Monday, August 22, 2005

DisplayPort : Next Generation Display Interface

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Earlier this year it was reported that a group of display manufacturers has started working on a new display interface - DisplayPort. Last week VESA has received the proposal for finalization.
DisplayPort is expected to replace existing interfaces such as DVI, HDMI, and VGA. As if we were not happy with HDMI and DVI, this one is going to include itself into the mentioned list and most likely be replaced with something else as soon as people get used to it. The only difference between current digital interfaces in the number of wires - 26 for DVI and HDMI and proposed 4 for DisplayPort. And the reason for less wires is switching to LVDS instead of using TMDS.
Other than that there is nothing to be excited about. Actually, once this standard is finalized, display and video source manufacturers will start switching - first in high-end gear and later for mass market. That only suggests one thing - start saving for a new display.

Source: VESA

Posted by Mike at 1:10 PM

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