Originally Posted by Troy LaMont
Not sure which 'people' you're referring to, but CES is officially an industry event and the general public is not allowed in AND it's free with registration so I'm not sure who you think is paying money. With that said, companies cater to the business crowd with what they want, not what you want (the consumer). They do that so the retailers and re-sellers can highlight and push the products they what them to, the other TVs will sell regardless, but they want to 'spark' the market with what they consider hot tech. It's always been like that.
You said this is one of the worst you've seen, were you there? Just curious.
Just trying to clear the air, it's not about tech for the consumer, although the consumer benefits by knowing some of what's coming and the name of the event can be misleading "Consumer Electronics Show"...but it's an industry event at the end of the day.
Many of them pay from their own money pocket to get to see the exhibition!
And in fact it turns out that there are many products behind the scenes that can not be seen
So what is the exhibition worth?
What is an exhibition worth, that only people who receive money for a sympathetic media coverage see the products?
I'm not sure who you think is paying money
CES is a trade-only event for individuals 18 years of age or older and affiliated with the consumer technology industry.
CES Registration - Price: $300
Starter Conference Pass - Price: $900
Deluxe Conference Pass - Price: $1,700
All these people have to pay airfare, hotel and more ... to get to the exhibition!
And you ask what money is paid?
Many times the manufacturers who order them pay these expenses, in return for a positive cover !!!
And they get access to products behind the scenes ,
It smells improper and unreliable!
And in fact, the public relations workers are writing a lot of nonsense about products that are not worth much .
like - 8K With HDMI 2.1 limited bandwidth connection for 2019
They forgot to say!
HDMI 2.1 with 8 bit color as HDMI 2.0
So what is equivalent to HDMI 2.1 this year?
TV Motherboards without HDMI 2.1
Regardless of the entrances, you need a chip in the image processing panel
TV screen of 2018 without 12, 14, or 16 BIT support
And I brought proof and instructions for operating for Q900 screen which will begin to be sent on 1.3.19
.but it's an industry event at the end of the day.
This is a media event for the consumers who buy these products!
And broadcast to everyone by the press industry and sales! ( Who can enter the exhibition )
Because there is no place for all people to enter .