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Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Oct 03, 2006 28 comments
The most surprising demo at the show was a demo of a next generation Pioneer plasma that stole quite a bit of SED’s thunder. It had legitimate blacks (seemingly as good as SED). They’re claiming a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, and from the demo it sure looked like it could be close to that. I’d love to tell you more, but the entire presentation was in Japanese. I’ll put up some photos later of the Powerpoint, and you can try to translate them. At the earliest, it may be a model for next year. I’m sure we’ll hear more at CES.
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Oct 03, 2006 2 comments
As rumored, Toshiba/Canon showed off three 55-inch SED displays, proving without a doubt that they can make at least three SED panels. They looked as impressive as the oft-seen 37-inch, with a mix of pre-recorded (and motion filled) colorful images, and even a live action scene (with a camera on a person and puppet that was in sight of the audience). Here’s the bad news: They’re now saying the end of 2007, but with no definite pricing or quantity.
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Oct 04, 2006 1 comments
Here’s a nicely blurry side view of JVC’s thin RPTV. This is headed for our shores, though at the moment there’s no price or even a model number. It’s about 10-inches thick.
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Oct 09, 2007 10 comments
CEATEC (See-Tech) is a yearly trade show in Tokyo, Japan. For the most part it is either a preview of what the Japanese manufacturers are going to show at CES, or what they’re hoping to come out with in the near future. Then there’s the rest of the massive building that has parts like LEDs, IR transmitters, and all the bits that are in the products you buy.
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Sep 18, 2006 4 comments
I've posted some more photos from the show in our Galleries.
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Sep 29, 2006 2 comments
In case you missed it, here's the link to all our CEDIA coverage. Next week, I'll be at CEATEC, and I'll hopfully have some cool things to blog about while I'm at that show.
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Jan 07, 2006 1 comments
Rollybags, barkers, and booth babes.
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Jan 07, 2006 5 comments
Coolest CES Ever
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Jan 17, 2007 2 comments
In case you missed it, check out our CES coverage here. I took some pictures at the show that didn’t fit in the show blog. You can find those here.
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Jan 05, 2006 6 comments
We were just outside of Barstow, on the edge of the desert…
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Jan 06, 2006 0 comments
’Scuse me, pardon me, ‘scuse me, pardon me…
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Nov 17, 2005 67 comments
I hate contrast ratio. It's a stupid and pretty much useless measurement. It's up there on the list with horsepower as a useless number that tells you next to nothing about actual performance. "My SUV has 300 horsepower!" yeah, and a 0-60 time pushing double digits. Congratulations. Hmm, bad example. 0-60 is a useless number too, but that's a different conversation.
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: Mar 10, 2006 0 comments
Newly dubbed forensics expert Geoffrey Morrison performs an iPod autopsy.

Whatever you do, no matter what limb or child you have to jeopardize, do not drop your iPod. It's easy to let small, slippery, shiny things loose, but, in this case, bad things will happen.

Geoffrey Morrison Posted: May 10, 2006 5 comments
E3 opened this morning, and it was the usual jumble of people and wonder of video gaming. Surprisingly, though, the show itself seems to have been toned down. It is still loud and garish, but there seemed to be more room to move in the aisles, and it was at least 30 dB quieter than before. You could actually talk to the person next to you in a normal voice, something not possible in previous years. Here's the PS3 in black. According to the latest specs, the $500 PS3 will not have the card readers, wi-fi, or, get this, HDMI. My guess is that it will output component at 1080i. Even the $600 version has gone from 2 HDMI jacks to just one. Perhaps most amusing is that they will play SACDs. It well go on sale November 17. From reports I’ve heard, lines have already formed for one of the 2,000,000 available on that date. Two-mil more will ship at the end of December (after Christmas).
Geoffrey Morrison Posted: May 11, 2006 0 comments
Saw a lot of cool games today, and several were total surprises.

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