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I see no difference on test patterns between the two with 10 bit 444 or 12 bit 444 on the Sony 940E. I reckon some 2015 UHD only displays had problems with 12 bit and so did some AVR's, and the recommendation for 12 bit 422 is a bandwidth thing among others.
Most devices on Auto, that use 12 bit, will go 12 bit 422 or 444, and I have yet to run into an issue. I'm with the Auto crowd nowadays, unless I see an error in playback or on a test pattern with spears and munsil.
If left to auto, the 900 will send everything at 12bit 444 to my 940E.
I've always wondered the 12bit vs 10bit choice since the discs are 10bit, but I think player manufacturers did that to help with banding among other things. The same thing Sony does with Smooth gradation, takes the signal and processes it internally at a higher bit depth to remove or decrease banding and posturization.
XBR65A9G / XBR65A8F
Oppo UDP-203 / Sony X800M2
AVRX6500H / RP-8000F / RP-504C / RP502S / FV15HP
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