New Products Take Pressure Off TVs
Jim Ristow: There are two main categories. One is the connected home in general. Whether the ecosystem consists of smartphones, tablets, PCs, audio, lighting or HVAC control, all are connected and controlled and will become mainstream. New business models are emerging as we speak, well beyond $30,000-to-$50,000 systems that used to define the category.
It's a new market, and it's beyond boutique. Our members are poised to ride that wave.These solutions are difficult to execute in box stores. There is also a resurgence in sound. Better sound is being revitalized as a consumer interest, but in a non-traditional way.