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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Google Chromecast Outselling Apple TV IN OZ

The device that allows users to stream content to a TV or PC is also set to be in big demand when Netflix launch in Australia in March 2015 because it allows Netflix to be easily streamed to a device with a HDMI port.

Chromecast, which is a thumb-sized gadget that plugs into HDMI slots on TVs and streams videos over the Internet from YouTube, Netflix and other digital media providers.

The $49 device hit the market earlier this year in Australia and is now outselling Appl more

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Avengers To Save 3D On Home TVs

Research Company Parks Associates claims that the new 3D movie will increase consumer demand for access to 3D movies at home.

New research from the international firm shows 3D TV owners are satisfied with their TVs. A majority of them use their 3D TVs on a monthly basis, and 65% want access to more 3D movies.

Their recent study includes a survey of over 600 3D TV owners and found 56% were "very satisfied" with their TV's 3D features. In addition to more 3D movies, 49% of more

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Premium Service Key To ISP Satisfaction Ratings

Park Associates claims that broadband providers can achieve 15% higher customer satisfaction through connected home strategies that include service bundles and value-added services such as premium technical support.

In a recent report titled "The Turning Point" Parks Associates, claim that subscribers with a triple-play bundle exceed national averages for satisfaction with broadband services. Premium entertainment services, premium technical support, and provider-deployed home more

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Demand For Consumer Electronics Boomin

Consumer demand for digital media and online content is booming in Australia despite the economic downturn. Globally, annual sales of connected CE devices is set to hit more than 100 million units by 2013, according to a new Parks Associates report "Home Networks for Consumer Electronics".

"Key consumer trends are aligning to drive this market," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates.

"People want whole-home access to their personal content, w more

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Family Gaming Set To Be Billion Dollar Industry By 2013

Family gaming is set to be one of the biggest growth generators in the consumer technology market with research Company Park Associates forecasting that it will generate over $1 billion a year in revenue by 2013.

Parks Associates claims hat social and community features can help companies in casual gaming expand beyond their traditional target demographic of women ages 35-54. Offering features such as a persistent identity and integration with social network sites allows compa more

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