Tuesday, March 07, 2006
TrustedReviews reports from San Francisco about new display interface ( UDI )that supposedly will replace D-Sub ( the good ol' VGA connector). According to TrustedReviews and my own knowledge, DVI was and probably is the connector/interface that is in the process of replacing D-Sub. Intel's argument is that only 30% of the market use DVI. I think this is normal considering the lifespan of a monitor. It will take another 2-3 years for majority of those to "break" and people will get DVI or might even HDMI monitors. As we see on the picture UDI is bas same HDMI with a different connector and manufacturer will not pay $15000 licensing fee. On the other hand, VESA is onto developing DisplayPort - interface technology based on LVDS instead of TMDS ( DVI/ HDMI). The advantage of LVDS is that 4 wires will be used to transmit the signal from the source to the monitor.
So which one is it - UDI or DisplayPort that will power next generation displays? I bet there is a technology war coming up similar to HD-DVD - Blu-Ray.