I doubt I can contribute much to this conversation from a technical point of
view. I found the post I copied here very interesting - as well as the
follow-up here. I do have some questions re bandwidth and the current DVI
connection. Is DVI bandwidth an issue? I'm sure it would be nice to have a
complete 16bit pipe but is the connection a constraint? Same issue with
higher bit depth colour and HDTV? I'm aware of the new UDI interface being
worked on but details seem sketchy....
> From: Graeme Gill <graeme2@argy...>
> Reply-To: <graeme@argy...>
> Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 16:16:11 +1100
> To: <colorsync-users@list...>
> Subject: Re: On SpectraView 2180WG LCD
> Andrew Rodney wrote:
>> It's not only the cards but the OS and the applications that need to be
>> updated. Good news, at least with the NEC 2180 WG is it's ready for all that
>> to happen.
> Actually, all the OS's provide a better than 8 bit path for setting
> video output table values. Whether the video card drivers and digital
> connections provide a better than 8 bit path is harder to ascertain.
> It's difficult to find better than 8 bit/component frame buffers
> though. (The significance comes down to whether you are trying
> to display images on a wide gamut device, how low the noise is
> in the images, or whether you are just trying to compensate
> for non-linearity of the device channels/change the white point/change the
> Graeme Gill.