CES Day One Views
Samsung was one of several companies that featured Blu-ray DVD technology, which is designed to store HDTV programming on disc. Don't hold your breath for products. Sony showed a prototype Blu-ray DVD recorder.
Expect flat-panel LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) HDTV displays this year from a few manufacturers, including Philips.
Zenith HDTVs stand watch over the company's floor display.
The MSN butterfly puts in a personal appearance at the Microsoft booth.
Alanis Morissette packs 'em in at the Sirius Satellite Radio booth. (All photos by Peter Pachal except Sony Blu-Ray which is by Rich Warren)