Bring On The "GigaBuddy" Home Server!
In-Stat/MDR found that:
-Worldwide unit shipments of PVRs are forecasted to increase from 1.2 million in 2001, to over 6 million in 2003. Over the same period, PVR product revenues are forecasted to increase from $550 million to over $2.3 billion.
-Satellite set top boxes with integrated hard disk drives will continue to make up the bulk of PVR unit shipments, although cable set top box-based PVR unit shipments are expected to grow rapidly over the next two years.
-Portable digital music players that integrate hard disk drives have proven to be extremely popular. Led by models like the iPod and the Rio Riot, worldwide unit shipments are forecasted to increase from 230,000 in 2001 to over 950,000 in 2003.
-Product development of consumer electronics products with hard disk drive-based storage is continuing. The next generation of products will include hard disk drive-enabled PDAs, cell phones, and even wearable computers.
Slap it all on a "megaserver" and get rid of the 30 odd pieces of electronics that litter your home today.