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EDID stands for Extended Display Identification Data. It is defined by the Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) and is used as part of an interface between a source device and a display monitor or television set that allows the exchanging of information needed for video display. An EDID ROM chip is present for example in a computer monitor, and it can be read by a graphics card to learn the display capabilities of the monitor.
Information stored on such a chip includes...
- Manufacturer Name
- Product Type
- Supported Video Resolutions
- Colour Depth Capabilities