This is an article I had for quite a while as a draft. As part of my yearly cleanup, I've published it without finishing it. It might not be finished or have other problems.
I frequently forget the video display interface names and I wonder why we have that many. So here are the differences.
|Designer||IBM based on D-subminiature||Digital Display Working Group||HDMI Founders / Forum||VESA||USB Implementers Forum|
|Max. cable length*||40m||15m||5-15m||15m||2m|
|Maximum resolution||1280 × 720||2560 × 1600||4096 × 2160 (4K)||7680 × 4320 (8K)||5120 × 2880 (4K)|
|Size of Connector||Big||Big||Small||Small||Small|
|Good Connection||Yes (screws)||Yes (screws)||No||Yes (like network cables)||Yes (?)|
|Licensing cost||?||?||$10,000 per high-volume manufacturer plus $0.04 per device||Royalty-free||?|
|Multiple Monitors (Daisy Chain)||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
- DVI is in fact not one interface, but at least two. DVI-I (4 pins in a square on the left) and DVI-D (only one long "pin" on the left). DVI-I (integrated) sends an additional analog signal which is missing in DVI-D (digital). This means DVI-I can use simple adapters for VGA.
- HDMI and Display port comes in different versions. Older versions only support lower resolutions.
- HDMI has multiple connectors: Type A (standard), Type C (mini), and Type D (micro)
- Display port has two connectors: DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort
- Philips Brilliance 258B6QUEB supports USB-C
- HDMI seems to be good for home entertainment whereas Display Port is good for PC. I'm not sure about USB-C ... seems to be too recent.