This is our fanciest driver board. It's best for supporting high resolutions, has multiple inputs, and can support HDMI audio! That means you can have a full A/V system with only one data cable. There's a stereo amplifier onboard that can driver 4 ohm speakers directly
We're not 100% sure of this but it seems like the amount of sound data you can transfer is related to the set HDMI resolution.
Since this driver has a built in video scaler you can display 1280x800 video on a 800x480 display, it'll just be smaller. We noticed that many operating systems/programs try to push high quality (44.1khz 24 bit) audio and it'll stutter if the resolution is set to something like 800x480
So, if you can set the audio quality in your OS, set it to 44.1KHz 16bit or 22.1KHz 16bit or you can just set the resolution of the screen to like 1280x800 or 1280x720 type size. On a Raspberry Pi, resolution is set in /boot/config.txt, on windows, right click on the background and select Screen Resolution from the menu
The Power, VGA and A/V JST ports are good alternatives to the main inputs if you don't want bulky cables coming out the sides of your driver board.
Power input: 9-12V DC
Each driver board comes with a few menues of customizable settings. We go through each below, with some helpful pictures, to show you what you're able to easily control!
The keypad buttons help you navigate the display menus and sub-menus.
As shown in the picture above:
- key is DOWN
+ key is UP
MENU key is SELECT (brings you to the next menu or option)
AUTO key is BACK
When you first start up, you can use the Auto/Back key to select the input source!
Picture Mode - Bright, Standard, Soft, user
Color Temp - Warm, Normal, Cool, User
DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) - Off, Low, Medium, High
Sound Mode - Standard, Class, Dance, Live, Pop, Rock, User
Balance - Adjust the sound left/right balance
Language - There are a full range of language options for your display. They are:
English, Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Korean, Russian
- OSD Time Out - Adjust the time for the display to go black
- Transparent - Adjust the menu's transparency against the background image
Display Ratio -
- 16:9 - similar to the screen's default setting, does not stretch image
- 4:3 - we've found this doesn't effect the image on these displays so not sure what's up with that!
Reset - Reset the settings to default
Sleep Time - Up to 60 minutes - this will completely shut off the screen at the end of the set time
Blue Screen - On/Off - This changes the color of the screen on start up when you choose your input
Power Saving - 10s to 60s - how long it takes for the screen to shut off
Powertip - no idea what this does
Mode: SYS0, SYS1, SYS2, SYS3 - we've found this doesn't effect the image on these displays