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  • Report The Tablet-TV Connection

    April 11, 2012 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Tablets and TVs are big business: Forrester forecasts that 112.5 million US consumers will own a tablet by 2016, and tablets are disrupting several multibillion-dollar industries related to TV,...

  • Report The Products That Lose When Tablets Win

    Cannibalization Will Accelerate With The Next Wave Of Tablet Buyers
    June 16, 2011 | Sarah Rotman Epps

    Product strategists regard tablets with an anxious eye, pondering the extent to which tablets will cannibalize products like newspapers, magazines, laptops, netbooks, and TVs. Forrester's data...

  • Report 3D Beyond TV

    Identifying Opportunities Beyond The Big Screen
    April 4, 2011 | Nick Thomas

    3D-enabled TVs are in stores now, with manufacturers betting heavily that 3D will be a reason for consumers to upgrade their primary set. Audiences are starting to take an interest in 3D content,...

  • Report Welcome To The Multidevice, Multiconnection World

    Product Loyalty's New Calculus
    January 25, 2011 | Charles S. Golvin

    Connectivity is becoming a default feature in a diverse range of consumer products, from portables like tablets and eReaders to TVs and Blu-ray players. As the cost of adding connectivity to...

  • Report How To Make Connected TVs The Future Of TV

    US Connected TV Forecast, 2010 To 2015
    August 26, 2010 | James L. McQuivey

    Connected TVs are all the rage. Every TV maker features connectivity in the top half of their lineup, and major retailers have committed to only sell connected TVs by as soon as 2011. Despite this...

  • Report Which Device Offers The Best Music Experience?

    July 12, 2010 | Sonal Gandhi, Mark Mulligan

    From set-top boxes to cell phones, device makers are falling over themselves to offer music functionality. Digital music services have also evolved to "anytime, anywhere" access with rich discovery...

  • Report 360-Degree Music Experiences: Use The Cloud To Target Device-Use Orbits

    July 9, 2010 | Mark Mulligan

    Business models and rights issues have both distorted and fragmented the consumer digital music experience and products. A new generation of 360-degree music services is emerging that leverages...

  • Report Blu-ray Can't Succeed With HD Video Alone

    Why The Future Of Blu-ray Depends On Serving Multiplatform Viewers
    July 8, 2009 | James L. McQuivey

    It was just over a year ago that Blu-ray vanquished its long-time rival HD-DVD. Uptake for Blu-ray has been promising: A significant 7% of US households can play Blu-ray discs at home either on a...

  • Report The Convenience Quotient Of Consumer Storage And Backup

    July 6, 2009 | Nathan Safran

    The consumer backup and storage space has become increasingly crowded — and sophisticated — over the past 24 months. From burning a DVD to using a full-blown home server, there are a wide variety...

  • Report Lower Prices, Better Devices, And The Democratization Of The TV Market

    June 30, 2009 | Abe Garon, Nathan Safran

    Forget the 1950s: Consumers are living in the golden era of television, whatever the problems of the broadcast TV industry. Not only do consumers have more control over when and where they watch...

  • Report How Consumers Get Online Video To The TV

    The Convenience Quotient Reveals The TV-Connected PC Is The One To Watch
    June 8, 2009 | James L. McQuivey

    Online video has finally come to the living room. Forrester estimates that nearly 9 million homes in the US watch at least some online video on a TV set in a typical month. Why they do so is...

  • Report The Year Of The Internet-Connected TV

    TV Manufacturers Must Be Ready For Change In The Living Room
    May 14, 2009 | Nathan Safran

    In 2008, we watched as streaming media made its way into the home via such diverse connected devices as set-top boxes, games consoles, DVRs, and Blu-ray players. 2009 has brought us the news we all...

  • Report Consumers Are Ready For Home Remote Control

    With Entertainment Networks On The Rise, Home Automation Is Next
    March 10, 2009 | Charles S. Golvin

    Home networks are the foundation of the digital home but are still primarily utilitarian — most networks are erected to share a broadband pipe among multiple PCs, and it's primarily PCs that are...

