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DarbeeVision Ships Latest Image Enhancer

DarbeeVision is now shipping the latest in its line of digital video processors, the DVP-5000S.

A comparison of HDMI video with and without the DVP-5000S

DarbeeVision is now shipping the latest in its line of digital video processors, the DVP-5000S. The standalone image enhancer is designed to improve the sense of depth and clarity of digital images using the company’s patented Darbee Visual Presence (DVP) technology. This digital imaging process is intended to make content look more lifelike by applying a human-vision-based computational model that reveals more depth and clarity.

“DVP goes beyond fidelity to make any image or video look better than what the most perfect cameras and displays can achieve,” said Larry Pace, president of DarbeeVision. “Working at the pixel level, DVP embeds 3D depth cues in real time and with virtually no lag to give your brain the perception that what you’re seeing is real, breathing new detail into flat images without touching color, contrast, sharpening, or resolution. The processing achieves a similar result to how an artist is able to create depth and detail in a painting by applying light and dark paint according to how they see the scene with their eyes. There’s advanced processing at work but the enhancement applied in real time is quite easy to see. The result is an ultra-immersive visual experience unlike anything provided by other technology.”

No bigger than a smartphone, the DVP-5000S is a sleek, plug-and-play device that is compatible with any high-definition HDMI source or display. Consumers can take their home entertainment to a new level by simply connecting the DVP-5000S in-line between a given source’s HDMI output and the HDMI input of the display.

Simple controls provide three viewing modes that give viewers flexibility to choose the effect that looks best for their particular setups and viewing preferences. The “Hi-Def” mode is recommended for high-quality content such as Blu-rays; “Gaming” mode is best suited for computer-generated images; and the “Full Pop” mode is designed for low-resolution and/or low-quality video sources. 

DVP processing technology was also recently used by Oppo, designer of high-performance Blu-ray players, in creating a “Darbee Edition” of its flagship BDP-105 player. Other DarbeeVision partners include Optoma, Cambridge Audio, Galaxy, and Lumagen.

The DarbeeVision DVP-5000S is available now for around $250.