Originally Posted by DaGamePimp
Seems we might have some discrepancy here
When I asked a 360 game dev about the levels he stated they were indeed rendered at PC level (native) but that the 360 would re-map the levels for every output except VGA , so do not assume that what Parasite stated is 'factual' for all outputs . Now what was stated is mostly accurate for HDMI but again there are some variances by display ( and maybe even some variance by developer , maybe they have a choice within the dev tools , which could explain why some games look right , some look washed out and some look too dark ... ? ) .
I can also confirm that what I stated previously is true in that there are no additional settings for VGA other than what was already present in the older dash/firmware . So the new 'additions' only apply to HDMI .
I understand that I'm REALLY late to the party! But I was googling some info on color banding in Xbox 360 games...
I own a Bravia KLV-40S400A, and I play my games at 1080p via HDMI. I've set reference levels to Standard, and color space to Source. Everything looks fantastic, except for banding which I notice in some games only like Forza Motorsport 4 for instance; right before the race, when your car is being displayed from different camera angles.. when up close, you can see layers of colors.. this is especially noticeable on the Lambo Reventon since it has a non-glossy carbon fiber paint job. Is this due to not setting up color space, reference levels or resolution properly? I've experimented with a whole myriad of settings, but it looks the same. Then there's Mass Effect 2; the banding in this game just looks ugly when characters are having a conversation.. you see the background and you're like.. what the?! Even when you look into the distant horizon you can see layers of colors right up to the sky. Like I said this only happens in certain games. Mass Effect 1 had no banding, neither did Forza Motorsport 3.
This gets to be at times... if the banding is present at the source level, then there's nothing we can do, right? How can I eliminate banding in games?
For the record, I also notice it in movies, but not all. Cable and Satellite TV, pretty much there in every channel. But nothing too annoying.