Re: [stella] How many NTSC colors?

Subject: Re: [stella] How many NTSC colors?
From: Chris Wilkson <ecwilkso@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 14:55:22 -0400
To put it in computer terms, your PC when set to 24-bit color, has
16.7 million colors available in its palet.  With 16-bit color, it
has 64k (65536) colors available.  The 2600, with its 7-bit palet,
has only 128 colors available.

The TV is capable of producing millions of colors, but the 2600 can
only tell it to produce a subset of 128.


On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Kirk Israel wrote:

> Can I ask the dumb question, what does 120 or 128 colors mean?
> In that, it seems like my tv is producing somethin akin to Window's
> "millions of colors"...
> is it 120-odd "real colors" and the rest are blends, (though I thought
> it was all R G B anyway...) or what?
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