Color enhancement system from a million to a billion colors. Allows the consumer to enjoy unparalleled brightness and image fidelity on the screen. Deep Color also improves contrast levels, eliminates color segmentation, and provides smooth tonality and color transitions.
Deep Color Depth
- Color depth is measured in bits per pixel. The higher this number, the more colors the TV screen can display.
- The classic VGA format (640 x 480 pixels) has a color depth of 4 bits per pixel. This means that one pixel can display 16 different colors. For 8 bits, this is 256 colors, for 16 – 65536. At the level of 24 bits.
- 16-bit color depth is called High Color, and 24-bit color is called True Color. The level of 30, 36, and 48 bits per pixel is Deep Color.
Advantages of Deep Color
Deep Color provides the best color display among all modern technologies. Due to a large number of possible shades, color reproduction becomes not only natural but also maximally contrasting. This effect even affects the shades of gray. They become more saturated and brighter. To transmit content with Deep Color, both the TV and the transmitting device, such as a BluRay player, must support technology. Game consoles starting from the PlayStation 3 also support Deep Color.
We can think of xvColor as the palette of colors from which colors are taken to reproduce the image. The more colors on the palette, the better the color reproduction.
Deep Color is a color reproduction technology. Standard color rendering is converted to improved and more realistic color rendering.
Deep Color is one of the specifications found in the HDMI 1.3 format. This version supports 10-bit, 12-bit, and 16-bit (RGB or YCbCr) color depths. Previous versions of the HDMI feature supported up to 8-bit depths. When playing a movie use a Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) player and a display device that supports this feature. The results will be a stunning, more realistic, and smooth rendering of the image.
IMPORTANT: In order to take advantage of the HDMI Deep Color feature, the source device and the display device must support the feature and be connected using an HDMI cable.
HDMI Deep Colour is an HDMI feature that enables higher than 8 bit fully upsampled chroma to be transmitted. The actual HDMI Deep Colour bit depth is determined by the HDMI Tx/Rx chipset being used. A key point is that whilst HDMI spec can support this feature the DVD and Blu-ray ROM spec doesn’t.
In addition just because HDMI can support higher bit depth this doesn’t mean the device uses the additional numerical precision beyond the HDMI chipset i.e. bit depth may be truncated and/or data is converted back to a subsampled scheme for internal processing.