Re: [stella] How many NTSC colors?

Subject: Re: [stella] How many NTSC colors?
From: Kirk Israel <kirkjerk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 15:54:42 -0400
On 7/12/05, Chris Wilkson <ecwilkso@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.

Oh, for some reason when he Thomas started talking about Wikipedia, I
thought he was talking about some fundamental limitation of NTSC, not
of what the 2600 can output.

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