  • Report 802.11n: Laying The Groundwork For The Digital Home

    The State Of US Home Networking
    March 4, 2009 | Nathan Safran

    The 802.11n Wi-Fi specification is still in draft mode, but network equipment vendors are going full speed ahead in marketing 802.11n equipment. For the vast majority of consumers, 802.11n's...

  • Report DVR Strategies To Leverage HDTV Are A Match Made In Heaven

    February 27, 2009 | Nathan Safran

    Although the DVR enjoyed 100% growth in adoption from 2004 to 2006, growth dropped to 13% from 2006 to 2008. The DVR has stopped selling itself. In response to this maturation of the industry, MSOs...

  • Report The Shift From Broadband To Wideband

    If You Build It, They Will Come . . . Eventually
    February 17, 2009 | Doug Williams

    US broadband service providers' network upgrades are facilitating so-called "wideband" service offerings with download connection speeds reaching 50 Mbps. Some question remains as to whether...

  • Report Cable Voice Brings VoIP Into The Mainstream

    Cablecos Will Claim 80% Of 28.4 Million Residential VoIP Users By 2013
    October 6, 2008 | Sally M. Cohen

    While pure-play and telco voice over IP (VoIP) providers continue to struggle to win subscribers to their over-the-top (OTT) services, cablecos have been wildly successful in bringing VoIP...

  • Report It's Time For Home Server Solution Packages

    Partnerships Are The Top Priority For Home Server Product Strategists
    September 16, 2008 | J. P. Gownder

    The Windows Home Server market suffered a setback in 2008, harmed by a data corruption bug that took nine months to fix. Overall, the market remains at a very early stage of development: Few...

  • Report SWOT Analysis: Municipal Wireless Networking, Q4 2007

    Four Key Vendors Compete For Municipal Wireless Deployments
    December 10, 2007 | Sally M. Cohen

    Today's municipal wireless network vendors must couple innovative access and back-haul technology with forward-thinking network applications and services to win deals. Now these vendors must go...

  • Report The Overlooked (And Underserved) IMS Cable TV Market In North America

    December 5, 2007 | Michele Pelino

    There has been a lot of focus on the benefits that an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) can provide to fixed and mobile communications service providers. While IMS vendors often overlook cable...

  • Report SWOT Analysis: Nortel Networks Municipal Wireless Networking, Q4 2007

    A Holistic Approach To The Business Of Municipal Networks
    November 13, 2007 | Sally M. Cohen

    Nortel Network's municipal wireless networking business is committed to delivering the full municipal wireless solution: technology, services, applications, and hardware. This approach — along with...

  • Report SWOT Analysis: Motorola Municipal Wireless Networking, Q4 2007

    Motorola Aims To Be A Trusted Advisor In Municipal Wireless Networking
    November 12, 2007 | Sally M. Cohen

    Motorola's 75-year legacy of government partnerships in the wireless communications space will serve it well as it aims to become a trusted advisor to communities in the municipal wireless...

  • Report SWOT Analysis: Cisco Systems Municipal Wireless Networking, Q4 2007

    Cisco Must Tie Together WLANs With Its Late Municipal Offering
    November 7, 2007 | Sally M. Cohen

    Cisco Systems, the market leader for enterprise networking, including wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure, is making inroads into the municipal wireless networking market. The vendor has already...

  • Report SWOT Analysis: BelAir Networks Municipal Wireless Networking, Q4 2007

    Focused On The Technology Of Municipal Networks
    November 6, 2007 | Sally M. Cohen

    Since 2001, BelAir Networks has concentrated on developing and delivering best-in-class mobile mesh broadband networking technology. Its expandable, flexible, and modular access points address the...

  • Report Analog TV Shutdown Will Surprise Most, Harm Few

    July 12, 2007 | James L. McQuivey

    On February 17, 2009, all US full-power television stations must shut down their analog broadcasts as mandated by the federal government. Only 16% of viewers think that the switchover is a good...

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