Welcome to LAS VEGAS!
Does anyone sleep here? Nope
Yes VEGAS is totally over the top and if you've never been to CES try to get here next year! You wont ever forget it.
Now, I have limited time here so I'm going to try to show you some of the products that I think are amazing. Yes, there are tons of standard products here but I'll try to cover those that go to the next level.
First of all THANK GOD FOR 1080P! I don't know how many displays I've seen over the years that simply look like a piece of junk just because the source material is standard stuff. With HD-DVD and BluRay these displays are capable of really showing What they can do. Because of this, almost everyone makes a flat panel over 100 now. Simply Awesome. But These two formats time may be limited and the war might be a deathblow for both of them. What am I talking about? Prices of the players and everyone's talking about downloading this content from the internet. The computer geeks will likely dominate in the end.
Now on to the products and I'll try to keep adding new products as I see em.
Let me start with DLP. Yes you heard that right
New prototype RPTV looked fabulous. 100,000:1 and LED.
Sony OLED! WOW WOW WOW! They have these little displays that are about 12 and ¼ inch thick. 1,000,000:1 contrast. Yes that's right simply breathtaking! Please Sony Make a 100 model
Flat panels everywhere. From here on out it's gonna be a price war. What do you need with one of these? A digital sound bar. These things are showing up everywhere and if you haven't heard one yet you are in for a treat. Increadible! 5.1 sound from 1 speaker.
Best Flat panel and biggest at the show so far is the Sharp 108 LCD . Absolutely Beautiful.
Finally the Toshiba HD-XA2 HD-DVD. 1080P and HDMI 1.3
Plasmas Plasmas Plasmasthey all look the same. Except Pioneer's new prototype. They claim it's unmeasurable but after talking to the engineers they let the beans spill by telling me their equipment they measured with wasn't good enough but it's over 20,000:1. It showed! The blacks were remarkable. Often as black as the casing and the black bars on 2.35 stuff were unnoticeable. Plus 1080p
LG made a slick new wall mounted DLP. Great for small rooms and threw a hell of an image!