Internet-enabled TV may be only now coming into its own as a technology, but customers are already showing a great deal of interest in such products. That's the conclusion of a study released this week by the Consumer Electronics Association.
According to the study, titled "Net-Enabled Video: Early Adopters Only?," 14.5 million consumers are considering purchasing an Internet-capable TV in the next 12 months. This amounts to "about half" of the potential audience.
"As we saw at the 2009 International CES, Internet-enabled devices are taking the consumer technology experience to the next level, and nowhere is this more pronounced than with television," CEA's economist and director of research, Shawn DuBravac, said as part of the announcement.