CES Report – Post-Show Wrap-up and additions Toshiba (and other manufacturers) Glasses-free 3D HD (see photos) – as stated previously....3D was anything but dead at CES 2011. In fact the visibility of 3D-related products and technology was triple what was seen last year at CES. What was new and expanded was not only the shear numbers of providers featuring 3D HD units and related content, but also 3D rolled out on new platforms (laptops, iPads, etc.), as well as delivery channels. (see photos) The Toshiba booth featured glasses-free 3D HD demos on multiple screen sizes and also a laptop setup. What was key was the angle/position where you stood or would sit to the screen. This was only 1 of multiple technologies supporting glasses-free viewing. The stated delivery was late 2011 or early 2012. I suspect there may be multiple forms of this technology, as well as price points based on screen size. We were told the costs would actually be closer to conventional HD, as the technology itself was lower than glasses-based hardware. RVU Alliance Hardware - there were a number of manufacturers showing off RVU-based technologies at CES 2011. Since DirecTV is a member of this Alliance, seeing Samsung and others actually present demos with this platform standard was both interesting and promising. The concept of reducing and/or eliminating remote room hardware while delivering quality HDTV content is gaining in adoption. Look for more RVU-based HDTV's and related equipment later in 2011 and beyond. Conclusion - It is always a great opportunity to attend CES, and having done it for 3 straight years...you can see progress on many technology fronts, as well as the introduction of new things all the time. This year was particularly enjoyable, with more DBSTalkers onsite at CES than any time in recent years. Sharing time to meet DirecTV tech partners, as well as booth demos and discussions, as well as a DBSTalk dinner gathering made this one memorable for a long time. There are many more photos to go through...but having been on the other side of the fence in the past...I know some folks are anxious to see pix ASAP...so the 20-25 I shared in reports should satisfy those appetites a bit. It also gave me a chance to give my new Canon Powershot S95 a good "out in the field workout". Thanks to my fellow onsite DBSTalk associates - I look forward to reading your content and reports as well. On a personal note - thanks to Doug Brott - DBSTalk Moderator, for his onsite guidance, wisdom, and friendship.