Cable & Telecom

Game consoles are the most connected, research says

While few home network users currently have permanent connections between their consumer electronics (CE) devices and their home networks, those that do most commonly connect via their game console, research from In-Stat has found. And as more connected CE devices appear on the market, In-Stat predicts that Blu-ray and DVD players/recorders will lead CE network client growth, not media centre-capable PCs. "The primary reasons that more devices are not connected to home networks are: consumer awareness/knowledge, availability of network-capable CE products on retail shelves, prices of network-capable CE products, competition with non-network-capable CE products (like docking stations), and lack of perceived need...