Home Media Magazine: With market penetration for high-definition televisions with HDMI ports approaching 100%, the interface is rapidly expanding beyond TV to include set-top boxes, DVD and Blu-ray players and mobile PCs, according to a new report.
Research firm In-Stat said HDMI-enabled product shipments will increase at an annual rate of 23% from 2007 to 2012.
Portable electronic devices, such as camcorders, digital still cameras and portable media players will be among the emerging categories to watch, according to In-Stat.
HDMI adoption in mobile computers is estimated at nearly a quarter of all machines shipped in 2008. IPTV set top boxes will see the highest adoption among pa-TV set-top boxes, growing to 85% penetration and 17.6 million boxes by 2012.
HDMI penetration in portable media players will approach 10% by 2012.