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Advanced Digital Lifestyle Research

Now in its tenth year, CONNECTIONS(TM) is the largest executive conference and showcase dedicated to advanced digital lifestyle solutions for residential and mobile environments. Recent research from Parks Associates points to significant growth opportunities within these industries in the coming years. Specifically, Parks Associates' analysts project the following:

-The number of broadband households with a residential gateway (RG) will reach 47 million by 2010, driven in large part by carrier needs to acquire and retain customers and build ARPU from new revenue-generating services.

-Television manufacturers will see a surge in cumulative HDTV sales over the next few years, which will boost the overall market value to $65 billion by 2009.

-The number of U.S. households with a networked storage device will grow from 300,000 at the end of 2004 to nearly 10 million by 2010.

-Cumulative shipments of portable multimedia players will top 13 million units by 2010.

-By the end of 2006, the worldwide digital music market (not counting mobile) will account for 4.5 percent of all music sales. Digital music revenues will grow at a 57 percent CAGR between 2005 and 2009.

-Revenues from premium VOD downloads will total $530 million at year-end 2009.

-Home builders sold $11 billion worth of technology products in 2004 and expect sales to increase 10-12 percent in 2005.

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