Stereophile Guide to Home Theater

Monday, January 26, 2004

Media Servers to Gain Market

Flat-screen TVs were clearly the winners at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but bubbling under the surface at the trade show were signs that creating home networks using media servers to manage both audio and video content libraries will also soon hit the big time.

Confirming this hunch, market research and consulting firm Parks Associates  predicts that "multimedia hubs" will reach mass-market status by the end of 2008, with more than 40 million units shipping to ...read more

Monday, February 01, 1999

From the article "Inside Theater - Future Proof?" by Maureen C. Jenson.

Kurt Scherf is an analyst for Parks Associates, a Dallas-based market-research and consulting firm that studies emerging technologies and services.   He has likened computers and Internet access to the Holy Grail for companies seeking to develop low-cost, convenient, and secure networking for the consumer.   Parks Associates notes that there are between 13 and 14 million multi-PC households in the US, but only 20% of them are networked in any way.  The number of multi-PC househol ...read more

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