WOW - This is the earliest time yet for the start of free registration! The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show will be held (again) in Las Vegas, NV at the LV Convention on January 8 -11, 2013. The reasons I am sharing this information now is: 1) The free registration period is starting nearly a month sooner than any time before for CES. 2) Last year saw over 154,000 attendees at CES, with about 17 DBSTalkers onsite. 3) Last year there were a number of folks who were unable to get travel arrangements because they learned about CES too late. 4) Planning ahead for air and hotel travel arrangements starting as early as August is a good idea to assure availability and lower prices. Notes: CES is not open to the public - some form of Consumer Electronics industry affiliation (and proof of Identification) is required onsite to obtain a badge/entry. A Business card and photo ID are sufficient in many cases. The past 4 years, there has been an onsite DBSTalk member "meet and greet" dinner gathering for CES, and it is reasonable to assume they'll be one in January.