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11.25.2008
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
HDMI waxes; DVI wanes in 2008

New research from research organization In-Stat has found that the popularity and use of HDMI has continued to grow, while DVI connectors are continuing their decline, in 2008.
The research, “DVI and HDMI 2008: A Time of Transition,” finds that the primary driver for HDMI's success is the consumer electronics segment. HDMI ports were found on 95 percent of the DTVs shipped worldwide this year, the greatest volume for HDMI in any product, according to In-Stat.

The vast majority of DVI shipments occurred in PC and PC-peripheral markets. Digital visual interface (DVI) and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI), are related, high-bandwidth, unidirectional, uncompressed digital interface standards.

HDMI is beginning to take off in mobile PCs as an interface that can operate in the PC or CE cluster. In the near future, HDMI will migrate to portable CE devices, including camcorders, digital still cameras and portable media players as vendors of those products take advantage of smaller HDMI connectors.

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • DVI-enabled product shipments will decline at an annual rate of 30 percent through 2012.
  • HDMI-enabled product shipments will increase at an annual rate of 23 percent over the same period.
For more information, visit http://www.instat.com/catalog/mmcatalogue.asp?id=161#IN0804099MI.


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