"Samsung agrees that port switching time is an issue with today‚??s sophisticated consumers who have multiple HDMI technology-enabled devices connected to their DTV at any given time," said Lew Paceley, DTV marketing director at Silicon Image, Inc. "As the industry leader in delivering state of the art digital television products, Samsung endorses InstaPort technology for the improvement it provides to consumers in their HDTV entertainment experience."
With an ever increasing number of mobile and broadband entertainment devices connected to the DTV, consumers are faced with frustratingly long delays of up to seven seconds in some cases when switching from one device to another. Silicon Image‚??s InstaPort technology reduces the port switching time to less than one second, giving consumers instant access to enjoy their digital entertainment.
Paceley continues, "As the number of HDMI inputs on DTVs increase to four or more, there is an imminent need for fast, sub-second switching time between source devices. With its instant connection ability, InstaPort technology-enabled DTVs will significantly enhance the consumer viewing experience of high-definition content from multiple sources such as digital video disc (DVD) players, digital video recorders (DVRs), Blu-ray Disc players, game consoles and set-top boxes (STBs)."