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Glossary of Technical Terms




DVI or Digital Visual Interface is a term used to describe a video interface that transmits video signals to each individual display pixel as binary data. The display then translates the binary digits into corresponding colors and brightness, to comprise the displayed image. Because the transmission to each pixel is isolated from the surrounding pixels, color fading/bleeding is reduced, if not eliminated, to create a very crisp, bright picture, able to support resolutions of up to 2.6 Megapixels.

The DVI interface is available in three separate forms, including DVI-A (strictly analog), DVI-D (strictly digital) and DVI-I, which accommodates both digital and analog signal transmissions.

Common applications: Consumer electronics including television, DVD players, VCRs, game consoles and PC video cards.