Wednesday, 11 August 2010

DisplayPort 1.2 Standard Now Official VESA’s New DisplayPort 1.2 Poses Serious Threat to HDMI

There s a new DisplayPort standard out there and the Video Electronics
Standards Association, in short VESA, finally made it official.
DisplayPort 1.2 is apparently industry s �most innovative and flexible
digital communication interface standard for transporting display, audio
and data. �
The new standard is a �comprehensive extension � to the regular
DisplayPort employed by various machines so
far. DisplayPort v1.2 is of course backwards compatible with
DisplayPort v1.1a including Mini DisplayPort connectors and existing cable.
The new standard will offer a doubled transfer rate from 10.8Gbps to
21.6Gbps thus increasing display resolution, color depths, refresh rates
and multiple display capabilities. Put it more simply DisplayPort 1.2
will offer superior graphics and you ll be able to enjoy your favorite
shows at once on as many displays you decide to get.
The new standard supports all the features and specs of the formers
standard but adds plenty of features of its own. The standard supports
multi-streaming which will let you transport multiple independent
uncompressed display and audio over the same cable and it will let you
enjoy all the 3D gaming you want in the near future. DisplayPort v1.2
can offer you support for either two 2,560 x 1,600 monitors at 60Hz over
one cable or four 1,920 x 1,200 monitors over the same cable.
The standard will let you transfer USB 2.0 or Ethernet data over the
standard DisplayPort cable which is definitely a very welcomed feature.
Last but not least, DisplayPort v1.2 comes with new audio enhancements
and full HD 3D stereoscopic display support:Audio: Audio Copy Protection
and category codes High definition audio formats such as Dolby MAT, DTS
HD, all Blu-Ray formats, and the DRA standard from China Synchronization
assist between audio and video, multiple audio channels, and multiple
audio sink devices using Global Time Code (GTC)Full HD 3D Stereoscopic
displays: Life-like motion using up to 240 frames-per-second in full HD,
providing 120 frames-per-second for each eye 3D Stereo transmission
format support Field sequential, side by side, pixel interleaved, dual
interface, and stacked 3D Stereo display capability declaration Mono,
Stereo, 3D Glasses
So what do you say folks? Would you choose DisplayPort v1.2 over the
upcoming HDMI 1.4?
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