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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Media-PCs" To Account for 40% of U.S. Home Computer Sales in Five Years

"Entertainment-specific PC platforms, software packages, and home networking equipment provide clear benefits to consumers and industries alike," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at Parks Associates. "With widespread use of 'content peripherals' such as digital cameras and portable MP3 players, the home computer is gravitating toward a more central multimedia role for the average household. We expect that home networking solutions -- including Digital Media ...read more

Friday, February 06, 2004

Survey: 51% Prefer Sony Components

Over 70% of broadband households likely to purchase a media server show a strong preference for traditional consumer electronics (CE) brands over their PC counterparts, according to Parks Associates’ Broadband Networked Households project. Moreover, over one-half (51%) picked Sony as their brand of choice for such a device, which would store and distribute content to networked devices within the home.

“With unit sales flattening, PC OEMs hope digital consumer electronics will ...read more

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