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# 106514 25-Jul-2012 13:59
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I've just been reading up on "DisplayPort" and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with it ether with Displays or file transfers?

I would be very interested in getting some feedback on this product.



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  # 661754 25-Jul-2012 14:06
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I've used an active displayport adapter to single link dvi to run a third monitor at home, not sure entirely what is at fault but it consistently goes to sleep and needs to be unplugged then replugged in to remedy the issue.

Other than that having a play around with Eyefinity for triple monitor gaming is damned impressive if the title supports it, Battlefield 3 was great fun, a few titles had flickering unless vsync was enabled, I suspect that is more the adapter than a straight displayport monitor though.

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  # 661761 25-Jul-2012 14:23
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I bought a display port to HDMI adapter a while back so I could hook my laptop to a TV. Worked a treat for the one presentation I've since given using it.




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  # 661762 25-Jul-2012 14:28
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DisplayPort pretty much = hdmi .

The standard was mainly created to avoid having to pay royalties to the hdmi standards body, I believe.



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  # 661764 25-Jul-2012 14:33
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jonb: DisplayPort pretty much = hdmi .

The standard was mainly created to avoid having to pay royalties to the hdmi standards body, I believe.



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  # 661766 25-Jul-2012 14:36
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jonb: DisplayPort pretty much = hdmi .

The standard was mainly created to avoid having to pay royalties to the hdmi standards body, I believe.


It's fundamentally different from HDMI.  I think your confusion is that dual-mode displayport connectors (++DP) will pass through an HDMI/single-link DVI signal via a passive adapter; VGA/dual-link DVI requires an active adapter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort

DVI and HDMI are pretty much the same thing, though (HDMI adds audio capability and some other trickery).

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  # 661920 25-Jul-2012 17:58
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My experience with trying to connect a displayport motherboard (i7 2600 IGP) to a displayport monitor, was that it would revert to a low resolution while the monitor was sleeping. This meant that all my desktop icons would be scrambled when I woke the monitor up. I also had some other odd drop-out issues, and the BIOS was displayed stretched. I've been using DVI on that system ever since.

I wish DP was being more rapidly adopted so that we might have 120Hz monitors with very high resolutions.

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