Whole-Home DVRs Drive Home Networking
May 3, 2006
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The number of whole-home DVR installations is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 100 percent from 2006 to 2008, market research firm In-Stat reported.

The report, Coax: A Home Networking Medium in Chaos, indicates whole-home DVRs, in addition to "no-new-wires" options, such as coax, enable service providers to reduce their video distribution network deployment costs while offering consumers flexible benefits. Telco TV, cable, and satellite TV providers are all candidates and represent the primary channel for video distribution in the home over coax.

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • The resulting market for home networking-over-coax chipsets and Physical Layer (PHY) units will grow by more than 150 percent from 2005 to 2010.
  • The initial "low-hanging fruit" for whole-home DVRs are consumers who have a PVR/DVR but want to upgrade to a whole-home DVR.
  • It's impossible to say that there will be one clear technology winner in the entertainment video distribution home networking race at this time. Some service providers fully expect to use multiple technologies and mediums that will co-exist in their in-home deployments.

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