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Parks Associates announced the preliminary agenda for CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase , which will address the future of digital entertainment and connected CE with keynotes from Sony and Samsung. In addition to the focus on digital content and new service offerings for consumers, the three-day event will feature research presentations and speaker panels on support services, DRM, energy management and controls, advertising, and mobile applications and services....


The Dallas Morning News did a nice write-up last week on 3DTVs that coincided with the launch of both Panasonic and Samsung's products at retail. The article provided what I thought was a good perspective on whether the average consumer should run out and buy a 3DTV set: "Unless...
 
by Kurt Scherf | Mar. 17, 2010
Tags: 3D, smart TV

The speakers for C ONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit: Monetizing Connectivity and User Experiences, announced today by Parks Associates, offer unique executive insight into business strategies for digital content, value-added services, connected CE, and advanced video devices and services....
 

According to a recent CNNMoney.com article , the next technical goldmine is medical records. There are an estimated 300 to 400 companies in the United States peddling electronic medical records (EMR) systems to the nation's hospitals, medical clinics and solo practitioners. While some,...
 

Register today for the Parks Associates March 18th webcast, Enhancing Remote Customer and Technical Support, sponsored by PlumChoice and support.com . Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates, will discuss the evolution of the support market - including consumer electronics,...

I had blogged a couple of weeks ago about Cablevision's strategy of allowing subscribers to access PC content on their TVs without deploying new set-top boxes, media adapters, etc. I should also mention that another company - IPVN - also has a solution called "Send To TV." This...
 
by Kurt Scherf | Mar. 10, 2010
Tags: smart TV, TV Everywhere

This week has turned out to be 3DTV launch week, with major announcements from Panasonic and Best Buy , Samsung , Sony , LG , and others. With that, I've fielded some questions from the press that I thought I'd also post here. Here are some of the common questions we're getting, along with...
 
by Kurt Scherf | Mar. 10, 2010
Tags: 3D, CES, connected CE

On average, U.S. home systems integrators, who have had revenues fall for the past two years, expect sales to pick up by more than 9% in 2010 over 2009, according to Home Systems: Channel and Consumer Monitor. This report includes results of a fourth-quarter 2009 survey of integrators...


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