Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Netgear intros EVA9100 media streamer, DGN2200M WiFi / WWAN modem and more at CES

"Exceptional growth in the availability of high quality, long tail content online is driving the growth for new media players and connected set-top boxes," said Jayant Dasari, broadband and television infrastructure and services research analyst at Parks Associates. "However, since the way consumers like to acquire and enjoy their media collections varies from consumer to consumer, it's important for vendors to offer new options that bring online content directly to HDTVs. By in ...read more

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Western Digital WD TV Live HD media player gets official

Consumers are amassing large libraries of digital videos, photos and music on their computers. According to research firm Parks Associates, the average consumer had 123 GB of videos, photos, and music in 2009 which will grow to 1.3 TB by 2013 (Digital Lifestyles: 2009 Outlook). In addition, an increasing number of consumers are looking for seamless access to their personal media, as well as to Internet media. According to Parks Associates, the sales of connected consumer electro ...read more

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Analyst: Nearly half of broadband households are interested in Internet TV

Parks Associates new white paper From Boob Tube to YouTube: Consumers and TVs breaks down consumer interest in all the new features popping up in televisions of late, like VOD access and various widget services, finding almost 50% are interested in "premium web content" like TVs and movies delivered through a set-top box, and 33% showing interest in widgets. VP of Parks Associates Kurt Scherf sees this as just the beginning, with customers making hardware purchasing decisions an ...read more

Monday, February 23, 2009

Study shows Europe slow to bite on internet TV viewing

Given just how few Europeans are actually biting on pay-HDTV, we suppose we're not too surprised to see the results from Parks Associates Research's latest study. In looking at a number of European nations, the firm found that some 80 percent of broadband households "prefer a more traditional option for viewing video, including going to the cinema or watching a DVD." John Barrett, director of research at the company, noted that it "will be difficult for companies to sell video s ...read more

Friday, December 19, 2008

Economy, HD adoption to blame for higher stay-at-home entertainment numbers

We've already waded through a number of research reports that found individuals more likely to stay at home and get their entertainment during rough economic times, but an insightful piece from Parks Associates takes a more deliberate approach to analyzing what's really going on. When looking at just how many people are viewing video-on-demand content now versus two years ago (it's way up, by the way), it's easy to attribute that -- along with the downturn at the box office -- t ...read more

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

AMIMON ships 100,000th WHDI wireless chipset

"The promise of robust wireless solutions aimed at delivering high-quality video streams will only be made real by the adoption by consumer electronics companies, so it is very encouraging to finally see a wireless HDTV technology delivering on its promise," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst for Parks Associates. "The 100K chipset milestone represents a turning point for the industry and a major achievement for AMIMON as it continues to drive WHDI as the sta ...read more

Monday, November 17, 2008

Netgear's HDXB111 / XAVB101 powerline adapters now shipping

"With today's ever-advancing technology, the production of innovative, fast, reliable, and easy-to-use networking solutions is key to providing consumers with the ability to connect to a wide-range of Ethernet-enabled applications, from personal computers to digital media adapters and gaming consoles," said Michael Cai, director of digital media and gaming with Parks Associates, which specializes in research and analysis for digital living technologies. "High-speed Powerline dev ...read more

Thursday, March 13, 2008

VUDU teams up with home automotion / control partners

"With a large and constantly-updated library of compelling content and significant storage, the VUDU XL is ideally positioned as a home theater complement," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst with Parks Associates. "VUDU's recently-announced partners provide it with a solid entry point into the custom installation business, where media servers and enhanced audio-video components are a great complement to the higher-end entertainment systems currently being in ...read more

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