EDID


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EDID

(Extended Display Identification Data) A standard format from VESA that is used to transmit the make, model and characteristics of a monitor to the graphics card (display adapter) in the computer. Introduced in 1994 as a 128-byte structure, EDID is also used by an HDTV to identify its maximum resolution to the Blu-ray/DVD player, A/V receiver or video processor. Traveling over the HDMI cable, an HDTV states its preferred (native) resolution and all other supported resolutions.

Enhanced EDID (E-EDID)
Enhanced EDID supports additional data beyond 128 bytes and uses the structure in EDID 1.3 as the baseline. See VESA DDC.
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While the VESA E-EDID Standard contains the necessary information to create compliant EDID data, in practice there are often many questions when implementing the standard.
According to Jack Hosek of NEC-Mitsubishi, the editor of the E-EDID Implementation Guide, "this document provides guidance for both writing and interpreting EDID data in accordance with the E-EDID standard.