THE Home Entertainment Show Newport 2016 – update
We got a few questions abut the videos and I thought I would answer them here.
The video for floor 12 [and mythical 13] will have to be redone. Some room was playing Michael Jackson’s Black or White [our room also plays this song once in awhile] and Sony is not only blocking the video from being played in any country – but will not let YouTube just erase that part of the soundtrack. Many songs at these shows that exhibitors played that are in the videos have copyright claims. Most allow me to choose to let them put ads on the videos in exchange for keeping their music in the video. This is fine with me [and I hope you all too]. Other copyright holders block the video from playing, but I can click a button on YouTube to mute the song and the video is unblocked – and just that one room will not have any music associated with it. Some other copyright holders will block the song in only one country [often just Germany]. These [sorry, Germany] I leave in the video so most people in the world can hear it. And then there is Sony and this particular Michael Jackson track. This will require us to redo the video when we get home and mute the song manually and upload it again.
2) The rooms are not crowded. When did you film this? Do they get filled to overflowing later in the show?
Filmed mostly around 11:30 to 4 pm [the 2nd and 3rd days]. I would take breaks to upload videos and recharge the phone that I was using [Nexus 6].
[Raffle winner announcements at the close of the show]
People seem to arrive at rooms in waves. One minute it will be standing room only and the next empty. This show had good traffic in the rooms and not so much in the hallways [which means people had a tendency to actually stay and listen for a time, one song say, instead of just peeking in each room – unlike some other shows [CES can be bad like this, and some floors of RMAF].