Originally Posted by Richard Paul
A lot of people also said that same exact thing about 1080p. What I have read about Deep Color seems pretty common sense to me since video professionals have long said that improvements in image quality could be made by going beyond 24-bit RGB. And it has also been known for a long time that the RGB color space wasn't capable of displaying all of the colors properly. In other words I think that Deep Color and xvYCC will be noticeable improvements in video quality.
I still think it'll be tough to tell ... I personally cant' tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p ... sooo ... maybe it's just my gear.
Thanks the one! Thanks!
Well first off I would mention again that the three color depths for Deep Color are 30-bit, 36-bit, and 48-bit so I could tell you here and now that it couldn't be 64-bit and of course none of the current HD formats support Deep Color video encodings. Also most of the Deep Color displays that have been announced haven't been released yet but there are actually a few Deep Color displays that you can buy today.
Understood ... my 64-bit comment was just an exageration to show that if anything beyond 30-bit cannot be picked up by the human eye, they might as well claim it can do 64-bit or 128-bit ... it's not like anyone would be able to tell the difference.
Just curious but why are you so certain that you won't be able to see any improvement? Personally speaking I think we will be able to notice the improvements made by Deep Color for actual Deep Color sources. Granted that will basically be limited to the PS3 at first but as time goes on I expect more sources of actual Deep Color video to appear. For instance I will predict here and now that the next Xbox game console will support Deep Color output for its games. Deep Color makes a great deal of sense for game consoles considering that GPUs are capable of rendering at very high bit depths. And the improvement of high bit depth rendering is even noticeable on non-Deep Color displays. That is why recent CGI movies are rendered at 128-bit RGBA.
I dunno, perhaps my gear just isn't that good. Since you likened it to 1080i vs 1080p (which I've heard it compared to as well), I figured that since I really can't tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p, I likely wouldn't be able to tell the difference between 24-bit color and 30-bit color. Again though, I don't have stellar stuff ... slightly better than Best-Buy caliber at best.