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Home Networks for Consumer Electronics 2Q 2009

  • ID: 843353
  • Report
  • 106 Pages
  • Parks Associates
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This report examines the catalysts and inhibitors for connected consumer electronics. It specifically focuses on the key technology components – including home networking, media processing, and device discovery and media server software. The report also provides definitions and profiles of various CE devices and includes worldwide forecasts.

"Several factors are driving the connected consumer electronics market, but none is more significant than the rise of premium access content services – such as multichannel television and broadband Internet offerings – and the continued trend of centralized digital media in the home,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst with Parks Associates. “The pace of product and service development in this space will grow more intense as the market is joined in force by CE manufacturers, service providers, retailers, and the content industry."
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1.0 Notes on Methodology
1.1 Data Sources
1.2 Companies Briefed

2.0 Why Connected CE and Why Now?
2.1 Taking Home Networking Beyond the Pure Data Play
2.2 Connected CE and Media Trends: Served and Streamed
2.2.1 Drivers for the Media Server-Connected CE Vision
2.2.2 Drivers for the Cloud Media-Connected CE Vision

3.0 Connected CE Product Overview

3.1 Connected Game Consoles
- Microsoft Xbox 360
- Sony PlayStation 3
- Nintendo Wii

3.2 Media Center PCs

3.3 Multi-room DVR and Connected Set-top Boxes
- AT&T
- Bright House
- Cox Communications
- DISH Network
- Time Warner Cable
- Verizon

3.3.1 PC-to-Set-top-Box Links

3.3.2 Place-shifting
- EchoStar Technologies

3.4 Digital Media Adapters
- Notable Digital Media Adapters
- Buffalo LinkTheater™ HD Digital Media Player
- D-Link (DSM-330 ) DivX Connected™ HD Media Player
- KODAK Theatre HD Player
- NETGEAR Digital Entertainer HD (EVA8000)
- Popcorn Hour A100
- Media Center Extenders
- D-Link DSM510 & DSM-750 MediaLounge
- Linksys Media Center Extender DMA 2100 and DMA 2200
- Microsoft Xbox 360

3.5 Network-attached Storage/NAS Media Servers
- Buffalo
- Cisco
- Fujitsu-Siemens Computers
- Helios
- HP
- Iomega
- LaCie
- Philips
- Promise Technology
- TranquilPC
- DVR Storage Expanders
- Apricorn DVR Xpander
- Seagate Showcase™
- Western Digital My DVR Expander

3.6 Cloud Media Set-top Boxes
- 2Wire MediaPoint Digital Media Player
- Apple TV
- NETGEAR Internet TV Player (ITV 2000)
- NeuLion Sky Angel
- Personal Web Systems @CCESS
- Popcorn Hour (Syabas)
- Roku Digital Video Player
- Sezmi Digital Media Player
- TiVo
- TVBlob BLOBbox
- Verismo Networks VuNow VN1000HD
- WhereverTV Receiver
- ZillionTV

3.7 Connected TVs
- LG Electronics
- Panasonic
- Samsung
- Sony
- Toshiba

3.8 Connected Blu-ray Players
- LG Electronics
- Panasonic
- Pioneer
- Samsung
- Sony

3.9 Networked Audio Systems
- Cobra
- Linksys by Cisco Wireless Home Audio
- Logitech® Squeezebox™ Boom
- NETGEAR Digital Entertainner Elite EVA9150
- Philips Streamium Network Music Player
- Roku SoundBridge
- Sonos
- Sooloos

3.10 Connected Photo Frames
- Coby
- D-Link
- GiiNii
- HP
- Haier
- Ipevo

4.0 Key Technologies for Connecting CE
4.1 Home Networking Technologies

4.1.1 “No-New-Wires”
- Home Networking Deployments by Service Providers
- HomePNA
- HomePlug
- MoCA
- Panasonic HD-PLC
- Ruckus Wireless
- Consumer Electronics with Certified Networking
- HomePNA
- MoCA
- “No-New-Wires” Networking Solutions
- HomePNA
- MoCA
- HomePlug
- Panasonic HD-PLC
- “Single-chip” Standards Efforts
- ITU G.hn 9960
- IEEE P1901

4.1.2 Wireless
- 802.11b
- 802.11a
- 802.11g
- 802.11n
- Wi-Fi Enhancements for Consumer Electronics
- Aceurity
- Celeno
- ProVision Communications
- Quantenna
- Ruckus Wireless
- Next-generation Wireless Solutions
- WirelessHD®

4.1.3 Extending the Interface
- Gennum
- Icron
- Synerchip/Diiva
- Valens Semiconductor

4.2 Connectivity Software
4.2.1 Device Discovery Solutions

4.2.2 Connectivity/Media Server/Media Player Software
- Allegro Software
- Avega Systems
- AwoX
- BridgeCo
- Digion
- J. River
- Macrovision
- PacketVideo
- Syabas
- Wyplay

4.3 Silicon – Media Processing and System on Chip
- Broadcom 35xx and 74xx series
- Intel CE 3100
- Mediatek MT5xxx, MT8xxx, and MT13xx
- Micronas
- NXP 225 and TV550
- Sigma Designs 86xx series
- STMicroelectronics STi71xx

