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Pre-CES Show announcements starting to roll in

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Here are links to several pre-CES articles:

LG To Launch HD DVD and Blu-ray Dual Format Player in Q1

LG Teams to Show off Full HDTVs at CES 2007

CES 2007: Westinghouse to show Quad HDTV

Microtek Announces Cineon Line of Plasma HDTVs

Samsung to unveil large DLP TVs
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Wireless Plasma? Did Nicoli Tesla design the power delivery

Jay
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Wireless Plasma? Did Nicoli Tesla design the power delivery

Jay

No, Enrico Fermi.
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Here are links to several pre-CES articles:

Samsung to unveil large LCD TVs


Article is about DLP not LCD
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"At the electronics show, held annually in Las Vegas, Samsung will also introduce a wireless plasma TV that will be able to receive HDTV programming sent from an HD DVD or Blu-ray player or set-top box."
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Article is about DLP not LCD

Corrected. (I cut and pasted the title directly from the title of the web page so it seems CNET had an error that they have since correctd. If you follow the link it even says LCD in the address line of the browser..)
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No, Enrico Fermi.

Don't listen to Ken. Fermi is all the rage in Detroit with their utility Detroit Edison. Tesla had the original patent on wireless delivery of power I believe in 1917 or 1918; his lab was in Colorado Springs.

Don
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Here are links to several pre-CES articles:

LG To Launch HD DVD and Blu-ray Dual Format Player in Q1

And just to make things more confusing:

Warner Bros to Release Dual [Blu-ray Disc/HD-DVD]
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Wouldn't it be ironic if the dual format disc didn't work on the dual format player?
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For those of you who've been following this technology (Smyth Virtual Surround, aka SVS) for several years as I have, it's similar in concept to Dolby Headphone in its attempt to produce multi-channel surround sensation through ordinary headphones.

However it works differently (and vastly better, so I've heard and read), and also differs in that its source is already-decoded discrete multi-channel analog rather than the encoded DD5.1/DTS or newer digital datastream. The decoder is presumed to be external and the analog outputs of the decoder are fed to the inputs of the SVS box which has matching analog outputs for optional "relay" connection to your receiver, as well as L/R analog outputs for feeding to your headphone amp. The SVS box thus appears between the multi-channel analog source and your multi-channel analog receiver (if you have one) with no digital inputs or outputs of its own.

Having the decoder external to the SVS box insulates Smyth from (a) having to pay royalties to the owner of the codec, and (b) having to have firmware/software updates every time a new high-end HD audio codec appears or is updated. Relying on the discrete analog result of external decoding is clearly the optimal approach for them.

Smyth-Research is planning to have their high-end SVS box available very soon. And they've licensed the technology to Yamaha, which has a much less expensive box presumably also being available soon.

Smyth-Research has a booth at CES, SandVenetian Zeno 4805, and you should try to make it your business to visit if you're going to be there, for a demo. I was supposed to be going to CES but unfortunately have had to cancel. They'll be using Stax Omega headphones and amp.

I'm guessing (but am not sure) that you might also see the Yamaha box demoed at their HD/home theater CES booth, Central 12128.

Please provide feedback of SVS on the forum if you do go to CES and go to either of the SVS demos. I'm kicking myself for not being able to be there for the second year in a row.
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