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How many colours do LCD tv's display

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by skinimin, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. skinimin

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    No LCD TV manufacturer states the number of colours their screens display,
    EG Panasonic state their Viera colour management on plasma's produces 8.6 billion colours with 2048 graduations of colour on the LCD they don't say.

    Do current LCDs only do 256 colours ? I think the new Toshiba 32WLT58 should do 1024.

    The reason I ask is that on my Tosh 32WL48 you can see colour banding on
    large areas of gradual colour change such as sunsets etc.

    The Tosh is going back for full refund due to an unusual problem so I'm looking for a replacement but am confused at the lack of info on LCD colour depth. All PC LCD screens clearly state the colour depth !!!
     
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    A typical LCD TV can display at least 24-bit colour, that's 16,777,216 colours (2^24), with 256 shades of each colour. Panasonic LCDs look like they can do 64-bit colour (I think).

    No LCD does only 256 or 1,024 colours. If you are seeing banding then it is due to the colour resolution of the picture source not the fault of the TV.
     

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