Panasonic had a wide range of new LCD and plasma displays on showcase. They have all your size needs covered including their new 103” plasma for those that really want to see what their power grid is made of!
And the award for best booth hands down goes to Speakercraft. I think I spotted a few speakers here and there but what they lacked in product they certainly made up for in show. With ornate decorations and scantily clad pixies everywhere they were hard to ignore.
Anthem gave the show a sneak peek at their updated Statement D2 processor. Dubbed the D2 v2, it features 8 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs. Guess an outboard switcher is a thing of the past! The new HDMI inputs are all 1.3c compliant for full 7-channel 192kHz support and deep color capabilities.
Blu-ray was a big part of Sony’s press conference and their new ES flagship player was definitely the highlight. The player features top notch build quality along with full support of all Blu-ray profiles.
Extras: 1/5 Meet Jesse and Chester, two dimwitted yet lovable party animals who wake up one morning with a burning question: "Dude, Where's My Car?" Their only clues are a matchbook cover from Kitty Kat Strip club and a year's supply of pudding in the fridge. As they retrace their steps, these dudes are in for the ride of their steps, these dudes are in for the ride their lives, encountering hot alien chicks, dodging killer ostriches, and trying to score "special treats" from their ticked off twin girlfriends.
Extras: 3.5/5 Near Gloucester, Massachusetts, the six members of the Andrea Gail, a sword fishing boat, head out to sea for their last trip of the season. Unbeknownst to them, a shockingly brutal storm is slowly gaining steam. Before the National Weather Bureau has a chance to inform the crew of the impending danger, it's too late. The resulting battle with three merging weather fronts - an unheralded natural disaster - is grueling and tragic.
Extras: 3.5/5 Nominated for four Academy Awards, "Nixon" takes a riveting look at a complex man whose chance at greatness was ultimately destroyed by his passion for power, when his involvement in conspiracy jeopardized the nation's security and the presidency of the United States.