Things I Learned in Vegas at the Sony Line Show
Not that I want to cover more Sony stuff so soon, but that’s the way things work out. Here’s a list of things I learned on the Sony Line Show in Las Vegas yesterday (in case the title didn’t give it away first).
1) Feather pillows are the stupidest idea ever. It’s like sleeping on a bag of needles.
2) It is possible to spend 39 hours in Vegas and never leave a hotel.
3) It is possible to only bet, and loose, $1.
4) PS3 is delayed till “holiday” 2006.
5) Even so, they expect to sell 6 million by March ’07.
6) Read #5 again.
7) Sony’s Blu-Ray player, the BDP-S1 will be $1,000, will output 1080 24p/60i/60p. It will also upconvert DVDs to 1080p.
8) The new rooms at Caesar’s Palace have 30-inch Sony LCDs in the main room, and 12-inch Sony LCDs in the bathroom.
9) Said LCDs only show SD.
10) Stretched SD.
11) Blank BD-Rs will be $20, BD-RE (re-writeable) will be $25.
12) No, there was no mention of a home BD-Recorder. Computer BD-R/RE drives should be here by mid-summer.
13) There are plans for 100GB BD discs by 2007.
14) No, there is no word how compatible these discs will be with the first-gen players.
15) They can cook a mean fish in the desert.
16) There were no new TV announcements. There were a few new flat panels. The $3000 40-inch KDL-40S2000 will be in a face-off in our June issue.
17) There will be new TV announcements, possibly including a new aesthetic for the SXRD RPTVs, in 60-90 days. This may happen at our show in June. Or it may not.
18) Flying to Vegas from LA is lame. It is less convenient, more expensive, less enjoyable, and takes longer than driving.