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Will video drive home network adoption?

Feb 03, 20031 min
Data Center

A press release from In-Stat/MDR came across my desk (well, e-mail) last week claiming that audio and video applications will drive the adoption of home networks. Right now, most home networks are used for sharing peripherals and Internet access between multiple PCs. Exactly what I do now at home.

But In-Stat says things will really get cooking over the next couple years as people start to add more multimedia to their home entertainment system. Video shared across the network between multiple TVs and devices; a DVD player in the living room could serve the bedroom. Sounds cool, but for now, I am satisfied with sharing my broadband connection with multiple PCs.