4.4 User Interfaces

4.5 Security and Content Protection
- Content Protection and Rights Management Entities of Note
- Coral Consortium
- Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE)
- Digital Transmission Licensing Authority
- DVD Copy Control Assocation
- Marlin Community
- Open Market Initiative (OMI)
- Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
- New Efforts in Conditional Access
- Verimatrix
- Widevine

4.6 Bringing Web Services to the TV
- Accedo Broadband
- ActiveVideo Networks
- Adobe
- Alitcast
- AnySource Media
- AwoX
- chumby®
- ClearLeap
- DivX
- Dreamer
- FrameMedia
- GridNetworks
- Mediafly
- MediaMall Technologies
- MediaMelon
- Move Networks
- Opera Software
- Oregan Networks
- Personal Web Systems
- Rallypoint
- sofatronic
- Sonic Solutions
- Syabas
- SyncTV
- Verismo Networks
- Vuze
- WhereverTV
- Windows Live FrameIt
- Yahoo!

5.0 Connected Consumer Electronics Forecasts
5.1 Connected TVs
5.2 Cloud Media Set-top Boxes
5.3 Connected Game Consoles
5.4 Connected Blu-ray Players
5.5 Network-attached Storage Devices
5.6 Multi-room DVR
5.7 Digital Media Adapters

6.0 Conclusions and What to Watch


Worldwide Data Networks and RG Forecasts
Stages of Home Networking Development
Applications Enabled on the Home Network
Monthly Users of Premium Online Video
Media Server Concept for Connected CE
Cloud Media Concept for Connected CE
Portable Media Device Penetration
Millions of Internet Video Users: U.S. and Western Europe
DVR Penetration and Downloading Online Video
Gigabytes Needed for Household Digital Media
Watching VoD Movie and Streaming Online Video
Cloud Media Services and CE
Forecast for U.S. and Western European Online Video Consumption
U.S. Households with Networked Consumer Electronics
Interest in Networked Applications
How are Game Consoles Used?
Internet-connected Game Consoles, by Country
Growth of Broadband-connected Game Consoles: U.S.
Growth of Xbox LIVE Registered User Accounts
Xbox LIVE Revenue Sources
Type of Video Watched on Xbox LIVE
Identifying Xbox LIVE Paying Video Users
Game Consoles and Internet Video Content
Media Center PC-to-TV Connection
Multimedia Users for the Media Center PC
Multi-room DVR Deployments: U.S.
Appeal of Multi-room DVR, by Countries
Appeal of Networked Set-top Boxes and Willingness to Pay
What Do Consumers Want from STB-to-PC/Internet Convergence?
Place-shifting Applications at the Set-top Box
Appeal of Place-shifting Features, by Countries
Notable Digital Media Adapter
Media Center Extenders
Digital Media Adapter Adoption and Purchase Intentions
How do Consumers Backup Content?
NAS Adoption and Purchase Intentions
Network Attached Storage Media Servers
Appeal of External Storage for DVRs
DVR Storage Expanders
Premium Video-on-Demand Use: Digital Cable Households
Preference for Receiving VoD Content
TiVo Subscribers
TiVo Capabilities
Interactive Services Accessed via TiVo
Cloud Media Set-top Boxes
Connected TV Product Announcements
Appeal of Television Features
Value of Connected Television Features
Stand-alone Blu-ray Players Sold in U.S.
U.S. Theatrical Box Office and DVD Revenues
Connected Blu-ray Players
Appeal of Blu-ray Player Features
Value of Connected Blu-ray Features
Networked Audio System Penetration and Purchase Intentions
Networked Music Systems
Appeal of Digital Photo Frame Features
Key Players in the Connected Photo Frame Market
Recent Connected Photo Frame Announcements
U.S. Home Network Node Growth
Network Media Market Share
Home Networking Deployments by Service Providers
Consumer Electronics with Certified Networking
“No-New-Wires” Networking Solutions
“Single-chip” Standards Efforts
Wi-Fi® Certified Products
Performance of Wi-Fi® Standards
Wi-Fi Enhancements for Consumer Electronics
Next-generation Wireless Solutions
Extending the Interface
DLNA Vision
DLNA Interoperability Stack
DLNA Certified Product Categories
Connectivity/Media Server/Media Player Software
Connected TV System-on-Chip Solutions
Content Protection/Rights Management Solutions of Note
Content Protection and Rights Management Entities of Note
New Efforts in Conditional Access
Web-on-TV Solutions
Annual Sales/Net Additions: Connected Consumer Electronics
Connected TVs: Unit Sales
Millions of Households with Broadband and No Wireline Pay TV Service: Europe and Asia-Pacific
Cloud Media Set-top Boxes: Unit Sales
Current Generation Game Console Annual Sales
Households with Connected Consoles
Connected Blu-ray Players: Unit Sales
Network-attached Storage: Unit Sales
Multi-Room DVR: Net Additions
Digital Media Adapters: Unit Sales
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