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CES 2008 (incl. CES2005-8 & NAB2006/18)
CES2005, CES2006, NAB2006, CES2007, CES2008 & NAB2018 highlights.
Date(s): January 9-11, 2008. Album by holl_ands. 1 - 80 of 80 Total. 17071 Visits.
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2005CES Samsung LCD w LED Backlight
Very Intense Colors....

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2005CES Samsung LCD w LED Backlights
Response time is even better now....

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2005CES Winegard PR4400 Antenna
So what's so new about it?????

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2005CES WOOD Speaker Cones
From JVC.....Really....
No, I'm not making this stuff up.....


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2005CES It's Danica Patrick

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2005CES Dani's Sweet Ride
With an overpowering sound system!!!!

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2005CES Fusion Freebies
I don't know ANY of these Aliens....

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2006NAB Dielectric FM Xmit Antenna
Two Quadrapoles

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2006NAB A-VSB Demo Overview
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2006NAB A-VSB Demo - Samsung
RF Modulator, Multipath Sims to Right.

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2006NAB A-VSB Multipath Simulator
Several nearly equal strength paths
w small delays (tough test for ATSC)


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2006NAB A-VSB Samsung STB
Samsung Portable A-VSB Receivers.
Multipath Spectrum Analyzer displays
for ATSC and A-VSB signals.


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2006NAB MPEG4 STBs

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2006NAB K2 HD-SD Broadcast Studio
Ready for prime time...after we upgrade HD H/W you recently installed...and fix a few thousand S/W bugs....

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2006NAB NTIA ATSC SD-STB Demos
This is what impresses Congress???

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2006NAB Zoran Oren Thomson OTA SD-STB Prototype
Zoran SupraHD 640, Oren Cascade 220 ATSC IC and Thomson Tuner NIM.
Probably RCA DTA800 Prototype....


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2006NAB Danger-FlatKC-Danger
A Sci-Fi Classic...Klassic...Klaa-sick...

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2006NAB FlatKC Talks to the Hand

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2006NAB Andorian with FlatKC
Another Alien at Quarks.
Ask kidz about Flat People....


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2006CES Flaming Ribs of Targ
At Quark's...with Wasabi-Pesto sauce.
Washed down with Klingon Blood Ale....


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2007CES ATSC STBs Shenzhen MTC
MTC makes RCA DTA800 SD-STB: uses Zoran SupraHD 640, Oren Cascade 220 ATSC IC and Thomson Tuner NIM.

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2007CES LG NTIA SD-STB Prototype
Probably prototype for Zenith DTT900.

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2007CES Alpine Mercedes Concept Van - LR

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2007CES Alpine Mercedes Concept Van - Side

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2007CES OJO Video Phone
Fully working SuperSized Model

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2007CES Philips TSU9600 Remote Control
Working SuperSized Model.
[There be Giants among us....]


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2008CES Si Disc - Self Portrait
A Long Playing Album with plenty of
processing power---direct from the
Silicon Foundry....


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2008CES Bumblebee Xfmr
As excited as a 6-year old!!!!
"BUMBLEBEE!!!!"
View Comments...

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P1020575 Nikko R2D2 w MillFalcon
R2D2 is video projector, DVD player, etc
Millennium Falcon is Remote Control


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P1020528 MyTVGuide - 3 types
My TV Guide is interactive across
Mobile, Cable IPG and On-Line Guide.
Can review and schedule recordings
while away from home.


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P1020525 tru2way TVGuide IPG
3 Channels with Icons x 1.5 Hours

Can also pull up additional program and actor info....just like a webpage.


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P1020535a tru2way TVGuide IPG
8 Channels x 2.5 Hours + tiny preview
Mitsubishi iDCR HDTV


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P1020530 tru2way MyTVGuide IPG
PASSPORT ECHO under OCAP (maybe).
But no visible improvements.


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P1020533a tru2way TVGuide IPG on 3 STBs
For demo, could select from either
Panasonic STB, unknown DVR? and
Samsung prototype STB.


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P1020581a tru2way Thomson 8000 HD-DVR

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P1020582a tru2way Thomson HD-STB

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P1020585a tru2way Thomson 9000 HD-DVR

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P1020583 tru2way fm Thomson
7 Channels x 2.5 Hours
No COMCAST Logo...probably canned...


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P1020658a tru2way Samsung DCB-H260C HD-STB
In test markets now.

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P1020566a Alpine HD-DVD for Car
So why are there no in-car SACDs???

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P1020587 Hofbrauhaus
Yum.....and just like in Munich....
Worst acoustics I've ever heard....


