Several weeks ago DailyTech reported about all the
big manufacturers joining together to support DisplayPort, the next major
standard in digital display interfaces. Consumers are more than just slightly
frustrated about the number of potential standards. Besides, Dell, HP and
Lenovo, graphics companies are now vouching support for DisplayPort.
ATI spoke to reporters this week and confirmed that it will be developing GPUs
with DisplayPort support. Graphics chips with the new standard will start to be
introduced sometime in early 2007 says ATI. Currently, companies that design
transmitters, such as Silicon Image are also working on DisplayPort-compliant
Besides ATI, NVIDIA has also put in its support for DisplayPort. Other consumer
electronics companies such Philips and Samsung are also supporting the new
standard. ATI representatives say DisplayPort will become the next major standard due to its
high-bandwidth and low latency capabilities. Technically, DisplayPort takes on
some other features of HDMI, which is based on DVI but also has lines to carry
a multi-channel audio signal. DisplayPort too will also be able to carry audio
as well as a high-bandwidth signal that will be able to display an image with a
higher resolution than even dual-link DVI (2560x1600).DailyTech
previously reported about the new UDI standard which is suppose to replace
DVI, and several other interfaces. UDI was last reported to be the next design
that would unify digital displays interfaces. So far however, it appears as
though DisplayPort has the majority support from the industry.
quote: ummm....mainly because NO home theater receivers on the market have HDMI inputs or outputs
quote: I don't get why all these companies are backing these cables that transmit Audio and Video.
quote: S/PDIF cannot handle high-definition audio formats
quote: Dolby Digital TrueHD
quote: DisplayPort, says ATI, will become the next major standard due to its high-bandwidth and low latency capabilities.