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HDMI Port?

[{"insert":"Hello a couple thing I want on the 6400 black box version before I purchase one. \n1) Where is the HDMI port? Is this an available option and why would they have one on the \"M\" version? I would like a giant LED TV screen in the shack.\n2) Can this radio do synchronous diversity reception including a differential waterfall? What I mean is the IC7610 I had could do diversity audio only. Having the waterfall represent 2 antenna inputs would be way cool. Right?\n\nThanks much..\nFuture Flex Owner\n\n\n\n"}]

Best Answer

  • Neil D Friedman N3DF
    Neil D Friedman N3DF Member ✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    The “M” models have HDMI ports because each has an onboard screen to mirror. As the non-“M” models do not have onboard screens, there is nothing in the radio to mirror with an HDMI cable.

Answers

  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2020

    The "M" models all have an HDMI port. It's the ICOMs with SDR that have the DVI.

  • Earl1
    Earl1 Member
    [{"insert":"I guess this is an unavailable option, a simple graphics card... too bad. \nIt is a computer!\n\n"}]
  • Stan VA7NF
    Stan VA7NF President Surrey Amateur Radio Communications Member ✭✭
    edited December 2020

    It may have an extremely powerful processor but is not a computer by conventional standards - it is a data server to outboard clients. In this way there are no graphics to display. All graphics are in the client which uses the server's data at the operators request. I put my 55" on my win 7 machine with SmartSDR running. Very public attractive and useful station manager tool with 8 bands displayed at Field Day (6700). 7 bands on a pixel loop (RX2 In), 6M on Ant1 and 2M on the transverter (70W amp)

  • Earl1
    Earl1 Member
    [{"insert":"Question: the 6400M has a HDMI out.\nCan I have this option on the 6400. I would like a portable maestro.\nOr are you saying the 6400M uses the HDMI out to run the front maestro display?\nI guess I need to contact the actual engineers.\nThanks again..\n\n\n"}]
  • Earl1
    Earl1 Member
    [{"insert":"Then why does the 6400M have one?\n\n"}]
  • Earl1
    Earl1 Member
    [{"insert":"Ok, so if I understand correctly the 6400M has a hardwired display with obviously no wifi or portable use.\nGot it.\nThanks.\nToo bad they stick a graphics board in the 6400 maybe I can order it special..\n"}]
  • Earl1
    Earl1 Member
    [{"insert":"Yep fully understand that. The box will sit in the rack in my shop\/shack.\nI would love a giant LED monitor on the wall also.\n\n"}]
  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Broomfield, COMember ✭✭✭

    Hi Earl, I have a lagre(ish) monitor. I just plug the HDMI into the laptop I normally use with the radio. So if you have an M model or a Maestro, the HDMI port is supplied by Flex. If you have a plain model and no Maestro, the HDMI port is supplied by your computer. Either way, a large monitor is in your future!

    73,

    Len, KD0RC

  • Earl1
    Earl1 Member
    [{"insert":"Ahh, but I want to use a portable Maestro not a computer.\nThanks\n\n"}]
  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Broomfield, COMember ✭✭✭

    Oh, I just realized that the Maestro does not have HDMI, just the model M.

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