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P1020590a Oompha
Don't forget Free Beer Coupons....
I find 'em at Big Boy in Baker, CA


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P1020594a Oracle Hi-End Audio
Consider it as being jewelry....
Except jewelry costs a lot less....


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P1020599 Cessaro Honkers
They also have matching horns for the
bottom drivers.
Kidz can toss balls to score points.


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P1020610a Perfect8 Glass Speakers
Yes, that is one of two BANDPASS Sub-Woofers with back-to-back drivers.

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P1020615a WallofSound
Induction Dynamics

Yowwsaaa!!!!!


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P1020617a Bolzano Omnis
Very SWEET sound!!!

Vertically symmetric - provides tight imaging.


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P1020623a Mighty Big & Loud www.MBL-USA.com
Massively Beautiful Liquidity...

But you'll need a very big room for
all those amps...and a hefty-hefty
air conditioner system.


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P1020622a MBL Omni Detail
Mid-Bass Driver is at the bottom,
facing upwards and also excites the
carbon-aluminum structure above.
Results in Omnidirectional radiation.


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P1020624a MBL Omni Spkr
One of the very few systems with
earth-quake worthy bass response
(Another is 30-in Edgar Horn).
Big black box contains several big
woofers (about 15-20-inch).


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P1020627a GE Quantum Antenna
Seems to be simple Loop+Rabbit Ears,
with "wings" forming a stand.


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P1020628a LIVE Music at Panasonic
Ahhhh.....so much better than what
we heard in the Venetian Towers....


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P1020640a tru2way Panasonic iDCR
8 Channels x 2.5 Hours

Vegas CC is COMCAST, so most demos were GuideWorks jGuide.
A joint JAVA venture by COMCAST and Gemstar-TVGuide.


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P1020641a Panasonic AnyPlayer
Mobile Viewer for COMCAST systems.

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P1020643 tru2way Panasonic PCH2180 HD-DVR
To be available at retail...this year.

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P1020645 tru2way Panasonic iDCR
11 Channels x 2.5 Hours

FINALLY--a high density channel grid!!


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P1020646 tru2way Panasonic WS 4ch x 2.5ch
4 Channels x 2.5 Hours
I like the WIDESCREEN display!!!!


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P1020649 Panasonic 150-in Plasma
"World's Largest" Ultra-HDTV.
QUAD-HD can simultaneously display
FOUR x 1920x1080p


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P1020652 Pioneer KURO Plasma
Super-Black ("Kuro") emphasized by
cranking down the brightness levels.

Note the Panasonic reflection....


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P1020655a Sharp HDTVs Everywhere
Sharp...just trying to keep us warm...

In January, Las Vegas is very chilly.


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P1020659a Sony 27-inch OLED
Bright, intense colors.
Large sizes not yet available....


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P1020660a Sony 27-inch OLED
Still in prototype development stage

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P1020663a Sony 11-inch OLEDs
Small, overpriced monitors reportedly available for $2500 MSRP....

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P1020672a Olevia 60Hz vs 120Hz
Technical Innovation Award Winner.

I saw same demo at Samsung last year.


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P1020678a Aquos Edit Pics on UHDTV
Very entertaining demo on how we'll
never be able to live without our
own, personal "Video Wall".....


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P1020680a AQUOS Video Wall
And it will sense and respond to both
voice commands and HAND WAVES.....
And follow you from room to room....


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P1020684a Motorola SDV Monitor

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P1020685a Motorola SDV

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P1020675 Disappearing HDTV
Protect screen from rowdy kidz....
"So need this!"
View Comments...

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P1020688 LG-Kenwood MPH Demo
MPH - Mobile, Portable & Handheld.
Look, REAL hardware (and software)
transmitting on local DTV station.


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P1020689a LG MPH
"Unused" ATSC packets send much more robust MPH (or A-VSB) waveform(s) to
handheld, automobile (at high speed)
or indoor laptop/PCs.


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P1020690a Quarks
Finally time for some Blood Ale and
Holy Rings of Betazed at Quark's....
And Flaming Ribs of Targ...aarrghh...


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P1030137 Dual-Polarization FM Antenna

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P1030140 Dual-Polarization FM Antennas

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2018 NAB SHOW Banner

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Various JAMPRO Antennas

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JAMPRO VHF Polarized Antenna

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JAMPRO JUED UHF Polarized Antenna

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FM Polarized Antennas

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LIVE ATSC 3.0 Demo in Driverless Van

DISAPPOINTING: OUT-OF-SERVICE


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