Research analyst Paulhwa Lee says, In
recent times, Comcast created a residential
network gateway project, which ultimately
will act as a convergence device for cable
modems, digital cable receivers and DVRs.
The residential network gateway device may
even include placeshifting.
manufacturers are adding new features, such
as increased hard-disk space, DVD players,
DVD burners and home-audio solutions, which
will better align STB functionality with
consumer demands. Manufacturers also are
attempting to improve electronic programme
guides and to incorporate more video gaming
and Web-based services.