OpenLDI is a dead horse, please don't beat it.Originally Posted by spmclaugh
DVI does not supercede OpenLDI. The 2 cannot be compared. OLDI Is more or less LVDS, except there are a few distinct signal diffferences. Also, OLDI uses a dedicated connector, much like DVI does.
SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc) was the founder of OLDI. They, along with Mitsubishi developed it for use with SGI's computers. Look on ebay for the SGI 1600SW lcd monitor. Still sells for good $$ used, but unless you have the correct video card (only 2 I know of) one is http://cgi.ebay.com/Number-Nine-Revo...QQcmdZViewItem
or you buy the multi-ink adaper (250) you can't use it.
DVI is Digital Video Interface. This is nothing like OLDI. DVI and VGA output cannot be made compatable with an OLDI monitor without the multi link adapter.
I have spent a lot of time trying to use the 1600sw panel I have with the lvds output of a controller, with no luck so far.
The 1600SW has a widescreen panel, and is 1600x1024 resolution. a bastard to say the least.
Even if you were to use the multi link adapter, you still need a video card capable of outputting 1600x1024, which is not common in lower end cards.
Now, there is also DFP, with is very similar to DVI. These 2 are cross compatable with only a dfp to dvi adapter being needed.
there are a lot of decent dfp panels on ebay cheap. I mean really cheap. most people don't have a clue with dfp, and when they see the bastard dfp20 connector, they assume dedicated equipment is needed for it. Not true.
using a video card with OLDI output may or may not work with an lvds panel. I doubt it will, given that the whole aspect of OLDI is lvds based, but not the exact same.
not sure if any of my babble helped or not.