The Digital TV Connection
Also expect greater color reproduction, better known as “deep color,” steadily increasing from 8-bit to 12-bit to 16-bit color, doubling the data rate and giving the consumer better contrast and more accurate color. We are still a ways from approaching the true equivalent of film, but we are moving there step by step.
There’s no end to the consumer’s desire to have a bigger picture. The video wall seen by millions in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “Total Recall” may soon be a reality. We’ll have bigger displays with more pixels, so that 1080p will soon be 1440p and greater. The consumer benefit is a finer-grain picture, especially visible on bigger TV monitors.
Meanwhile, we have the PC continuing its march toward the center of the home, driving multimedia convergence at even higher data rates. Today the PC is already capable of higher resolution than consumer grade HDTV, and will surely carry the quality and technology of high definition even further.