This development raise the question, if most high-end TVs being sold want to be connected to the Internet, who wins.
- HomePlug AV owns the retail market in the computer aisle for powerline networks.
- Monster is pushing HomePlug AV in the TV aisles
- MoCA is also available for retail customers on the computer aisle, but MoCA is not so user friendly to install (i.e. good for geeks)
- HPNA is not at all for retail customers as in
manymost cases in the US, customers have a cable modem which interferes with HPNA (cable modems are why MoCA was invented)
- Retail markets take forever to develop. With HomePlug AV companies already entrenched in retail, G.hn companies have an uphill battle to take this on (not to mention they have no chips in 2010)