My friend and I decided to go to CES this year for the first time, after being told that it was now open to the public. We find out after trying to enter the building that it is still only for people in the business. We were so mad that we wasted the whole trip to Vegas and spent all that money and not be able to see anything. Luckily I came up with the idea of going to Kinko's and making some fake business cards which got us into the show. But we were asked repeatedly what we do and such, to which the usual reply was installers of mobile audio, since that is something I am familiar with. We talked to lots of people there, all of whom really are in the business, but we couldn't let them know we weren't, so I will ask my questions on here. I am a bartender with quite a bit of knowledge about car audio, and learning a lot more about home theater since I have been building my own speakers and doing lots of research. My friend is in the management department of a local hospital. Neither of us have any formal training or work experience in home theater, but we both want to get into that field. We looked at the Cedia booth at the CES, but you need 1 year experience to go to that. So the question is where do we go to get training/experience in this kind of work, and what do we look for? I know I could take electronics courses at a local school, but what about real home theater stuff? I would like to become a designer/installer of theaters, he wants to become a HDTV calibrator. The only answer we get out of anybody is to go work at Magnolia's or Best Buy, and go from there. But that is just sales, which we don't want. Sorry for the long post, any help is greatly appreciated, we both hate our jobs and want to get into our hobby.