Originally Posted by basil lambri
What kind of bit depth should i expect...? Could it be 32-bit or something like that?
10-bit is the standard for professional video. Broadcast contribution, encoders and decoders are still limited to 8-bit.
As of the HDMI 1.4 specification, these are the following cables types defined for HDMI in general:
. standard* HDMI cable - up to 1080i and 720p
. standard* HDMI cable with ethernet
. automotive HDMI cable
. high speed** HDMI cable - 1080p, 4K, 3D and deep color
. high speed** HDMI cable with ehternet
* Standard (or ''category 1'') HDMI cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 75Mhz or up to 2.25Gbps, which is the equivalant of a 720p/1080i signal.
** High speed (or ''category 2'') HDMI cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 340Mhz or up to 10.2Gbps, which is the highest bandwidth currently available over an HDMI cable and can successfully handle 1080p signals including those at increased color depths and/or increased refresh rates from the source. High speed cables are also able to accommodate higher resolution displays, such as WQXGA cinema monitors (resolution of 2560 x 1600).
HDMI versions (all HDMI versions are replaced by standard, automotive and high speed HDMI ) 1.3, 1.3a, 1.3b, 1.3b1, 1.3c, 1.4, 1.4a, 1.4b support deep color* and xvYCC**.
* Deep color increases the available bit depth for each color component.
** xvYCC (also x.v.Color) expands the overall color gamut.homeTHEATER: xvYCC and Deep Color