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Data, Music, Video:

Raising a Curtain on Future Gadgetry

[ Ngérondif ]

 

January 2, 2006

The New York Times

By DAMON DARLIN

 

The flat-panel televisions will be getting bigger,

the MP3 players and cellphones will be getting  smaller.

And almost everything will be getting cheaper.

But the biggest trend expected at the International Consumer

Electronics Show, which begins this week in Las Vegas,

is that these machines will be communicating with one another.

The theme of this year's show might best be described

as Convergence: This Time We Mean It.

For more than a decade,

manufacturers of consumer electronics

like televisions and audio gear have talked

about blending their products with personal computers,

so that consumers can enjoy a seamless stream of data,

video and music anywhere.

It has not happened, because the two industries do not have

compatible technology standards and the requisite high-speed

Internet connections have not been widespread enough.

This year all that changes,

say executives who will be introducing new products at the show.

They say that consumers will finally be able to sling images and

sound wirelessly around a room or an entire house. The major

electronics makers will be showing TV's with computer capabilities

and phones that will play video and music, as well as the next

generation of digital recording and storage devices.

While technological convergence may now be possible,

some fear the industries have not yet made

connecting all those devices simple enough for the average user.

"There is still a lot of confusion around the connected home,"

said Van L. Baker, a market analyst with Gartner, a technology

research and consulting firm.

"Reducing it will be the challenge to keeping the momentum going."

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Getting consumers past the confusion of how to link, say, a PC to

a TV will be the next big hurdle.

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The show comes after a very good year for consumer electronics.

Plasma and liquid-crystal display televisions, MP3 players and

digital cameras with five or more megapixels of resolution have

been big sellers.

Data, Music, Video: Raising a Curtain on Future Gadgetry,
NYT,
2.1.2006,
https://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/02/
technology/data-music-video-raising-a-curtain-on-future-gadgetry.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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