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Understanding EDID

The EDID data structure is used extensively to communicate display capabilities to attached computer graphics cards and other source devices. This paper offers an in-depth look into the operational process and pitfalls users may encounter when integrating EDID reliant source and display devices.

EDID data exchange is a standardized means for a display to communicate its capabilities to a source device. The premise of this communications is for the display to relay its operational characteristics, such as its native resolution, to the attached source, and then allow the source to generate the necessary video characteristics to match the needs of the display. This maximizes the functional compatibility between devices without requiring a user to configure them manually, thus reducing the potential for incorrect settings and adjustments that could compromise the quality of the displayed images and overall reliability of the system.

Company: Extron Electronics, Category: White Papers

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