HDMI 4 Pi: 7" Display 1280x800 IPS - HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL
Make a lovely video setup with a 7" IPS screen at 1280x800. Here we have a beautiful bright 7" TFT display with incredibly high resolution and great angle-visibility! We tried to get the thinnest, brightest, highest resolution display that would be good for embedded computing usage. The visible display measures 7" diagonal and is a 'raw LVDS' display as is used in a tablet which makes it ultra thin and very bright. We include a driver board with HDMI, VGA and Composite inputs. The setup is very easy to use - simply connect a 5 to 9VDC adapter to the 2.1mm center-positive DC jack, then connect a digital video source to one of the ports . Voilà, a display!
This version does not come with audio output Click here if you're looking for a display with audio and speaker drivers
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 which to display.
To demonstrate it, we 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 to HDMI converter) or SECAM.
For use with a Raspberry Pi we suggest editing config.txt to set the HDMI to native 1280x800 in case it doesn't detect the resolution properly. You can see our suggested config.txt in the Technical details tab. The easiest way to edit the config.txt is to put the Pi SD card into an every day computer and edit config.txt with any text editor and save.
For use with a BeagleBone Black running Ubuntu/Debian, we found it works when plugged in, no configuration required.
A power adapter is NOT included. You will need to either purchase a 5-9VDC adapter or you can use one you've already got around the house. We show the display on a bent wire stand which is not included, but you can pick one up here.
- Driver Datasheet
- Keyboard Datasheet
- Dimensions of Screen: 105mm x 160mm x 3mm / 4.1" x 6.3" x 0.1"
- Weight of Screen: 91g
- Power with 5 to 9 VDC
- ~500mA power draw at 9V
- 16:10 display ratio
- Resolution: 1200 x 800
- Visible area: 150mm x 95mm 16:10
- Display dimensions: 162mm x 104mm x 4mm (6.4" x 4.1" x 0.2")
- Brightness: 400cd/m2
- Contrast: 800:1
- Uses an HSD070PWW1 display
- Weight (excluding power cable): 290g/10.2oz
- Not HDCP compatible - it cannot be used with 'secured' HDMI sources
Power draw from combined display+HDMI driver when backlight is on
- 5V: 980mA
- 6V: 780mA
- 7V: 660mA
- 8V: 575mA
- 9V: 515mA
To get the best view from this display on a raspberry Pi, use this config.txt:
# uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode #hdmi_safe=1 # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible # and your display can output without overscan #disable_overscan=1 # uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console # goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border #overscan_left=-40 #overscan_right=-40 #overscan_top=-40 #overscan_bottom=-40 # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus # overscan. #framebuffer_width=1280 #framebuffer_height=800 # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output hdmi_force_hotplug=1 # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode Group 2 and Mode 28 is 1280x800 @ 60hz hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=28 # This line will force the Pi to recognize the HDMI driver in video and audio mode # change to =1 to have video only hdmi_drive=1 # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or # no display #config_hdmi_boost=4 # uncomment for composite PAL #sdtv_mode=2 #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default. #arm_freq=800 # for more options see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
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