Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 16:21 UTC
Multimedia, AV "The Video Electronics Standard Association officially issued its Mini DisplayPort standard Tuesday, based on the technology licensed from Apple. VESA said that all devices using the Mini DisplayPort connector must meet the specifications required by the DisplayPort 1.1a standard, and cables that support the standard must also meet specific electrical specifications. It's a formal confirmation of the news from earlier this year, when VESA announced the Mini DisplayPort connector would be included in the forthcoming DisplayPort 1.2 specification."
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RE: Why not use HDMI
by bousozoku on Tue 10th Nov 2009 20:59 UTC in reply to "Why not use HDMI"
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My laptop did offer med 3 ways to connect my screen, VGA, DVI, HDMIx2.

Is there a monitor with HDMI input available? I've seen some televisions that will work with a computer but generally, not the other way.

I can't imagine why your computer needed the VGA and HDMI outputs with a DVI port. Even more, why should any computer offer VGA at this time? How many people buy CRT monitors these days? LCD monitors should have a digital interface.

The real trouble with all this is needing adapters for everything. DVI<-->HDMI, MiniDisplayPort->DVI, MiniDisplayPort->HDMI, DVI->VGA, etc.

I suppose there is hope since the unrelated 1 charger connection for all mobile phones agreement.

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