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Ces 2012 onsite reports

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  1. Jan 14, 2012 #61 of 124
    Drew2k

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    Microsoft has announced that they are no longer going to attend CES (because it doesn't fit with their OS release schedule), so my guess is the author of that CES statement decided it wasn't even worth mentioning them now...
     
  2. Jan 14, 2012 #62 of 124
    jsk

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    Wow, Network 23 will be able to tell exactly who's watching. Just watch out for the blipverts; they can be dangerous.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2012 #63 of 124
    Rich

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    So, the dreaded day approaches. A new remote. I've finally gotten to the point where I can keep my remote under the covers and use it from "muscle memory".

    But, I do like the "Peanut" look of the new remote. The only thing I saw that might be problematic is the new "Play" button, but I'll get used to it. Looks a lot better than I thought it would.

    Rich
     
  4. Jan 14, 2012 #64 of 124
    Laxguy

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    Agree, totally. Just wondering about the "protocol" involved- you'd think your keynote speaker's company would be mentioned, but also understand why MS was left off the list. The q. is really as to expectations and whether CES felt it was going out of its way to diss MS, or what. Idle speculation, iae.....;)
     
  5. Jan 14, 2012 #65 of 124
    dfergie

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    Sorry I missed meeting any of you guys, I met Doug a few years back... I was at the AVS party Thursday night...
     
  6. Jan 14, 2012 #66 of 124
    Richierich

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    Well, Guys CES 2012 is Over and it was quite easy to get a Cab drive to the Airport so that is good but it looks like a Ghost Town compared to yesterday.

    I just hope we can get more DBSTALK'rs out there next year to Celebrate CES 2013 and view Great Futuristic Electronic Toys/Gadgets of the Future!!! :)

    Again, I must thank HDTVFAN0001, for His Organizational Abilities and Tirelesss Efforts to Allow this to All Come Together!!! :D

    Thanks To All Who Showed Up & Participated to make this a Great Event!!!

    God Bless!!! :D :D :D
     
  7. Jan 14, 2012 #67 of 124
    Draconis

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    Agreed, a big THANK YOU to hdtvfan0001 for all the work he did putting that together. :hurah:
     
  8. Jan 14, 2012 #68 of 124
    Richierich

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    And Thank You Draconis from HDTVFANBOY (we'll be changing his USERID soon) for all of your knowledge about Vegas since you live there and your Pre-Emptive Exploration of CES 2012 before we got there so you could give us invaluable insights as to where to go to see what we were truly interested in).

    I don't think that most people understand how much time and organizational energy goes into planning our CES DBSTALK Events and the Dinner but HDTVFAN0001 does an exceptional job and he is to be commended and thanked for his tireless efforts!!!

    Hope Everyone Has Enjoyed Our CES 2012 Endeavors & Visual Presentations along with Our Posts of just what a Great Event CES 2012 has been!!!
     
  9. Jan 15, 2012 #69 of 124
    Laxguy

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    Yes, thanks to Drac and Fan, and you, too, Richard for your fine hospitality skills and good humor.
    It was good to see the old gang and meet some new talent - and I am still working off that incredible dinner.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2012 #70 of 124
    dirtyblueshirt

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    I know I had a great time meeting everybody. I wish I took more pictures, but being my first year at CES, I was busy ogling over everything in general.

    That being said, Here's my take on what I saw... Mind you, I didn't strictly focus on A/V in general.

    MoCA 2.0: I doubt the average casual user will notice too much of a difference, but I'd expect this will lead to less lag time when fast forwarding, rewinding, and accessing shows on a remote DVR, and an overall higher capacity for multiple streams on a system. This should also benefit users of Media Center / RVU systems.

    Television: It looks like the theme this year will be thinner panels and nearly non-existent bezels. Expect LED to overtake conventional LCD backlight technologies and also expect OLED to make inroads to the mainstream.

