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The Future of HDMI
Tuan Nguyen (Blog) - February 19, 2007 12:47 AM
DailyTech

Is 2007 the year of the display format wars? A look at the licensing structures of these formats reveals more
Unfortunately, consumers will be faced a total of three display standards in 2007 -- and even more in 2008. Along with HDMI, computers will start to ship with DisplayPort and the Universal Display Interface (UDI) this year. UDI is electrically compatible with DVI and HDMI, but does not carry the same licensing fees as either and has a stripped down feature set. DisplayPort is not compatible with any existing signaling format.

One of the primary concerns for these new standards is cost and interoperability. Expensive HDMI and HDCP certification is cited as one of the culprits delaying AMD 690G motherboards.

High fidelity signaling backers are split into two licensing camps: one supporting the DVI-derivatives (DVI-HDCP, HDMI, UDI) and the other supporting DisplayPort. AMD, Dell, Genesis Microchip, Hewlett-Packard, Molex, NVIDIA, Philips, Samsung and Tyco Electronics are supporters of DisplayPort; Hitachi, Sony, Silicon Image and Toshiba compose the primary backers of HDMI. A significant portion of the DisplayPort supporters also have interests in HDMI. Earlier last year, several manufacturers including Sapphire and PowerColor announced HDMI-enabled graphics cards based on ATI GPUs. MSI also announced HDMI cards based on NVIDIA GPUs.

When DailyTech asked why HDMI was taking a long time to appear in PC products, Leslie Chard, president of HDMI Licensing LLC, said "Right now most manufacturers are considering the cost of adding HDMI to their graphics products. Since HDMI is based mainly on DVI signals, the technology is already available in graphics processors. HDMI is everywhere -- consumer electronics, home entertainment and now companies are demanding the technology for smaller handhelds. You can't beat HDMI's cross platform compatibility."... More

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