updated 11:55 pm EST, Tue December 20, 2005
UDI connection for PC-TV
Apple is working with Intel and other big electronics companies to create a better link for connecting computers to high-definition televisions and other consumer devices. The Wall Street Journal reports that the companies are "working to known as the unified display interface, or UDI. The goal is to replace a nondigital technology called VGA that has long been used in connecting PC monitors, and plug into sockets on TVs and other products that use a technology called HDMI, for high-definition multimedia interface." The group also includes companies such as Samsung, National Semiconductor, and Silicon Image. Computers with UDI connections, however, may be up to two years away, according to one group member. The report says that UDI will support a content-protection technology that now works with HDMI, and is supported by movie studios worried about piracy of high-definition movies.