The Myth of an HDMI / DisplayPort Standoff

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deegee

Rupicolous: "Until DP can handle the 2560 x 1600 resolution of Dual Link DVI-D, forget about it."

Please do your research before posting.
Of course DP supports 2560x1600.  DP is a newer interface and spec.
The DP 17.28Gbs spec supports 2,560 × 1,600 × 30 bit @120 Hz.
DP is superior to DVI-D in all ways, higher bandwidth, packet system supports audio and other components (ie. usb, webcam, etc.), support for fiberoptic cables provides longer cable length, the interface requires less silicon than VGA/DVI/HDMI, etc.
DP will replace VGA/DVI for computers, and will provide some overlap into CE where HDMI will prevail.

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Rupicolous

Until DP can handle the 2560 x 1600 resolution of Dual Link DVI-D, forget about it.

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guitronics

This is all BS.If manufacturers think we'll all buy new Video Cards and monitors to watch movies,think again.

There's a finite amount of cash available,and no good reason to switch over to > Yet Another < standard.

They're shooting themselves in the foot with this phony standards war.

People who bought new computers (or assembled them) for DirectX 10 got burned when M$ brought out DirectX 10.1 .Vista's cost,upgraded hardware,Big-Screen LCD's....

Then there is the Blu-Ray debacle.

Now DP versus HDMI?

Looks to me that movie rentals will be down for a good while.

A lot of Early adopters' will not upgrade to this junk.

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n0b0dykn0ws

I'm drudging up this old news piece due to the link in the Holiday issue.

If you turn to the Watchdog (page 18) you'll see confusion about computer displays being labeled as HD, but not working with numerous CE devices due to a lack of HDCP.

Yet DP is continually being pushed upon the computer user (page 24), thus continuing this quagmire.

If DP was compatible with DVI and HDMI, and mandated that HDCP be present in all monitors equipped with DP, then I wouldn't have this nagging doubt in the back of my mind that this will continue to create a divide between the worlds of PC and CE.

n0b0dykn0ws

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L_M_Damiani

I am not considering a new LCD until this issue is resolved.

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dave23d

If they get rid of LVDS, then all the better.

And it is just as well that the DPCP is optional.

DisplayPort Content Protection can stay away from me. I really don't need HD. I'm just happy with the standard DVD formats.

Just leave the HD stuff to the producers that "might need it" for editing (if at all).

Don't degrade my (quality performance) experience over something I don't need.

HDCP/HDMI go away, don't ever come back, thats what I say.

Love Linux and 3D Linux Games :)

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Sonickid101

I have the brand spankin new Toshiba Satellite X205-S9359 with a built in HD-DVD player and it came with an analog VGA port, an s-video port, and an HDMI port. strange to see that both display port and DVI are both absent. suffice it to say that i've had no problem hooking it up to my 56" HD tv in 1080i using the HDMI port. I think we already have HDMI and it works well enough if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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Rupicolous

Most TV's won't come with a DP or DVI connection as Computer Monitors will.

 

We are now seeing Monitors and Graphics Cards with HDMI though, go figure .........

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