Color banding in 24-bit mode

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Feb 14 03:22:45 PST 2007

On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 11:01:12AM +0000, Alan wrote:
> You need to work out where in the pipeline your limit is, or if you just
> have good sensitivity to colour differences. 8bits of red off the card
> memory doesn't neccessarily end up as 8bits of red the other end on a
> cheap display or if the card uses cheap digital->analogue convertors when
> going via an analogue display link.

Indeed.  I have a crap 6 bit-per-channel LCD at home with even worse
dithering, which shows colour banding up quite horribly, even though
it's all fine coming out of the card.

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