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Old 15-04-2017, 19:54   #1
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Panasonic BDT-460 or Sony BDP-7200: Anyone know if either have a Full RGB Color Mode?

Looking for a new player that has a region-free mod available and this seems to be the highest spec Panasonic player available, but typically for Panasonc they don't list what color space settings are available in the player manual. Could anyone here confirm that there is a RGB (Enhanced) (or Full or 0-255) option in the following location in the settings menu:

Go to Video>HDMI Output>HDMI Color Mode. There should hopefully have four options in the HDMI Color Mode:

YCbCr (4:4:4)
YCbCr (4:2:2)
RGB (Standard)
RGB (Enhanced)

The Sony BDP-7200 is another player I'm looking at (and would prefer tbh), but am I right in assuming there is no full RGB setting in the recent Sony players? I've checked the manuals for the S3700/6700/7200 and the only RGB option it lists appears to be a RGB (Video) (or Limited or 16-235) setting?
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According to the homecinemachoice review, the Sony has the following:



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There's a variety of canny picture processing refinements, including IP Content NR Pro, which applies noise reduction to improve low-bitrate 'net-delivered content, and Sony’s long-standing Super Bit Mapping which improves and smoothes gradations. You can even adjust the colour space of the player, using the YCbCr/RGB switch. There's a choice of either 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 chroma sampling.
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Thanks for checking shteve, unfortunately I'd already read that review and they don't specify how the color space changes, I mean technically you're changing the color space when switching between 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and RGB (Video) but the black levels remain the same between those spaces. I specifically need to switch to RGB (Full) to "correct" BD/DVDs with transfers that have fudged dynamic range (which is a lot if you're an Asian film fan).

I've had confirmation on another forum that the Panasonic BDT-460 does give you a RGB(Enhanced) option, so if the Sony's a bust it looks like I'll have to go down that route!

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I just bought the 6700 model from Sony and bar some fiddly audio setup, its fracking marvellous
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Yeah that entire Sony range 3700 through to 7200 are really well regarded but a lack of a RGB (Full) option is just a killer for me. Too many films in my collection with the wrong dynamic range that need the RGB adjustment, and having owned the Oppo BDP-103 for a few years now I'm too used to have the option.
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