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Samsung announces first LCD panel with DisplayPort

Samsung announces first LCD panel with DisplayPort

Meet the new neighbour - Samsung has the first LCD panel to feature a DisplayPort interface and a pretty picture!

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced that it has developed and will begin production of the world's first LCD monitor to feature the DisplayPort interface.

The first screen to feature this next-generation video interface will be a 30-inch LCD with a screen resolution of 2560x1600 with mass production scheduled for the second quarter of 2008.

With the announcement last week of AMD's R7xx series of GPUs supporting the new interface, this could be the death toll ringing for older interfaces such as DVI and dual-link DVI. It's quite unlikely that this interface will replace the newer HDMI interfaces for HDTVs but could potentially rule the computer world as screens and resolutions continue to grow.

Are there already enough display interfaces on the market or should DisplayPort be the industry standard? Let us know what you think over in the forums or in the comments down below.

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Spacecowboy92 30th July 2007, 14:55 Quote
Couldent they think of a more kickass name than DisplayPort.
Anyway sounds good for better quality screens. But of course all new tech is priced way out of my range:'(
Cupboard 30th July 2007, 17:14 Quote
LOL, I am still using VGA/D-SUB or whatever you want to call it... and I should think a lot of people are in the same situation.
Amon 30th July 2007, 17:28 Quote
So exactly how much bandwidth can DisplayPort cope with? Anything around 3000 pixels wide? Let's hope the signaling protocol can get off the ground to the same level as HDMI before monitor makers rush manufacturing.
devdevil85 30th July 2007, 20:37 Quote
Isn't DisplayPort regulated by multiple companies? What I'm trying to say is: wouldn't licensing be less for manufacturers than what HDMI is? and wouldn't that benefit, us, the consumers?
Robotrix 30th July 2007, 22:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by devdevil85
Isn't DisplayPort regulated by multiple companies? What I'm trying to say is: wouldn't licensing be less for manufacturers than what HDMI is? and wouldn't that benefit, us, the consumers?
There is no licensing fee, so it would definitely affect prices of products (in a good way of course).
DXR_13KE 30th July 2007, 23:22 Quote
compact and no licensing fee = HDMI death
Joeymac 30th July 2007, 23:45 Quote
I believe HDMI 1.3 has roughly the same bandwidth. I would say stick with that. Display port has a whole new DRM thing that isn't compatible with anything. HDMI is backwards compatible with DVI, DVI with VGA and is already in billions of TV's.
If a new graphics card has a display port then it probably only has space for one other port... that's not very useful at all.
The only thing Display port has over HDMI1.3 is that it can daisy chain monitors. Sure that sounds cool but how often do people move or add displays so that daisy chaining will matter to anyone.
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