CES 2016

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Barb Gonzalez Posted: Jan 13, 2016 1 comments
Like many other gadgets at CES, this was the year that ideas became reality in streaming services, media players, and smart TVs.
Tom Norton Posted: Jan 12, 2016 9 comments
Another year, another CES. I’ve been doing them for so long you think they’d become second nature, or even boring. But they always surprise, and there’s always too much of interest to see in the show’s four short days, jostling through 175,000 of my closest friends.
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Ken C. Pohlmann Posted: Jan 12, 2016 1 comments
What do Hunter S. Thomson, Philip K. Dick, and L. Ron Hubbard all have in common? For starters, they all use an initial in their names, and anyone who does that is obviously trying hard to appear to be intellectual. More important, I think they would all have enjoyed attending this year's CES.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 11, 2016 0 comments
Audio highlights and trends from CES 2016 worth writing home about.
Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jan 11, 2016 2 comments
A look at the smart home category and why it didn’t have quite the sizzle at CES 2016 as it has had during past shows.
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 11, 2016 0 comments
Wolf Cinema has upgraded its existing four projector platforms for 2016. It showcased the STC-15 ($15,000) at CES on a 10-foot wide, Seymour Screen Excellence 2.35:1 screen. It's images were truly spectacular...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 11, 2016 0 comments
Arcam has added Dirac Live to its new range of receivers. The headliner shown at CES 2016 was the AVR 850 with Dolby Atmos, HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, and 7 channels of Class G amplification at $6,000...
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 11, 2016 0 comments
Like many demos at CES 2016, this 2.35:1 (21x9) “scope” curved LCD widescreen Ultra HD design was likely brought in to test its commercial viability with the army of retailers who attend CES. According to the information I received, however, TCL (a Chinese company) does plan to distribute it in Hong Kong, at least initially.
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Leslie Shapiro Posted: Jan 11, 2016 1 comments
It’s a few days after CES and I’m finally winding down from the relentless press events, press releases, and my feet have forgiven me for the miles of hiking the floors of the Convention Center. My waistline, however, may take a while to recover from the receptions and cocktail parties that manufacturers love to host during CES.

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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 10, 2016 Published: Jan 11, 2016 0 comments
Changhong is virtually unknown outside of China, but it's a very big deal there. So why did the company attend CES 2016 (and CES 2015)?
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Thomas J. Norton Posted: Jan 10, 2016 Published: Jan 11, 2016 1 comments
Monitor Audio's Alan Hook (6'4") posed next to Monitor Audio's PL500II at CES 2016. The speaker is one of the models in the company's newly redesigned Platinum II speaker series.
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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 09, 2016 Published: Jan 10, 2016 2 comments
Sony showed one of the coolest audio innovations of the Consumer Electronics Show with the debut of the company’s new PS-HX500 turntable. While the HX500 is a fully functional, belt-driven turntable on its own with an analog output that can feed any audio system, it also features a USB output that can be connected to a computer to create ultra-high resolution, exact digital captures of the album including all of the vinyl's signature sound.

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John Sciacca Posted: Jan 09, 2016 2 comments
Sure, you might think that 8 million pixels of glorious UHD, 4K video would be the height of pristine image quality on its own without any room or need for improvement, but DarbeeVision would beg to differ. At CES the company demonstrated the improvement that could be had when true 4K images are processed and enhanced with the company’s proprietary Visual Presence DVP processing.

Posted: Jan 09, 2016 1 comments
Although not as buzzy as at last year’s CES, smart light bulbs, locks, thermostats, and pet feeders were still well-represented this year. Rather than overwhelm attendees with a bunch of new products and hubs, Nexia highlighted the fact that the company “is one of the oldest and most established smart-home pioneers with nearly a decade of experience with systems in hundreds of thousands of homes.” But, as I asked them, what has Nexia done for me lately?
Darryl Wilkinson Posted: Jan 09, 2016 3 comments
At first glance, I thought the folks at BeON Home must have a hole in their collective heads for promoting LED lights with holes in the middle of them. The BeON bulbs are smart bulbs, too, but with a difference. Can’t these guys do anything normal?

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