DVI: An acronym to be reckoned with in 2003

Tue, 11/26/2002 - 7:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

Digital Visual Interface (DVI), a specification that delivers uncompressed digital data, is quickly spreading beyond its PC confines to touch other consumer electronics gadgets such as set-top boxes an DVD players and DVD recorders, reports In-Stat/MDR in a new study.

In-Stat/MDR, a sister company to CED, said DVI, introduced in 1999, and its successor, High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), have seen a boost in interest this year from consumer electronics manufacturers, and especially from digital television set makers.

Because of that interest, In-Stat is forecasting a more than 100 percent annual growth rate for all DVI- and HDMI-enabled devices through 2006.

In-Stat attributes that growth forecast to that is the fact that DVI couples High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) and the ability to deliver uncompressed video — two elements that win it acclaim among content providers.


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