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HDMI or DP for the best display
« on: March 20, 2017, 12:43:35 pm »
Hi

To get the best picture possible should one use HDMI2 or DisplayPort 1.2 ?

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Re: HDMI or DP for the best display
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 04:16:02 pm »
Whilst I can't talk from experience
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/feature/digital-home/displayport-vs-hdmi-whats-difference-3535257/
suggests.....

PICTURE quality should theoretically be the same, they both support up to 3840 x 2160 @ 60htz

The only difference really is that HDMI supports ethernet (which you're unlikely to need, and audio downlink (return audio) again something you're unlikely to need in a PC --> 4KTV setup.

Even unboosted cable lengths are pretty much the same.
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Re: HDMI or DP for the best display
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 09:32:21 am »
HDMI has a lot of issues.  I had to greatly increase the font size on a lot of things, to where in some stuff the print is HUGE on my TV, just to make it readable on other stuff.  I don't know why HDMI is this way, but that's not how it is on DVI or VGA.  I've never used DisplayPort, so I don't know how that is.

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Re: HDMI or DP for the best display
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 09:41:46 am »
Having done my own tests now - I can't tell the difference.  So I am sticking with DP.

and everything I read NEVER actually said one or the other was better - lol     talk about sit on the fence.

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Re: HDMI or DP for the best display
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 05:38:48 pm »
You're looking at mostly a licensing issue between competing formats. Think VHS vs Betamax.

The only truly important differences is that HDMI comes in at least 4 cable types with no clear labeling scheme, each meant to do something different. Which is why cables can sometimes be the source of your misery in new hookups. DP comes in just one flavor. DP can also daisy chain monitors, if your monitors have an output...even cooler, they can all have different resolutions and act independently (non mirrored) off that one cable from your computer. DP also can output to VGA plugs on old monitors with a cheap adapter, something HDMI can't do. That mostly revolves around those good old content protection schemes and the handshakes involved with HDMI.

I always try to use DP first..mainly because they are rare on consumer level crap, so you won't have a pile of demands for its slot like you will with HDMI and the seemingly every device that wants to be jammed into those ports and inputs.

edit*- I almost forgot..DP also locks in the slot. A fantastic plus if you're hanging on the back of a TV on the wall. :)
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