Experts to Discuss Wired/Wireless Methods for Connecting CE Devices at DisplaySearch\'s HDTV Conf.

DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, will feature a panel session on Home Connectivity at its upcoming 2007 HDTV Conference, to be held October 10-11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

Industry Experts to Discuss Wired and Wireless Methods for Connecting CE Devices at DisplaySearch's 5th Annual HDTV Conference



AUSTIN, TEXAS, August 9, 2007 - -DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in display market research and consulting, will feature a panel session on Home Connectivity at its upcoming 2007 HDTV Conference, to be held October 10 -11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

'Home connectivity has become an increasingly important topic, as convergence finally nears reality and we experience an increased desire to seamlessly transfer content from a PC to TV, or between next -generation DVD players and HDTVs -leading to new innovations in connectivity,' noted Paul Gagnon, DisplaySearch's Director of North America TV Market Research. 'New options now exist to transfer high -bandwidth, full HD content between devices, but it's critical to know what considerations need to be made when planning products that feature these capabilities.'

Featuring a panel of distinguished executives from some of today's leading consumer electronics manufacturers, DisplaySearch's 'Home Connectivity' panel during the HDTV Conference will focus on what TV and technology companies are developing to enable new wired and wireless connectivity options for consumers, and the impact it will have on our TVs.

The Home Connectivity panel will also address key topics:

The availability of HD content continues to spread from camcorders to next -gen DVD players, but what is the best method for viewing content on a HDTV?

New devices bring PC content to the TV, but what are its limitations?

Can popular internet video sites such as YouTube and multimedia software such as iTunes really find a home in the living room in which consumers expect better picture quality?

How are manufacturers implementing the latest standards, such as HDMI 1.3 and all the features that it enables?

Will wireless improve the out -of -box experience for consumers, or will it simply bring the wireless networking headaches of traditional computer networks?

Will TVs and other CE devices become part of the home network?

DisplaySearch's Home Connectivity panelists include

-Jim Sanduski, Vice President & General Manager, Digital TV Solutions, HP

-John LeMoncheck, President and CEO, SiBeam

- Joseph Lee, HDMI Evangelist, HDMI Licensing, LLC

- Noam Geri, Co -Founder and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, AMIMON

The moderator will be Paul Gagnon, who serves as DisplaySearch's Director of North American TV Research. Paul has over 10 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics industry, both on the retail and manufacturing side, adding value and insight to DisplaySearch's industry leading analysis.

There are a limited number of presentation slots remaining. If interested, please contact Heather Boudreau at Heather_Boudreau@displaysearch.com.

Sponsors of the event include:
Global Platinum - Dolby
Platinum - Analog Devices, Samsung and Syntax -Brillian
Silver - AMIMON, LCD TV Association, Micronas, SiBeam, SRS and THX

Media Sponsors of the event include:
CustomRetailer, Dealerscope, HDTV Magazine, HDTV Solutions, Home Media Magazine, Home Toys and Veritas et Visus

Official Newswire Sponsor:
BusinessWire

About DisplaySearch
DisplaySearch, an NPD Group company, has a core team of 46 employees located in Europe, North America and Asia who produce a valued suite of FPD -related market forecasts, technology assessments, surveys, studies and analyses. The company also organizes influential events worldwide. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, DisplaySearch has regional operations in Chicago, Houston, Kyoto, London, San Diego, San Jose, Seoul, Shenzhen, Taipei and Tokyo, and the company is on the web at www.displaysearch.com.

About The NPD Group Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1,600 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, commercial technology, consumer technology, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, foodservice, home, office supplies, software, sports, toys, and wireless. For more information, visit www.npd.com.

Company Contact:
Arie Braun
DisplaySearch
512 -687 -1505 (ph)
512 -459 -3127 (fax)
E -mail: arie@displaysearch.com

Media Contact:
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Public Relations
925 -336 -9592
E -mail: stacey@savvypublicrelations.net

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