Intel VAAPI howto with Leia v18 nightly based on Ubuntu 18.04 server
(2015-09-30, 02:12)Sunflux Wrote: For quality, none of the xrandr Limited modes are best.

In order of best quality working downwards:

#1: Driver 0-255 + Kodi Limited + Dithering On/Off + TV Limited
#2: Driver 0-255 + Kodi Full + Dithering On + TV Auto/Full
#3: Driver 16-235 + Kodi Full + Dithering On + TV Auto/Limited

And those three are the only real viable options. #1 is essentially untouched - the holy grail of video purists everywhere. #2 looks very good, but it's doing a LOT of processing to the image, which means it's what I'd use only if I'm unable to force my TV to accept Limited input on a full-range signal, as is required for #1 to work correctly. #3 is likely to be the default option in Kodi, but it's just as processed as #2 and yet still has minor visible banding, which makes it a very distant third in my book.

Now, will the average person sitting at an average distance from their TV watching typical real-world programming notice any difference between #1, #2 or #3? Probably not. But if we were average, we would not be here in this thread talking about this!

#1 #2 gave me both the correct black pattern. But #1 gave me light grey in the white pattern up to 250. #2 gave me white above 234. So I chose #2, can anybody shine a light on that? Why does kodi limited give gray in the white pattern.
My XBMC / Kodi history.
XBMC for XBOX -> XBMC for Windows -> XBMC for Android -> Kodi for Android - > Kodi v16 OE (Amlogic) -> Kodi v17 LE (NUC 2x) -> Kodi v18.5 LE (NUC 2x)

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