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Epson 1060/10 bit input?

I picked up an Epson 1060 projector. The reviews and the Epson hosted page for the projector says it supports "billions of colors". I can find no way to send this projector a 10 bit signal. I've tried using Windows 10/1050.TI, Windows 10/2200U Ryzen 3, and a PS4. Every media device I own sees the projector as having only 8 bit support, which limits the color output to ~16 million.


Is there driver or work around for this Projector that allows it to accept a 10 bit signal or is this a case of false advertising?
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It's extremely unlikely with a HDMI 1.4a input that it accepts anything more than 8-bit color.

This doesn't mean that it doesn't output 10-bit color, though that may be unlikely, yet it may offer variants in color output that do act as multipliers for color control that indeed can allow 'billions' of colors.

The concept of supporting 10-bit or 12-bit color is far more common these days than when the 1060 was released, and marketing speak should never be considered as 'real world'. To that end, Epson has recently been suing cheap imported models that claim 2,000+ lumens in brightness while only delivering 300 lumens.

Yes, advertising matters, but don't just read 'billions of colors' - read the line that says 10-bit input support (or 12-bit).
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It's extremely unlikely with a HDMI 1.4a input that it accepts anything more than 8-bit color.

This doesn't mean that it doesn't output 10-bit color

Actually, it does mean exactly that. You can't output a 10 bit image from an 8 bit input and still expect those extra bits to do anything meaningful. Any extra color would be meaningless, since the output is limited by the input.


The projector is advertised as doing "billions of colors", that's only possible if it accepts a 10 bit input.

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