Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 19:10 UTC
Apple The next frontier for Apple - and other technology companies - to conquer: the television market. Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, has confirmed his company will be building a television for Apple in conjunction with Sharp. Since I bought a brand-new top-of-the-line TV late last year, I've been thinking a lot about what could be improved about the state of TV today, and as crazy as it seems, I'm actually not that dissatisfied.
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RE[6]: Predictions
by Neolander on Mon 14th May 2012 06:49 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Predictions"
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Actually VESA has the Display port spec available royalty free.

Only if you like it outdated. They have started charging for the latest spec in 2010.

See this (or, if the link fails, go to -> Free Standards -> DisplayPort-related standards) :

HDMI costs 4 cents a port to license.

Indeed, and IIRC you cannot go beyond a fixed cost of around 10 000$. Gotta love the video standard industry, isn't it ?

It is still a generation ahead HDMI 1.4 in throughput.

Which doesn't say much, considering that no one uses video cables to transfer large files (yet, Thunderbolt may change that) and that few monitors, if any, reach its 4096×2160p24 resolution limits.

I know Toshiba is also using mini display-port on some laptops, so it has caught on a little.

Everyone has released a few display-port-powered products at the time where it was supposed to be the next big thing, IIRC, but then the novelty has worn off.

If anything could get miniDP some popularity, it expect it would be the Thunderbolt thing, but it remains to be seen if Apple and Intel will manage to push it far enough.

Edited 2012-05-14 06:56 UTC

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RE[7]: Predictions
by Neolander on Mon 14th May 2012 17:17 in reply to "RE[6]: Predictions"
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-beyond +below, of course

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