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Monster brings George Benson and Al Jarreau...


"Call it the Consumer Entertainment Show," says Mike Fasulo, Sony Electronics' chief marketing officer.  Sony,

Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo, DirecTV, cable box manufacturer Digeo and Apple (at its own Macworld in San Francisco)

will all be showing off ways to watch Internet content on big-screen TVs.


Kodak Wins 3 CES Innovations Awards and Receives Prestigious Honors from Popular Science and PC Magazine

Honors Include Best of Innovations Award for the KODAK EASYSHARE V610 Dual Lens Digital Camera

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eastman Kodak Companys (NYSE:EK) innovation was highlighted at the International Consumer Electronics

Show Press Preview on November 8th, where the companys products and services won three prestigious Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Awards. The KODAK EASYSHARE V610 Dual Lens Digital Camera was named Best of Innovations 2007 award winner in the Digital Imaging category, while the KODAK EASYSHARE V570 Dual Lens Digital Camera and the KODAK Digital Picture System 900 (DPS 900) garnered

Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering honors in the Digital Imaging (V570) and in the Eco-Design (DPS 900) categories respectively.



Three Doors Down at the ESPN/CES booth

3 Doors Down knows great music. The band has had six No. 1 singles: "Kryptonite,"

"Duck & Run," "Loser," "Be Like That," "When I'm Gone" and "Here Without You,"

making them one of the most popular and consistently successful rock bands in

recent history. They also know great audio, and have joined with the Consumer

Electronics Association (CEA) to promote the virtues of quality audio formats

and equipment.





The Delphi Premium Sound System’s crystal-clear sound and convenient

portability will appeal toa broad range of XM® Radio listeners 

Delphi Corp. announced today the introduction of a premium sound system designed to work with multiple satellite radio receivers.

The Delphi Premium Sound System will be featured at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show.
With the Premium Sound System, consumers can enjoy crystal clear XM® Satellite Radio sound transmitted seamlessly through the Delphi SKYFi3®,

Roady XT®, MyFi™ and Audiovox® Xpress™ XM receivers. The Delphi Premium Sound System is the easiest, most elegant way to listen to XM

Satellite Radio at home, at the office, or even outdoors with its battery feature.
“The Delphi Premium Sound System’s sleek design makes it an excellent choice for use in the corporate office, and its premium sound allows listeners

to enjoy digital audio throughout their day – even when away from their car,” said Max Rogers, general director of consumer electronics, Delphi Product

 & Service Solutions. “This system will appeal to a wide range of XM Satellite Radio listeners.”



Consumers Overwhelmingly Choose Blu

Over One Million Blu-ray Players Shipped in the U.S. in 2006; Blu-ray Becomes the Clear Leader in HD Entertainment

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Blu-ray Disc Association today declared its victory as the premiere high definition DVD format of choice. Debuted to the U.S. market in June 2006, over 25 companies have released Blu-ray Disc products to date, including players, recorders, high-

definition computer drives, recordable media, PC applications, and announced almost 170 movie and music titles.


Driving demand for high definition content, more than one million Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) units, each featuring a Blu-ray Disc drive, were shipped

to the United States in 2006, from launch through the end of the year, as reported by Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). Demand for

PS3 has been extremely high, and according to a recent SCEA survey of over 10,000 PS3 owners, 80 percent indicated they will buy Blu-ray

movies and 75 percent said they use the PS3 as a primary device for viewing movies.


The uneasy partnership between entertainment and electronics companies is expected to continue, says electronics analyst Ross Rubin at researcher

NPD. After all, the two industries need each other to thrive, he says. Electronic gadgets aren't much fun if there's nothing to play on them, and

entertainment is no good if nobody's watching, he says.



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And the industry is expected to continue to grow, thanks to innovative devices that can communicate with each other. Among products show-

cased this week, there will be an MP3 player that connects wirelessly to headphones. DVD recorders that can play both competing formats

of next-generation DVD discs. And most of all: TVs that show video from the Internet.


Verizon is riding the video wave on the tiniest of screens: It announced on Sunday a major plan to bring multichannel, broadcast-quality TV to

cellphones, beginning in the next few months.


Competitors Sprint and Cingular currently offer television viewing for cellphones, but mostly news and sports. Verizon has prime-time hits from

CBS, NBC and Fox. "This is unlike anything anyone's ever seen on a phone," says John Harrobin, Verizon's vice president of digital media and

marketing. What's clear: Video is leading the parade.  "The days of old media and new media are over," says Moonves, who will be addressing

CES attendees Tuesday. "Now, it's just media."



