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By Kathryn Baird and Kim Hiltac
We’ve been reflecting on our exhilarating experience last month at International CES 2009. And we’re not talking about the good time that we had in Las Vegas (though we did have one!). We mean the electronics that literally made our eyes pop as we wandered the halls. In our view, CE manufacturers have hit a home run this year. They’ve developed products that provide a tremendous
Imagine watching a game where the team actually surrounds you. Or immerse yourself in a movie that looks like it is taking place in your living room. After seeing some of the news from International CES, this makes me wonder if this is the future of TV?
Researchers have been working on advancing hologram technology since the 1990s, so producing a 3-D display is a major step forward. But will this kind of TV take off like the
We have government leaders, mainstream media and other opinion makers talking our customers out of buying our products.
In today’s tough economy, the last thing you want is to discourage consumers from spending their money, yet it seems to be fashionable these days to say that the economy stinks, people are poor and business is terrible.
Well, maybe business is terrible for those who are locked in an echo-chamber of negativity. Consumers, retailers and
Thirty-five years ago, Sharp introduced the first LCD calculator. In 2001, Sharp introduced a 10-inch LCD TV for $1,299 and a 20-inch model for $5,999. Today, consumers can purchase a 65-inch LCD TV for less than $5,000. The evolution of LCD has taken us from a calculator to large-screen TVs up to 108 inches, and, most
I thought about what I could say after a phenomenal Christmas and New Year season.
It was a great one. Even though times have been a little tough I have really seen some growth not only in the industry but in myself. I thought about what I would talk about today and I think we need to focus on how we can better represent our industry and who we really need to focus on in the wild AV world we live in and the markets we represent. Let
Upon my recent return from this year’s CES show in Las Vegas, I was able to confirm a trend that I touched upon about a month ago – that LCD TV remains the dominant technology for the near term in both consumer and business to business applications.
If you were at the show, you no doubt noticed that the floor had an ample representation of OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology,
I have been thinking a lot about what I was going to say this month. Man, has it been tough to put into words. We have a new president, a new proposed plan for economic peace, a new Super Bowl game and new businesses going out of business everyday.
Crazy times are here.
Guys, despite what you’ve been told you, size does matter.
When you emptied your bank account to buy her that diamond ring, did she say, “Honey, that diamond is just too big. Let’s trade it in for a smaller one.” No way. Bigger is better.
One of the challenges consumers face when researching and subsequently purchasing consumer electronics products is understanding the many technology terms inherent to these devices.
Once performing their research, usually online, to gain at least a basic understanding of the product they are about to purchase, they are then faced with the question of why speeds, feeds, and specifications can appear so different between manufacturers while the performance appears to be comparable
You know what they say: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Or what I like to say: “Mother is necessary for invention.”
After several years of constructive criticism from my wife (the mother of invention — and of our two lovely daughters), I grew weary of her requests that our entertainment system be easier to use and be less dominating of
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