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That's what I was wondering...you just answered my question (although I didn't explicitly state it :P). I was wondering if the digital downsampling was translated in the analog signal. In hindsight, that question doesn't really make much sense, but hey, I am new to these things.

In digital video there is 4:2:2 YUV. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=VS.85%29.aspx
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Well, I'm pretty damn certain that if you're working with video specified at 10 bits per channel, you need a monitor capable of displaying at 10 bits per channel, regardless of horizontal downsampling.
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I think so too, because the analog output will still be 30 bits per pixel. I'm surprised mine is only 24...I was so proud of my monitor too =(. Is the human eye even capable of perceiving that kind of color depth?
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Color banding is noticeable under certain circumstances with 8 bits per channel, but it's pretty rare. Stepping up to a 10-bit monitor isn't much of a solution right now, though, because there's almost no source material to take advantage of it. Even Blu-rays are 8-bit.

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Apparently 24 bits is the current standard for "deep" color. I think it's just a matter of information transportation and the speed of the interface that will carry said information. Once those evolve, then video standards (that require more data, hence contain more information) will become the standard. Yay for stating obvious truths =D.

Oh, and apparently the human eye is capable of perceiving a difference, especially with blacks and whites. Darn the overabundance of rods in the retina xD.
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Apparently 24 bits is the current standard for "deep" color. I think it's just a matter of information transportation and the speed of the interface that will carry said information. Once those evolve, then video standards (that require more data, hence contain more information) will become the standard. Yay for stating obvious truths =D.
24-bit is Truecolor, 30-bit and up is Deep Color. HDMI 1.3 is capable of 12 bits per channel right now (36 bits per pixel), and I think DisplayPort might be, too. And it's not terribly hard to come across TVs that support those higher color depths. As I said before, the big problem right now is a lack of source material. I think the PS3 might be able to do higher than Truecolor, and certain video cards used by graphics professionals have been doing it for a while. But all of broadcast TV, DVDs, Blu-rays, and most of everything else I haven't mentioned are stuck with Truecolor.
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That's what I mean by carry. Not locally, but over long distances like cable or satellite or the internet. The overall bandwidth just isn't there right now...at least I don't think so. Maybe when new compression algorithms become the standard for internet communication, idk.
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