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DisplayPort new standard for connections.

ah802
04-04-2007, 11:03 AM
Argh... a new standard "DisplayPort" 1.1 has been approved by the VESA group, said to replace all those nasty DVI and VGA ports. Out with the old in with the new eh...co-existing with HDMI for HDTV connectivity. Never fear, it also supports pass-through of DVI and HDMI signals with converters. Hopefully this will be relegated to PCs for a while.. aren't you glad you bought early..

The size of a USB connector but said to have the 2X the bandwidth of the connectors it replaces and includes HDCP 1.3 content.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/04/vesa-approves-displayport-1-1-kiss-those-dvi-and-vga-ports-good/

firsTraveler
04-04-2007, 05:57 PM
Why everything didn't go to a single fiber-opic conection 10 years ago is a mystry. Fiber could handel 1080p/60 and all adio with no problem at all.

pfh
04-20-2007, 03:06 AM
Vesa group's answer to DRM and HDMI. Most likely fiber optic spec does not allow any DRM similar to component connections.

paulc
04-20-2007, 11:04 AM
10 years ago, fiber was quite a bit more expensive than copper. It's still more expensive.

Lee Stewart
04-20-2007, 11:09 AM
10 years ago, fiber was quite a bit more expensive than copper. It's still more expensive.

The price is not the cable. It is the electronics that change light into electricity and the speed at which they have to accomplish this feat. This is where the big expense lies.

ah802
01-13-2008, 11:07 PM
PDF white paper on the display port standard

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/vectors/displayport.pdf