• HDMI 2.0 announced
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[QUOTE=Zeke129;42080604] DVI and HDMI carry the exact same video signal though Unless you need audio on the same cable, there's no reason to go out of your way to switch to HDMI[/QUOTE] Thats exactly the reason. I can now use my surround sound theater shit thing. It wouldn't work before because of DVI and its dealio
[QUOTE=eirexe;42075921]Why the fuck do you need that when the human eye can't even see 60 fps?.[/QUOTE] Do people actually believe this? At first I thought this was a troll everyone decided to do but I just don't know anymore...
[QUOTE=FlubberNugget;42081200]HDMI is a closed standard that has to be licensed, displayport is not iirc.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Odellus;42081152]consumer point of view[/QUOTE] are you illiterate or [editline]4th September 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=HumanAbyss;42081236]I'd prefer HDMI personally. It's easy as all hell to use, it carries audio, and in the case of Redmere cables, are really thin and affordable.[/QUOTE] i'd like to understand why you prefer hdmi then because if you took out the part where you said hdmi anyone could've thought you were talking about displayport
[QUOTE=Odellus;42082259]are you illiterate or [editline]4th September 2013[/editline] i'd like to understand why you prefer hdmi then because if you took out the part where you said hdmi anyone could've thought you were talking about displayport[/QUOTE] it's a personal opinion also I didn't know DVI carried audio jeeze is this really a point of contention when someone prefers one cable over another? calm down son.
Funny thing is, HDCP protects the data and not the signal, so it works perfectly well over DVI and DisplayPort as well (My monitor does HDCP over DVI so ehh) I have no idea why PCs seem to be converging on DisplayPort while stuff like TV/media players have converged on HDMI, the cynic in me thinks it's a (rather ineffective) way to combat piracy, but it's probably more about money (DisplayPort is free, HDMI is a yearly license)
[QUOTE=HumanAbyss;42082554]it's a personal opinion also I didn't know DVI carried audio jeeze is this really a point of contention when someone prefers one cable over another? calm down son.[/QUOTE] dvi? it's a point of contention when you say you prefer something (to something else that's the exact same thing lol) and then list reasons as if they're anything the alternative doesn't do it's nonsensical!
[QUOTE=Odellus;42082981]dvi? it's a point of contention when you say you prefer something (to something else that's the exact same thing lol) and then list reasons as if they're anything the alternative doesn't do it's nonsensical![/QUOTE] okay then get mad about nothing then i like a different cable than you wow.
[QUOTE=TheDecryptor;42082665] I have no idea why PCs seem to be converging on DisplayPort while stuff like TV/media players have converged on HDMI, the cynic in me thinks it's a (rather ineffective) way to combat piracy, but it's probably more about money (DisplayPort is free, HDMI is a yearly license)[/QUOTE] Are PCs converging on displayport? I've never seen a PC with just a displayport except macs, most laptops now come with an HDMI port as standard; I've seen graphics cards with displayports but that's almost always in addition to an HDMI port, unless it's one of those 'use 15 monitors with this or die mother fucker' dealies. [editline]5th September 2013[/editline] Also HDMI carries audio and is used in basically everything. Personally I'm happy I don't have to give my TV a reacharound for about 20 minutes trying to get SCART cables in anymore. [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--nMz5Yl7tSM/TWfEiUAg41I/AAAAAAAAFBU/b1ckCZ_crEQ/s320/scart.jpg[/img] try getting one of these cunts in without looking directly at the port, it's fucking impossible
[QUOTE=Generic Monk;42085779]Are PCs converging on displayport? I've never seen a PC with just a displayport except macs, most laptops now come with an HDMI port as standard; I've seen graphics cards with displayports but that's almost always in addition to an HDMI port, unless it's one of those 'use 15 monitors with this or die mother fucker' dealies. [editline]5th September 2013[/editline] Also HDMI carries audio and is used in basically everything. Personally I'm happy I don't have to give my TV a reacharound for about 20 minutes trying to get SCART cables in anymore. [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--nMz5Yl7tSM/TWfEiUAg41I/AAAAAAAAFBU/b1ckCZ_crEQ/s320/scart.jpg[/img] try getting one of these cunts in without looking directly at the port, it's fucking impossible[/QUOTE] A SCART. Now that takes me back. Haven't see one of those in years.
[QUOTE=Jojje;42086033]A SCART. Now that takes me back. Haven't see one of those in years.[/QUOTE] I still use them for the SDTV in my room, Yes the design is inconvenient but it's much much better picture quality wise than composite. I feel sorry for the Americans who don't have SCART.
