I JUST WROTE A LONG POST SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT NUT MY MACHINE LOCKED UP AND I LOST ITI. I GUESS i WILL POST IT AGAIN TOMORROW. Most of the posts in this thread are dead wrong.
The unit at Cedia was a mock up. It employed a Darblet to do the processing with a video monitoring screen and some video EQ readout. The hardware is set re HDMI inputs and switching but what the machine will actually do has not been determined. The chips are much larger and that is a substantial component of the higher cost. But firmware and software must be written to do whatever the unit will eventually do.
What will it do? Darbee is seeking input as to what the market would like it to do. For example, do a higher more sophisticated level of Darbee processing. Perform a bunch of video analysis functions viewable on the screen. A video multimeter if you will. Video EQ.. Nothing has been determined yet EXCEPT it will not be a multifunction video processor like a DVDO or Lumagen.No way will that happen. Darbeevision wishes to license its algs to video processor manufacturers, av processor manufacturers, AV receiver manufacturers, display manufacturers. something for them to employ in their higher end models to further differentiate those units from lower end models in their lines..
Ther are presently no plans to make a higher end Darblet with say some increased processing power and fiekl software upgradabilty other than the unit under discussion here. It was never envisioned that there would be software revisions for the Darblet. Glitches required replacement of units with fixed software. but the chips used in the darblet I don't think have the capability to add additional functions.
The $2000 unit has very large chips. Features could be added after its release. So field ugradability is required.But it a soft platform now and where it will go and what it will do is undertermined.
I know serious posts as to see what you would like the unit to do will be scrutinized by the Darbee follks. But I repeat, a full function video processor, not a chance. Things other companies don't offer, yes.
I think it clear that we here would like even better more sophisticated Darbeevision procession . Beyong that, what would you guys like? Tell Darbeevision by posting here. The product will happen and it will be priced at about $2K..