HD PVRs expected to see significant growth
As TV viewers continue to embrace high-definition content along with standard-definition viewing material, the use of set-top boxes and other personal video recorders will increase in the years to come, In-Stat claims in a new report.
PVRs offer recorded content and time-shifting so live content can be easily manipulated and altered depending on viewer preferences. Similar to a shift from SD DVDs to HD Blu-ray, the industry is expected to see a higher demand for recorded HD content.
The use of HD PVRs will increase 61 percent through 2014, and the continued migration towards HD will increase at a more rapid pace. From 2009 to 2014, overall digital set-top box unit shipments will slide 10 percent, but the use of digital personal video recorders will increase 57 percent over the next four years.
SD PVRs will see a decline from 1.4 billion down to 438 million over four years, while HD PVR shipments will increase.
Asia controls the worldwide digital set-top market, according to In-Stat, with 36 percent marketshare. Western Europe will see extremely strong demand for HD set-top boxes during the next few years, as viewers in the region become familiar with newer technologies.
Companies are making a continued shift towards the living room, with content providers anxious to stream content and provide new entertainment options. Newer HDTV’s, Blu-ray players, and other consumer electronics are now also including movie and content streaming, with the trend expected to continue in the future.
4 Comments on HD PVRs expected to see significant growth
- Posts: 729
- Posted on: 05 Aug 10 03:16
Which is what I have, and it works decent enough. Just expensive.
- Posts: 732
- Posted on: 05 Aug 10 05:30
On top of all this, PVRs HD quality is generally compressed CRAP compared to real HD content such a blu ray. How much did I pay for this thing again ? Damn..
- Posts: 30611
- Posted on: 05 Aug 10 11:47
Choose the right device and you can ignore (c) flags...
BTW, I actually can watch 5 or 6 "3D HD channels" FTA too.
- Posts: 288
- Posted on: 06 Aug 10 18:41
So easy to program and use that even the most "Technically Challenged" can use them.
Latest models have External HDs of 1 TB, that will take forever to fill.
You can get your recordings off of the machine! Admittedly the process is ugly and time consuming (real time recording), but it can be done through the Fire Wire (IEEE1394) port.
Sadly, the Cable Company's have the recording function dissabled for all "Pay per View" content.
BTW. Vast majority of box failures are caused by those who insist on placing junk on top of their box and preventing adequate cooling.
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