An entry in Motorola's MediaExperiences2Go blog about the set-top's future:
The Set-Tops Future
MMI's MediaExperiences2Go blog - March 8, 2012
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"With recent buzz around Smart TVs, game consoles, and other connected devices, there is continued discussion around the question: is the set-top dead? As the world leader in set-top technology, it is a question we hear all of the time.
The answer from our perspective, of course, is a resounding, NO! Its just the opposite the set-tops role is rapidly evolving to become the entertainment hub in the Living Room. And, with the number of connected devices predicted to increase to +24 billion in 2020, we see a very bright future."