Rec. 709 Color Space

Rec. 709 is an ITU Recommendation, first introduced in 1990, that sets out the standards for HDTV. Included in these standards is the Rec. 709 Color Space which is an RGB color space that is identical to the sRGB color space. All HDTVs should be able to 100% of the Rec. 709 color space.

Color Gamut

The table below compares the native color gamut of the Rec. 709 Color Space to the color gamuts of other RGB color spaces.

Color Space Coverage
Rec. 709 / sRGB 100%
NTSC 78.4%
Adobe RGB 85.7%
DCI P3 79.6%
Rec. 2020 58.0%
Pointers Gamut 70.2%
Visible Spectrum 33.3%

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CIE 1976 u'v' chromaticity diagram of Rec. 709 color gamut