CES 2008   Report  

 

 

Day 1
CES 2008
Consumer Electronics Show
Las Vegas

January 2008

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ALEXIS  PARK

 

 
 
The Music returns and at full volume at the Alexis Park. Careful with those wallets and purses - there be diamonds, rubies and pearls inside.
 
 
The contingent over at the park-like setting at the Alexis Park, plus Audio note U.K.* and April Music and some more who I may have missed. Last year one could register for the official [insert Rimmer-like salute you Red Dwarf fans] CES here at the Alexis Park - but noooooo. I guess it will have to be tomorrow at the early-riser high-tide also known as the opening day morning crush.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER

 

CAM for your PC.
Designer Microsoft ZUNE
Designer DISH Network Dishes
LG was there in force.
 
 
 
LG with LED backlight - noisy and motion artifacts
The 120Hz canned demos looked decent.
Very slim LG DVD drives.
Panasonic was a busy exhibit. This screen looked nice and big, but didn't get to put my face up close [well, if I am ever to have an entire wall of my offic be a LCD panel, it is going to have to pass the up-close-and-personal test]
 
Hard to tell from these photos, but Hyundai had a few living painting in their booth (more in the final report). They were living because, for example, the fronds on the bamboo in this painting moved slight in response to gentle breezes. Not quite Harry Potter type photos, but done really well and very much in keeping with the aesthetic of the painting ... well, except the one with little airplanes flying around in the Mona Lisa.
 
Music Giants had a live band. Sound sucked. Those speakers? They must suck. Go home and listen to their performance on your home system. It'll sound better.

 

 

 

THE VENETIAN

 

 
 
We'll get better photos later.. hopefully... of the floor plans.
Well-behaved people queuing up in a line for the evevators. Loved it. But also felt like this guy...why me?!?!
The LAMM ML3 on Wilson MAXX II. Very educational - hear the best that these speakers will ever sound.
The new German Physic loudspeadker.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

T.H.E. SHOW

 

 
 
 
Alan Kafton saYS....  Visit My Room!
 
Montagna Hi-End Systems were interesting looking.
Lanche Audio's latest speakers with their plasma tweeter

 

A record label for people liken all of us - even if I'd rather get bent.
Lots of LPs here at the Alexis Park.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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