    4K televisions are all over the place and I'd say they're about 5 years out from being mainstream. We also saw the introduction of 8K displays - All I can say on those is ... wow, just wow. The resolution was simply amazing and just can't translate to photo well at all. Rumors say that the image, shot by one of the very few 8K camera in existence (owned by Japan's NHK Network), was delivered to the set by 16 (yes, sixteen!) HDMI cables. In an unrelated rumor, DirecTV is going to broadcast the world's first 8K channel, but it will be a premium channel and will take up an entire satellite's bandwidth. Content will be provided by C-SPAN. ;)

    FunFact™: The resolution of an 8K display (7680x4320) is 33.2 megapixels. The human eye, if looking through a window at a field of view of approximately 90°, has the equivalent resolution of approximately 324 megapixels.

    Dish Network: The biggest news from Dish at CES was their ability to flood the media with press releases and spin other technologies into their own idea. No, seriously though, the Hopper DVR is basically an HR-34 with twice the storage, 40% less tuners, and no backward compatibility with other Dish receivers or DVRs beyond using the Sling technology to stream, but not control the Hopper.

    Automotive: Ford had some good news for Sync users... 5 new apps supported by Sync AppLink. iHeartRadio, Scout, TuneIn Radio, Slacker Radio, and Roximity were added to NPR, announced at the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit and the existing support for Pandora and Stitcher.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2012 #71 of 124
    Richierich

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    Thank You for your kind & generous comments and let's keep this THANG going on so we can get together and put Faces with Names and Celebrate Our Common Interest In HDTV!!! :hurah:
     
  12. Jan 15, 2012 #72 of 124
    TheRatPatrol

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    The entire satellite?? Or one transponder? That's the thing, who's going to have the bandwidth to deliver 4 and 8 K channels? Providers are having issues now with the current HD channels.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2012 #73 of 124
    dirtyblueshirt

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    Sorry, I should have added... ;) I thought the "Content by C-SPAN" part would've been a dead giveaway. But it does bring up the question of the bandwidth needed for such a resolution.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2012 #74 of 124
    Davenlr

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    They cant even do full frame 1080p. It might fly on Blu Ray, or its replacement, but I dont see it ever being used for broadcasting unless they come up with a hell of lot better compression scheme than mpeg4, and an encoder fast enough to encode it in real time.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2012 #75 of 124
    Richierich

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    Bandwidth along with it's Exponentially Spririally Costs will be driving every thing and as the need expands so will the costs be driven up accordingly!!!
     
  16. Jan 15, 2012 #76 of 124
    NR4P

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    Back home on the east coast after an unscheduled delay in Houston, want to add my thanks to Mr. HDTVFAN0001 for his work in pulling the dinner and side meetings together.

    Also enjoyed meeting some new folks at the dinner this year and seeing some repeats from last year. It was a great cross section of people from near and far and varied backgrounds and interests. A very nice evening.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2012 #77 of 124
    Doug Brott

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    Guys, thanks for the "adventure" .. it was good to see the gang again. 2013 is right around the corner .. :p
     
  18. Jan 15, 2012 #78 of 124
    Richierich

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    We are Glad & Grateful that you could Attend CES 2012 and Hope to See You Again next year for CES 2013!!! :hurah:
     
  19. Jan 15, 2012 #79 of 124
    hdtvfan0001

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    Doug + Richie - I'm already starting to fill up my piggy bank for cab rides at CES 2013. ;) :D

    BTW - I'm still working on one final report for CES 2012 here....it takes alot of time to get the photos, info, and post work together, and I have a 1-day work turnaround tomorrow for travel...so something might just show up here later today.
     
  20. Jan 15, 2012 #80 of 124
    hdtvfan0001

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    Great to hear you're home well.

    The onsite DBSTALK dinner meeting is always something to enjoy for all. What makes it great is all the folks there attending. Thanks to everyone who was there and made it special yet again this year - we had a great group - as shown by the wanted poster - uh - photo from this week's event. ;):D
     
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