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5.6 Display & Audio 1280x800 (720p) Kit - HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL

SKU: ADA1695

$251.50 AUD, inc GST
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5.6 Display & Audio 1280x800 (720p) Kit - HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL

SKU: ADA1695

$251.50 AUD, inc GST
$228.64 AUD, exc GST

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This product has been retired and kept here for reference.

Make a lovely audio/video setup with a 5.6" 720p screen with HDMI stereo speaker support. For video, Adafruit have a super-sharp 5.6" TFT display with incredibly high resolution - it has 270 PPI! Adafruit tried to get the smallest & highest resolution display that would be good for embedded computing usage. The visible display measures 5.6" diagonal and is a 'raw' LVDS display as is used in a tablet, ultra thin with some mounting tabs around the edge. Adafruit include a driver board with HDMI, VGA and Composite inputs as well as stereo 4 ohm at 3W output driving capability. The setup is very easy to use - simply connect a 5-12VDC adapter to the 2.1mm center-positive DC jack, then connect a digital video source to one of the ports and two 4 to 8 ohm speakers to the SPK output pins. Voila, a display!

It is not an IPS display so its best for direct viewing, Adafruit's 7" and 10" HDMI displays are IPS so they look great from any angle.

There's a little wired PCB with little buttons that let you enter a menu system for adjusting brightness, color and contrast. It tries to auto-detect which input you have and switches to that one or you can 'select' from the menu keypad which to display.

Adafruit include a plug-in cable that connects to the 4 speaker output pins, the pins are labeled LOUT+/- and ROUT+/- you'll have to solder your own speakers to the 4 wires

To demonstrate it, Adafruit took some photos with the display connected to a Raspberry Pi, but it will also work connected to any device with HDMI, VGA or NTSC/PAL output. It will not work with a device that only outputs DVI (without a DVI->HDMI converter) or SECAM.

For use with a BeagleBone black, Adafruit found it works when plugged in, no configuration required.

A power adapter is not included! Any 5 to 12VDC adapter will work nicely: Adafruit prefer 9V DC. Check the technical tabs for current draw at various voltages. Adafruit show the display on a bent wire stand which is not included, but you can pick one up here

5.6" Display & Audio 1280x800 (720p) Kit - HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL (15:20)

Technical Details

  • Driver Datasheet
  • Keyboard Datasheet
  • Power with 5-24VDC
  • 16:10 display ratio
  • Resolution: 1200 x 800
  • Visible area: 121mm x 76mm 16:10
  • Brightness: 300cd/m2
  • Contrast: 400:1
  • Adafruit ship with an LTD056EV7F display, or equivalent, however Adafruit don't have a datasheet for this exact display
  • Display dimensions: 140mm x 89mm x 3mm
  • Not HDCP compatible - it cannot be used with 'secured' HDMI sources

Power draw from combined display+HDMI driver when backlight is on

  • 5V: 650mA
  • 6V: 550mA
  • 7V: 450mA
  • 8V: 400mA
  • 9V: 350mA
  • 10V: 325mA
  • 11V: 300mA
  • 12V: 275mA

Driver details:

  • Board Dimensions: 90mm x 66mm (3.5" x 2.6")
  • Weight: 60g

For more information on this HDMI display, including a suggested config.txt, check out Adafruit's HDMI Display ÜBERGUIDE!

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