Anyone that has modern display devices such as LCD Screens, HDTV’s etc must have heard of DVI. Its a connector (normally white in colour) that is used as Display Input to these devices. DVI stands for Digital Video Interface & is designed to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital projectors. It was developed by an industry consortium, the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG). It is designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data to a display.
Another technology that has surfaced in comeptition of the DVI is HDMI, the High-Definition Multimedia Interface. The main difference between DVI and HDMI is that HDMI aslo carries audio signals along with the Digital Video data, in one cord.
These two standards have been around for quite some time now, and both are competing for survival in the industry. With the advent of HDTV’s, Blu-Ray and HD DVD’s, most new contents offer new high-fidelity audio features that require HDMI for best results. According to analyst firm In-Stat, the DVI interface will drop from 112 million shipped products in 2007 to just 3 million shipped products by 2011. And that number is really startling when you realize that HDMI will be included in 143 million shipped products this year alone. That number includes 90% of digital TVs on the market.
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