15.9% of US households to buy movies online by 2008

Paid users of online movie services will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 173% from the end of 2003 to year-end 2008, according to Parks Associates. Content management software solutions (be they from Microsoft or another of the many players beginning to offer media-PC software packages) will help create a user experience in which stored video can be more easily accessed and played. Larger LCD and plasma monitors and displays as well as higher-quality surround-sound speaker solutions and home theater-in-a-box solutions sold as bundles with media-PC solutions will increase the likelihood that the home computer evolves into a movie-viewing platform.

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