It took DVI over eight years to replace D-Sub display connector, but many video output devices still rely on rather outdated analogue display connector. However, analysts believe that it will take considerably less time for DVI to vanish as HDMI and DisplayPort gain popularity.
In-Stat market research firm recently said that DVI, facing strong competition from other technologies, including HDMI and the DisplayPort standard in the PC market, will begin a steep decline in 2008. DVI will decline from 112 million device shipments in 2007 to just 3 million device shipments in 2011, the high-tech market research firm indicated. Digital visual interface (DVI) and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI), are related, high-bandwidth, unidirectional, uncompressed digital interface standards. 143 million HDMI-enabled devices will ship in 2007.
“HDMI’s success continues to be enormous, especially in the Consumer Electronics (CE) segment. Close to 90% of digital television (DTV) shipments in 2007 are expected to include HDMI. In addition, HDMI penetration of large markets such as set top boxes continues to increase,” said Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst.
Several PC original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) released HDMI-enabled multimedia notebook PCs in 2007, including Toshiba, Sony and Hewlett-Packard. In addition, numerous computer displays also feature HDMI interconnector.