Well, we certainly will not see an amicable solution between HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD formats. Set top boxes will not be replaced by media center PCs and other emerging devices in 2006. Another hot button topic is rights management and consumer fair use. The industry will not see unanimous solutions or resolutions in this regard either.
Most consumers don't consider watching TV from their PC to be an essential part of the digital home yet. It is the ability to move photos and music from PC to TV and to stereo and vice versa that is driving sales of Media Center products.
DVD Insider #45 - HD is Everywhere - Screen Options Becoming Aggressive - Delivery Battle Could Be Brutal DVD Insider #46 - Phones, Snapshots, Music - Mobile Video - A Little Bit of Storage
DVD Insider #47 - IPTV - The New Content Opportunity - Citizen Videographers - Home-Wide Entertainment - Getting Closer Personalizing Entertainment DVD Insider #48 - The War of the Worlds - Declining View of High Def - Remember the Alamo - The Book of Five Rings, The Art of War
To support the coming price war, PDP makers have been investing in technology improvements that directly reduce cost to manufacture, and leading the way is the move to single scan PDP technology.
If you agree that a Ferrari requires high-octane fuel and that your home system needs high definition music, then you may also agree that your toys too have evolved again. You may also find your children listening to your music.
Cell phones are no longer just tools for making phone calls. Phone makers have been busy developing new models that include advanced entertainment and information features.
Adoption of broadband, driven by the value-add services, such as Video on Demand, Voice over IP, Interactive TV, PVR and network gaming - will create the scenario where multiple devices need to be easily connected within a home network.
This white paper examines the challenges that face home users of computers, the Internet, and home networks and provides insight into how the industry is addressing the need for improved management, monitoring, and maintenance services and solutions to home users.
A major focus of PlaceLab research is preventative health care: technologies and services to help people remain healthy, autonomous, and comfortable in their homes as they age.
The second version of the TEAHA (The European Application Home Alliance) Market Background Document has been released on January 7, 2005.
Homega Research has officially released its awaited multiclient study aimed at providing reliable, detailed and up-to-date information on the current state and development prospects of the Connected Home markets in the main countries of Asia.
The foundation of the concept is the building operating system, named as COBA (Connected Open Building Automation). COBA definitions were created in a standardization project of companies representing various industries, from telecommunications to construction and services.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs provides us a framework to identify key elements of our future home. By fulfilling these key elements, we know that we are better satisfied with these needs.
So, what's going on here? Is this something to be alarmed about if you're in ProAV? No, not really. In fact, I believe it's a good thing. It's a good thing because we now see the path of technology before us. We aren't blindsided with new technology and new products that we never saw coming - thus rendering our old installs and rental inventory useless.
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The Octava PRO DSX is a simple to use, powerful video distribution solution designed to deliver HD video including 4k UHD from multiple sources to multiple displays. The PRO DSX also functions as a Video Wall processor to create n x m video walls. The PRO DSX delivers HD video over standard CATx LAN cables allowing for simple integration in virtually any infrastructure. The PRO DSX was specifically designed for ease of use for residential installations and engineered for scalability to accommodate large video distribution systems such as education, corporate , and hospitality applications. Easy to configure and customize for your video system - Build virtually any size video matrix switch system. The Pro DSX is a scalable platform enabling easy system growth. Simply add PRO DSX TX for each video sources required and a PRO DSX-RX per display. Video Wall Support- The PRO DSX features a built-in video wall processor that enables you to create custom video walls.