Originally Posted by bweissman
I think Darbee Vision is probably done.
With UHD, HDR, WCG, Rec.2020, etc., what improvement can Darbee can bring to the table? And how can they even keep up and be compatible with all these new technologies? If they do choose to play, which I doubt, it will take them a long time to catch up.
Darbee is a sharpening 'effect'. It doesn't actually sharpen the image, it just appears that way through the pixel contrast trick they use.
This works on just about all images, from the well mastered to-disc stuff, to the crappy mastered to-disc stuff.
Even with Ultra blu ray, there will still be discs that were not shot and mastered as 'sharp' as many others. Playing that less sharp disc on your 4k UHD, HDR, etc display will not make it sharper. Those mentioned techs do not make less sharp sources appear sharper, while a Darbee does. And many of those Ultra blu rays will just be the same mastered source as the reg blu ray disc.
Also, Darbee doesn't just make things appear sharper, in many cases it makes the image a little more contrasty.
Those are my thoughts and they might not be totally (if at all) accurate.