Originally Posted by hoozthatat
I guess I should have phrased my, "All HDMI cables are the same" line. I meant to say roughly all high speed hdmi cables from less then substandard manufacturers are the same. IMO some cables are absolutely built better and can last longer, but as far a pure performance goes, I personally have done a side by side test of a 10$ cable and a $90 cable and they both performed identically. I am also aware that monster does not try and appeal to the videophile or audiophile, I was simply asking why would they put information like that on the packaging if currently no equipment takes advantage of a spec like that? And again I say this only because the average consumer is never going to care, nor understand what something like that means even if it's put on the front of the product. Case and point, look at what Samsung has done this year with their EH Series of TV's. They market them just as an other "LED" TV and people have no clue there is an actual difference between the EH and ES series other then say Smart TV.
Regardless I feel like this may be getting off topic. What color bit is broadcast TV or non film being displayed at?
And maybe a better question, what's the native display capabilities in terms of color bits for front projection? PDP? LCD? DLP? etc..? Or am I missing the point some where?
ALL consumer HD content has a color depth of 8bits per color( 24bits total) and a Chroma Subsample rate of 4:2:0.
Years ago they were talking about extending the color depth to 10bit (30bit total) or even 12bit (36bit total) under the moniker of Deep Color. As of yet, this has failed to materialize.
Professional video starts at 10bit and goes out to 16bit (48bit total) with a max Chroma Subsampling rate of 4:4:4. Here is something that will help you to underatnd CS:
Just as HDTV displays upscale SD content, many displays will upscale the color depth to higher levels than 8bit. And just like video upscaling, there is guesswork as to how that upscaling is accomplished
One of the biggest benefits of higher than 8bit color depth is the extended Gray Scale - how many steps between black and white. 8bit is around 255. Just extending the color depth to 10bit extends the Gray Sacle to 1024.