The promise of unlimited access to our favorite movies, TV shows, radio programming, and recorded music at the touch of a button-anytime, anywhere-has yet to materialize. New products are personalizing the delivery of audio and video (without the use of a PC, see: narrowband), and instead, elements of the PC (hard drives and Web connections) are being installed in entertainment systems. While video on the Internet is still practical only for those with a high-speed connection (such as a cable modem or DSL), anyone with a 56K modem can enjoy music, spoken-word programming, and text online. The list of digital entertainment components is growing, including PVRs (Personal Video Recorders), audio storage units, DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite services), and Web-connected gaming systems.
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