VESA adopts DisplayID 2.0


Supreme [H]ardness
Jul 29, 2009

Luckily for people like me, DID 2.0 does actually make things more complex, and for a good reason. No we are not just talking about 8K screens like the incredible Dell panel, but for technologies that it includes and other form factors. Just having a Side1/Side2 identifier isn’t going to cut it when you have odd shaped VR glasses, round screens, and the rest. You need something much more complex, and if nothing else, the consumer electronics industry is really good at making things more complex. That said DID 2.0 is more complex for a good reason.

The short version of how DID 2.0 works is that it sends data to the display in blocks rather than the more traditional way. Those blocks can be arbitrary sizes, square, non-square, and whatnot. More importantly the blocks don’t have to be in order like traditional scan lines. The monitor/display then has to piece these things together on it’s own meaning it has to be more complex too. That said you can tell how flexible this mechanism is.

Seems that this will fix a lot of problems moving forward and not just monitor based.