Originally Posted by andrew110
Sooo what's the benefit of a true 10 bit panel over 8 bit+FRC?
FRC does a temporal and spatial dithering of colours to make an illusion of an intermediate step between two colour levels. That is, it alternate two shades of red quickly, faster than the eye can see, so that the light mixes and it sort of becomes a middle colour. So, if you only had 4 bit colour, and you wanted orange, which isn't in 8 bit colour, you could quickly alternate red and yellow dozens of times a second and it would mix to become orange. Yes, that is totally the wrong mixture of light to get orange I know. Just an example.
Same thing with 8bit +FRC. It can display 8bits of true choir intensity per channel 8 levels of intensity of red, blue or green) and can also simulate inbetween levels by switching between different levels of red/blue/green very quickly.
A true 10 bit panel actually has 10 different levels of intensity for each color channel. it could theoretically apply FRC on top of this for 12 bit colour. But that would be overkill.
The takeaway? Don't worry about 8bit±frc vs 10bit. It is unnoticeable except if you use a tool specifically intended to measure the difference.
You probably wouldn't notice a difference between 6bit+FRC vs true 8 bit to be honest. I know I have to look at specific test images that are meant to show off the differences in order to tell which is which.
Edit - oh, one more thing. 8bit panels don't show a more intense red than a 6bit panel. 100% red on a 8bit panel and 100%red on a 6bit panel are, all else being equal, the same shade of red. It just happens that the 8bit can show 256 different levels of red while the 6bit can only subdivide it's red levels into 64 steps.Edited by kevinsbane - 10/28/13 at 9:40pm