DisplayPort


#1

Sorry for my first post being just like this. But I have been looking for an alternative to the raspberry pi and just one has DisplayPort, and in no way it has the support and community OSMC has.

So I think to have DP in the next release would help you to be a killer.


#2

Could you use an HDMI to DP adapter?

Sam


#3

Yes, it is possible.
But it is not cheap, and it is not “passive”. Probably the performance would not be the same either.

Note to avoid confusions: DP to HDMI (not the case) is easier than HDMI to DP (that is the case).


#4

Same problem with adding it to the Vero.
There’s not enough demand to justify it.

Sam


#5

What’s your use case for DisplayPort? Although technically DisplayPort can transmit audio, that feature is rarely used. And, when it is, there aren’t any devices with DisplayPort that accept multi-channel audio and don’t also have an HDMI port.


#6

I guess the logical step would be USB-C with a pretty large feature set.
That said: Not an easy task. More on the heavy side to be honest I think, especially since you would need a proper stack to build on.
A plain old DP would sure be simpler, but then who really uses those? If you are a proud owner of a DP-only screen you might consider that €80,- adapter after all…