(topic : True 4K Blu-ray - why I will mostly skip if released)
Originally Posted by Tok, bluray.com
Look how they were able to add 3D to BD. I think they could easily update the spec to support a larger bit depth for 2D discs at least. My point there are many installed 1080p sets that could support the expanded color information without having having to replace them all for UHD.
At least Panasonic(JP) did that!
36 bit MGVC Blu Ray
Novelty, novelty involved! Panasonic Corp., (thanks to their Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory research center's work on Studio Ghibli's recent digital disc releases) has taken advantage of this upcoming launch to push for MGVC (MASTER GRADE VIDEO CODING) on specific Blu-ray Disc player models. This is their own implementation of the MVC codec standard that seems to be very cool; using the additional data stream to superpose (interpolate) color information that makes up for the compression loss when is used the normal 8-bit encoding for each of the three signal components, coming from the 36-bit color digital master tape. ( http://www.phileweb.com/news/d-av/201304/10/32810.html
) It could be my preferred advancement to come from the efforts of consumer electronics companies to promote stereoscopic 3D vision technology.
Achieving 60Mbps of data transmission unified for a single stream picture view!
Although most won't benefit from this color depth on common 24-bit (8-bit per channel) panel TV sets, this is kind of further future-proofing the editions! Also, My Neighbor Totoro, Grave of the Fireflies, Kiki's Delivery Service & Only Yesterday are listed as already compatible and waiting to be played on those models.
source : http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=53399040
More information about MGVC (Sony doesn' t like it) :http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?act=url&depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://www.phileweb.com/news/d-av/201304/10/32810.html&usg=ALkJrhhPvNAtE3cgEtLnRb9JbvEg1LwuVA
There is only one Panasonic BDP DMR-BZT9300 in Japan is MGVC compatible ( best price JP¥238,000 )
One more reson we should stick to Studio Ghibli Japan version.