Well, here we go again. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas!
Do we ever get tired of seeing all this stuff? No, there is just something about hi-fi that is so much fun, we never get bored with it. The smoky casinos? Static electricity from the dry atmosphere? Waiting in line for a taxi? Well, yes, those can be annoying, but certainly not the viewing of tons and tons of equipment and technology. We just love the A/V world!
The hottest items at the show were HD-DVD players and imminent software (HD-DVD and Blu-ray movies), along with digital projectors that have the full 1920 x 1080 resolution. And, they will display at 1080p rather than 1080i. Prices were much more reasonable than we expected. For example, you will be able to buy a 50" LCD flat panel display, 16:9, 1080p resolution, for $2,700 (at least, that is what we are told). Some of the 1080p projectors will be available for less than $10,000.
The show report is similar to the recent one we did for the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, where each page illustrates a specific product or room, and then you click at the bottom to get to the next page. You can also click on the specific page number in the table shown below to get to a certain page.
As with the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Show Report, the photos on each page are larger than in our past show reports, so you can see the details of the equipment, and they are fewer in number on any one page. This is to keep the download time to a minimum. We had requests from readers to do this, and the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest Show Report seemed to be well received, so we repeat that format here.
The report is assembled as we format and upload the photos, rather than a day by day thing. Pages will be added for several days after the show, so come back to see what has been added each day.
- Staff -