12 Bit Component Video

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  1. Monk888

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    ok I own the player (Pio 989)

    The specs talk about 14-bit video processor and the ouput talks about
    12 Bit component video as a selectable option.

    So what is 12 Bit component video (as apposed to RGB, Full RGB), it doesn't explain which displays can take advantage of 12 bit component or what value it adds.

    Just curious?
     
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    component video is the blue/red/green connectors on the back of the player.

    usually the output is progressive scan, which basically gives a much clearer picture. component is much better quality also :thumbsup:

    with a compatible tv/pj the results changing from a scart to component can be amazing :D

    HTH
     
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    Hi Mike,

    Component video (the format that is stored on the disc) can be output as analogue or digital video signals.

    The analogue signals go via the red, green and blue RCA co-axial connectors.

    Digital component video is only carried by HDMI (or SDI for nutters) and can be 8, 10 or 12 bits where supported.

    HDMI (and DVI) can also carry RGB digital video which is equivalent, but not the same. RGB is only 8-bit (same as on the DVD).

    Not all displays will support all digital video formats, so the DVD player cannot tell you that unless it actually tries to make a 12 bit YCbCr connection. If you are lucky enough to have the option, it is worth experimenting, and we would be interested to hear your findings, but the differences are likely to be subtle and unpredictable.

    Have fun, Nick
     

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