Many owners of Media Center PCs or PCs with TV tuners are still not using them for recording TV broadcasts, new research has revealed.
A report from In-Stat suggests that many US consumers choose not to record TV programmes onto PC-based devices, but opt instead to use personal video recorders or digital video recorders.
The report found a low awareness of what a Media Center PCs is, as evidenced by the 70 per cent of respondents who did not have one and were unaware or barely aware of this type of device.
In-Stat also found that the overwhelming majority of home network users do not subscribe to any home network support services, but that many were interested in doing so.
Although few respondents to the poll indicated that they currently use their network for some type of home automation, a significant percentage indicated that they were interested in doing so.
"Wireless local area networks are strongly preferred as the home networking technology of choice for experienced home network users wanting to upgrade their equipment, and for those who are planning to set up their first home network," said In-Stat analyst Joyce Putscher.
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