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Originally Posted by capnPedroDisplayPort? Bah! I haven't even moved onto DVI yet.
(New monitor soon, though)
IMO, a new standard is a bad idea; it just adds confusion for the end user. Which cable do I need? Which port do I use? Will this TV work with my (HD?)DVD player? And so forth.
I've yet to see the disadvantage of VGA, but then again I'm going to be needing a new monitor pretty soon, and DVI offers higher resolution. Otherwise, I don't really see why we're moving on - it just seems like manufacturers want a new specification to fatten their wallets.
Originally Posted by Mankz.I'd be happier if it had screws in the connectors...
Originally Posted by Tim SAre you still running a CRT? The differences in quality are pretty massive between DVI and VGA on a TFT.
Originally Posted by Tim Sthey will just need DisplayPort in the future because it'll be supported by both notebooks and desktop PCs.
Originally Posted by Tim SI certainly understand your scepticism, but this wouldn't be accepted by consumers if it wasn't backwards compatible with existing designs. If you go back to PCI-Express, that was "forced" onto the industry - I don't think the same will happen with DisplayPort, as you can handle backwards compatibility very easily.
Originally Posted by capnPedroYeah, it's a 24ish" CRT that I picked up from the graphics design department of ICI when they where bought out by Synetix so it's a fair few years old (and weighs a ton) but image quality is great.
You say that, but I bet it won't be the case. It's exceedingly hard to create an industry wide standard. My view is that it will just add another option and another chance for incompatibility unless it really is adopted by all manufacturers.
I think I'm skeptical for fun some times, so don't take me too seriously :). Constructive criticism and all that...
RE: Audio and video in one cable.
It works for things like SCART/HDMI because the audio and video is always going to be coming from the same source, wheras in a PC, the graphics card and sound card will be separate, so I feel there should be two different cables.
RE: DRM/Encryption (as seen on HDMI but not VGA)
This is just another way to force DRM onto consumers! Burn them!
Originally Posted by capnPedroI don't really see why we're moving on - it just seems like manufacturers want a new specification to fatten their wallets.
Originally Posted by capnPedroI think I'm skeptical for fun some times, so don't take me too seriously :). Constructive criticism and all that...
Originally Posted by Tim S If you go back to PCI-Express, that was "forced" onto the industry - I don't think the same will happen with DisplayPort, as you can handle backwards compatibility very easily.
Originally Posted by wuyanxujust moved to DVI :( and now they are having display ports?
man, i can't keep up.
2560x1600 is dual-link DVI, so i guess that if im a computer user who don't plan to have a 30inch monitor on my tiny desk, i'd be fine sticking to DVI?
Originally Posted by vtsWhat's the big deal if i can still connect all my old **** to it anyway, via a dongle?
oh.. apart from random expense.
Originally Posted by Tim S... On the desktop front, things are a bit simpler, but still there's DL DVI, DVI and VGA...
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