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CEA-799-A R-2012

Standards Details

On-Screen Display Specification
Document Number:
CEA-799-A R-2012
CEA-799-A specifies syntax and semantics for bitmapped graphics data typically used for on-screen display (OSD). CEA-799-A is applicable whenever it is necessary to specify a standard method for delivery of bitmapped graphics data. The pixel formats include optional alpha-blend and transparency attributes to support composition of graphics over analog or digitally decoded video within the display. In CEA-799-A, the source of the bitmapped graphics data is called the OSD Producer and the device receiving and processing the data is called the OSD Consumer.
Committe Name:
R4.8 DTV Interface Subcommittee
Publication Date:
July 01, 2006
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OSD, on screen display, bitmapped graphics, television, TV, menu, alpha blend, transparency attributes, on-screen, display, DTV, HDTV, digital television, video, CEA


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