Thursday, December 14, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Disney to Buy Fox Film and Some TV Businesses for $52 billion
Powerful iMac Pro is Available Today, Starting at $5,000
IBM Announces Collaboration With Leading Companies to Accelerate Quantum Computing
Bing Gets Intelligent Search Features, Powered by AI
New MediaTek Sensio Solution Brings Health Monitoring to Smartphones
LG's Upgraded Gram Laptop Deliver Longer Battery Life, More Power
New Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 Released
T-Mobile Enters The pay-TV Market With the Acquisition of Layer3 TV
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Demand ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, November 21, 2016
Demand For 4K TVs And Streaming Media Players Is Growing


With awareness and interest on the rise, this holiday season could mark the shift in the 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV consumer base from early adopter to mass market audience, NPD says.

According to the research firm's latest Connected Intelligence Home Entertainment Report, 2016 has seen growing consumer interest regarding 4K. In fact, 38 percent of those surveyed said they are very, or somewhat, likely to use a 4K TV in the future, an increase of five percentage points since Q1 of this year.

As the adoption of 4K technology expands, industry leaders are preparing for the impending demand for 4K content - from live TV infrastructure being developed to support the broadcast of sports in 4K, to streaming giants offering an array of 4K content. As of Q3, 87 percent of installed 4K TVs had active internet connections, demonstrating that these consumers are among those most eager to stream content. Streaming media player ownership is also on the rise and recent 4K capable device launches from Amazon, Roku and Google further signal the transition to 4K video resolution.

In Q3 2016, 32 percent of U.S. Internet homes had at least one installed streaming media player, an increase of seven million homes over the past year, fueled by the growing number of streaming TV services. While a limited number of streaming media player owners have used a 4K streamer, NPD's findings show growth in awareness, interest and usage, driven by Millennials. Over one-third of consumers are aware of 4K streaming media player availability and this number jumps to 52 percent of Millennials surveyed. Millennials are also the most eager to use these products with 39 percent of respondents stating they have interest in future usage.

In order to stream 4K content consumers must have the hardware, as well as the appropriate broadband speed. To stream 4K video to TV an Internet connection speed of approximately 25Mbps or higher is recommended. According to NPD, approximately five million U.S. households currently have both the hardware and broadband speed required. However, the average home also has eight connected devices, which can put a strain on the network's ability to transmit a 4K video stream. Positively, the number of U.S. households with 25Mbps or greater Internet speeds has been increasing throughout 2016.


Previous
Next
ADATA SD700 External SSD Is Dust, Water and Shock Resistant        All News        HTC Offers $100 Off The Vive Virtual Reality System
Samsung In Talks To Buy QD Vision     Consumer Electronics News      HTC Offers $100 Off The Vive Virtual Reality System

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Chinese TV Makers Increase Their Global Market Share
Samsung, LG Electronics Cut TV Prices for Black Friday
Sony's 2017 4K HDR TVs Get Compatibility With Amazon Echo Devices
Samsung's The Frame TV Available in the U.S.
New Sony 4K HDR Ultra HD TV KD-X720E and KD-X690E Series Available in the U.S.
Dell Unveils 4K Ultra HD High-Brightness Laser Projector and New Curved Monitor
TCL's 2017 TV Lineup Featuring Dolby Vision is Launching
AACS 2.0 Could Be Cracked As 4K UHD Blu-Ray Torrent File Appears Online
Acer ProDesigner BM320 4K Monitor Delivers Precise Color Reproduction for Professionals
BenQ Professional Designer Monitor Promises Individually Factory-Calibrated Color Precision
VIZIO's 2017 D-Series Smart TV Collection Includes 4K Ultra HD Support in Select Models
Samsung's 2017 Home Entertainment Lineup Available In The U.S.

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .