Quote from kkolev on November 16, 2011, 23:18
PotatoHandle, I assume your display device of choice doesn't have DVI? Personally I just bought a cheap'n'crappy HDMI->DVI-D adapter (sub $5, IIRC), which I'll be using on an equally crappy 15 EUR monitor if I manage to get my hands on a raspi.I've actually just recently had a house built, so I've done some of my own cabling, and I have VGA points on several of the walls, with all the cabling going back to a single point in the garage.
I chose VGA because it's generally more versatile, easier to find splitters and KVMs for, etc, etc. (The idea is that I run multiple devices into a KVM, then the output of the KVM into a VGA/audio splitter, so I can get any device from any screen in the house.) So I'm unfortunately stuck with VGA, if I want the r-pi to go through the same system as all of my other equipment.
The monitors I've bought do have DVI though, so the backup solution is to have two devices for the two rooms I'll be likely to watch movies in. However, if I can get it outputting VGA, then I'll also be able to use the device for basic websurfing in the other rooms, which would cut yet more laptop dependencies out of the picture.
Random fact for those interested; I worked out the 24h/d, 365d/y yearly running cost of the two. The r-pi (At 1W, which it should actually be less than) at the current electricity rate will cost me $1.88AU/yr, whereas the laptop at 120W is currently setting me back $225AU/yr. That obviously doesn't take into account the lack of a screen on the r-pi though, but I can still turn that off while the device is running, haha.