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 Receivers and Adapters -- will be purchased in growing numbers, especially as the service provider community adapts its existing customer premise equipment to receive IP-based digital entertainment content."

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

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