Archive for August 25th, 2005

SVGA connectors going away?

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Well, that’s how I read
this article
from
X-bit labs.
The VESA organization has a new thing called “DisplayPort”.
Here’s a quote:


the [Displayport] specification will accelerate the adoption of protected digital outputs on PCs to broadly support viewing of high definition and other types of protected content through an optional content protection capability, while enabling higher levels of display performance

Hm, “content protection”.
That sounds ominous.

I predict “protection-free” monitors on the grey market,
just like “region-free” DVD players are now.