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Michael Antonoff  |  Jan 11, 2003  |  0 comments
Somewhere along the way to the 2003 edition of CES, just about everything calling itself a convergence product sprouted wings.
Peter Pachal  |  Jan 11, 2003  |  0 comments
Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith relaxes with a little video golf at the Motorola booth.

mont2 Meridian shows off some of the available DVD-Audio titles at its booth.

Peter Pachal  |  Jan 11, 2003  |  0 comments
Virtually every company, brand, and industry coalition that attends the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas takes the opportunity to lay claim to the most "remarkable," "groundbreaking," or-three cheers for everyone's favorite-"innovative" developments at CES. Of course, they can't all be right.
Rich Warren  |  Jan 11, 2003  |  0 comments
The Consumer Electronics Association has not yet released total attendance figures, but it appears fairly certain that the 2003 CES will go down as the best attended in CES history.
Rich Warren  |  Jan 10, 2003  |  0 comments
The first day of the International CES ended on a colorful note at a Sharp press conference on the convention floor in front of scores of its LCD TVs. The company arrayed rows and rows of its flat-screen TVs, from 13 to 37 inches - a total of 286 displays - as the focus of its space.
Rich Warren  |  Jan 10, 2003  |  0 comments
Late on Day Two, JVC demanded that the entire press corps troop across town from the Convention Center to the Mandalay Bay hotel, where it was exhibiting privately - not officially a part of CES. However, the trip paid off in an impressive array of new and innovative products.
Peter Pachal  |  Jan 09, 2003  |  0 comments

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. day1-5 Sony showed a prototype Blu-ray DVD recorder.

Rich Warren  |  Jan 09, 2003  |  0 comments
Sony concluded the press day preceding the official opening of CES with a press conference that lined up reporters and writers waiting for admittance for almost a city block. The display area was filled way beyond capacity. Fortunately, Sony Electronics President Fujio Nashida kept his remarks brief, focusing on the company's overall strategy rather than a laundry list of new products.
Peter Pachal  |  Jan 08, 2003  |  0 comments
Declaring "it's about the music," Sirius satellite radio today unveiled its plans for 2003, which include dedicated home tuners and nine new music channels, while its competitor, XM Satellite Radio, touted its 360,000-strong subscriber base as evidence of its vitality.
Rich Warren  |  Jan 08, 2003  |  0 comments
That's a concise summary of the myriad press conferences held the day before the official opening of the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Peter Pachal  |  Jan 08, 2003  |  0 comments
Rockford Corporation, which owns such brands as Rockford Fosgate, Lightning Audio, and MB Quart, used CES 2003 to showcase its newest member, NHT, and promote home-network products made by Rockford's new partner, SimpleDevices. Formerly owned by Recoton, speaker maker NHT used its CES limelight to promote its modular Evolution line and that line's latest addition, the on-wall L5 speaker.
Michael Antonoff  |  Jan 06, 2003  |  0 comments
Sure, Hewlett-Packard's ambitious Media Center PC 883n ($1,999) could replace many of the A/V components in your home theater-including your DVD player, TiVo or ReplayTV hard-disk video recorder, and CD jukebox. But HP will be the first to admit that its chrome and black computer is not likely to become many families' main entertainment center.
David Katzmaier  |  Dec 18, 2002  |  0 comments
Dreaming about a great big box under the tree this year? Sure there'll be rectangular boxes containing new shirts and maybe a bigger one with a jacket. You'll unwrap packages from the kids filled with golf tees and ties, and maybe even a nice-size box containing a new DVD player. But those miniature thrills just can't compare to what you really want: a big-screen HDTV.
Josef Krebs  |  Dec 18, 2002  |  0 comments
Movie Images Courtesy of New Line

I'm standing in the rain watching a large group of soldiers in medieval armor poke at dead horses and slain warriors lying in the mud of a riverbank. There are bright lights, smoke, and machines spraying everything with water despite the steady downpour nature is providing.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Dec 05, 2002  |  0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza

Most people never see hard-disk drives, but their impact on our lives is becoming universal. We take them for granted, remembering how essential they are only when they occasionally fail. While CDs pretty much own the data of the audio world, hard-disk drives are providing exciting new possibilities. Take Yamaha's CDR-HD1300, for example.