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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Many failed attempts to get the best picture, or any picture, on a display are often the result of EDID issues, said Orrin Charm, Gefen's product manager.
The Gefen Syner-G suite combines the world's best EDID manager with tools for IP discovery, software configuration and firmware updates into a single seamless package, bringing a new standard in video management to the AV and IT professional, added Charm.
The EDID (and HDCP for that matter) was conceived for one-computer-to-one monitor systems.