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Adafruit HDMI 5" Display Backpack - Without Touch

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Original price $57.00 (ex:Vat)
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Its a mini panel-mountable HDMI monitor! So small and simple, you can use this display with any computer that has HDMI output, and the shape makes it easy to attach to a case or rail. This backpack features the TFP401 for decoding video, and includes the attached display so its plug-n-play. The TFP401 is a beefy DVI/HDMI decoder from TI. It can take unencrypted video and pipe out the raw 24-bit color pixel data - HDCP not supported! The 5" display is 800x480 resolution, which is just enough to run most software, but still small enough that it can be used in portable or embedded projects without the bulk. You can even power the entire display from a USB port. With the default 5" 800x480 display and 50mA backlight current, the current draw is 500mA total. You can reduce that down 370mA by running the backlight at half-brightness (25mA). With the backlight off, the decoder and display itself draws 250mA. If you want more backlight control, there's a PWM input, connect that to your microcontroller or other PWM output and you can continuously dim the backlight as desired. We have two versions, one is video only and one is video+touch. This version does not have a touch screen capability. If you want a screen that you can poke at, get the +touch version (coming soon!) In particular, we suggest it for use with single board computers (or desktop/laptops!) with DVI/HDMI output like the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black. You can power the driver over USB as long as your computer can supply 500mA on the USB port, and then feed it video via the HDMI port. Please note the TFP401 decoder chip does not contain a video scaler, it will not resize/shrink video!

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Functionality of the display connected to a Raspberry Pi is excellent. I selected this model, however, for it's built in panel mount tabs which proved to be not so easy to use. I am installing the LCD in a control panel. The main problem is that the connecting sockets do not stand off sufficiently from the back of the PCB to provide clearance between the rear face of the control panel and the plugs on USB power and HDMI cables. There are a number of ways to fix this. The one I choose was to reduce the thickness of the moulded on plugs by shaving their front faces. Mounting of the LCD was also made difficult by the top edge of mine not being dead straight, it is crimped on to the LCD slightly lop sided. Additionally, the LCD is not perfectly square on it's PCB. This meant mounting holes drilled in the control panel are off square when the display is straight! In short, operation of the display good. Woodwork to make a neat job of fitting it harder than expected due to the LCD panel and the panel's alignment to it's PCB being out of square. Only very thin USB and HDMI plugs will fit if the display is flush mounted to the back of a control panel.