[QUOTE=Genericenemy;42086057]but it's much much better picture quality wise than composite. I feel sorry for the Americans who don't have SCART.[/QUOTE] S-Video? [editline]5th September 2013[/editline] Also, component.
I have never seen anyone make use of a S-Video port.
[QUOTE=synthiac;42086222]S-Video? [editline]5th September 2013[/editline] Also, component.[/QUOTE] Suppose so but with SCART everything goes through one port.
[QUOTE=Genericenemy;42086057]I still use them for the SDTV in my room, Yes the design is inconvenient but it's much much better picture quality wise than composite. I feel sorry for the Americans who don't have SCART.[/QUOTE] That isn't necessarily true; SCART can carry different signal standards, but its up to the TV to support them. So while it may work great on some TVs, on others it will just be standard. [editline]6th September 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=Rents;42086354]I have never seen anyone make use of a S-Video port.[/QUOTE] They used to be quite a bit better quality back in the day, a lot of computers and video cameras used it as an output. Obviously, there is really no point for SCART/S-video anymore at all.
[QUOTE=rampageturke 2;42081224]consumers dont care[/QUOTE] fully aware of that, but it actually does matter [editline]5th September 2013[/editline] specifications are not very different on either and i don't see why you would prefer either in those regards, but saying licensing costs don't matter is very dumb.
[QUOTE=Rents;42086354]I have never seen anyone make use of a S-Video port.[/QUOTE] [img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14575796/Interesting/svideo%20laptop.jpg[/img] Only reason I gave two shits about S-video. So I can plug this laptop into our 55" rear projection set. Oddly enough, the set has DVI in but not VGA, which doesn't help you when this laptop is from late-2006 when most laptops only had VGA out.
[QUOTE=Generic Monk;42085779]Are PCs converging on displayport? I've never seen a PC with just a displayport except macs, most laptops now come with an HDMI port as standard; I've seen graphics cards with displayports but that's almost always in addition to an HDMI port, unless it's one of those 'use 15 monitors with this or die mother fucker' dealies. [/QUOTE] Discrete graphics cards these days usually do come with DisplayPort, of course in addition to DVI and HDMI. Also newer monitors seem to be picking up DisplayPort quickly as well. I think it'll eventually become [I]the[/I] standard for PC monitors (funny thing is, it already supports 4K @ 60Hz), while TVs and consoles will stick with HDMI for obvious compatibility reasons. Or maybe in the future everything will come with both HDMI and DP while dropping support for older standards like DVI and various analog connectors.
[QUOTE=Generic Monk;42085779] Also HDMI carries audio and is used in basically everything. Personally I'm happy I don't have to give my TV a reacharound for about 20 minutes trying to get SCART cables in anymore. [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--nMz5Yl7tSM/TWfEiUAg41I/AAAAAAAAFBU/b1ckCZ_crEQ/s320/scart.jpg[/img] try getting one of these cunts in without looking directly at the port, it's fucking impossible[/QUOTE] Those things needed docking cameras mounted on them
[QUOTE=Zeke129;42089926]Those things needed docking cameras mounted on them[/QUOTE] i have a theory that the french actually designed SCART to be as confusing as possible to deter people from using their televisions
[QUOTE=FlubberNugget;42090259]i have a theory that the french actually designed SCART to be as confusing as possible to deter people from using their televisions[/QUOTE] You kind of gain a sixth sense or sorts for plugging those things in eventually I found. Takes a bit of fumbling still, but willpower and a weak derivative of the force eventually guide it in.
[QUOTE=Rents;42086354]I have never seen anyone make use of a S-Video port.[/QUOTE] I have with the Universal cable for my N64. :v:
[QUOTE=eirexe;42075921]Why the fuck do you need that when the human eye can't even see 60 fps?.[/QUOTE] HAHAHAHAHAHA
[QUOTE=pebkac;42089326]Discrete graphics cards these days usually do come with DisplayPort, of course in addition to DVI and HDMI. Also newer monitors seem to be picking up DisplayPort quickly as well. I think it'll eventually become [I]the[/I] standard for PC monitors (funny thing is, it already supports 4K @ 60Hz), while TVs and consoles will stick with HDMI for obvious compatibility reasons. Or maybe in the future everything will come with both HDMI and DP while dropping support for older standards like DVI and various analog connectors.[/QUOTE] Yep, DisplayPort does audio as well, so the only reason you should really need HDMI is for connecting the PC to a TV. Of course my current system only has DVI and HDMI (DVI on the GFX card, HDMI on the mobo), but out of those connectors I still prefer to use DVI.
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