You can now connect to Raspberry Pi without an HDMI decoder. Thanks to DPI Kippah from Adafruit. This board looks like HAT, without an on-board EEPROM (hence, ‘Kippah’, apparently). Kippah snaps onto the Raspberry Pi B+, A+ or Pi 2 Model B, and with a little software configuration, let’s you connect to the HDMI port. You can also go for touch screen option. The native display allows you to get all the graphic acceleration capabilities and instant refresh that you would get from an HDMI display.
It has its own pros and cons. You save money on the HDMI encoder/decoder. But then you end up using almost all the pins on RPI, which will need to be hardcoded hence, can’t be changed later. And also, you can’t have the DPI HAT and HDMI working together. All this cannot negate the fact that you do get a very nice colour display with an optional touch support. The author suggests 5″ or 7″ display, as it works best with these configurations.
I think it is brilliant for power users. To read more about this and the installation process, check out the link below.
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