CES 2009

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Debbie Stampfli Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
It’s not easy to admire a sleek flat panel on your wall when you have to look at a large, cumbersome mount behind it. Look no further than Premier Mount’s WTFM3765 ($230), a super-thin mount that will hold a flat panel on the wall with hardly any space between. Dubbed the “World’s Thinnest Flat-Panel Mount” for a reason, this mount places your flat panel less than a half inch from the wall.
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Debbie Stampfli Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
DreamVision just unveiled its Dream Bee projector ($5,295), a three-chip beauty with 1080p resolution and a massive 15,000:1 native contrast ratio. It features 2.35 Theatre Mode and HQV video processing to make your favorite movies stand out on your projector screen. Its processing also provides detail enhancement, digital noise reduction, and an Automatic Film and Video mode detection.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
The Obama transition team has asked that the DTV transition be postponed beyond its previously scheduled February 17, 2009 deadline. We'll cover this story in our News section next week when we have time to breathe.
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 1 comments
All this, 5 speakers in the package, and a high gloss finish, too. It's a joke, right?
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 1 comments
Here are the vital stats on the Pure Audio speakers shown above. We're still scratching our heads over the price. For all 5 speakers?? But the center, surrounds, and subs weren't nearby. Maybe they're kits!!
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 5 comments
This prototype of a new A/V pre-pro from the folks at Emotiva (AV123.com) was spotted lurking in the Dolby booth. Why there? It's one of the new products to incorporate Dolby Volume.
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
The folks from Scandyna bring you these cute little critters. Should have called them Papa bear, Mama bear, and Baby bear.
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
After a hard day at CES. You can even follow it up with....
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
You can even get a sauna at CES (well, at least you can buy one)
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Turn your back for a second and they're here again. Mutating everywhere. Be Afraid. Be very Afraid.
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Mitsubishi's new high brightness projector could light up your life.
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Here are the vital stats on the Mitsubishi shown above. The peak contrast isn't particularly impressive, and the price high by today's standards, but the ANSI brightness will fill a lot of screen.
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
The new Optoma HD8200 offers Dark Chip3 DLP technology from TI, a specified brightness of 1300 ANSI Lumens, and a peak contrast ratio of 20,000:1 with Dynamic Black iris control. $5000. The new HD808, with the same cosmetics, and only slightly less impressive specs (but no DarkChip3) is $3500. Both projectors are expected to ship this month
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 1 comments
Dolby has added a new format. It's called Pro Logic IIz, and it adds two height channels to an existing surround setup. Special processing adds a convincing illusion of height to the front channels.
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Tom Norton Posted: Jan 08, 2009 0 comments
Hisense was seen at CES last year, too. We don't know much about them (they don't advertise widely, and aren't found in Best Buy or Circuit City). But they're persistent at doing CES. This year they had a prominent spot right in front of the entrance to the South Hall.

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