8-bit color

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8-bit color

The number of colors in a display system. An 8-bit color system may use a total of eight bits per pixel (see indexed color) or eight bits for each red, green and blue subpixel. The latter is also called "24-bit color" or "True Color," which is the minimum number of bits for photorealism. See color depth and bit specifications.
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For the most part, any display that isn't HDR10 certified reproduces only 8-bit colour while HDR10 is capable of 10-bit colour.
With HDR, bit depth has increased from 8-bit colour to 10-bit colour, significantly increasing the picture colour palette and thereby the picture quality.
The new monitor uses an advanced 21:9 panoramic AH-IPS panel with True 8-bit colour depth, Philips said, adding that this delivers "superb" colour accuracy.
Among the key product features of the GW Series include 5000:1 ultra high native contrast adding astonishing colour depth and definition to darkened, complex images with better subtlety and clarity; and True 8-bit colour performance rendering a total of 16.7 million colour shades with interpolated 24-bit true colour to deliver smoother and more stable transitions from one colour to the next.