noticeable. The amount of impact this will have for you will depend on your system. In a hobby where some will pay huge amounts for slight improvements, I would call the Darblet a bargain. I did notice some edge enhancement noise when turned up so be sure not to over do it. I will do some more testing tonight.
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That's very consistent with my impressions of the product.

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I connected the Darblet between my PS3 and PT-AE7000. I used the movie Avater for the review. The best way to describe the image with the Darblet connected was that a slight film was removed from the picture creating a more detailed image with improved color and contrast. I would call the difference slight but noticeable. The amount of impact this will have for you will depend on your system. In a hobby where some will pay huge amounts for slight improvements, I would call the Darblet a bargain. I did notice some edge enhancement noise when turned up so be sure not to over do it. I will do some more testing tonight.

Thanks Mark -looking forward to more impressions. Intersted to hear how it does on DVDs, HDTV and SD.
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I did a "hands on" review of a pre-release version of the Darblet, which I'm sure you'll have no problems finding with a google search.

I think that it does a good job when left at a modest level of enhancement. Like other home theater equipment, it comes with a demo setting that introduces sharpening artifacts that are distracting and undesirable.

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Demo setting does not add processing, it only changes the way you view the mode you are in, compared to the source video.
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In the normal settings you really don't see noise or excessive sharpening, but it's there in the demo mode.

Again, if you don't see it in the Mode you are in, at the setting you select, nothing additional or negative will show up by using Demo Mode.
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Let's all welcome the DarbeeDr to the forum -Long Live the Darblet!
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Again, if you don't see it in the Mode you are in, at the setting you select, nothing additional or negative will show up by using Demo Mode.

You're right... I really meant the Full Pop mode.

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Call me DD or Larry

So Larry -when is the Widescreen Review coming out?
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We tested the Darblet yesterday by putting it at the output of an Oppo BDP-95. One might think that Marvell's Qdeo enhancement engine would create such great fidelity that you would not be able to get more perceived image quality.

Wrong!

The Darblet provided an amazing and huge difference in picture clarity, depth and realism.

Try it, and then ask Oppo to give us a call.

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A Darblet will go into Gary's hands in a few days.
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So Larry -when is the Widescreen Review coming out?

A Darblet will go out to Gary Reber, in a couple of days.
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We tested the Darblet yesterday by putting it at the output of an Oppo BDP-95. One might think that Marvell's Qdeo enhancement engine would create such great fidelity that you would not be able to get more perceived image quality.

Wrong!

The Darblet provided an amazing and huge difference in picture clarity, depth and realism.

Try it, and then ask Oppo to give us a call.

- DD

Now I'm gonna have to upgrade my Oppo-83 to a OPPO-93 -will this madness ever stop
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Demo setting does not add processing, it only changes the way you view the mode you are in, compared to the source video.

Not sure what this means; changes it how?

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I got my Darblet. Mark got his first.

I hooked it up to my Panasonic 65" V10. I've to agree with mark. tested with "the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo". It removes a layer and adds more details to the picture (the snow scene in Sweden is the best example). I use the "Hi Def" set at "95" mode and it is FANTASTIC.

Thanks again for this great piece of hardware.
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Don't you think it would be more honest if you said who you are. You don't need to push your product on us.

I think it is pretty obvious who Larry is. Don't see an issue here myself.
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I think it is pretty obvious who Larry is. Don't see an issue here myself.

I agree, I think everyone knows who Dr. Darbee is - I for one am glad he is here to provide more info - I think we are all smart enough to know the sales pitch from the real dope.
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