Mmm, Samsung 204b, 6-bit or 8-bit colour? (and iiyama e511s-2)

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Gregory, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Gregory

    Gregory Guest

    I just bought a Samsung 204b thinking it was an 8-bit panel, but after
    some light use I think I was wrong. Although it's not a huge big deal (I
    don't do graphical work), I was wondering what the truth about the panel
    is. The official website specs are at
    and they claim "16.7 million colours" (not 16.2 as is often stated by
    6bit panels via dithering), but there is no reference to colour depth in
    bits. Other websites around the web list the monitor as 16.2mil.

    Most of my time is spent just using regular applications (word
    processing, programming, internet), and everything seemed fine, but I
    play an occasional game every now and then, and (perhaps subjectively) I
    thought the image looked far more dithered than on my previous trinitron

    In the same price range is the iiyama E511S-2, which also claims to
    display 16.7mil colours, but has no reference to bits (komplett does
    label it as a 24-bit monitor though).

    Anybody know anything more about these monitors? Should I have gone for
    the iiyama?

    Gregory, Oct 9, 2006
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