Samsung the First to Develop DisplayPort LCD panel

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Samsung has announced that it has developed the world's first LCD panel that uses DisplayPort. The 30-inch LCD, which goes into mass production in the second quarter of 2008, has 2560 x 1600 resolution thanks to the zippiness of the new interface that, at twice the speed of today's interfaces, transmits graphics data at 10.8Gbps.

Samsung Creates First LCD with DisplayPort Video Interface Seoul, Korea - July 25, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world's largest provider of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels, announced today that it has developed the world's first LCD panel using the next-generation video interface - "DisplayPort." Sanctioned by VESA (the Video Electronics Standards Association), DisplayPort will serve as a replacement for DVI, LVDS and eventually VGA. For Samsung's new 30-inch LCD, the DisplayPort interface transmits graphics data at a total data rate of 10.8Gbps. This speed enables 2560x1600 resolution without any color smear. By using a transmission speed more than double that of today's interfaces, Samsung's new LCD only requires a single DisplayPort interface, instead of the two DVI (Digital Visual Interface) ports now used. In a joint undertaking with Genesis Microchip Inc. (Santa Clara, California), Samsung developed its 30" panel using a new four-lane, 2.7Gbps/lane interface chip. The interface technology processes 2560x1600 pixels of graphics data at up to 10 bits of color depth or 1.07 billion colors, a feat that would normally require at least three DVI or four LVDS interface chips. "We are pleased to be the first LCD manufacturer in the world to create a panel with a DisplayPort interface," said Brian Berkeley, vice president, Samsung LCD Business, who is leading the company's DisplayPort development efforts. "We have received many inquiries from computer integrators interested in DisplayPort-based LCD panels, which prompted an acceleration of our R&D for this first DisplayPort LCD panel." Samsung was the only LCD panel maker participating in the original DisplayPort working (standards) group formed in 2004. Samsung's new 30" LCD also offers the company's proprietary Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (S-PVA) liquid crystal technology for 180 viewing angle, and 300nits brightness. Mass production of the 30-inch panel is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2008. Specifications: Display size: 30" Resolution: WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) Response time: 6ms Viewing angle: 180 /180 Contrast ratio: 1000:1 Mode: S-PVA Brightness: 300 nits Colors: 16,777,000 Color saturation: 100% Interface: DisplayPort

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[Samsung Press Release]


I have found at *least* one actual DisplayPort cable on the interweb at engadget... and I'm thinking there are more where that came from.

Actually, from what I have read of DisplayPort, it seems to be HDMI 1.3 with the audio stripped out; I would think Radio Shack will be coming out with a converter dongle before too long.

Converter dongle.