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Getting HDMI systems ready for Deep Color

Posted: 16 Oct 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HDMI? Deep Color? HDTV? high-resolution video data?

HDMI has become the standard interface between any HDTV and media sources that provide the high-definition (HD) content displayed. The crisp, clear images made possible with the high-resolution video data promise to be even richer as new systems implement ver 1.3 of the HDMI standard.

HDMI ver 1.3 includes the Deep Color enhancement for more vibrant, lifelike color, a host of other improvements that add better lip-sync capability, support for lossless HD audio formats, "xvYCC" extended color gamut and a new mini-connector. Deep Color systems will deliver an even more lifelike, immersive television experience by supporting 10-, 12- and 16bit color depths (RGB or YCbCr) to deliver more vibrant color images that eliminate banding artifacts common to today?s higher-contrast displays. Deep Color improves the quality of an increased contrast-ratio display by delivering more shades of grey between the darkest black and the brightest white values, resulting in smoother color images on screen.

The new spec also adds support for the "xvYCC" color standard, which expands the color gamut over current HDTV standards, resulting in more accurate color reproduction and enabling the display of any color viewable by the human eye. These advanced color capabilities will be incorporated into new HD devices such as HD DVD and Blu-ray players. However, it is up to the content providers to put Deep Color content on the disks.

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