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Consumer Electronics Show (2013)


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#26 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:33 AM

I will be there in my work alter ego ;)
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#27 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

Based on early "feedback" through several communication channels...

It appears that CES 2013 will have strong attendance numbers. This past CES ended up with over 150,000 attendees.

That being considered, and the fact that registration is starting a month early...it would be advised that at least hotel travel arrangements be explored early as well. This past CES saw hotel reservation availability highly limited for the final month before the Show. Just a thought.
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#28 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

Well, got my Reservations at The Marriott Grande Chateau for CES 2013 and I can't wait to see more New Electronic Toys. :D

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

I will be there in my work alter ego ;)


Great that you can join this time.
I am registered again. About 2 minutes after the CES email showed up yesterday.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:30 AM

Great that you can join this time.
I am registered again. About 2 minutes after the CES email showed up yesterday.

Looks like we'll have a nice-size onsite DBSTalk group again this coming January.

Free registration is in full swing right now as listed in the first post.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:15 AM

Just a quick update.

CES registrations appear to be at least at last year's record levels for this coming January (so I was told by the media folks).

Making plans early for travel, hotel, etc. is likely a good idea.

Also, based on various communications to date, it looks like we will have a nice-size group from DBSTalk attending.
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#32 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:01 AM

Another quick update.

I happened to speak to someone in the media relations group, and they indicated the early registrations were up more than 8% from last year. That would seem to point to some pretty solid attendance this coming January for CES.

Also, hotels are getting booked early as well - so recommend getting at least that part of your travel reserved early.

Finally - I have a total of 18 DBSTalk member responses via PM indicating their intend to be at CES...more could still be added...so assuming most make it...we could have a very large group this time around.

That is all....for now.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:05 AM

Through August 31: Free registration

September 1: $100 advance registration fee begin at Midnight.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:15 AM

Can we get an open poll to see who will be there next year?
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:56 AM

Sure, but it may be too early to get a meaningful count, and you can't undo a "vote", unless you mean a poll like this:

Yes, I will be there!

Look forward to seeing the regulars as well as some new attendees.... (It'll be only my third, so it's not as if I am a looooong time guy there.)
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

Can we get an open poll to see who will be there next year?


Sure, but it may be too early to get a meaningful count, and you can't undo a "vote", unless you mean a poll like this:

Yes, I will be there!

Look forward to seeing the regulars as well as some new attendees.... (It'll be only my third, so it's not as if I am a looooong time guy there.)

I've heard form 16 people so far....including knowing you guys will be there.

We'll likely end up with 18-20. I also know we'll see 2 "very familiar names" from DBSTalk there.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:22 AM

For those DBSTalkers planning to attend and flying to Las Vegas...

Several of the airlines have been running lower fare deals of late, and likely will be doing so for the next few weeks. The route a few of us are flying just dropped $180 this weekend, for example.

Each airline has deals available on different days of the week...so setting up an alert on Hotwire or other site for the CES dates helps.

Some more info from CES itself:

1) The marketing/media folks told me that the badges (for registered attendees) will be sent out starting early to mid-September.

2) Tuesday (1/8/13), Wednesday (1/9/13), and Thursday (1/10/13) are forecast to see the largest attendance at CES 2013, with Friday being the final day which ends an hour earlier.

3) We'll be starting the planning for the onsite DBSTalk dinner gathering (as done the past 4 years) sometime over the next month. More info once that becomes available later.

4) At last count (based on PM's I've received...it appears the onsite DBSTalk member attendance could reach 18 this coming CES (for the first time).

5) It may seem a long way off...but CES starts in 148 days from today. Watch the time fly until then. ;)
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:27 AM

I am booked and ready to go!
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:35 AM

I have once again registered but with the kids starting back up to school that Monday (7th) I am not sure I can swing it..

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

I am registered, but I'm not sure how many days I can stay. I should definitely be there for one day, but I hope it's two or three. If I can only go for one day, it will need to be whichever day the DBSTalk dinner is planned. :D

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

I am registered, but I'm not sure how many days I can stay. I should definitely be there for one day, but I hope it's two or three. If I can only go for one day, it will need to be whichever day the DBSTalk dinner is planned. :D

While the onsite dinner meeting plans are not set/finalized...Wednesday or Thurday are the most likely nights.

It will be great to see both new faces and familiar ones in January.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:15 PM

Is it just me, or are hotel room rates considerably higher this year? Palace Station, my usual digs, is about double what I paid last year at this time.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

Is it just me, or are hotel room rates considerably higher this year? Palace Station, my usual digs, is about double what I paid last year at this time.


Last year attendance was up. Probably expecting a bigger turnout this year. In one way good, but for you and the cab lines, very bad.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:21 AM

The first 3 years HDTVFAN0001 and I went to CES it was Great because crowds were small and it was easier to get around in the Convention and yes Cab Lines were not as long and the wait to get in a restaurant wasn't bad either.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:32 AM

Booking hotels and flights early is a good practice, as with 150,000+ attendees (again) expected like last year....hotel rooms will go sooner.

No doubt this is all about supply and demand...and CES has made the demand for rooms (and flights) significant for several years now.

Last year....a few folks tried to get hotels within 90 days of the event, and found that there were almost no rooms available, except at very high prices - even at lower quality hotels.

This is the largest tradeshow in the world, and it requires advance travel planning for sure.

Edited by hdtvfan0001, 03 September 2012 - 06:46 AM.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:21 AM

I think, because of the possible high attendance, registrations are being looked at more closely. I've heard of 2 people who have gone for at least two years being questioned about their purpose in attending. They are being asked to send in extra information to confirm their trade affiliations.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:54 AM

I think, because of the possible high attendance, registrations are being looked at more closely. I've heard of 2 people who have gone for at least two years being questioned about their purpose in attending. They are being asked to send in extra information to confirm their trade affiliations.

That could also be based on what kind of documentation they originally supplied. In the past they may have skated by, but as you noted, with record attendance last year and likely this coming January...credentials need to be less than generic.

Everyone I know of already has re-registered successfully for CES 2013 (abou 18 people), including all the fine folks you met there last year.

It appears we'll have perhaps a couple more attendees from DBSTalk this time around than in past years, including at least 2 very well known names from this site. ;)

It should be a good one.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:23 PM

My CES badge arrived today. Vegas here I come!

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:15 PM

Hopefully my badge will be there when I get back from my Vacation in Sedona, Az. :D
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 07:23 PM

No badge yet. Patiently waiting. :)

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