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September 16, 2004

Study Finds 15% of Internet Housholds Have PC/CE Connection

eHomeUpgrade links to an interesting study on users connecting the computers to a consumer electronic device. It found that 15% of "internet households" have connected their PC to their stereo or television.

This chart on usage is what I found most interesting:


It's no surprise to me that most people use this technology to listen to music. It's a lot easier, at least once you've ripped all your CDs, to click through a couple lists to find the music you want to hear as opposed to digging through your CD rack trying to find the album. Now that many people have MP3 Players or have used P2P software, the odds are good they have created a good collection on their hard disk.

I find it much more surprising that 41% of people have "watched video downloaded from the Internet". If that number is accurately reflected in the title, that is a bigger number of people using p2p or a Video On Demand service like MovieLink than I expected. If I were the MPAA, I'd start getting a little nervous.

The full press release can be found here.

Posted on September 16, 2004

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