Quote from Bacan on November 7, 2011, 10:10
Just read about a Staple's ad for an Acer 21.5" 1080p LCD monitor,
sale price ~$100 USD, one day only!
Says it has for inputs: 1xVGA, 1xDVI (DVI w/HDCP)
Based on my web research (see links below), this may work, yet not the best answer to my lusting for a new R-Pi display. The HDCP may prevent it from working with the R-Pi.
Any Video experts care to give an answer?
(Yes, it will work! || No, only give you problems || Maybe; buy it, try it, let us know )
Thanks in advance
My understanding of HDCP is that if the source is encrypted, then the monitor needs to have HDCP, if the source isn't encrypted, it doesn't. The Raspi doesn't output encrypted when just using the display (Not sure about when playing back encrypted content - maybe), so the monitors doesn't need to support it , but it can have it.
Short answer, that monitor should work with the Raspi.
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