Originally Posted by iPilya
Look... lets just clear the air about all of this:
HDMI is a consumer electronics minded standard.
Which is basically a serial version of DVI, a computer connection standard.
It is designed to hookup media devices for the playback of HD movies. The mostly widely adopted version of the HDMI standard is limited to 1920x1200 resolution. The latest standard will actually go up to 2650x1600. The standard is not capable to move beyond this (at this time). TVs and other media viewing products have no need to push beyond this level so more then likely this standard will stagnate from here (opinion).
4096×2160 in 1.4
Now here is a big key.... the DP standard is royalty free! HDMI requires royalty. This makes DP a free standard where as HDMI not.
4 cents per device and $10,000 annually per company.
In the end... the truth is.... DP is for Computers and HDMI is for consumer electronics.
In the end the truth is that its copout. Both DP and HDMI are designed and perfectly capable of doing both.