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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hdtvfan0001, Jul 15, 2011.

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  1. Nov 7, 2011 #161 of 369
    cwerdna

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    Yep... It's a rush, esp. given my diverse interests and as I said, not having a full Thursday and having Friday is a downer.

    If only someone could help get me in (and it was 100% guaranteed), I'd go. I'd probably be driving there (~525 miles, 1 way) and would likely have to pay for a hotel room ahead of time, so having it fall through isn't an option.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2011 #162 of 369
    P Smith

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    You can arrange a group of us, from SF/SJ area ;) and rent a bus with sleeping seats :)
     
  3. Nov 8, 2011 #163 of 369
    hdtvfan0001

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    Getting your entrance credentials is unfortunately a person's own responsibility, but can be done with the right kinds of ID (2 different forms are required), of which 1 must be some form of business card or other ID related to the Consumer Electronics industry.

    As for transportation, it is indeed correct that the expense of travel and hotel stay while there is not simple or low-cost for most folks. The hotels jack up the rates that week every year, so advance planning and a strategy is needed. Several of us who have gone the past 4-5 years book our airfare and hotel reservations in the summertime to assure things are firmed up and locked in. Some hotel deals can be found with some research at that time.

    Above all....CES is an industry trade show, not a public event. It has just been through good fortune and industry affiliations that a number of DBSTalkers have been fortunate to attend CES. One of the goals of a few of us is to collect onsite information and share information (and photos) with those who cannot attend as best we can, even though we are also attending at our own expense and on our own time.

    For those who can attend, we've had a number of years now of arranging a "meet and greet" dinner meeting - many folks simply like to meet some of their fellow DBSTalkers in person since there is an opportunity to do it at CES. Several of the DBSTalk.com Moderators have joined in these during past meetings. It has been a nice and fun experience for those in attendance, which is why the effort is made to do it each year.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2011 #164 of 369
    cwerdna

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    For those who find the hotel stay too expensive (and yes, they do get jacked up during large trade shows), sometimes bidding on rooms via Priceline (I use the "advanced" permutations" strategy for maximize free rebids) will help. Other alternatives include staying further away (e.g. hotels like South Point, downtown or even http://www.primmvalleyresorts.com/, which I've done before) but that requires having a car. I've done all of these before for either CES or the late Comdex.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2011 #165 of 369
    hdtvfan0001

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    Thank you....great advice.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2011 #166 of 369
    hdtvfan0001

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    OK - time for a head count for the DBSTalker onsite dinner meeting during CES to make reservations - to be held Thursday January 12, 2012 about 7pm someplace within 2 miles of the Convention Center in Las Vegas.

    Please post a simple - "Will be attending the dinner meeting" post here if you intend to participate.

    I will be attending (OK, that's #1 :D)
     
  7. Nov 8, 2011 #167 of 369
    Laxguy

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    I will be there!

    Thanks for the organization!
     
  8. Nov 8, 2011 #168 of 369
    Richierich

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    Yes, I will be Attending the 2012 CES Attendees Meet and Greet Dinner!!! :)

    Can't wait!!!

    64 Days until we arrive in Las Vegas!!! Viva Las Vegas!!! :D

    I'm Number THREE!!! :D
     
  9. Nov 8, 2011 #169 of 369
    David Ortiz

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    I am Number Four! I will be there.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2011 #170 of 369
    hdtvfan0001

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    Thanks to those who have posted so far...please keep them coming - everyone who intends to join us there...this helps towards an estimated headcount.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2011 #171 of 369
    NR4P

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    Me be number 5
     
  12. Nov 8, 2011 #172 of 369
    curtins

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    #6
     
  13. Nov 8, 2011 #173 of 369
    VLaslow

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    I will be attending.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2011 #174 of 369
    Richierich

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    Then you will be Number 7!!! :D
     
  15. Nov 8, 2011 #175 of 369
    curtins

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    Post 4
     
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    curtins

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    Post 5
     
  17. Nov 8, 2011 #177 of 369
    Laxguy

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    Looks like you made it! :sure: Now you can post links, PM, all kinds of wild and crazy stuff..........:D
     
  18. Nov 8, 2011 #178 of 369
    hdtvfan0001

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    OK - we're up to 7 people reporting in so far.
     
  19. Nov 8, 2011 #179 of 369
    VLaslow

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    Fortunately, NOT 7 of 9.
     
  20. Nov 8, 2011 #180 of 369
    Laxguy

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    Winters,...
    It'll be good to see you guys again.

    The 7 of 9 has me scratching my head. ....?
     
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