They are demoing next week at E3 in Los Angeles 7th - 9th, with 2 50" Sony LCD flat panels for before and after comparisons including bluray movie footage in addition to gaming CGI, if you are in So Cal and can get in.....Industry only at E3. Darbeevision name not listed on exhibitors but they are definitely there.
I was able to get down to E3 with a pass from my son's company that was working the show with large LED walls. I only spent time in 2 places....with him watching the interesting job he does and the cool equipment he works with (you should see those wall modules from behind), and probably an hour and a half at the Darbee exhibit. 2 50" LCD flat panels on the inside circle of the booth gave processed and unprocessed comparisons of the detail in a rooftop scene overlooking a city from one game. Behind them and facing the opposite direction outward toward the foot traffic was a single 50" display that was running IMAX Under The Sea in 2D with pop on and off processing comparisons plus split screen with movable line as well.
The effect ranges from subtle to wow! look at that
depending on the scenes, and show as additional shape of details and depth into the screen. As some other people have said above after seeing at CEDIA and CES you virtually never pick the "before" picture as the one you'd rather watch. Looking at that tiny flat panel set up under the bright show environment I kept imagining how tremendous it would look on my 8.5' wide 2.8 HP screen with its high performance images from my RS50 JVC. They maintain that there is 15% more information coming into the image after processing than is originally on a Bluray disc.
The first products will be very cost effective and reasonably priced in the form of modded HDMI cables (small module on end attaching to source out) with small remote to bump the DarbeeVision process from OFF to 5 - 10 - 15..... up to 120 level of the effects in 5 point increments. Default usually left around 100 - 110. No unwanted artifacts were generated. Eventually there will be a set top box for more money but that mainly will buy you more STB features
....switching probably, analogue inputs, etc, etc but not additional processing. It will likely be firmwared upgradable in the field however, ala Lumagen, so as their technology advances you will be able to stay current with your hardware investment. But you will get all the bang for the buck technologically with each generation of the cables at a fraction of the cost. Of course they're not firmware upgradable.
I had the pleasure of talking with Paul Darbee himself for around 10 minutes and he is a very nice gentleman. His response was very excited when I asked him if there was the capability for his technology to keep advancing in the future as chip technology itself advances. In a word YES!! They're already working toward that end. The first cables hopefully will be available for retail by the holiday season...probably $200 range or less. 3D capable as well with some
additional detail to be added even within the stereoscopic left / right images. Here's a couple recent press releases below from their site with others already there and more certainly to come. The second kind of reads like an auto English translation. Deals were being talked about already from representatives in the industry coming by from the response Paul said they were getting.http://www.darbeevision.com/view_new...ccessory_Makerhttp://www.darbeevision.com/view_new...ple_HDMI_cable