DisplayPort AND HDMI: No Longer a Debate | You Need Them Both

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The debate is not between HDMI and DisplayPort because their version and your requirement are what really matters for the perfect display. Learn what all these cables can do. read https://www.sfcable.com/blog/displayport-hdmi-cable-need-both/

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DisplayPort AND HDMI:  No Longer a Debate | You  Need Them Both  The battle between HDMI and DisplayPort is not new. But if                       you really understand them both you will know that each                     serves its own purpose. In this blog we will talk about how to                           get the best display results with the use of these two cables.        A wide range of devices come with HDMI port from TVs to                         laptops and projectors. DisplayPort on the other hand has a                     much more niche usage or acceptance or requirement. It is                     great for a gaming setup and external monitor usage in a                       workstation setup. It works great with most graphics cards                   and has a daisy chain mechanism so you can hook up more                         1

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than one monitor to a single CPU with just one DisplayPort on                         it.    Let us explore the nuances of the different setups that work                       with the HDMI cable and DisplayPort cable:    Entertainment Setup:    Since all TVs have an HDMI port on it it is the easiest and the                               best option for this setup. Generally a TV has around two or                         three HDMI ports. With the increase in streaming devices this                     is great if you want more than one option. You can use one                           port for a channel setup box the second for a streaming                       device and yet a third one for connecting a soundbar.    HDMI Arc output gives you the option to route audio out to a                           soundbar. This is of course very convenient as you can                     extend your music system beyond simple TV speakers. You are                     free to switch up to whatever speakers you want to use                       including the latest ones that have digital assistants built-in.    2

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This gives you the flexibility of switching out the streaming                     device if you ever want to plug in your laptop to the TV                           leaving the soundbar and the channel setup box as a                     permanent setup.    Another different entertainment setup is when you want to                   use a projector. All standard projectors have HDMI                 compatibility. So you can attach your source device and a                     soundbar to it.        HDMI’s ubiquity provides an assurance that you can buy a                     device with this standard and expect it to work with the rest                         of your setup over the coming years. Device manufacturers                   will not want to instantly disconnect you from their brand so                       no matter how much “courage” they have the HDMI port is                       3

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not likely to disappear from everywhere suddenly. This is why                     the cable is cheap to buy.    Such a setup would not require a particularly long ​HDMI                     cable ​. An average of 3 to 5 feet should be just enough though                           SF cable does have a variety of options to suit your needs.    Gaming Or Video Editing Setup:    We can easily club these two setups in terms of the devices                         used. Whether you are gaming or editing videos the most                     important thing is the monitor. You need something with a                     high refresh rate ideally 90Hz or more. But the monitor’s                     refresh rate is not enough to get the best results. You need to                           connect the computing source to it with a DisplayPort cable                     that can drive such a high refresh rate.    DisplayPort has this neat function of being able to daisy chain                       monitors. You can connect one monitor to a CPU and add the                         rest to it. This makes for a neat setup even when your CPU                           does not have more than one DisplayPort. This is of great                       4

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value for video editing because you need to be judicious with                       the ports.    An efficient setup tends to have three monitors: one for a full                         display and two for the edit timeline. Additionally this setup                     needs to have advanced no latency audio output through                   speakers or headphones. If required a sound mixer is also a                       part of this editing suite.    If gaming is your priority a two or three monitor daisy chain                         connection via the ​DisplayPort cable is essential. You can add                     a joystick controllers and headphones or speakers. Just like                   video editing gaming also requires zero-latency data transfer                 and you can do it using DisplayPort.    With both the HDMI cable and the DisplayPort cable it is                       important to note what version you are buying. The ports and                       the cables have to be of the same version. If your cable is older                             but your device is new then you will not get the best results.    5

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For optimal display experience you must check their                 compatibility. The newer your port and cable the more future                     proof it is.    SF Cable offers all kinds of cables under the sun in varying                         lengths. ​Contact us today to start building your dream                   entertainment and working setup    The debate is not between HDMI and DisplayPort because                   their version and your requirement are what really matters for                     the perfect display. ​Learn what all these cables can do ​.       If you found these blog post useful here are some other blog                         posts that may be of interest.    DisplayPort or HDMI: Which Cable Should Gamers Choose  Your Ultimate Guide to Displayport Cables  4 Reasons Why Displayport Cables Will Never Get Outdated  Choosing Between HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4: What Should You                     Know    6