Connected TVs and Ready for 3D

Kurt Scherf, Vice President and Principal Analyst for Parks Associates, summarizes the panels he hosted on the connected home and 3DTV at CES2010. He talks about the proliferation of connected televisions; he estimates 30 million of the TVs sold this year will be Internet ready. He points out that these connections will go beyond entertainment and include other applications, such as health care and energy management. He also provides his sage thoughts on 3DTV, as well as the general mood of the consumer.

Two common themes throughout the Parks Associates conference were the importance of simplicity for the user and the infiltration of cloud computing, regardless of industry segment. Scherf suggests that the cloud computing approach could help service providers and manufacturers simplify things for the consumer.