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Keep an eye out for CES 2009


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#1 Venek

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:05 PM

Hey all, before any of you go to the stores to buy a new HDTV or Blu-Ray player or anything like that, you should sit tight and wait to see what the Consumer Electronics Show has to offer. It takes place from Jan. 8-11 in Vegas. Among the buzz is a 40" OLED HDTV (but don't count on being able to afford it). The show is a very good barometer of upcoming technology and gives you an idea of whether or not you should wait for a drool-inducing piece of technology to come out.

Here's the official site: http://www.cesweb.org/
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:14 PM

Um, maybe you should return you geek card for this one. CES has been around for a while.

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 01:33 PM

Um, maybe you should return you geek card for this one. CES has been around for a while.


Oh sheesh, you don't think I know that? I know it's an annual event, it's something I look forward to each year. And NO, I'm keeping my geek card, thankyouverymuch.
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 03:12 PM

This is CES' 42nd year.

The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967 with 200 exhibitors and 17,500 attendees. Since then, CES has grown more than eleven-fold. Now, more than 2,700 exhibitors fill more than 1.7 million net square feet of exhibit space to showcase their latest products and services to more than 130,000 attendees.

Products that Debuted at CES
Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970
Laserdisc Player, 1974
Camcorder, 1981
Compact Disc Player, 1981
Digital Audio Technology, 1990
Compact Disc - Interactive, 1991
Mini Disc, 1993
Radio Data System, 1993
Digital Satellite System, 1994
Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996
High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998 Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999
Digital Audio Radio (DAR), 2000
Microsoft Xbox, 2001
Plasma TV, 2001
Home Media Server, 2002
HD Radio, 2003
Blu-Ray DVD, 2003
HDTV PVR, 2003
HD Radio, 2004
IP TV, 2005
An explosion of digital content services, 2006
New convergence of content and technology, 2007
OLED TV, 2008


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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:23 PM

This is CES' 42nd year.


And I think they should keep doing them unitl they get it right, too!

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 04:28 PM

Thanks Animal! You just gave all geeks and tech-philes a list of reasons why we should check out CES. Speaking of which, what do you think is the "Next Big Thing" that's going to debut this year?

A popular rumor is a Zune phone (although I don't know if that's going to be so hot in wake of that massive "Leap Year Bug" that happened not long ago).

There's some noise about NVIDIA unveiling something.

Touchscreen laptops is another buzz.

The Next Big Thing, I believe, will be long-realized commercialization of OLED technology, specifically for HDTVs. 3D, I think, will also make a big splash.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:21 AM

They always come up with something else...


Zune Phone? HaHa. I wouldnt use a zune as storage space. let alone a phone...



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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:26 AM

Did you hear about the HDTV that was .98" thick? I forget who is making it, but that is crazy.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:51 AM

Did you hear about the HDTV that was .98" thick? I forget who is making it, but that is crazy.


Thats insane.

My hdtv is at least 2 feet thick (Projection)
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:00 PM

Did you hear about the HDTV that was .98" thick? I forget who is making it, but that is crazy.



That would probably be an OLED television. Keep an eye out for this amazing technology. Mark my words, OLED is the future of not only HDTV but also lighting. It will render fluorescent lights and possibly incandescent lights obsolete.

For those who are curious as to what OLED is, here's some quick facts:

OLED = Organic Light Emitting Diode

Because each LED directly gives off light when active, there is no need for a back lighting like TVs of today, which is why OLED TVs are so thin.

The contrast ratio, colors, as well as display angles far exceeds than that of the best plasma and LCD HDTVs on the market.

Maybe the best part of all is that OLED technology uses a fraction of the energy that current TVs and conventional lights uses. A light bulb, for example, gives off MUCH more heat energy than it does light. OLED is almost entirely all light energy, making it extremely efficient. This is a HUGE reason why the U.S. Dept. of Energy is investing heavily in the technology as once we hit a breakthrough in commercial and mass-market applications, we are likely to see a significant drop in energy demands (no more California blackouts).

OLED may also be responsible for some very exciting technology in the future, such as flexible newspapers with video encoded or possibly a touch-screen if you want to buy a product advertised on it. Crazy, huh? It's happening guys.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:10 PM

Or Computer Monitors floating in mid air!


Wouldnt that be Saweet.
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