D&H recently announced their predictions for the CE market in 2007. Overall, they expect that the industry will be dominated by a wider adoption of technologies that premiered in 2006, such as Blu-ray and HD DVD. Shifts in pricing and availability should make these products more popular with consumers, predicts D&H. They’ve already experienced an 85 percent increase in their sales of Blu-ray hardware.
Like Parks Associates, they predict an increase in the use of media servers. Beyond the home, the ability to access media anywhere will play a growing role in consumer demand, says Michael Schwab, vice president of purchasing at D&H. “As high-def content becomes more ubiquitous, the next question is, how do consumers distribute it throughout the various settings of their digital lifestyle? Enthusiasts want to manipulate this media so that it’s accessible from multiple points, ranging from the interior of the home, to the car, or even to the hands of a friend they want to share files with,” he explains.
D&H reported increased sales in the following areas in 2006:
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