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Old 04-11-2012, 11:59 PM
 
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Its annoying that these standards keep changing so fast. I'm tired of buying stuff that doesn't work with something because its slightly old. Sure, today DP is an emerging standard. Tomorrow it'll be DP+, then Super DP, all mutually incompatible of course. For all of USB's issues, at least they've got forward and backward compatibility since the mid 90's.
Well, DP was created because it is electronically compatible with VGA, HDMI and DVI. It was supposed to combine everything into one cable. Now, the rave is Ethernet. The idea behind the push for Ethernet is that Ethernet cables are cheap, and everyone has them. Additionally, they have enough bandwidth to carry uncompressed HD video and sound.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:07 AM
 
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Until Ethernet becomes popular, DisplayPort should be the standard so consumers don't have to keep shuffling cables.
I think HDMI should be the standard. Everything I own has HDMI. I own nothing with a DP. So now I gotta' replace all my s--- again? I agree it's annopying everything keeps changing. So what's wrong with HDMI that it needs replaced already?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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I think HDMI should be the standard. Everything I own has HDMI. I own nothing with a DP. So now I gotta' replace all my s--- again? I agree it's annopying everything keeps changing. So what's wrong with HDMI that it needs replaced already?
The problem with HDMI is that it has no backwards compatibility with VGA, Svideo, etc... and it only supports up to 1080p.

The entire point of DP was that anyone with HDMI, VGA, Svideo or whatever can connect all their devices together.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:02 PM
 
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The problem with HDMI is that it has no backwards compatibility with VGA, Svideo, etc... and it only supports up to 1080p.

The entire point of DP was that anyone with HDMI, VGA, Svideo or whatever can connect all their devices together.
Yeah but what's to stop a manufacturer from using DP but not using all the signals types? So you can make a physical connection between two devices, then you find out your monitor doesn't receive analog on DP even though your output device is sending analog, or vice versa.

As for HDMI being limited to 1080p, why can't they extend the spec while using the same cables?

As for using Cat5 cables, how long before they decide that 4 twisted pairs aren't enough and that you'll need shielding or more pairs for the next thing?
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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The problem with HDMI is that it has no backwards compatibility with VGA, Svideo, etc... and it only supports up to 1080p.
My TV isn't 1080p, it's 720p. It support my HDMI devices (PS3, Laptop, Cable box, crappy video camera).
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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My TV isn't 1080p, it's 720p. It support my HDMI devices (PS3, Laptop, Cable box, crappy video camera).
My point is that HDMI doesn't support the current standard.... 4096P or 4K or whatever it is called.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:50 PM
 
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My point is that HDMI doesn't support the current standard.... 4096P or 4K or whatever it is called.
I think it'll be a while before the vast majority of the public has to worry about 4k.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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My TV isn't 1080p, it's 720p. It support my HDMI devices (PS3, Laptop, Cable box, crappy video camera).
Dude, 720p, really? That is like so 5 years ago!

My 5 year old Insignia in the living room is 720p too, waiting for it too crap out so I can upgrade but darn thing still working well.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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Dude, 720p, really? That is like so 5 years ago!

My 5 year old Insignia in the living room is 720p too, waiting for it too crap out so I can upgrade but darn thing still working well.
He may have a smaller screen or sit further away than you. There's a lot of scenarios where 720p makes sense. Especially if you watch very little 1080p content (bluray, etc).
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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I think it'll be a while before the vast majority of the public has to worry about 4k.
Yes, but innovation doesn't wait for the vast majority of the public.
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