So still figuring out how to get the best out of my boxes, now I’m running an Nexbox A95X as well as a Beelink Mini MX. So much of this is subjective but hopefully some of you can confirm my observations and deductions?
If a cable says it’s high speed it could be fake, that’s China for you! So anyway 10-Bit colour depth AKA Deep Colour should increase the colour palate giving a smoother image and greater realism to images, right? So if you’re seeing more intense colours that may be because your cable or your TV can’t deal with the extra information.
So I thought wow that colour looks more vibrant with an old cable but I latter suspected it was not a true high speed cable because of judder issues. Lower colour depth will look more cartoon like and less natural. After swapping the cable I’m reasonably sure that I’m also getting less judder, maybe none, and smoother colour, not as vibrant, which suggests that the inferior cable was having issues with the date. I find it hard to believe that even crap cables can’t handle 1080p at 23.98fps but I suppose the 10-Bit colour is a lot more information than we realise?
Anyway I might order a cheap but high speed compliant cable from Amazon and see if I can further improve my boxes output/video quality. Hey worth a punt for £5.
So the bottom line is vibrant intense colour probably isn’t 10-Bit/Deep Colour as the main improvement will be smoothness of the image and perhaps even a softening but also more apparent detail. I’m wondering if the extra detail contributes to micro judder? So I’m seeing hardly any judder, if any, but an increase in that fractional micro judder which sensitive people can notice.