Paulhwa Lee

Faced with competition from new technologies that will likely cut demand even further in the coming years, makers of standard set-top boxes must add new features and otherwise adapt to survive. That’s the conclusion of a study released this week by ABI Research, called “Global Set-Top Markets.” “The development of two-way digital-cable–ready TVs, residential gateways, media centers, and even video capabilities on gaming systems will put the STB’s status at risk,” research analyst Paulhwa Lee said in a statement issued in conjunction with the study. The manufacturers, the study predicted, will respond by adding additional hard-disk space, DVD burners, home audio solutions, and

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