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5.0" HDMI Project LCD DisplayMCM Part #: 83-15757  |  Adafruit Industries Part #: 1678

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HDMI 4 Pi

A 5.0" LCD 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. Included is a driver board with HDMI, VGA and Composite inputs.

Product Description

The display is very easy to use - simply connect a 5-12VDC adapter to the 2.1mm center-positive DC jack, then connect a digital video source to one of the ports. Voila, a display!

There's a little wired PCB with little buttons that let you enter a menu system for adjusting brightness, color and contrast. It tried to auto-detect which input you have and switches to that one or you can 'select' from the menu which to display.

For use with a Raspberry Pi we suggest editing config.txt to set the HDMI to 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, we found it works when plugged in, no configuration required.


Technical Specifications
  • PowerRequirements: 5-12VDC Adapter with 2.1MM Barrel plug
  • Resolution: 800 x 480
  • Brightness: 300cd/m2
  • Contrast: 300:1
  • Display dimensions: 121mm x 76 x 3.1 mm
  • Not HDCP compatible - it cannot be used with 'secured' HDMI sources


Raspberry Pi Configutation Text
  1. 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
  2. #hdmi_safe=1
  3. # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
  4. # and your display can output without overscan
  5. #disable_overscan=1
  6. # uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
  7. # goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
  8. #overscan_left=-40
  9. #overscan_right=-40
  10. #overscan_top=-40
  11. #overscan_bottom=-40
  12. # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
  13. # overscan.
  14. #framebuffer_width=1280
  15. #framebuffer_height=800
  16. # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output hdmi_force_hotplug=1
  17. # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode Group 2 and Mode 28 is 1280x800 @ 60hz
  18. hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=28
  19. # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in DMT (computer monitor) modes
  20. hdmi_drive=1
  21. # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
  22. # no display
  23. #config_hdmi_boost=4
  24. # uncomment for composite PAL
  25. #sdtv_mode=2
  26. #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.
  27. #arm_freq=800
  28. # for more options see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.45 lbs.
Hazardous:No
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:30 days
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Length:8.75 in.
Width:4.25 in.
Height:3.25 in.
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Mfr. Name:Adafruit Industries
Mfr. Part Number:1678