Thursday, April 5th 2007

VESA Approves DisplayPort Version 1.1

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has approved version 1.1 of the DisplayPort interface standard for use in new designs of flat panel displays, projectors, PCs and CE devices. DisplayPort 1.1 gives manufacturers of LCD panels, monitors, graphics cards, PC chipsets, projectors, peripherals, components, and consumer electronics a next generation digital interface that is designed to replace LVDS, DVI, and eventually VGA. DisplayPort 1.1 adds support for High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) version 1.3. HDCP support enables viewing of protected content from Blu-ray and HD-DVD optical media over DisplayPort 1.1 connections. Significant advantages over DVI and VGA include a small USB-sized connector with available latching, two-way display connectivity, optional audio support, higher performance than dual link DVI at 10.8 Gigabits per second, and a unique micro-packet architecture that enables new display features. Available throughout the industry as a free to use, open and extensible standard, DisplayPort is expected to accelerate adoption of secure digital outputs on PCs, enable higher levels of display performance, and introduce high volume digital displays that are simpler, thinner, and easier to use than VGA.Source: VESA
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3 Comments on VESA Approves DisplayPort Version 1.1

Another standard. This is getting all too much. What ever happened to HDMI? I thought all manufacturers were going to back HDMI and produce everything with HDMI interfaces.
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Bird of Prey
Seems the tides have changed. AMD, HP and some others are backing Display Port. HDMI is an awesome connection for audio and video and I wish there were more HDMI ports on TVs. Now, what is LVDS?
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Like i said, too many new ideas and not enough time to see what is best.

Who needs audio for a projector in their home theater, and living room projector? I need my audio to go to my Surround Reciever. And audio for my deck, kitchen, master bedroom, and master bath.

What cable do I use, or do I have to buy reciever-amplifiers for all the rooms, or run a few hundred feet of HDMI at a substantial cost, or will wireless audio work, but with DRM you will need a special wifi point, and special recievers, plus amplifiers.


some copper wires, a few switches.

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