i5/i7 15" & 17" MBP: Is the monitor 6-bit or 8-bit TN?

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  1. Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know if the LCDs on the new MBPs are 6-bit or 8-bit TN? Thank you.
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I have the Samsung LTN154BT08 in mine which is 6bit, but Apple uses various vendors, so YMMV.
     
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  4. Libertine Lush thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, Chupa Chupa.

    There are 8-bit panels, from what I could google: "All TN Film panels = Dithering. Some are 6-bit with FRC, some are 6-bit extended to 9-bit and figure as 8-bit in the specs (or 16.7 million colours). More modern panels seem to be the latter, look for "16.7 million colours" quoted in specs."

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/6bit_8bit.htm
     
  5. ippikiokami macrumors regular

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    This is a quote I saw in another forum talking about this topic

    Alternatively, some Monitor manufacturers have allegedly started to call 6-bit displays equipped with an 8-bit (or 9-bit) driver "8-bit". I hope that this isn't what Sony is doing. While these displays can dither better than other 6-bit displays, the end result is still dithered (physically or temporally).

    And the only panels i've seen listed as 8 bit are 17 and above.. None of these are in the Macbook Pros (though it possibly could be in the matte 17" inch but unlikely)
     
  6. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    All TN displays are 6-bit. Dithering doesn't count.
     
  7. Libertine Lush thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's because of that exact thread in the NBR forum that I started to wonder about the new MBPs! I was keen on getting the Sony Z for a while.
     

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