HDMI Licensing Fees Reduced
July 26, 2006 10:05 AM
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HDMI continues to pick up momentum over other standards
The HDMI consortium announced earlier this month that it has reduced the licensing fees for using HDMI in devices from $15,000 per year down to $10,000 per year. Representatives from the organization said that the price reduction is designed to encourage companies to develop products that use the HDMI interface.
The new price will go into effect starting November of this year. The growing popularity and adoption of HDMI was also a determining factor for the price reduction. According to Leslie Chard, president of HDMI Licensing LLC, "the reduction of the annual fee, which was already minimal, will make it easier for smaller manufacturers to license the HDMI specification and will help ensure that all companies, large or small, can implement cutting edge HDMI technology into their products."
The HDMI interface carries a DVI signal along with digital audio signals for a seamless one-cable interface. HDMI devices have actually been shipping to store shelves for several years now. The
HDMI interface recently received an upgrade in specification
-- up to version 1.3. Improvements include higher resolution support, bandwidth upgraded from 165MHz to 225MHz, and a feature called "deep color".
More PC products with HDMI are being announced as well. PowerColor announced that its X1600 PRO HDMI video card is now available. The card features true HDMI connectivity with support for HDCP.
Sapphire also announced availability of its X1600Pro HDMI
, but unlike the PowerColor card, the Sapphire card lacks a S/PDIF connect for audio output in case the user is using the DVI adapter.
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RE: Not to sound stupid, but...
7/26/2006 11:58:42 PM
Ok I will grant you that it "could" but it never will. Why because daisy chaining would require 2 HDMI ports on every device. Already there are DVD players, ps3, HD-DVD players, Bluray players & STB with only one port. How will they daisy chain.
USB could techincally support daisy chaining (including a 2 port inernal hub in each device) but it never went that route. Make the devies cheaper and connect them to a hub. In this case the hub is the Home Theater Receiver.
Nice thing about HDMI is it works for low end and high end.
Low end system. 2 HDMI sources, and 1 HDMI display. Some people dont own/want a home theater system. Connect the 2 sources to the TV and your are down.
High end system. 3-4 HDMI sources, 1 HDMI receiver, and 1 HDMI diaplay. Connect all sources to receiver and connect receiver to the display.
Ultra high end system. 5+ HDMI sources, 1 HDMI receiver, and 1 HDMI display. Connect all sources to a HDMI switch, connect HDMI switch to the receiver, and receiver to display.
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