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Wi-Fi is becoming a must-have feature across a range of devices, as network connectivity migrates into the living room, reports In-Stat market tracking firm, which claims that in 2014 over 200 million of Wi-Fi-enabled consumer electronics devices will be shipped.

“Wi-Fi swept through the computing market, driven by the need to access and share broadband connectivity. That same consumer desire is now resulting in Wi-Fi adoption across the entire range of connected consumer electronics, driving significant Wi-Fi volumes. The ubiquitous adoption of Wi-Fi in consumer electronics is Wi-Fi’s manifest destiny,” said Frank Dickson, In-Stat’s vice president of research.

Digital televisions, Blu-ray players, and portable media players (PMPs) are among the leading categories in terms of total volume and growth. Shipments of digital televisions with Wi-Fi will grow more than ten-fold, from under 5 million units in 2009, to more than 60 million units in 2014. Driving this shift is both unit growth of the digital TVs, as well as Wi-Fi attach rates that increase from just 4% in 2009 to 33% in 2014. Across all stationary consumer electronics, which includes set top boxes, game consoles, Blu-ray players, digital picture frames, among other devices, Wi-Fi-enabled devices will exceed 200 million units by 2014.

According to the market tracking firm, mobile handsets will remain the highest volume Wi-Fi-enabled device throughout the forecast period, whereas Internet tablets with Wi-Fi will grow to nearly 50 million unit shipments by 2014.

The Wi-Fi device total available market (TAM) will exceed 3 billion unit shipments by 2013.

Tags: Wi-Fi, HDTV, Blu-ray

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I'm not happy about this. When I buy a TV I would like a TV that is just that: a Television display.

My thoughts are that the more crap that they cram into a device with a specific function, the worse it will perform and have less reliability. Early "smart"phones are a perfect example of this. I want a TV to watch TV and a phone to make phone calls.
0 0 [Posted by: cheeseman  | Date: 05/06/10 06:22:11 PM]
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^ Agreed...............but we will be told how we use our devices by marketing dept who will do anything to make a quick buck
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 05/12/10 09:52:39 PM]
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Nowadays, you can find and do almost anything over the internet. That must be one of the reasons why there's an increase of WiFi-enabled devices in the market recently. Most people prefer to be online whether they're at home, on the road, in the office, or wherever. As such, wireless home networks have been popular at home with the influx of WiFi internet-ready home devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, mobile phones, and more. This made wireless routers in demand to people. And speaking of wireless routers, if you're looking for a good one, I recommend you check out the Netgear Wireless Router for Video and Gaming. You can use this device to connect computers, gaming consoles, notebooks, or wireless printers, and also your networked home theater devices. You can also use this to stream video and music from a USB drive to media players and DLNA TV's, even without using a computer. Not that's one powerful wireless router for you. For more information about Netgear's Wireless Router for Video and Gaming, check out this site: [url]http://bit.ly/bByST7[/url]. Enjoy!
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