Why VGA and not DVI/HDMI


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Mixtel90

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Posted: 03:55pm 22 Jan 2022      

A:  The chip on the QSPI is flash RAM, not fast access RAM. It's much slower to access and has a shorter lifetime.

B: The Raspberry Pi Pico only has 2MB of flash RAM on the QSPI. Yes, the RP2040 can address 16MB but only if it's got it. :)

The Pico can only output 720P video *at all* if it's not doing anything else. You couldn't do that and run MMBasic on the same Pico at the same time. There isn't enough RAM.