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Need Help. What size screen does Pi B Support?

Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:07 am

Hi, I'm looking to set up a Pi Wall using 6 HDTV's. I want to use 32"-42" screens. I was wondering, would the raspberry pi model b support a 42" screen? If not, would it support a 32" screen, and if so, what resolution? I will be using HDMI cables and I have read the instructions on setting up the Pi Wall, but it was unclear what sort of display the Pi supports. Thanks

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Re: Need Help. What size screen does Pi B Support?

Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:03 am


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Re: Need Help. What size screen does Pi B Support?

Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:53 am

Even though it isn’t stated in the config.txt page, the Pi will support 4K (3480 x 2160) monitors at 24Hz.

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Re: Need Help. What size screen does Pi B Support?

Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:13 am

At what Refresh rate will it support 1080p? Would 60Hz be supported? Sorry I am a noob, maybe it's a non-sense question, but I need to know what HDTV's to buy.

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Re: Need Help. What size screen does Pi B Support?

Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:32 am

plato234 wrote:At what Refresh rate will it support 1080p? Would 60Hz be supported? Sorry I am a noob, maybe it's a non-sense question, but I need to know what HDTV's to buy.
As shown in the link that mahjongg posted, the Pi fully supports 1080p@60Hz. It's probably the mode that most people with true HD TVs and monitors use.

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Re: Need Help. What size screen does Pi B Support?

Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:28 pm

Hi,
plato234 wrote:Hi, I'm looking to set up a Pi Wall using 6 HDTV's. I want to use 32"-42" screens. I was wondering, would the raspberry pi model b support a 42" screen? If not, would it support a 32" screen, and if so, what resolution? I will be using HDMI cables and I have read the instructions on setting up the Pi Wall, but it was unclear what sort of display the Pi supports. Thanks
The physical dimensions of the screen does not matter (on length units).
The important is the resolution in pixels, like 1024x768. Quantity of light dots/emitters.
Usually, computer monitor screen (DMT) and Television screen (CEA) have different way to specify resolution.
Computer monitor use width and height pixel quantity (1280x1024).
Television screen is the numbers of horizontal lines, plus scan mode (720p, 1080i).
But, recently new form to specify Television screen appears, the rounded number of vertical pixels in thousand units (k, kilo), as 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, etc...
The display controller (on monitor/tv) can upscale or down scale input resolution to native (real) resolution.

Raspberry pi can output 2560x1600 pixels or more.
But, h264 video playback are limited to 1080 height/lines.

Is possible to force raspberry pi to output 4k (3840 x 2160) resolution.
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=79330

You can connect raspberry pi to these big stadium video boards (if have HDMI input).

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