The Geek Redneck
- May 27, 2002
has it been confirmed that these wont do 4:4:4?
Although they report via EDID that they'll accept a signal with 4:4:4 chroma, the display controller logic is converting any 4:4:4 chroma signal back to 4:2:2 before it's sent to the panel. It's looking more and more like this was purposefully done to further separate this model from their professional lineup... I say this based on observation of public response from Seiki on various venues.
Maybe Seiki will cave and release a firmware that allows full 4:4:4 chroma sometime in the future.
Maybe some enterprising coder / hacker will figure out how to enable 4:4:4 chroma on the set's current firmware.
Who knows. $250 is still a killer deal even with the reduced chroma capability.