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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. Dec 7, 2011 #261 of 369
    spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Although I stated it before, it's now officially official. I cancelled my flight and hotel tonight.

    Hard to pass up a free room, free admittance, and a $150 flight, but it's not to be this year.

    Grab some of the street pamphlets for me boys.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2011 #262 of 369
    Richierich

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    You have to show a Picture ID and some proof of your Business Relationship such as a Business Card with your name on it which is what I use as Proof to get my Official Badge at a Booth outside of CES 2012.

    They give you a Badge Holder to wear around your neck to put the Badge in and then you are Good To Go which I think is a Military Term, isn't it??? :lol:
     
  3. Dec 8, 2011 #263 of 369
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    Yeah, I went ahead and registered under the Navy. It worked out well enough and when I went to enter it as a business name, the Army and Air Force popped on the list, so I figured it's safe. My badge should have a nice "Government" tag on the corner :)
     
  4. Dec 8, 2011 #264 of 369
    Richierich

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    Cool Beans!!! :)
     
  5. Dec 8, 2011 #265 of 369
    dirtyblueshirt

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    Now THERE'S a term I haven't heard in a while!
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    OK folks - its hard to believe, but CES is less than a month away, and our DBSTALK onsite dinner at Maggianos is 31 days from today.
     
  7. Laxguy

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    And, tomorrow, it'll be just 30 days! (Ok, I'm really post padding, to reach my goal of 3,000 by CES)
    But, seriously, folks, I am really looking forward to it.
     
  8. Richierich

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    Me Too!!!

    I'll hopefully have my Brand New ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 Tablet with me so I can watch Nomad on the Airplane Trip to Lost Wages, Nevada.
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

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    Since you were there last year, you're already aware how great it is to meet other DBSTalkers. Looking forward to seeing new folks and "regulars" as well.
     
  10. Richierich

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    Yes, it is always Great to put a Face with a Name especially when you have seen that person post hundreds of posts and you wonder what they look like.

    Cool Beans!!! :lol:
     
  11. dirtyblueshirt

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    Had some shake-ups at work, but my leave survived intact... Certainly looking forward to it!
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Whew....but glad to hear you'll still be joining us there.
     
  13. FTA Michael

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    Hi everybody!

    I'll be at CES for the nth time a month from now, but I'll be flying home to my waiting family just as you guys start your Meet & Greet. Sorry for the poor timing. Please let me know if are meeting at the show during the first couple of days.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps we can meet up (several of us may do so) at CES itself. Feel free to PM when you'll be there onsite to see if maybe we can somehow at least meet up at CES.
     
  15. FTA Michael

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    Thanks hdtvfan!

    Based on the thorough sold-out hotel situation, this CES looks to be even busier than last year's. So here's a quick tip to everyone: If you don't have a lot of baggage, you can work around the long cab lines at the airport by taking the local 108 bus ($2) from the bottom level of the airport to the convention center. Go ahead and pick up your badge holder there. Depending on when you're arriving, if the CES shuttles are running to your hotel, you can hop on and you're done. If not, you can grab the monorail or a cab much easier at the LV Hilton (it'll be just LVH by then) or the convention center.

    And to upgrade your room, try the $20 trick. http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/travel-discussion/529706/ It has worked for me!
     
  16. Richierich

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    I have used the $20 Trick along with "It's Our Nth Wedding Anniversary So Is There Anyway You Can Find Us A Nice Room To Celebrate In?' and I have been Upgraded Every Time But Once when they couldn't do it because of circumstances.
     
  17. Eternal Jazz

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    Haven't been to CES before, but I plan on going this year! So excited.
     
  18. Richierich

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    Great News as the More The Merrier!!! :lol:
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Only 24 more days until CES 2012, and 26 until our gathering.

    For those attending the DBSTalker "Meet and Greet" Dinner Thursday night (Jan 12) - it is recommended you show up at least 10-15 minutes before our 7pm scheduled reservation time at Maggiano's. Some of us will likely get there even a bit sooner.

    As of now, I have 13 people who have confirmed plus 1 special guest for sure, and perhaps a few more special guests making an appearance.

    We'll likely be gather in the area directly behind the reception desk to chat before we get seated for the "feast". ;)
     
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