What is 8:8:8 processing

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  1. Jake T

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    I saw this detail on the description on the Toshiba SD5700. Good looking unit and I'm thinking of buying it. Anyone know what this 8:8:8 is?
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    Jake,
    8:8:8 processing refers to the level of color (chroma) processing that the video decoder is cable of producing.
    I've never heard of 8:8:8 processing, most of the high quality video (even broadcast) is mastered in 4:4:4.
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    Troy,
    Maybe it is a misprint on Toshiba's site. The list this on 3 of their DVD players (5700, 4700, 3750).
    Anyhow. Thanks for the very informative(and technical) answer.
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