1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 6-9 2011

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by hdtvfan0001, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Happens to me all the time. VOS has reminded me of it often. :D:lol:
     
  2. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    8,489
    7
    Jan 10, 2008
    Yes, I will be having the Bacon and Spinach Salad with Spaghetti and Meatballs with Extra Meat Sauce!!! Can't wait for Magionne's and CES 2011!!! :D
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Ewe....you're sitting at the other end of the table if you're eating that... :lol:
     
  4. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    6,386
    280
    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I finally got around to trying to get a hotel room and wow, the place must be filling up this year. Only super expensive places left. Economy is picking up.

    The waiting game that worked last two years may have backfired this year.

    Anyone part of a company package that has an extra room in their block they want to part with? If so, please PM me.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Rooms are cheapest 60 days or more in advance....a captive audience always drives up the prices.

    A few "procrastinator tips:

    1) You can try the CES site itself...there is a link for "discounted" rooms...but I suspect they'll be rather slim pickens there too.

    2) If you're a regular traveler...sometimes you can call your favorite chain frequent traveler hotline and see what they can do for you.

    3) The hotels at the south end of the strip are cheaper (but further away, of course).
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    12,566
    61
    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Did the same thing, except I usually get free rooms. All the free rooms are now gone, which sucks.

    As of now, I'm at the Imperial Palace (shudder) with two comped nights and one night at $75.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    An "OK" place, but a fantastic "price" during that time frame.

    I get similar "comped" nights in Vegas all the time too - one advantage of being a "regular" out there. In 2010, November was my 5th time there....got to see Draconis (again) a couple hours one night again while in town.

    Folks can check the "last minute deals" sites sometimes to find a deal here and there...
     
  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    12,566
    61
    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I've got 4 free nights at Paris for the SuperBowl and 4 free nights at Caesars two weeks after that for a convention. Was really hoping I could score the tri-fecta, but just waited too long.

    Didn't even move up to 75% likelihood on this trip until yesterday.
     
  9. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    8,489
    7
    Jan 10, 2008
    I guess I can be Glad I booked our room last February at the Marriott for the 2011 CES.

    It is looking like a wise decision better and better each day but if you know you are going to go which alot of people don't then it does pay to get a room in advance unless you are taking a chance on a deal.

    The Economy seems to be getting better so the Attendance Figures will probably be up dramatically from the last couple of years so that makes getting a room even harder.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Very cool - glad the odds are way up to see you there (again).

    Yeah...I'm already searching for freebie rooms through next summer too.

    Those still looking for CES rooms will have to spend some time indeed "searching", but they are out there if one looks hard enough.
     
  11. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    6,386
    280
    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Got my room today. What was sold out two days ago at a Marriot property is now available. The reserved blocks are being released. Maybe even better deals next week.

    So you there.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Very good.

    Looking forward to meeting you there in 3 weeks!!!
     
  13. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    8,489
    7
    Jan 10, 2008
    Great News!!! Look forward to meeting you in Vegas!!!
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    For all of you who have responded that you will be at the Friday dinner - we'll see you in 3 weeks!!!

    This should be a very special CES this year - lots to see!

    If you haven't already done so....please also respond to Doug's poll here:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=187686
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    We've added a couple more folks...looks like the final number may be in the 16-17 range. I called Maggiano's and they indicated we have one large table for the original 12 - no problem - they said that they can accommodate the larger number, although it might be a neighboring table.

    This will be our biggest onsite CES group of DBSTalkers the past 3 years - looking forward to seeing you in slightly over 2 weeks. :)
     
  16. dgsiiinc

    dgsiiinc AllStar

    130
    0
    Jan 25, 2007
    Don't forget to bring cash and math skills. I don't know anything about the Maggiano's in Vegas, but the one in my area isn't terribly friendly when it comes to splitting checks.
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Typically if you have more than 8 people...which will be the case for this onsite group...they do the "family style" meals, and then simple division is easy. :D

    It ends up cheaper that way per person as well, with more food selection and quantity too.
     
  18. dgsiiinc

    dgsiiinc AllStar

    130
    0
    Jan 25, 2007
    Good to know!
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Should work out well. I've done group events at Maggiano's in 3 different states now...always good food and good times.

    Look forward to seeing everyone two weeks from Friday in Vegas.
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Reminder:

    For those attending CES - one week from tomorrow (next week Friday night at 7pm) is our Maggiano's onsite dinner in Vegas.

    Bring your appetite. :D

    I believe I have heard from everyone now who plans to attend, as well as a couple of last-minute cancellations. Looks like we'll have 12-14 folks there!

    Safe travels next week.
     

Share This Page