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What Is a Digital Media Port?

by Eleanor Evans

A Digital Media Port is a physical outlet used to connect digital media devices to Sony-manufactured audio and video accessories such as home theaters and memory cards. The DMP is currently made exclusively by Sony, that also has a trademark on the name "Digital Media Port."

History

Sony released the Digital Media Port in 2007 to connect bluetooth-enabled devices, MP3 players, smartphones and other gadgets to high-definition-quality home theater systems that the company released at the same time.

Trademark

Sony has trademarked the Digital Media Port and it is the only way to connect to their DMP-equipped home theater systems and accessories. Sony made a line of docking stations and adapters to make a number of devices from other manufacturers compatible with the Sony systems.

Compatibility

The iPhone, iPod and a number of Sony devices are among the many items that are either directly compatible or can be connected to an adapter to connect with the Digital Media Port interface.

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