CES 2009

January 22, 2009

ces-2009CES 2009 has come and gone and aside from a few things like new LED-Backlit displays, connected (think Netflix, and Amazon video) displays and a few LCD/Plasma refinements in general, there really weren’t any jaw-dropping – where have you been all my life announcements as far as I was concerned.

Perhaps in part due to the economy and in part to 2009 being an off year in general for major announcements, I just couldn’t help feeling the show was a little flat this year. Then again it’s all perspective in the end.

In the weeks leading up to the show I kept seeing a G4 CES 2009 commercial that mentioned (paraphrasing)  “CES has launched some of the biggest advancement’s in home entertainment, the VCR, The Camcorder, Compact Discs and DVD players” among other notable introductions.

I couldn’t help compare those “mega” announcements to the likes of Swiss Army knives with USB memory, cell phones and wi-fi capable digital cameras. Yeah sure it’s unfair to compare a massive leap in home entertainment like the VCR or DVD player to “ceiling fans with speakers” but I do wonder when (if?) will another leap forward happen along those lines.

I suppose 3D could be that “next big thing” but it’s certainly not as simple a proposition as the VCR or DVD player. We probably won’t see something that earth shattering for some time to come, but I’ll be ready and waiting for it (whatever it is) when that day comes.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Trade Shows


Comments

  • Utah Home Theater

    There did appear to be a few manufacturers pushing 3D TV, but I have to agree, we are probably a few years away on that front.

  • Utah Home Theater

    There did appear to be a few manufacturers pushing 3D TV, but I have to agree, we are probably a few years away on that front.