CEDIA Expo 2013 Booth Tour: DarbeeVision

The DarbeeVision booth at CEDIA Expo wasn’t easy to find, but it was packed with new and interesting technologies. Darbee has been busy this year working on partnerships, and that means more devices with Darbee technology built in.

The first item (shown above) is the Oppo BDP-103D Blu-ray Disc player with built-in Darbee technology. Oppo is a well-respected manufacturer in the far East but virtually unknown here. Their Blu-ray players appeal to the top-end home theater fan and the addition of Darbee technology should be well received in the marketplace.

Lumagen showed a prototype video processor with built-in Darbee as well, and it seems like the two companies have a long and prosperous relationship ahead. It makes sense, since they serve the same markets.

For those who want more traditional packaging, SALT’s Halide video processor provides the full Darbee experience without the flashing lights and transparent covers. It’s sure to be a hit with folks who want to show their gear off.

Of course the original Darblet and Cobalt were present as well, making a good showing on even a lower-end TV.

Finally, Darbee seems ready to release the high-end Fidelio with multiple inputs and more precise control. We first saw this product at the Consumer Electronics Show and have been anxiously awaiting the day when we can offer it for sale.

The Darblet and Cobalt have been a massive success, but it does make sense that Darbee would partner with other manufacturers. Its technology is easy to build into other devices, and building it in is sure to add value and satisfaction.

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