Hopping among devices...


Connectivity — long the holy grail of the electronics industry — liberates movies, music and other content. No longer must a movie be watched

only on a TV set, or a song played on a stereo. Now, programming can easily hop from device to device to be enjoyed in countless new ways.

For electronics makers, that's a huge opportunity to sell new products and revitalize old brands. Industry luminaries such as Dell Chairman

Michael Dell and Motorola CEO Ed Zander are giving keynote speeches at the show.


It's also an opportunity for content makers, who have new markets to sell programming. For the first time, Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger and

CBS' Moonves (who made a brief appearance at the 2006 show) will also take the podium.


"It's a stampede," says Josh Bernoff, an analyst at Forrester Research. "I've never seen so many companies chasing an idea. This is the story of CES."

In many ways, the stampede began with the blockbuster success of video-sharing site YouTube — a year ago just a Silicon Valley dream run by

three former PayPal employees in offices above a pizzeria. By fall, so many millions had fallen in love with watching video online that Google

bought the company for $1.7 billion.


"You sell a company for over $1 billion, and folks tend to take notice," says independent analyst Rob Enderle. "They realized there was a real

market here, and maybe it was much bigger than they initially thought."



108 inch Giant TVs, miniature cameras,

bloggable cellphones, Kodac goes wire-

less with digital photo frames, navigation

systems, old media meets new, compact

storage, eBooks take huge leap forward...


Sony on Sunday was set to offer its new line of Internet TVs — Bravia Internet Video sets — with built-in Internet capabilities. Consumers must

also buy a set-top box to connect the TV to the Internet. The new TVs will offer "channels" provided by AOL, music videos and movie trailers

from Sony, and Internet videos from Sony's Grouper, a YouTube competitor.


HP will show a new line of TVs with wireless Internet connectivity. "Last year, HP had one model," says Enderle. "This year, it's an entire line.

That shows just how strong HP thinks the market is going to be."


Watching Internet on TV presents a series of challenges. Video must be viewed in small windows, due to the general substandard picture quality,

and connections often drop off. But industry analysts expect that to change quickly.


Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, whose Digeo makes state-of-the-art set-top boxes for cable TV customers, vows to ride the TV-Internet

revolution by going direct to the entire country.


Digeo's Moxi box — nominated for TV's Emmy Award three times in the technology and engineering category — is a TiVo-like digital video

recorder that connects with PCs and the Internet to bring all home media under one box.  Moxi is offered by eight cable companies. But Digeo

hopes to expand, since the Federal Communications Commission passed a law that goes into effect on July 1 allowing consumers to choose

their cable box.


Bernoff says Digeo has challenges trying to catch up to TiVo. He says companies with the best chance of success are those with devices already

in millions of homes, such as DirecTV and Microsoft's Xbox video game system. (Microsoft in 2006 began selling downloads of movies and

TV shows for the Xbox.)






 With 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space — the largest show floor in its history — and over 140,000 attendees from across the

globe experiencing the latest consumer technology products from 2,700 exhibitors, the 2007 International CES reinforced its status as

 the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) and celebrating its 40th anniversary, the 2007 International CES ran January 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The 2007 International CES succeeded beyond our expectations,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “It had buzz and optimism

and attracted the world leaders of the content, technology and services, communications and automobile industries.”


The first CES took place in New York City, June 25-28, 1967, at the Americana and the New York Hilton hotels. Touting 110 exhibitors in 150,000 square feet, CES attracted 17,500 attendees and featured a government-industry symposium, merchandising seminars, an "all-

industry" banquet (all inclusive price $10 per person) and an industrial historical display. The first solid-state television was introduced at

the 1967 show, and exhibitors showed the latest in transistor radios, stereos and small-screen black-and-white TVs. In 1967 only 16% of

U.S. households had a color TV, but by 1972, 49% owned one. Touch-tone phones began to replace rotary dials and Microsoft was

founded (1975).

not sure what Yahoo was pushing...seemed not to have much going on


17% of US Households Have High Def Capable Set - Mainly Upscale Households

New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group found that the one in six households in the United States now have at least

one high definition-capable TV (HDTV), an increase from about one out of every fourteen households just two years ago.


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