increasing number of HDTV owners are connecting PCs in order to
watch Internet videos and to view digital photos. This is
particularly true of LCD TV owners.
Joe Bates, Director of Research, CEA
The study found that 39 percent of consumers in the home view
video content streamed from a website. Overall in 2006,
consumers spent more time watching video content and expect to
spend even more in 2007.
“In 2006, consumers reported watching a total of 2.5 billion
hours of video content at home each week with movies and TV
shows being reported as most watched,” said CEA Director of
Research Joe Bates. "The study also revealed that an increasing
number are connecting PCs in order to watch Internet videos and
to view digital photos. This is particularly true of LCD TV
Another new CEA video study, HDTV: From Niche to Ubiquity, found
that 28 percent of households now own at least one HDTV equaling
about 35 million HD sets in all U.S. homes. The vast majority
(86 percent) of HDTV owners are highly satisfied with their
purchase. CEA expects another 16 million HD sets to ship into
the marketplace in 2007. CEA also found more than half of the HD
sets fit into the big screen category of 40” and larger.