|  Jan 05, 2006  |  4 comments

Day 1 at CES is always press-event day. The show floor isn't formally open, and if you do manage to get in (which requires an exhibitor badge), the most exciting thing you'll see is a fork-lift barreling down on you. And while you wonder how they will ever have things ready for the next day, they always do.

Geoffrey Morrison  |  Jan 05, 2006  |  6 comments
We were just outside of Barstow, on the edge of the desert…
Fred Manteghian  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  First Published: Jan 05, 2006  |  1 comments

Running around like a chicken with its head cut off, going from one press event to another, oft times miles apart, is what the Consumer Electronics industry likes to do to the press on the day before CES officially begins. While I usually oblige, this year more urgent business meant leaving running the gauntlet to my more willing cohorts. So what have I missed? Hard to tell, I’m 30,000 feet in the air at the moment, somewhere between Connecticut and Las Vegas, without a Wi-Fi in sight, but I’m sure I’ll hear about Thursday morning at breakfast with the other writers.

Rich Warren  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Prototype Sony Blu-ray player

Originally, a big selling point for Blu-ray was that it would arrive as a complete system - that is, the first units would both record and play high-definition DVDs. Nervous Hollywood studios seem to have put the kibosh on that, at least for the moment, as no such combo devices were announced as standalone models.

Michael Antonoff  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Sony DCR-SR100 hard-disk camcorder with ECMHW1 wireless microphone

JVC may have started a trend with its Everio line of hard disk-based camcorders. Toshiba and Sony at CES on Wednesday announced models that banish the tapes and discs home video enthusiasts tote like Kleenex and equipped the cameras instead with internal hard drives.

Rich Warren  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Samsung Helix XM receiver/recorder and MP3 player

Rich Warren  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments

LGs FM30 (bottom) and JM53 hard-disk portable movie players have 1.8-inch OLED screens.

Rich Warren  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Panasonic executives present Comcast CEO Brian Roberts with first OCAP-compliant digital cable box.

Rich Warren  |  Jan 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Sony's new 55-inch, 1080p SXRD rear-projection HDTV is 30 percent thinner than earlier models.