02.01.2006 12:00 AM
In-Stat: HDMI Gains as DVI Slides
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) technology continued to lose ground in the market to its younger cousin, High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
, and is headed for losses in the PC market, according to a new report from tech researcher In-Stat
HDMI-enabled product shipments increased from 5 million in 2004 to 17.4 million in 2005, and while DVI-enabled shipments are projected to reach nearly 66 million in 2006, a steady decline will then begin. In-Stat said this week in a statement there are two reasons for the projected decline: 1) the recently released HDMI 1.2 specification makes the standard more compatible with PCs; 2) two new specs announced in 2005, DisplayPort and Unified Display Interface (UDI) offer higher bandwidth and a simpler design than DVI.
The analyst firm said HDMI has seen its initial success in DTV expand into other devices such as STBs, DVD players and DVRs. In-Stat forecasts that DVI will be completely out of the CE market by 2008.