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DisplayPort LCD Monitor Announced

DataPro News > Technical Info
July 25, 2007

Samsung recently announced a new 30" LCD flat-panel display with an extremely high native resolution of 2560x1600. Higher resolutions demand higher bandwidth connections, and Samsung has addressed this issue by using the new DisplayPort video standard for video input. This monitor is scheduled for release in Q2 2008.

Samsung DisplayPort LCD monitor Monitor specifications:
  • 10.8 Gb/s total bandwidth through DisplayPort
  • 2560x1600 WQXGA native resolution
  • 10-bit color per channel (30-bit deep color)
  • 6ms response time

DisplayPort is an open standard put forth by the Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA). It aims to replace DVI and VGA as the standard for PC monitor connections, and Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) as the standard for internal laptop video connections. It offers much higher bandwidth than DVI (just slightly higher than HDMI 1.3).

DisplayPort is compatible with DVI and HDMI signals, including audio bitstreams and the HDCP content protection currently used in high-definition media formats. DisplayPort easily supports cable lengths greater than 15m, which is an advantage over the current home theater standard, HDMI. It also includes a scalable two-way auxiliary channel.

DisplayPort connector