Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 17th Feb 2011 21:01 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Yesterday, Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), the organization behind several display interfaces, has refreshed the DisplayPort Embedded standard, also known as eDP for short. [...] The updated standard now includes a new Panel Self-Refresh feature that was developed to save system power and further extend battery life in portable PC systems. This was detailed to us during CES when we visited the DisplayPort booth at CES."
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The dirty part.
by Neolander on Thu 17th Feb 2011 21:06 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

"Beginning January 1, 2010, all new DisplayPort related standards issued by VESA will be available to non-VESA members through purchase only. DisplayPort 1.2 is the current version of the Standard and recommended for all new designs. It is free to members and can be purchased by non-members."

https://fs16.formsite.com/VESA/form608559305/secure_index.html

It's impressive how much the VESA guys love being dicks. To think that it's because of them that a part of the PC video world is still standard... Between them and MPEG, I start to think that it's impossible to be in the digital video business and keep a minimal amount of mental sanity at the same time.

Edited 2011-02-17 21:14 UTC

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RE: The dirty part.
by fran on Thu 17th Feb 2011 21:15 UTC in reply to "The dirty part."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

With mini-hdmi for these devices and USB capabable monitors and multi monitor high bandwith USB 3 display ports capability in the future

Do we really need another graphics slot on our devices?

Anyway...Poundsmack long time no hear!!

Edited 2011-02-17 21:19 UTC

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RE[2]: The dirty part.
by Neolander on Thu 17th Feb 2011 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE: The dirty part."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Of course ;) Graphics slots are like CPU sockets, the more the better !

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RE: The dirty part.
by shmerl on Thu 17th Feb 2011 21:45 UTC in reply to "The dirty part."
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

So all that hype about them being an open (royalty free) standard is gone now? Who needs them then, if there is a proprietary HDMI anyway.

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RE[2]: The dirty part.
by Neolander on Thu 17th Feb 2011 21:49 UTC in reply to "RE: The dirty part."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

So all that hype about them being an open (royalty free) standard is gone now? Who needs them then, if there is a proprietary HDMI anyway.

From the "Order" link in the linked page :

"DISPLAYPORT STANDARDS
DisplayPort 1.2 [$3,000]
Internal DisplayPort (iDP) 1.0 [$995]
Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) 1.3 [$995]"

Yes, I think the hype is gone. This is definitely too expensive to be just the price of paper ;)

Edited 2011-02-17 21:51 UTC

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RE: The dirty part.
by Soulbender on Fri 18th Feb 2011 13:54 UTC in reply to "The dirty part."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Maybe it will be as awesome as VLB was....

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Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Thu 17th Feb 2011 22:31 UTC
robojerk
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2006-01-10

DisplayPort is just a scam to differentiate TV (HDMI) and Monitors.

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RE: Comment by robojerk
by Ventajou on Fri 18th Feb 2011 00:43 UTC in reply to "Comment by robojerk"
Ventajou Member since:
2006-10-31

Care to elaborate?

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RE[2]: Comment by robojerk
by fithisux on Fri 18th Feb 2011 08:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by robojerk"
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

I could agree with them if they made the open source driver implementations free. Moreover they didn't refresh their BIOS extension standards to possibly comply with UEFI and make gfx more standards compliant ( Opengl/Opencl anyone?). I feel their work is consumer un-friendly.

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Apple will be pleased
by Cymro on Fri 18th Feb 2011 10:36 UTC
Cymro
Member since:
2005-07-07

Another one to add to the drawer of Apple's little white display adapters at work.

The conversation usually goes:

"Do you have a mini-DVI to DVI adapter?"
"Let me see... I've got a mini-DVI to HDMI, DVI to VGA, mini-DisplayPort to DVI... and, good gracious, there's a VGA to Apple Display Connector in here..."

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Wikipedia needs updating
by Thomas2005 on Fri 18th Feb 2011 14:10 UTC
Thomas2005
Member since:
2005-11-07

If you go by Wikipedia you will think DisplayPort is completely free, when it is not. While version 1.1a is free, version 1.2 is the one you want on your system.

I wonder if VESA intended from the beginning to charge money for DisplayPort, but started off offering it royalty-free to get people onboard. If true, that is some dirty pool, similar to Apple and their proposed subscription model.

A bit off-topic, but am I correct in thinking a manufacturer has to pay money to VESA to have mounting screws in a certain pattern so they can advertise their monitors as being VESA mount-compatible?

FDMI, 1.1 Flat Display Mounting Interface Ver. 1 Rel. 1[$350] VESA-2006-2 (Item #155)

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RE: Wikipedia needs updating
by Neolander on Fri 18th Feb 2011 15:09 UTC in reply to "Wikipedia needs updating"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Yeah, I'm updating the DisplayPort article if nobody has answered my post in the discussion page in one week.

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RE[2]: Wikipedia needs updating
by shmerl on Fri 18th Feb 2011 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Wikipedia needs updating"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Thanks - the current Wikipedia article is misleading.

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