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The Smiddy/HDTVfan0001 Report - With Pictures


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:44 PM

Folks, I got these exclusive photos from Smiddy... enjoy!

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:46 PM

Inside South Hall, look at the celebrities that are here! This place is HUGE!

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:48 PM

ExStreamHD, like a lot of the other exhibits, are trying to get into the whole home server market. This is over ethernet (GigE) and they can support 4 HD streams at once. Their trick play is not like DirecTV’s or TiVo’s. The demo I saw was MPEG-2 but I ask if they can do MPEG-4 and they said sure, but I couldn’t get them to show me.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:50 PM

This is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s robot they had on display. He can talk to you and answer questions. His voice was pretty cute. Hdtvfan0001 got a video of it.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:52 PM

HR24! I have more information on this, but I want to discuss it further with hdtvfan0001. We’re going to write up something for DBSTalk.com about this setup in this exhibit.

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#6 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:54 PM

This is a client, that can be use with existing TVs, but the guts of which will be put into Panasonic, Samsung, and LG TVs. More to follow on this, no designation on it (it is NOT a H24).

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:56 PM

TiVo is in the house! However, their booth was or meeting room was more about business deals than hardware discussions of showing off anything. I got my kids a couple of plushies and they gave me a T-Shirt.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:02 PM

Ok, this big thing at this event is 3D HD TV! And DirecTV is in the thick of it, as you can see. DirecTV will be launching a 3D channel in June of this year. We were unable to get any detailed information on the 3D stuff from the DirecTV reps. Though DirecTV was at Panasonic and Samsung’s exhibits. As you might imagine, the 3D could not be captured in a photo, these photos only highlight DirecTV’s existence within the realm. Panasonic and Samsungs implementations are different. Samsung wouldn’t allow me to photograph anything in the booths. Both implementations required the use of glasses. In both implementations DirecTV was providing the source material. Panasonic has two implementations themselves. The Samsung presentation I witnessed was pretty kewl to watch a sporting event, it put perspective into the view, everything popped. The one Panasonic presentation I witnessed had images that literally looked liked they popped off the screen into midair. Of the two I liked Samsungs implementation, though I suspect the Panasonic one has its place, just not my cut of tea. Neither vendor would comment on the price of these TV sets, but they will be available “SOON!” that was the best I could get out of them, and BTW, you would need a TV in order to be able to view these too, neither commented on a filter to place on top of current sets. It looks kewl, but I do wonder if it will take off, likely not so much. Oh, I also couldn’t get a price on the glasses either (another expense.)

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:15 PM

Thanks Smiddy and Shadow.
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:16 PM

Awesome! Cant wait to see more! Im glad we have members willing to share this with the rest of us. I want to thank you guys in advance for going to this event and taking the time to bring us along. Its appreciated!

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:27 PM

Love the pics.

Keep them coming so I can live vicariously.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:41 PM

nice
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:49 PM

Very cool!
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:49 PM

Great that they have the bandwidth to do live 3D now that Sunday Ticket is over ;) A show attendee in chat tonight said he was told the glasses would run about $150 each.... I do not think 3D will ever be more than a niche. I know Im sure not shelling out for a new TV and $150 a pair for glasses...besides, I wear a prescription glasses now, so Id look pretty stupid wearing two pair at once to watch tv ;)

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:00 PM

This is a client, that can be use with existing TVs, but the guts of which will be put into Panasonic, Samsung, and LG TVs. More to follow on this, no designation on it (it is NOT a H24).

http://www.dbstalk.c...42&d=1263095654


http://hd.engadget.c...o-another-room/

Cats out of the bag on that one!

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:22 PM

If you watch the video on the link above, you will hear the salesman say there is No way you can tell if you are watching the DVR or another tv....When if fact, there is....And that demo was video directly from the dvr, not via MRV, as MRV does not show up a free drive space percentage on the LIST screen.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:23 PM

Nice work Smidster, I know it's rough, diggin your way through the crowd there at CES. But I know you and Donkey can survive it !!! Looking forward to more Pics ! :P

Nice work Stuart on the posting and info added by you too !

You should get a picture of You and Pauley Perrette, :rolleyes: Make sure you don't block her out of the picture either :P

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:45 PM

If you watch the video on the link above, you will hear the salesman say there is No way you can tell if you are watching the DVR or another tv....When if fact, there is....And that demo was video directly from the dvr, not via MRV, as MRV does not show up a free drive space percentage on the LIST screen.


It would have too on the Server as the clients wouldn't have a drive in it...

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:19 AM

Nice work Smidster, I know it's rough, diggin your way through the crowd there at CES. But I know you and Donkey can survive it !!! Looking forward to more Pics ! :P

Nice work Stuart on the posting and info added by you too !

You should get a picture of You and Pauley Perrette, :rolleyes: Make sure you don't block her out of the picture either :P

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:22 AM

My Favorite pic of Pauley

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