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TUP Section-TVs, Boxes, or Services, TV or Video Watching

Watching a movie involves a lot more than getting the popcorn and couch ready. There’s been an explosion of interest to watch movies and TV programs anywhere and any time. Consumers are already juggling their various and many Smartphones, PCs, and Tablets for their many entertainment and productivity activities. They’re also finding many ways to connect, through Broadband Internet as well as through non-Broadband connections – from dial-up to Wi-Fi Hotspots and tethered phone connections.

Technology users lead a full and rich life, and Technology User Profile (TUP) reveals it in great detail.

The TVs, Boxes, or Services, TV or Video Watching section of TUP 2016 (Section MT) includes a complete profile of Connected Adults. The key banner points are TV Devices or Services, TV or Video Watching, TV Devices or Watching, TV Watching, TV Services, and TV Devices.

This section includes the answers relevant to viewing and viewers, their connections and devices, and their household spending, all drawn from the many survey questions in the comprehensive TUP survey. The data-rich deliverable is designed for quick recognition of important findings, including statistical testing and indexes comparing values to their national averages. Continue reading

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Expanded coverage in TUP 2016 – wearables, IoT, connected home, and more

MetaFacts has expanded coverage again in Technology User Profile (TUP) with the TUP 2016 Edition.

We’ve carefully chosen the hottest tech products and services, and sized how real they are before including them in the comprehensive TUP survey.

For TUP 2016, several quickly-developing and competitive tech products and services include:

  • More Wearables, beyond watches and fitness bands – VR Goggles/headsets (e.g. Oculus Rift, HTC Vive)
  • IoT – from Internet-connected video doorbells to smart locks
  • Home Projectors
  • Standalone Scanners
  • 3D Printers
  • Voice- enabled personal assistants (e.g. Google Now, Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa) and Voice-enabled Wireless Speakers (e.g. Amazon Echo)
  • Smartphone service details including data caps and family plans
  • “Instant ink” subscriptions
  • Expanded coverage of gaming notebooks and desktops, spanning those designed for gaming to PCs (and other devices) used for casual gaming

These combine with the hundreds of other elements tracked in TUP to form a deeply complete picture.

We know our clients rely on TUP for more than topline estimates, and instead value the completeness of TUP to reveal a truly useful, nuanced, and solid technology user profile.

To learn how your company can subscribe, please contact MetaFacts.

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Examples of Questions Addressed in TUP 2016 – Activities

Yes, people use their work computers for personal activities, and use the Smartphones they bought with their own money for their work. It’s not enough to only look at devices, or to ignore the workplace. That’s why the MetaFacts TUP service focuses on the full range of technology users, just as it has for over 30 years.TUP Spans a Full Range of Activities

The Activities Chapter of TUP 2016 features answers to the key questions describing how connected devices are being used. Spanning a broad range of activities – from social networking to shopping, and productivity to entertainment, TUP reveals who is focused on which technology activities. Furthermore, TUP drills down into which devices are being used for which activities. So, you will know just how much impact Smartphones or Tablets truly do or don’t have on PC usage.

Courtesy Mike Licht Creative CommonsThe Activities chapter of Technology User Profile (TUP) 2016 has eight main sections:

  • Social Networking
  • Shopping
  • Communication
  • Entertainment
  • Graphics/Image
  • Information/Search
  • Cloud Storage/Sharing
  • Personal/Productivity

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Forward-Leaning Users Define the Future

Cloud-based home security and energy management are on the cusp of either fizzling as a fad or expanding to a wider market, based on our recent MetaFacts market research. Also, the pattern consumers are exhibiting spells niche status for the Apple Watch, iPod and Chromebook.

In our analysis of a broad range of consumers spanning five countries, we separated the most forward-learning from the backward-learning, as one of our methods to predict the future of technology products and services. The most adventurous consumers point the way for the rest of the market, with their willingness to try the newest technology.Courtesy Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ Creative Commons

While Apple can justly lay claim to the Forward-Leaning for favoring many of their products. For example, iPhone and MacBooks are strongest among both the first and second tier of Forward-Leaning consumers. In contrast, many other products have lingered and languished among the forward-learning. Unless accepted by the next tier of consumers, a replacement market is the best hope for advanced tech products. Continue reading

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