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"So technology that enables consumers to use a variety of devices in the same home is going to be key," Arnold said.
Further growth is also seen in the over-the-top video market. Dr. Alan Lam, CEO of Hong Kong-based Sengital, said that home theaters will continue to move to a streaming media model, tapping into the cloud for content with A/V receivers that support multiple standards such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay and DLNA. Total revenues for the OTT video market were $3.1 billion worldwide in 2010 and should hit $5.6 billion this year, he said.
That trend should also push smart TV sales.