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Louis Burns, Intel's vice president and general manager of the Desktop Platforms Group, presented a keynote speech to approximately 1,000 industry heads at this year's CEATEC Japan, where he addressed these same issues.
"Today's consumers want flexibility, convenience and personalization of content," Burns said. "They want to be able to download content, making their choices from a boundless online library and want to play back that content on a myriad of devices from MP3 players to TVs and PCs and everything in between. Collaboration on industry specifications will give consumers what they want while also enabling device manufacturers and the content industry to address a worldwide marketplace."
Intel's vision of the digital home translates into consumers being able to access entertainment and multimedia content anywhere, anytime and on any device. An example is using a PC to download a movie from an online provider and then playing it on a DVD player or TV, or downloading music and playing it on the "home stereo system."